/ domm

A bike trip from Feldkirch via Zürich (where I visited a friend and ex-co-worker at google and attended a Swiss Perl Monger meetup) and, along the Rhein, to Basel and Strasbourg, for the French Perl Workshop and some Act hacking. I covered 5 countries (AT, FL, CH, DE, FR) in 4 days, starting each day in one country and ending it in another (without a single passport check or, in fact, any indication of crossing a border; EU++)

The route back went up through Schwarzwald (with a big emphasis on up) to the source of the Danube (so I can claim to have seen both ends) and then along the Danube up to Ulm.

Scroll down (to after the map) for the per-day reports!

Here are the routes I planned: Feldkirch to Strasbourg" and Strasbourg to Danube (Linz was never a realistic goal...)

And here's what I rode, according to my ancient Garmin (with a few gaps, when it crashed...):

Follow me on twitter!
16.06.2019: Day 1: Feldkirch (AT) to Schaan (FL)
17.06.2019: Day 2: Schaan (FL) to Zürich (CH)

Not a short day!

I left Schaan at 09:00, but spend 30 minutes in Vaduz to grab some money (always fun to do money business in Liechtenstein, though I doubt that getting 150CHF will raise any red flags) and buy and send some old-school postcards. I crossed into Switzerland via an old wodden bridge, and followed the Rhein upriver for a few kilometers, before turning west along the "Seen-Route #9" along Walensee and Züricher See to Zürich.

The first part was very beautiful, high mountains, a nice river, later the Walensee. I also got to ride through two tunnels! The Obersee was also nice (but less), and after Rapperswil the route was not soo nice, running on a medium-level street with quite some traffic. Plus there was headwind, and the sun was getting hot.

I arrived in Zürich a bit later than planned (at 15:45), after 117.66km in 5h35m (avg speed 21.9km/h). After a quick shower at the hostel, I visted koki at google. They have a very big office there, with all the nice things one would expect from a google office (food, gym, relaxing rooms, more food, bike storage, standing desk, yet more food, ..) and we had a small dinner.

Then I went on to the Swiss Perl Mongers Social Meet where I had "Mistkratzerli" (small thing scratching in garbage), i.e. a very small grilled chicken / chick. We also discussed various Perl topics, the swiss habit of storing military weapons at home, GPS/WGS84 and why it does not apply everywhere and a custom coordinate system used in Switzerland. A very nice evening!

Download GPX

Cycle Route 5022470 - via Bikemap.net

Comments (via senph)

18.06.2019: Day 3: Zürich (CH) via Basel to Bad Bellingen (DE)
19.06.2019: Day 4: Bad Bellingen (DE) to Strasbourg (FR)
23.06.2019: Day 5 - 7: Strasbourg
23.06.2019: Day 8: Strasbourg to Zimmern
24.06.2019: Day 9: Zimmern to Rottenacker
25.06.2019: Day 10: Rottenacker to Ulm
an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3819.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3836.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3837.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3849.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3863.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3865.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3874.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3879.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3909.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3913.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3914.jpg

an image named reisen/2019_biketrip_strasbourg/day_02_schaan_zuerich_images/rimg3915.jpg