On his bike tour in the summer of 2021 from Hamelin to Venice, neither punctures nor broken ball bearings nor defective gears could stop him. Wilhelm Borgens mastered the almost 1,200-kilometre route in just under a week.
On the way, the old East-West border was crossed several times. The Danube and Salzach had to be bypassed due to high water.
A special stage was the high alpine road to the Großglockner with a length of 50 kilometres and a gradient of 12 %.
The tour statistics are as follows:
- Total distance: 1,170 km
- Total ascent: 9,000 m
- Total driving time: 51 hours
- Duration of the trip: 6.5 days
Wilhelm Borgens works for us as a project manager in Norilsk Nickel.