There was little to dislike about cycling through northwestern Germany. Cycling paths were well-maintained and clearly signed for the most part, and day after day of pleasantly hot, sunny late-summer afternoons allowed the opportunity to stop over in charming towns, sipping cappuccinos and witnessing locals going about their daily routines. I often enjoyed simple meals of dense, flavourful breads, cheeses, canned herring, seasonal fruits, and (obviously) a beer or two.
The above photo were taken while wandering through a small, charming city called Oberwesel. Cycling along the Rhine, I was never far from a campsite or café, and I often took the time to visit fairytale towns that peppered along the banks of the Rhine, with castles popping up on hilltops from time to time.