We had left the Danube because
we were getting towards an industrial area so we decided
to skip to the river Altmuhl and cycle through the Almuhltal
Nature Park, reputed to be one of the most scenic bicycle
routes in Germany. The Altmuhl joins the Donau Kanal
which in turn rejoins the Danube at Kelheim.
It was a beautiful sunny, but cool, day and being a
Sunday the paths were busy with families walking and
cycling. When we passed through the beautiful town of
Pappenheim it happened to be the annual market and they
were busily setting up stalls that sold everything from
trinkets to chain saws.