Back to saddle 2 – 再びサドルへ その2

Germany, Julyドイツ 7月

Eager to pedal, we started a bit too fast; after 315 kilometres in four days we really needed a day off. We stayed in Lüneburg, left our bikes at the hotel and let our bums rest. It was a good time to wash some clothes as well. The next day we hopped back to saddle, and the journey continued through forest roads.


No sign of rain, but now the weather got hot; the temperature was over 30 degrees, and the sun shone from the clear sky the whole day. We had to carry more water with us and make more pit stops. Still, I was in big trouble, felt nauseous and weak. Luckily we arrived at Vaalermoor at my cousins’ home, where we stayed for a few days. There was a magnificent thunderstorm at night, and then the weather was cooler again.


We rested four days before we had to get back; we cycled to Büchen, from where we took a train to Berlin. After 3,5 hours, we arrived in the city, and our bicycle tour was over.


Our route: Berlin – Nauen – Kletzke – Lenzen – Lüchow – Deutsch Evern – Lüneburg – Rosengarten – Buxtehude – Stade – Wischhafen – Glückstadt – Vaalermoor – Norderstedt – Büchen. 

私たちのルート:ベルリン → ナウェン → クレッツケ → レンゼン → リューホフ → ダッチ イーヴァン → リューネブルグ → ローズンガーテン → ブクステフーデ → シュターデ → ヴィシュハーフェン → グリュックスタット → ヴァーラムーア → ノルダーシュテット → ビューヘン

The journey took 12 days from which we rested 4, and we cycled 597 kilometres.



Back to saddle 1 – 再びサドルへ その1

Berlin, Julyベルリン 7月

This time we started our bike tour from Berlin, and the concept was the same; we rented the bicycles from there and made no hotel reservations in advance. Lika always, we navigated by using the HERE WeGo application, which uses offline maps. With this handy app we had found many far more interesting routes than just the main roads.

今回はベルリンからサイクリング開始です。コンセプトはこれまでと同じで、現地で自転車を借りて、事前にホテルの予約はしません。私たちはネットがなくても地図が見られる HERE WeGo というナビを愛用しています。この手軽なアプリのおかげで、主要な道路以外のもっと面白いルートを見つけることができます。

When it was time to find a hotel, we noticed that in Nauen there wasn’t any. The next one, Landhaus Börnicke, was 10 kilometres away, but luckily they had vacant rooms. The place was like from a fairytale; beautiful old building, flowers, farm animals, a pond and a restaurant in the middle of forests. The next night we stayed in a small village of Kletzke. When the guest house’s staff left home, we were the only persons at the building. In the morning they came back and fed us.

ナウェンで、いざホテルを探そうという段になって、空いているホテルが無いことに気が付きました。次の街ラウンドハウス ベルニッケまでは、まだ10kmありましたが、ラッキーなことに空き室を見つけることができました。森の真ん中にある美しい古い建物、花、家畜、池、レストラン、どれをとってもおとぎ話のような場所でした。次の夜はクレッツケの小さな村に泊まりました。スタッフが帰宅してからは、宿には私たち二人だけでした。朝になってスタッフが戻ってきて、食事を用意してくれました。

The weather was great, and we pedaled through country roads lined with trees full of plums, apples and pears, like in paradise. When we arrived at Lüchow, we had to ask four hotels before we found room; then we made exception and booked the next hotel in advance.


Landhaus Börnicke
Their charming garden and cottage
We were the only customers of the guesthouse in Kletzke

Landhaus Börnicke

Grünefelder Str. 15, 14641 Nauen, Germany