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@Tom, Sara, or Jo - biking weather in May-June or September

Hey Tom,
We are cycling from Stade across Germany with our Jack Russell, Thor, (his third trip to Europe) to hit the via Claudia Augusta out of Donauworth to follow it over the Alps into Bolzano. We have all of our ADFC maps so we are fine with the route.
What I would like advice on is what we might expect weather-wise during these times (of course I know it varies). We have the option and flexibility to go May-June, or in early September. We'll be on the road for at least 30 days and can't wait!!!!
Please everybody else, unless you are living in Germany, don't give me your input...no offense, but I know the above people live there and that's the info I want.

Posted by
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Just curious, if you only want a response from Tom why didn't you just PM him?

Posted by
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Because there are other posters, like Jo and Sara that are living in Germany, they might catch the post and have some good input. I have since updated the heading.

Posted by
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September weather is usually more consistent. Warm, but not hot, and on the drier side. May-June can go either way. Two years ago, I was doing yard work in shorts by March, last year I didn't put away my winter coat for the season until early June. You can't discount rain at any time of year, but you're likely to get more in the spring than early autumn.

We've experienced a very mild winter, so if that has any kind of predictive value, I would expect the spring to also be warm.

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It truly is hard to say, but if I had to guesstimate, I think I would predict Sept. as having a better chance of nicer weather.

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Thanks for the input you two. We'll mull it over and see what miles specials Lufthansa is offering as they come up for those months. We rode the Danube from Aschach an der Donau to Vienna in May years back and we did have a mix of some rain, cold, and then really warm.

Posted by
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Germany is a big place. Tom, and Jo live in the west centre. Sarah the southwest. You are heading to Bolzano. Why not ask one of our Italian colleagues? They might be closer.

Posted by
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Nigel, he didn't ask you. Even if what you say makes sense he doesn't want to hear from anyone who doesn't live in Germany.

Posted by
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Yeah, what she said.
If I wanted info on Bolzano that I don't already possess then I would have posted in Italy.

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Regardless of your rudeness I hope you and your lovely dog have a great ride, and decent weather.

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Nigel,
Thanks, had a bad morning, I know you meant well. (:-)
Thor, as always, will have a great time, he can't wait to visit Germany and always loves Austria.
Andrea,
Don't you have a governor to fight over a fracking bill?

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Wow! I was just echoing Nigel's hope that you and your dog have a nice trip.

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But you still have a fracking bill to address...don't let them turn your state into another Weld county, Colorado where you can light your tap water on fire.
It seems you are just sticking your oar in and offering little...if you just meant have a great trip, my apologies.