Jochenstein (English)May 22, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
We're now preparing to say goodbye to Germany as we enter chapter 5 of our GPS tracks heading through Linz in Austria to Bratislava in Slovakia. We enjoyed the luxury of a picnic bench alongside our pitch at "Camping Panorama" and had a long slow breakfast of beans on german bread toast before having a quite chilled Sunday heading through Passau.
The route took us along the river Inn through the valley which eventually joined the Danube at Passau. The Austrian cycle routes are pretty challenging in terms of the terrain and navigation consisting of mainly loose gravel which is pretty unstable for a weighty bike on corners and descents. The route signposting has also been pretty unfortunate at times; namely concerning signs which look to be pointing uphill.... 15 sweaty minutes later we realise it should have been a "straight ahead" arrow! 😅
The latter part of yesterday's route leaving Passau was very scenic in the winding Danube valley, thousands of trees either side. Occasionally a small house pops up to highlight how forested this area is.
Tonight's campsite was a tiny piece of land with 5 permanent caravans and a handful of tourers. As usual, our curious neighbours watched us busying around our camp with our now well-rehearsed routine and of course asked where we were going 😅Read more