Blut und Eisen

"blood and iron", from Berlin to Barcelona by bicycle

4,329 kilometers (2,689.92 miles) over 57 days from April 13, 2010 to June 09, 2010

Table of Contents
Introduction: Leaving Berlin for points south 1
Berlin to Burg (Spreewald): I need to eat more than that, bro 2
Burg to Sagar: joining up with the Neisse River 3
Sagar to Großschönau: with a stop in Görlitz 4
Großschönau to Stolpen: windy climbs across Sachsen 5
Stolpen to Frankenau: The Elbe, Dresden, bring on the lederhosen 6
Frankenau to Breitenbrunn: The climbs get serious 7
Breitenbrunn to Münchberg: Crossing into West Germany 8
Münchberg to Breitengüßbach: 9
Breitengüßbach to Kornberg: Main-Donau canal 10
Kornberg to Kelheim: more Main-Donau canal 11
Kelheim to Rennertshofen: Bavaria 12
Rennertshofen to Ehingen: late ride to find a hotel 13
Ehingen to Beuron: more Donau 14
Beuron-to-Gütenbach (Schwarzwald): end of the Donau, into the Black Forest 15
Gütenbach to Freiburg: at the edge of Germany, France tomorrow 16
Freiburg, Germany to Rouffac, France: 17
Rouffac to Saulxures-sur-Moselotte: les ballons d'Alsace 18
Saulxures-sur-Moselotte to Combeaufontaine: rain 19
Combeaufontaine to Saint-Seine-l'Abbaye: more Burgundy 20
Saint-Seine-l'Abbaye to Nevers: ride to 1am looking for a hotel 21
Nevers to Gannat: another late ride 22
Gannat to some village: rescued from the snow by hash dealers 23
Some village to Clermont-Ferrand: more snow, didn't get far 24
Clermont-Ferrand to Cahors: by train to avoid the snow, hanging out with friends 25
Cahors to Avignonet: Canal du Midi 26
Avignonet to Narbonne: more canal 27
Narbonne: hanging out 28
Narbonne to mountains above Collioure: back on the road 29
Mountains above Collioure to Spanish cove: Cadaqués 30
Spanish cove to Sant Feliu: almost cut my finger off 31
Sant Feliu to Barcelona: Costa Brava 32
Barcelona to Ribana: into the interior of Catalunya 33
Ribana to Sant Llorenç de Morunys: wandering around the Serres 34
Sant Llorenç de Morunys to Tàrrega: sick as a dog 35
Tàrrega to Comiols: limping back onto the road 36
Comiols to Tremp: still hurting 37
Tremp to Tavascan: feeling a little better 38
Tavascan to Vielha: big climb over the Port de la Bonaigua 39
France again
Vielha to Montréjeux: back into France 40
Montréjeux to Saint-Martin-Lalande : back to the Canal du Midi 41
Saint-Martin-Lalande to Narbonne : last day 42