Cycling trip along the Wupper

Industrial remains, river banks, half timbered houses, gastronomy (closed due to COVID), up and down, obstacles, cherry trees and a bridge. Also a lot of hills.

No 20.2021 #sourdough return of the rise

No 19.2021 #sourdough this time the rise didn’t come

Yesterday’s hike in the Schwalm valley

No 17.2021 #sourdough

The farm where we buy seasonal stuff is preparing this years oil. Great in a #pesto with parsley, garlic, hazelnut and pecorino.

No 16.2021 #sourdough

No 15.2021 #sourdough

No 14.2021 #sourdough

Daughter baked an „Osterzopf“

No 13.2021 from one side a bit tame

wild oven spring from the other side


Good (Friday) cycling tour

We cycled to Schloss Hülchrath today. Nice tour, but after 4 days of glorious sun today it was overcast and cold. But we took hot tea, so everything was fine.

Another one done from the list

Photo not from today

It’s that time of the year again. Wild Garlic (Allium Ursinum) is spreading in the garden. To be made into pesto #BärlauchPesto #recipe.

100 g Parmesan 100 g Walnut Bunch of Wild Garlic Leaves Olive Oil to desired consistency Salt Black Pepper

No 12.2021 #sourdough - last time the cust was VERY crusty, so baked a big shorter this time.

No 11.2021 - #sourdough

and done #focaccia

#focaccia waiting for the oven

No 10.2021 #sourdough - need to work on that rise, otherwise tasty

This cloud makes me shiver

Some #flowers

Schlösser Cycling Tours

On our hunt for nice cycling tours we found a list on listing all the Schlösser 1in the Rhineland 2, there is even an IOS App, which shows the distance 3 from your current position.

As our e-bikes have increased our reach, the list of Schlösser provides easy inspiration.

Completed Tours 2020

Completed Tours 2021

Still to come

  • Altes Schloss, Grevenbroich, 18 km
  • Schloss Türnich, Türnich, previously visited, 19 km
  • Schloss Gymnich, Gymnich, previously visited, 21 km
  • Schloss Strauweiler, Odenthal, 21 km
  • Burg Bergerhausen, Bergerhausen, 22 km
  • Schloss Augustusburg, Brühl, previously visited, 23 km
  • Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, previously visited, 23 km
  • Hotel Dycker Weinhaus, Jüchen, 23 km
  • Hofgarten, Düsseldorf, previously visited, 23 km
  • Schloss Jägerhof, Düsseldorf, 23 km
  • Schloss Gracht, Liblar, 24 km
  • Schloss Falkenlust, Brühl, previously visited, 24 km
  • Bezirksregierung, Düsseldorf, 24 km
  • Schloss Bensberg, Bensberg, previously visited, 25 km
  • Schloss Liedberg, Liedberg, 25 km
  • Schloss Buschfeld, Bliesheim, 25 km
  • Schloss Wahn, Wahn, 26 km
  • Schloss Eulenbroich, Rösrath, 29 km
  • Schloss Rösberg, Rösberg, 29 km
  • Schloss Bornheim, Bornheim, 31 km
  • Schloss Rankenberg, Dersdorf, 31 km
  • Schloss Georgshausen, Hommerich, 32 km
  • Schloss Auel, Wahlscheid, 34 km
  • Schloss Alfter, Alfter, 34 km
  • Schloss Ehreshoven, Engelskirchen, previously visited, 37 km
  • Schloss Hardenberg, Velbert, 38 km
  • Bonner Schloss, Bonn, previously visited, 38 km
  • Schloss Heiligenhoven, Heiligenhoven, 38 km
  • Schloss Poppelsdorf, Poppelsdorf, 38 km
  • Poppelsdorfer Schloss, Bonn, 38 km
  • Schloss Hückeswagen, Hückeswagen, 39 km
  • Schloss Miel, Miel, 40 km
  • Kommende Ramersdorf, Beuel, 41 km
  • Wasserschloss Müttinghoven, Müttinghoven, 42 km
  • Schloss Gimborn, Gimborn, 46 km
  • Schloss Drachenburg, Königswinter, previously visited, 48 km
  • Stiftung Naturschutzgeschichte, Königswinter, 48 km
  • Schloss Merten, Merten, 50 km
  • Schloss Homburg, Nümbrecht, previously visited, 52 km
  • Burg Blankenheim, Blankenheim, previously visited, 66 km
  • Wasserschloss Crottorf, Friesenhagen, 69 km
  • Der Kappelenweg, Wissen, 70 km

I guess this will keep us busy. Also there are castles, abbeys, stately homes, mills, …


  1. Schloss as in „palace“, representative (fortified) place of residence [return]
  2. Rhineland as in the Rhine bit of Northrhein-Westphalia. Basically from slightly south of Bonn to where the Rhine crosses into The Netherlands [return]
  3. as the crow flies [return]
(c) - 2021