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 55 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel toured the northeast districts of Berlin and beyond. On the way back to central Berlin, a stranger stopped me for advice of buying a bicycle – the perks of wearing all the cycling gear.
Stage 49 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel tackled the penultimate S-Bahn route between Oranienburg and Wannsee. This allowed me the visit many lakes in the north and south of Berlin plus Kaffeeklatsch (gossip over coffee) with friends too.
Stage 47 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel was a major win in blood glucose management – within range the whole Stage! Plus sightings of Highland Cattle, great gravel paths in Falkenberg and the Mörderberg (Murder Mountain!).
Nadja joined me during Stage 45 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel! After putting her mechanic skills to the test, we headed up to Frohnau to catch up with a friend before parting ways. I discovered a horrible example of border control but also some lovely areas in Niederschönhausen and Pankow.
The U8 was the backbone of Stage 42 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. This was very much a modern history tour by crossing along the path of the Berlin Wall and cycling by many of the “ghost stations” during the Cold War.
Stage 39 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel took on some of the bus routes in the north west of Berlin. It was also the first time in the district of Frohnau!
Stage 29 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel was one of the toughest yet! I battled headwinds, my own energy levels and plenty of traffic during this huge loop in Berlin.
My blood glucose was not very well-behaved during Stage 27 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. Despite this it was a great tour enjoying some of the many lakes and water ways in and around Berlin. Plus a visit to the car-loving town of Falkensee!
Stage 22 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel sampled some example of high-rise architecture in Berlin. Plus a spectacular tongue twister street name thrown in for good measure.