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- The Pyrenees
- Col du Tourmalet
- Hunt for the summit
How to deal with a broken pedal in high altitude mountains
I am on around 1300 meters altitude and the snow is glittering in the early afternoon sun.
It is the beginning of December, but I am wearing a simple cotton T-shirt while standing at the roadside ditch, my hands on the handlebar of my MTB.
As I was climbing up this mountain half an hour ago, a jeep was passing me by, and the …
Besides hiking, biking is one of my favourite activities during weekends or short vacations.
Bike tours alongside the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal between Nuremberg (Nürnberg) and Bamberg belong to my personal subset of uncomplicated and convenient tours which do not demand much of a preparation.
There are virtually no climbs, and the track is more or less on my doorstep. For the seventy kilometers from Nürnberg to the town center of Bamberg, I need about three and a half hours with my mountain bike.
The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal …