Thu 10 Sep Blocklands 30 miles
Thu, 10Sep09 Flight FR3637 Depart EDI at 06:20 and arrive BRE at 08:55. Drop off luggage at Bremen Youth Hostel where we stayed for £22 per night. Meals £5 and bar open till 3am. Got hire bikes from Radort Bremen at £12 a day – not the best bikes we have ever hired.
Cycled the Blocklands, an area of reclaimed land since 1176 to the north of Bremen, along a route with beer gardens for cyclists. Wonderful paths, thatched cottages, produce for sale outside houses. After a three course lunch everyone fell asleep – the consequence of a 3am rise. The route back took us past the Wesser stadium where we watched the mighty Werder Bremen play. Chicken curry in hostel fro £5 was followed by Clag and an early night
Fri 11 Sep Bremen 40 miles
Cycle west to Delmenhorst then south into the Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park . Beer at Gross Ippener. Got train from Barrien to Bremen.
Sat 12 Sep Stade 40 miles
7.57 train to Cuxhaven arrive 9.22, cycle Elbe cycleway to Stade, a 1000 year old town, where we stay in Stade Youth Hostel.
Sun 13 Sep Hamburg 20 miles
cycle to Hamburg. Metronom train to Bremen 15:15 or 15 minutes past the hour. 1 hr 14 minutes journey time.
Mon 14 Sep Edinburgh
Raymonds birthday. Mon, 14Sep09 Flight FR3647 Depart BRE at 09:20 and arrive EDI at 09:55