Budingen-Wurzburg 124kms

A night in a hotel nearly softened me up, but I’m now pitched up in a 6 space campsite in Wurzburg that has cost me all of 7.50 euros, but guess what? The moment I started pitching my tent……yep, it started raining. That was the fastest, and least perfect pitch in my short career…..but I find myself idyllically right next to the river Main,


less than one km from the historic centre. Couldn’t be better, really.

Amazingly, the sun has shone most of the day, but the morning’s stint had me climbing for an hour. Elevation? No idea, but cold enough to see my own breath at the top


and before the descent, I had to tog up, it was going to be very cold on the way down. Descents always come as the glorious payback for the toil of climbing


Once over the big climb, the rest of the day was spent following rivers downstream, and with a tailwind, the pace was fast….very fast, in fact.

Wurzburg is another new find for me. As I entered into the historic centre, over the 14th century bridge


…it forcefully reminded me of Prague. It’s a stunning city. Well worth a 3/4 day city break. But did you know it’s also famous for its vineyards? Franconian wines are, apparently, rated very highly in Germany, and I can vouch that their Sylvanner is something special….


Fancy a glass?


About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on May 13, 2014, in Kimbolton to Istanbul 4000kms: a crusader's route and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Peter Forster

    Hi Frank – hope the back injury is fixed. Look forward to reading your accounts as the journey unfolds.

  2. Really enjoying this Frank… I am living vicariously through your tour!

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