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.
I finally completed all of the S-Bahn routes during Stage 53 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. This was the S3 running from West to East and I took in some brutalist architecture and cycled through the long stretches of forest. There was also a refreshing summer rainfall too on the way back to central Berlin.
Stage 50 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel was a very eventful Stage! Nick had to abandon another Stage due to a flat tyre and I forgot to inject bolus insulin leading to very high blood glucose.
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!).
Stage 46 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel was a beautiful loop around Wannsee. I visited a friend and contended with needy blood glucose during a ride with perfect cycling conditions.
Stage 41 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel completed the S25 route between the towns of Teltow and Hennigsdorf. Along the way, I passed through forests, checked out new graffiti and passed two border towers.
This is first edition of a new series – NinJa Cycles – where Nadja and I head out to explore together! NinJa is our couple name by the way. In this ride, we went to the lovely Falkenhagener See and explored the Spandauer Forst around Eiskeller in Spandau.
Nadja joined me for the first part of the Stage 37 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel. This was a decidedly social Stage, as we had lunch with a friend in Kladow before parting ways. Only for me to get lost in the abandoned barracks of Krampnitz!
Stage 34 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel looped around the districts of central Spandau plus some stops in Brandenburg to spice up the Stage.
It was peak cherry blossom time for Stage 31 of the Grand Tour de Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel so I completed a Stage that maximised the cherry blossom experience. Plus visiting most of the transport hubs of Berlin on a beautiful spring day.