Even though the weather was a bit mixed on Sunday morning, I hopped on my bike and headed to the Main River. From there, I rode along the Main River bike trail to Höchst and took a short break at the ferry dock across from town. It only took me about 40 minutes to get to the ferry dock from my place.
The ferry was not running yet, so I headed down to the Leuna Bridge and crossed over. Just below the bridge you can see the Frankfurt skyline.
Frankfurt Skyline from the Base of the Leunabrücke
From Höchst I rode another 45 minutes along the Nidda River to the Niddapark and took another short break.
View towards Frankfurt from the Niddapark
As you can see from the pictures above, it is high springtime in Frankfurt, and everything is a lush shade of green, with just the first hints of summer starting to appear. The Niddapark has huge fields that are cut at irregular intervals. The pictures were taken from my favorite bench beneath a shade tree overlooking the largest field in the park.
I've noticed that the Germans keep getting up earlier on weekends. In past years, had I left my apartment before 8:30 on a Sunday morning, as I did today, there would have been very few people out and about. Indeed, I had the left side of the Main pretty mucht to myself this morning as well. By ten a.m., however, there were numerous walkers, joggers, and bike riders on the paths, forcing me to slow down a bit, zig zag, and occasionally squeeze the brakes.
I'm hoping to take a tour from Basel to Strasbourg along the French side of the Rhine one weekend later this year, about a two-day ride. I covered the stretch from Strasbourg to Ludwigshafen back in October over 1.5 days and really enjoyed it.