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Alps - Day 3 : Pfalzer Wald

It was sunny in the morning. The first 20 kilometers followed a bike path along the river Saar. It went nicely up and down forest roads.

Saar river

The Saar

Saar river

Next to the bicycle path

We did take a detour by following the marked bicycle path, as it made us miss an exit. After quite some climbing we reached Losheim. The route description mentioned there would be a supermarket there. That was nice because we were getting hungry. It turned out to be the only town during the vacation where we couldn't find a supermarket, we got pastries at a bakery instead.

We managed to follow the route from village to village. There was a nice gravel road through forests. In Miesau we were pretty tired, so we decided to eat dinner. Next to a restaurant was a sign 'fries with schnitzel'. That sounded great. We could eat there after 6, but it was only 5. We asked if a supermarket was nearby, and the owner told us there was one 10 kilometers away, uphill, in the wrong direction. That wasn't great. After descending two kilometers in the right direction, we found three supermarkets.

During the last part we took another shortcut. We needed to catch up to the (unrealistic) schedule and this way we would reach our intended campsite at a reasonable time. We also stayed there during our Black Forest trip and knew the showers were good.

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The campsite

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Bram's feet after three days of cycling in the rain. He had deep fissures that hurt, so he hoped for better weather.

At the campsite we ended up across from a Dutchman. He was interested in what we were doing and offered us coffee and tea. We agreed to come over after showering. We spend about an hour talking with him. He usually went diving in Spain. There were also some Belgium people that joined our conversation. It was getting dark, so Bram picked up his flashlight and we went to sleep.

Distance cycled : 164 km.

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