Riders Worldwide: Florian

Name: Florian

Country you are living in: Germany

City: Munich

Category: Gravel

Distance: 147 km

Elevation gain: 1.340 m

Route: The cityscape of Munich is characterized by the Isar River which crosses the Bavarian capital from south to north. As an someone living in Munich, not knowing the origin of the Isar which is located in the Karwendel mountain range, is a shame.

Therefore, and also to celebrate the successful completion of the Battery Bag project, EVOC and FAZUA decided to join forces and go on a Gravel Ride together. The goal – having fun, exploring the Isar river, and reaching its source in the Hinterautal.

We met up at the EVOC HQ in the middle of Munich and started our ride southwards. Shortly after we passed the Munich borders, nature showed its most beautiful sides – the Isar river, beautiful forests, meadows, and amazing alpine views.

Climbing up to Sylvenstein Stausee and further to Wallgau and Mittenwald was challenging but absolutely worth doing it. Shortly after crossing the German-Austrian border, we reached Scharnitz. The most beautiful part started here – climbing up to the Isar river source while crossing the Hinterautal. Rugged mountains which givie you the feeling of being inside the Dolomites line the path up to the source. After reaching the source of the Isar river, which consists of many little springs, we went back down to Scharnitz.

Two beers and a Panini later, we jumped inside the train which brought us back to Munich where everything began. This amazing day came to an end but the memory will stay.

This was the most fun: Right after Wolfratshausen, we wanted to stay beside the Isar river but that was actually not possible. We ended up in a moor landscape and had to hike up a little trail before reaching the right track again. Nobody was upset about the detour but everybody joked about it.

Weather conditions: Warm and sunny

Support-Mode and Battery: 2 batteries (1. Battery 0 - 90 km and 1000 hm, 2. Battery 91- 147 km)

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