Chocolate box indeed.
Over the next few days we visited the Kinzigtal valley at the heart of the Black Forest. It’s a beautiful area with the Kinzig river and a handful of pretty towns and villages that looked nice to visit. After a quick supermarket visit and a van service we’re all set for the next few days. First stop is Shiltach, we managed to bag a space in the very pleasant motorhome parking area by the river. It was free which is always a bonus! It’s a hot one so we nestled Heulwen in the shade and set about the important stuff, lunch, falafel salad and a delicious pretzel, perfect for humous…
Hymers, Squirrels and cake
After the joy of the Feldburg Steig walk we ventured on deeper into the Black Forest in search of more lakes and hoped to visit Triberg, home to Germanys highest waterfalls and apparently tame red squirrels!!! After showers and a bit of van tidying we set off to Triberg. It’s not that far from us and we arrive fairly soon. We’re in luck and grab one of the last motorhome parking spots right in the middle of town, happy days!!! We head off down the hill and make a beeline for the falls, €8 person and an extra €1 for a bag of nuts for Claire, she’s desperate to tempt…
Feldburg steig, time for walkies…
The anticipation is growing as we peak out of Heulwen and see the blue sky. A step outside confirms it will be a good day, hopefully cool as we’ve decided to walk the 12km Feldburg Steig circular walk. When we leave our park up in Titisee we get stung for €19 overnight, not a good start. A short hop away and we get to the Feldburg car park. Oddly we are the only van in the car park so we ready ourselves, pack our trail lunches, waterproofs, walking poles, water and trail mix/ sweets. All important stuff! We get the cable car, €12 each, non return and head on up.…
Black Forest adventures.
We wing our way north towards our destination, Feldburg and the twin lakes of Schultsee and Titisee ( yes we laughed too!) They are in the Black Forest highlands area and we soon discover the area is steeper than expected! We stopped at a handful of scenic viewpoints one of which had some information about the Westweg. The Westweg is a long-distance hiking trail in Germany, running north–south through the Black Forest from Pforzheim to Basel. The trail is around 285 km long, and was founded in 1900. If the scenery around this area is indicative of the route then it’s probably a cracker! We arrive at Feldburg after trundling,…
Lake Geneva, Switzerland and traffic jams.
After our gorgeous cycle in Divonne we set off along the shores of Lake Geneva. It was a lovely route hugging the water and passing through a handful of nice small towns. What amazed us was that every time we stopped along the shore and parked up, it was free. Some of the spots were prime view locations but no charge at all! We have a lot to learn in the UK!!! Later in the morning before heading away from the Lake we stopped for a picnic at a glorious spot. It was busy but very pleasant. I don’t know whether it was the tasty sandwich and fresh fruit or…
Cascades and a Col.
An early start from the campsite, a service for waste and water and we are off. Today is a combination of tourist stuff and amazing driving, hopefully. Our first stop and one of the Jura’s biggest draws are the Cascades du Herisson. A long valley littered with huge waterfalls all stretched out along a walkable trail. There are a number of access points but we plump for the visitor centre start area. It’s a pleasant spot but we quickly realise why it’s a top spot. It was heaving!!! At 10€’s each it’s not bad, the VC and cafe/ shop are pretty tasteful, lots of interpretation and helpful staff. Off we…
Trees, trees and yes more trees!!!
Some of you will know that one-quarter of the Hymertrails gang is a Forest Ranger and that I love trees. So at any opportunity, I’ll steer Hank and the rest of the gang into the woods. After leaving Skagen it was time to head south and a stop off at Rold Skov, Denmark’s largest forest, yes please!!
Denmark discovery 2019
This year for our annual 3-week jaunt we fancied somewhere a bit different and also a place we hadn’t been to before, Denmark came up trumps. The nice coastline, history, culture and forests struck a chord with us and with ageing dogs we didn’t want high mountains, Denmark is dead flat!
Sandy Trails are Happy Trails…
When you’ve had a rubbish week in work and the weekend weather is not being your friend there really is only one course of action, a day out!!!