On Monday I met with Zoran who works for Eurobike with the guests in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. After handing out the bikes and the necessary equipment, I was told about the day and it was time to set off. I cycled in the sun on dirt tracks through fields being harvested in the Rhine valley towards the range of hills in the Palatinate forest. From afar I could recognise some of the vines nestling on the slopes. It didn’t take long until I was cycling through some of the charming villages and could marvel at some of the typical wine villages. The route undulated slightly between all of the villages and I cycled through a seemingly endless number of vineyards as well as wineries, working winemakers. To my left was always the giant Rhine valley and to my right the foothills of the green Palatinate Forest with its fortresses sitting up high on the hills. It was as if each village was a beautiful perl on a necklace. In the early afternoon I arrived at a spa town called Bad Bergzabern. After a small ride around to get my bearings I had earnt myself a lunch break in the main square, which was quite busy for a Sunday afternoon.