Unveiling Beauty: A Scenic Detour to Blaubeuren – Cycling from Rotterdam to Romania: Day 26


Day 26 of our cycling expedition from Rotterdam to Romania brought forth an unexpected yet enchanting detour. After a brisk morning routine of packing up our camping gear, we decided to embark on a journey that would lead us away from the familiar Danube River, taking the longer but highly recommended route along the Blau. Little did we know that this choice would unveil a picturesque adventure from somewhere near Ehingen to just outside Blaubeuren.

A Serene Start with Wildlife Encounters:

The day began with the simple pleasure of breakfast on a nearby bench, surrounded by the remnants of our campsite. Nature treated us to an unexpected spectacle as a group of graceful deer emerged in the distance, grazing peacefully before vanishing into the surrounding trees. This delightful encounter set a tranquil tone for the day’s ride.

Choosing the Road Less Traveled:

As we mapped out our route for the day, we received valuable advice from locals suggesting a detour along the Blau rather than sticking to the well-trodden path along the Danube. Intrigued by the prospect of unexplored landscapes, we embraced the idea and set forth on a less-traveled road.

Scenic Riches Along the Blau:

The decision to follow the Blau River proved to be a stroke of brilliance. The journey unfolded as a visual feast, revealing the untouched beauty of the German countryside. The Blau, with its meandering course, led us through lush greenery, quaint villages, and breathtaking landscapes that left us in awe at every turn of the pedal.

Blaubeuren: A Picturesque Destination:

Our meandering route reached its culmination in the quaint town of Blaubeuren. Nestled in a valley, this picturesque destination welcomed us with open arms. The Blautopf, a mesmerizing blue spring, captivated our senses, reflecting the allure of our chosen path.


Day 26 emerged as a testament to the serendipity of detours, as our decision to explore the Blau River route rewarded us with a truly enchanting experience. From wildlife encounters to scenic landscapes, the day unfolded as a rich tapestry of visual delights. Blaubeuren, with its distinctive charm, marked the perfect conclusion to a day filled with unexpected beauty on our cycling adventure from Rotterdam to Romania.

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