85km today. A very early wake up call from the church in Laudenbach, which started ringing its bell at 6am. Was on the road by 8. A steady but rather long climb to start with; went on for at least a mile. Saw what was either a very large slow worm, or a silver snake crossing the road ahead of me.
First stop was Mittleberg ob Der Tauber. It was a nice descent down the valley, than a climb up the other side to reach it. It’s a medieval walled city. Very pretty. I got there quite early, but by the time I am left it was filling up with lots of tour groups.
After Mittleberg, the riding was mostly flatish and agricultural. Still a good number of pretty little towns.