Tranquil Reflections and Autumnal Hues: Cycling from Rotterdam to Romania – Day 39


On Day 39 of our cycling expedition from Rotterdam to Romania, the journey led us from the welcoming town of Deggendorf to a peaceful spot near Vilshofen an der Donau. The day unfolded as a short yet enchanting ride, adorned with picturesque views, mist-kissed riverbanks, and the reflective beauty of autumn trees.

Departing from Deggendorf:

The day commenced in Deggendorf, a town steeped in Bavarian charm. With a sense of anticipation, we mounted our bikes, ready for another day of exploration along the scenic banks of the Danube. The short distance to Vilshofen an der Donau promised a leisurely ride, allowing us to soak in the surrounding beauty.

Cycling Along the Danube:

The wheels turned with ease as we pedaled along the Danube, the river that had become a constant companion on our journey. The smooth cycling path meandered through serene landscapes, offering glimpses of the changing seasons. The cool autumn air added a crispness to the atmosphere, signaling the arrival of a new phase in our adventure.

Mist-Kissed Riverbanks:

As we approached the riverbanks, a gentle mist rose from the cold waters, creating a captivating visual spectacle. The mist added an ethereal quality to the landscape, veiling the surroundings in a soft embrace. The Danube, adorned with the mist’s delicate touch, mirrored the serene beauty of the journey.

Mirror Finish to the Water:

The cool temperatures painted the Danube with a mirror-like finish. The water, undisturbed and reflective, created a perfect canvas for the vibrant hues of autumn. The trees lining the riverbanks cast their golden, red, and amber reflections onto the water, transforming the Danube into a moving tapestry of autumnal splendor.

Arriving near Vilshofen an der Donau:

The short cycling day led us to a tranquil spot near Vilshofen an der Donau. Choosing a location close to the river, we set up camp against the backdrop of nature’s canvas. The quietude of the surroundings allowed us to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Danube and the reflections of the changing season.

Reflections on Day 39:

Day 39 emerged as a testament to the simplicity and beauty found in the shorter moments of our cycling adventure. The mist-kissed riverbanks, mirror-like water, and the reflections of autumn trees created a visual symphony that lingered in our memories. In these quieter stretches, the essence of the journey revealed itself, reminding us of the magic woven into each day on the road.


Cycling from Deggendorf to near Vilshofen an der Donau on Day 39 encapsulated the serene beauty of autumn along the Danube. As the mist danced on the river, and the water mirrored the hues of changing leaves, the day unfolded as a gentle reminder that even in the quieter stretches, the allure of the journey remains undeniably enchanting.

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