Epic European Cycle : 2015-08-01 : Danube Cycle Trail - Bad Abbach

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Cycle Bad Gogging to Bad Abbach $0.00 0.00 0.00 Day 44: 36km: Total 1861km
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Camp Campingplatz Freizeitinsel Bad Abbach $25.00

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Something we've noticed in Germany is that camping tends to take place right on top of other people. In several campsites recently, we've been first, or close to first, to arrive. When other folks start arriving, instead of going to empty/unused parts of the campsite, people will camp right on top of us. As other folks arrive, they all join in and camp on top of one another. Below is an example... see how the tents are all clumped together with a big unused area? That's not because a bunch of tenters have up and left. It's because as people arrive, they clump in as close as possible to other tents. Perplexing!
A cool aspect of today's ride was that we got to take the ferry from Weltenberg to Kelheim, which took us through the Danube Gorge. The riding option is to go up and over a steep ridge, on a busy highway, with no views. So, we opted for the ferry. It was fabulous!
We cut the cycling day short today to do some bicycle maintenance on Brent's bike. He's been having trouble with both wheels, and it reached a point of criticality today, so when we got off the ferry in Kelheim, we found a bike repair shop and got the maintenance done. Hopefully Brent's wheels won't be in any more danger of blowing apart on the trail!
We're staying in a Campingplatz outside of Bad Abbach tonight instead of Regensburg, which is what we were aiming for. We're short of our destination because of the bike maintenance. Two points of awesomeness for our Campingplatz... a nearby pizza place that delivers (yes, yes we did), and on-site laundry facilities!