The original route planning was to cross straight through Frankfurt, but for reasons of its own the satnav decides to route us on a notherly bypass of the city. Since the sun is shining, we don’t mind much and pass Hanau in anticipation of beautiful Franconia.
Crossing the Main at Rumpenheim proves to be quite an adventurous affair and costs us the legendary amount of 70 cents.
Kleinostheim sounds like fresh out of an Asterix comic book but does not have many nice views to offer. Instead we consume Danishes from a local bakery 😍. Then, we continue along the Main, passing Aschaffenburg, where sadly we only see its impressive Schloss Johannisburg out of the corner of our eyes.
In Wertheim we leave the river Main behind and now follow the river Tauber through its mellifluous (really!) valley with swinging hips, through yellow rape fields, passing red roofing shingles and white and purple lilac …
In Bad Mergentheim we come under stress by getting into the rush hour. But that alleviates once we pass Rothenburg ob der Tauber and even more so when we finally reach our destination for the day.
Above: Franconia is where they write on the house fronts what’s inside. Impressions from Dinkelsbühl.
Below: At our destination for the day, the lovely Weibsbrauhaus Dinkesbühl, we have the most delicious butterbeer or two under a chestnut tree.
Bikers are welcome here and we love it.
|Daily leg:||178 miles – 👍🏼 – Valleys of Main and Tauber – Dinkesbühl|
|Accommodation:||Weibsbrauhaus Dinkesbühl – double room with breakfast: 78,00 Euro.|
|Accommodation for the bikes:||Inner courtyard, locked in but outdoors.|