Kaffeenierung in Bavaria – Ride 6

A ride along the Isar
Monday October 22, 2018

As the season advances, we feel we want to catch every ray of sun. It was sunny alright, but cold as well, 5°C when we left and 10°C when we returned. I dressed warmly but my fingers and toes felt the nip of the cold air.

The plan was to cycle south along the Isar. From home we have about two kilometers to the bike path along the bank of the river. Following the Isar is an easy and pretty way to exit the city. In the summer and on weekends it is popular which means congested and no fun, but as today was neither we looked forward to the ride.

Here we pick up the Isar bike path.
Looking across the river to the left bank you see many stately apartment buildings.
We varied our route along the Isar and came upon this fountain that we had never seen before.
Father Rhine Fountain? I thought this was the Isar. The fountain, built by Adolf von Hildebrand between 1897 and 1903 for Strassburg, was reconstructed here in 1932
The Deutsches Museum, one of the world’s largest science museums, as seen from the river
Coffee fellows

Around km 10 we leave the bank of the Isar and are on wooded paths.
Danger. Falling stones. Road closed. But it seemed other cyclists and hikers were going around the barrier and so we did, too.
It was a lovely path.
This is where we turned back. I was more afraid of falling in the water than of a falling stone.
We had an alternate route to continue south.

It was a little hilly and stony but beautiful.

Our path returned to the river at the bridge at Höllriegelskreuth. There aren’t too many bridges across the Isar and we decided to cross the river here and return on the other side. But first we stopped for something to eat.

A few people are sitting outside, but we prefered to eat our meal indoors.
The return trip went smoothly on a good bike path on the left bank.
Integration – Four Mandarin ducks and one mallard, although the mandarins are in the minority among our river ducks
I forgot to take a picture at lunch, so we had no choice, just had to get a piece of cake which we ate at home.

It was a beautiful ride and on paths that I was no longer familiar with, although I think I had ridden some of this part of the Isar years ago.

You can see our route HERE:

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

4 response to "Kaffeenierung in Bavaria – Ride 6"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: October 24, 2018

    What a beautiful, leaf lined path. And to have it lead right to your gorgeous lunch stop was ever such a fine place to find yourself.
    Love those Mandarin ducks who seem to adored a mallard.

  2. By: Lah Posted: October 24, 2018

    Looks like a lovely place to ride. Seeing Mandarin ducks is rare in my area, so seeing that many at one time is a real treat. I rarely think about photographing my food until I’ve messed it up. I think desserts make better pictures.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: October 25, 2018

    Your route looks beautiful and your pictures, well, I can’t compliment them enough. Those off-road trails are incredible. Similar riverside trails around here have deep ruts and gnarly tree roots that require a mountain bike.

  4. By: Scooter Posted: October 25, 2018

    Ride 6 already? You’re leaving us all in the dust, Suzanne! Save something for the rain (and snow?) that must be just around the corner.

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