Around Germany: From The Baltic Sea to Venice and Back

 
A tour around Germany connecting the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea Plans for my next tour are getting serious. Below you can see two maps showing my itinerary as planned: 3800 kilometers in about 8 weeks with two crossings of the alps. See the whole itinerary with maps here! Part 1 On April 27 I will be leaving the city of Hamburg for the Baltic coast which I will follow to Ueckermünde close to the German border woth Poland. From there I will be taking the 650 km trail along the rivers Oder and Neisse which in most parts constitute the border between these two countries. The general character of that trail is not only rural and rather flat but also is said to be one of the most pristine landscapes in western Europe.  That part of the trip will lead me through parts of the Czech Republic and the city of Prague. The link below leads to an overview of the trail: http://www.oderneisse-radweg.de/weg.html   Since I will not go via Munich, I will cross the Alps over two different passes: The "Brenner" and the "Jaufen"passes. New plan: I will tackle the challenging Grossglockner pass (2500 m )! Part 2 The second part will take me from Venice towards the west, past Milano and on to Geneva in Switzerland. After crossing Switzerland to the city of Zug I will head north towards Luxemburg and from there back to my home region, the southern part of the Ruhr Area and my home town of Velbert which is situated between the Ruhr Area and the city of Wuppertal, ending my tour after 3500 kilometers in about 8 weeks of cycling. See the whole itinerary with maps here!    
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