I am pretty sure that all of you Ronsters know that i am a big fan of cycling. In the city it is the fastest way to get around but also good for your health and the environment. Recently i bought a new gravel bike and, having purchased it, am determined to explore the countryside around Zurich
This Sunday i decided to take the relatively flat and simple route to Baden which is just under 30 kilometres in distance and follows the Limmat for most of the way, passing the outskirts of Dietikon and Wettingen.
I picked up the path of the river at Toni Areal and made my way along the gravel paths towards the Werdinsel. The voyeurs amongst you can enjoy the naked folks roaming the shores.
A quick note on the route. It’s pretty flat, with very few climbs and the pathway is well maintained which makes it easily attemptable on a city bike. The route to Baden is also well signposted and, as it is called route 66, is pretty easy to remember provided you can remember the song. During the journey i stayed on the south side of the river, (so on my right hand side,) but if you swap sides after the motorway crosses the river you can visit the wonderful Kloster Fahr which is beautiful but, perhaps more importantly, sells beer.
As you follow Route 66 you will cross the river again and there is a variety of terrain. wooded ares, the river flowing next to you and sometimes several meters below you. Eventually the path takes you around the back of the Würenlos service area. You know…the enormous powder blue shopping centre that spans the motorway. But this means you are on the home stretch. The last few kilometres leave the river behind but as you descend into Baden there is a final treat in store that makes all the peddling worthwhile.
As you arrive at Baden’s covered wooden bridge below you and to the left hand side is a really great terrace called Triebgut serving food and drinks. After the journey, (it only took just over an hour.) i really felt i deserved my hotdog, (delicious by the way,) and a «Suure Moscht». Great views, delicious drinks, good food and exercise. You really can get your kicks on Route 66.
Rons Tip: If you don’t already have it i recommend downloading the Switzerland Mobility app. Lot’s of great routes and detailed maps if you decide to leave the beaten path.
It’s a new month and of course, we have a new comic artist. This month we welcome the likeable and talented Eva Rust . I put a few questions to her
Could you introduce yourself and let us know a little about your background?
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3. English Book Club
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If you would like to
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Bombay Botanicals is to inspire the people to eat more plant-based food and to do something good for themselves and our invronment.
With planted. we found the ideal food partner and managed to develop very tasty vegetarian dishes.
We designed the dishes to make you and the environment feel good.
* We use plant-based and real food
* We quit using deliberately the use of fish and meat
* We source our ingredients mostly local and regional
* We are trying to quit the use of plastics