The first real test for the new bike, from Vorderriß to Hinterriß and beyond. This is a popular route to the village of Eng, at the top of the valley. Stunning scenery, an early start because of a storm warning later on this afternoon. It’s all a climb but not too bad, the road is… Read More

Cycling in the Hirschtal

A cycle uphill for most of the way, across the fields above Mühlbach and the farm of Tradln. The stone path crosses the lower Hirschtal valley and leads to the beginning of a walk up to Seeklarkreuz. At the base of the climb the dome of the Grasleitenkopf rises up from across the fields. The… Read More

The Rolling Fields of Spring

Escaping the spring buzz of surrounding lawnmowers, I headed out for the rolling spring hills above the town of Bad Tölz. Trying out the new mountain bike for the first time, I cycled along the swollen riverbanks from Lenggries downstream towards Bad Tölz at the head of the Isarwinkel. At Arzbach a village half way… Read More

After the Rainfall

After the rain stops falling it’s a relief to grab the camera and get out of the house, still drizzling  a bit but under the trees but it’s not so bad. Bank Holiday runners and walkers are circling the lake above Lenggries at Hohenberg. Last time I came up here it was cold and the… Read More


An early spring bike ride up the river Isar towards the Sylvensteinspeicher, this is a cycle  route on the west side of the river through the woods and along the banks of the river, which eventually  ends within sight of the dams wall.  At certain points as the main flow of the river meanders downstream,… Read More