After a long winter break, the Grand Tour de Grüne Hauptwege was back! This route took me through many of the southern districts of Berlin that lay on the Teltow plateau. Although most of these districts are very residential, there are many nice green areas and paths along canals, ditches and especially along the former path of the Berlin Wall.
The tenth Stage of the Grand Tour de Grüne Hauptwege was a short one connecting the Tempelhof district to the border between Berlin and Brandenburg at Buckow. During this route I cycled through some small parks as well as through many different allotment gardens. These gardens were full of blooming flowers and some impressive vegetable beds too.
Stage 5 of the Grand Tour de Grüne Hauptwege is the North-South complement to the West-East route of Stage 1. I cycled from Buch along the lovely Pankeweg (Panke Route) right into the heart of Berlin. The way south continued through many green stretches before I reached the fields which the Berlin Wall used bisect. Here, I found a mobile phone and managed to reunite it with its owner!
Cycling the Berliner Mauerweg (Berlin Wall Path) has been on my To Do List for ages! I finally managed to complete the whole path in a single day and it was well worth it. Starting (and ending) in central Berlin, passing along waterways and along fields – the varied terrain and sights were fantastic. But also a reminder of how West Berlin was surrounded by a huge concrete wall and that many East Berliners risked their lives to cross that border.
Stage 57 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel was a lesson in insulin sensitivity. I had to constantly eat to keep my blood glucose in a safe range! Thankfully wearing a CGM helped prevent any dangerous lows. Aside from ever present blood glucose issues, I explored some lovely urban and green areas within Berlin while ticking off another five bus and one tram route.
I tackled one of the longer S-Bahn routes between Blankenfelde and Bernau during Stage 36 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. My blood glucose was striving to make me not enjoy the ride but it failed as it was a lovely Stage in some beautiful weather.
During Stage 33 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel I enjoyed the springtime in some of Berlin’s idyllic nature while battling my self-inflicted high blood glucose.
Stage 19 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel took in bus routes in many of the Southern districts of Berlin. I discovered a donkey statue, Las Vegas inspired dorms, a thatched roof U-Bahn station and more!
Stage 13 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel had huge significance – it would be the first time the Grand Tour would pay tribute to Pi’s birth place in Mahlsdorf!
Stage 9 – the first of many > 100 km stages – of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel toured the southern districts of Lichtenrade and Rudow.