57km – Baden-Baden, Germany – Strasbourg, France
An early start from the hotel enabled us to enjoy a thick morning mist around the area. Thankfully, the route had many cycle paths along the roads, except when it came into each village, so we didn’t have to worry about cars not seeing us in the fog. Obviously the region is known for its apples, berries and other fruit, since we had many rolling hills of orchards. We have a few pictures of them. At one point we found a cycle path taking us to Kehl, across the river from Strasbourg, and followed this for some time. This trail was faily well marked, and we managed to get ourselves into Strasbourg without too much of our normal backtracking by just after noon. The youth hostel as we rolled up to it was closed, so we looked and found another small hotel near by. After doing a bit of laundry and airing out our tent to dry, we ventured into town to look over maps and see some of Friedel’s old university haunts. We finished by finally going to our favourite place, the pub Au Brasseurs, for some tarte-flambee and a beer or two.