Day 4. After two big days everyone was happy to have a 50km ride today and better still the sun was shining and the wind was still. We rode along the beautiful coastal area of Scharbeutz with its lovely white sandy beaches, cafes and beautiful homes. Some parts were a little reminiscent of the famous Beach Road cycling route in Melbourne – what a gorgeous ride.
Coming into Lubeck we had to get on a shuttle bus with our bikes to travel through a tunnel under the Trave River that has no cycling access. The wait for a bus is never more than 10 minutes and we were back on the road in under 15 minutes.
Lubeck was the leading city of the Hanseatic League and its brick gothic architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also known for its marzipan so a visit to a shop (and a few purchases) was compulsory.
As a group we had a night off to enjoy the city by ourselves and explore some of the eateries recommended by our tour leaders. The riverfront was a popular destination for dinner and the options were plentiful.
We were given a bit of bad weather news at briefing – tomorrow is going to rain all day. Luckily the support team, always helpful, have given us two choices for the day; carry on like the troopers we are or catch a train from Lubeck to Hamburg.
Hmmm…tune in on tomorrow’s blog to see what decisions are made in the morning!