Day 18 : Made it to Munich

After breakfast I got ready to leave. I topped up my tyres (Martin had an air compressor and line conveniently in the garage!) and had a fabulous sending off by the whole family, which was wonderful.

This point marks the furthest East I’ll be on this bike tour.

It had rained all night and during breakfast, but luckily stopped just before I left. I took the backroute along the river as sugested by Kim and Martin into Landshut, and took in the sights by day.

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The town centre including town hall (tall brown building in the middle) and St Martin’s church on the right

I popped into C&A to see if I could find something warm to wear on the cold nights in the tent. Whilst in there I couldn’t help thinking the clothing range here must be different to the one in London.

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Dirndls

The day’s route followed the river Isar all the way into Munich, so was pretty flat, but it was a wet gravel path, so not good for the drivechain, and not the most comfortable of long rides.

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A lake on the river Isar

This fishery had placed lots of cans alongside the road.. I am not sure why. Perhaps they had been used as torches for a festival?

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Fish cannery

I found the perfect spot for lunch (packed lunch by Kim – thanks again!)

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Exclusive lunch spot

There were many short waterfalls on the way to Munich:

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Waterfall

Occasionally the path would be blocked and I had to find other ways around.

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Verboten!

It took a while, but I found Waldo…

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Where’s Waldo?

And finally, I made it to Munich at around 5pm, so I pedalled slowly around the town for an hour to take in some of the sights briefly.

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Central Munich

At 6pm I arrived at Hilla and Greg’s lovely place which is super-central in Munich.

They made me feel at home, and Greg cooked a wonderful thai-style chicken curry which hit the spot nicely, and we spent the evening chatting and catching up.

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Hilla

I’ll be spending one more day here in Munich so I can take in a few sights properly, before heading back. But how to get back home?

Oberahrain to Munich, 97 km. Total so far = 1,617 km.

2 thoughts on “Day 18 : Made it to Munich”

  1. Wow, epic. Well done! Say hi to Hilla from all of us! I hope you’re collected a bike-load of sweets for distribution on your return! Schnell schnell!

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