"Alps shmalps, we are really crushing it today!" I thought, before reaching the first of four mountain passes in crossing The Alps. The uphills with serious grades (10+%) didn't start until Bischofshofen, giving us speeds of 60 kph on the downhill as we passed a beautiful old castle. The route, Alpine Adria Radweg, was very well marked and put us on gravel or paved paths alongside the river.
Reaching our initially planned campsite with fresh legs, we agreed to push on to the next campsite. This is where things started to get silly. Two of the next campsites (one advertised by sign just off the bike path), were nowhere to be found. We then faced the decision of going over another mountain pass or backtracking and looking for the last campsite. We ended up having walk our bikes up our steepest grade of the day(25%?) and ride several more km. but our reward? A nice campsite with the best bathrooms we've seen.