Pauline Pootles around Europe travel blog

 

Morning view from hotel window

 

 

Our hotel in Zell. Bike washing facilities fantastic!

 

 

Zell and its dodgy black cat story

 

 

 

Camino way marker. I'm onto it!!

Steep grapevines

Cignets with their mother

 

Steep vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Overview

Rode back into Zell to see the town in sunlight then spent much of he day admiring the steep vineyards. Saw them working with a small tractor 'lowered' down between the vines on cables which then pulled it back up again the tractor was spraying the vines.

Other places people were working in the vineyards in foot, but it was difficult for them to be standing !

Stopped and explored the village of Beilstein. Very cute place dating back to 800AD and the oldest remaining parts from the 13th century. I climbed up to the church for the view across the Moselle valley.

Saw (from a distance) the fairytale looking Reichsburg castle in Cochem. then ride on for another 5km to Klotten where we stopped for the night.

Route

Moved to the left bank of the Moselle and followed it most of the way today except where we transferred to the right bank to see the famous town of Beilstein.

(Old medieval village where several films have been made.

Distance

56km

Weather

Perfect Mostly overcast with some sun.

Breakfast

Excellent buffet at the hotel.

Morning tea

None... We were still full from breakfast !

But had a iced coffee for my afternoon tea. €2.50

Lunch

The usual picnic. This time on a stone wall which was surrounding a vegetable garden. Overlooking the river

Dinner

At a restaurant in Klotten. €21. Delicious pan fried fish, with a lemon butter sauce steamed potatoes and a big salad. Glass of local white and a bottle of water.

Accommodation

Mosella Pension B&B. Two rooms this time. €90 for both with breakfast included. Next to a busy rail line !!!!

Highlights

Fairytale castles perched up high

Vineyards seem to be getting steeper. Just when we didn't believe it was possible.

Found a supermarket with more GF bread. Yeh !

Lowlights

None

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