The Plan

The Plan: Two months of unassisted cycling and camping through Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and wherever else our legs may take us.

The Route: Starting in Brussels and flying out of Berlin are the only given at this point. We plan to cycle parts of the Flanders Cycle Route, Rhine River and the Danube River. We will also be using the EuroVelo and regional cycling routes.

Accommodation: WarmShowers website (like couchsurfing for cyclists). We are also planning on staying at campsites, backyards of friendly locals or in the wilderness.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day 28: Salzburg to St. Veit - 97km

"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.

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