We’re giving readers a little break from snowy scenes for today’s Weekend Snapshot, which features photos from mild-weather bikepacking trips in Germany, Chile, and Austria. Find out how three folks from our global community spent their recent weekend, and find a link to share an image from one of your rides here…

It already feels like it’s been a long winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, so we’re offering a little respite from reminders of the cold and sharing a few greener scenes in this installment of Weekend Snapshot. Find a couple of images from loaded tours in Europe and one from South America below, then continue scrolling to share a photo from one of your recent outings.

Brandenburg, Germany

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By Dennis Politzi (@dennis_aus_neukoelln)

This Sunday, I rode my bike into Brandenburg to check out future camp spots for quick escapes out of town. A few days of rain had soaked the forest roads and made for some fun in the mud.

Mariazell, Austria

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By Fabian Dankl (@radneuland)

At least once a year, I sleep in or next to this beautiful chapel in a rather remote region (by Austrian standards) in the Voralpenraum. After my first night, the “Mesnerin” – a woman who basically supports the Catholic pastor – found me in the morning snorring at the altar and after stammering an excuse she just smiled and said, “Den Herrgott wird’s doch nicht stören!” This translates to something like, “Surely the Lord God won’t mind!”

Valparaiso, Chile

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By Philippe Yanez (@basterx2)

On this trip, we went to the foothills, a place very far from the city at 1,800 meters above sea level. We took water from the Chalaco stream, which brings water from the mountains en route to a reservoir. The vegetation is very unruly, with thorny bushes and many cacti, but in the valley and ravines between the stony hills, there is an incredible mix of vegetation. There are succulents and thorny bushes, and a formation of forests that give shade in a great part of the path next to the creek. Without a doubt, it was an excellent weekend that we will repeat with a larger group.

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