Balkans 2016 – Day 71 : Passau to Steinach, Germany

Okay it seems like it’s going to be -4C when I start out. Tobias had to go to work so left the apartment keys with me as I was leaving only around 8am. The sun was up when I started to push off. There was frost though but thankfully the road are not affected. I headed towards the Danube route but was deciding which bank I wanted to stay on. It’s a bit tricky as sometimes there are bike path on both sides and sometimes only one side. 
I decided to stay on the South bank and only cross over to the North bank much later. The route today was boring and ordinary. At some point the bike path disappeared I had no choice but to go on the busy road for at least 15km. 

Finally I was able to cross over to the other side and got on the proper bike path. I did not take many pictures today a it was cold and also it was a longer ride and I wanted to get to the destination early. Today is the day that I will hit my target of 3,400KM cycled. In fact I hit if around 20KM before Steinach. 

My host home is somewhere out in a village somewhere. I had to ask for some directions on the best way to get there. Eventually I found it. It’s is a quaint village on a hill and he has a nice big house with a lot of land. 

I was given a private comfortable room at the basement. Peter my host and his wife Claudia has 3 young children staying with them and 2 cats. Peter is a fireman in Munich and Claudia works in bank. Before dinner we play a game like Lido with the kids. Dinner with whole family was great fun and we chatted a lot. Finally we capped of the night with me helping them wrap gifts for something called the advent calendar. There will be 24 gift wrapped one for each day in December and the kids are able to open one gift a day. I am not sure if this was a German only custom as I have never heard of it before. In any case I had a blast helping out. 

Tomorrow I will ride to Regensburg which is around 45KM away. I am happy

Lions Project : RM340.00 Plus ( Target Achieved )

Guilty as charged. Tobias dog that ate my chocolate bar.
Fantastic sun but very cold at -4C
Yay another day of blue skies. Cold though.
OK 3,400KM ! Target achieved for Lions Fund raising project fof children homes.
Autumn colors
This is mostly the view of todays ride
My host ‘s house in Steinbach
I get my own private room
Fantastic chill out place.

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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