The great bend of the river Saar

This is what it looks like in Corona times when the baker honks in the morning. Fortunately, we have don’t need to buy bread.

The Saar Loop is one of the most beautiful river landscapes in Germany and the symbol of the Saarland. For millions of years, the Saar has carved its own way through the hard rock and today winds its way through a deep gorge in a spectacular 180-degree curve. The bike path always goes along the bank. Every now and then the bank side is changed.

There are also vineyards on the Saar. However, the wine is counted among the Moselle wines. The vineyards here have an incline of up to 55 °, which is pretty steep.

The Saar valley is getting narrower and the slopes are steeper and steeper. Unfortunately, the fir forest does not look very healthy.

At the Saar loop we take the ferry to the other bank and drive back via Mettlach.

The next day we drive to the viewpoint high above the river. The structure that looks like out of a film from the future is a treetop path. It is certainly nice to walk along the heights, but I am sure, this monster could have been more beautifully inserted into the landscape.  It doesn’t look much better from close up than from below. But the view over the Saar loop is very nice, even if it rains.

We drive back to Weinheim via the Hunsrück-Höhenstrasse. Conclusion: You can also have a nice holiday in Germany. Thanks for cycling with us and see you soon.

8 thoughts on “The great bend of the river Saar

  1. Indeed, this is the year many of us will enjoy holidays in our own country (even though we secretly want to travel abroad!)

  2. You are just the best at setting good examples. We are still learning about the coach but will return home to plan the next trip …with the bikes!

  3. You are just the best at setting good examples. We are still learning about the coach but will return home to plan the next trip …with the bikes!

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