Balkans 2016 – Day 75 : Donauworth to Ulm, Germany

Sunny day is expected today but the start of the morning is around -3C. Cold but manageable. By midday it should warm up nicely. I was planning to take the Danube rout to Ulm. It’s suppose to be more than 90K.  So I pushed off at around 830 so that I can reach Ulm before 4pm. 

Getting on the Danube trail was more tricky that I thought. I was completely lost and could not find the route at all. So I decided to follow the Google Maps route which is somewhat shorter. Just as well. 

Luckily there was bike path most of the way along the route. I was making great progress and actually reach Ulm at 230pm. Total distance was around 86KM. 

There was nothing much to see on the way as I was following the main road most of the way to cut short the route. 

I was hosted in a student shared apartment. My host Michael is studying to be a doctor and in his final year. He cooked late lunch for both of us. After that I went to the city to have a look see. The Christamas market at the Munster/ Cathedral was massive and so was the crowd. Can hardly walk inside the market square. The Munster was huge and very impressive. I am told it is the largest in the world. It was getting cold so I huddled up back in the apartment in my own room while listening to a great jazz concert downstairs. The student dorm is in a community building. 

Tomorrow I will ride to Mengen and then onwards to Singen. 

Total Distance : 3,730 KM

Nice breakfast at the guesthouse before pushing off
Fantastic light early in the morning
Blue blue sky
Blue cloudless skies.
One of the more interesting towers.
The massive Ulm Cathedral. I think even more impressive during the day.
Another view of the Ulm Cathedral.
Massive Saturday crowed at the Christmas market.

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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