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Vorarlberg

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  • Day9

    mighty shall fall

    August 29, 2016 in Austria

    And so we powered across the border to Austria and on to Bregenz....
    I had a fall trying to jump a kerb, and Jan may have fallen from a stand still at lights which prompted the nearby ambulance to check she was ok...

    We realised earlier in the day that I did not have offline maps of Austria on my phone which meant that we had no easy way to find the accomodation. We ended up using the coordinates and it was like ultimate caching...
    We found the others at the accomodation...all is good with Sherils bike...
    We did 58km today

    Illy, Sheril and I went and had a swim in Lake Constance (Bodensee) which was lovely cause I am a little bit sore in the legs and shoulders (my bum is doing good though)
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  • Day4

    Feldkirch

    April 2 in Austria

    James Bond's movie "Quantum of Solace" took scene here. For only a few seconds there is a chasing scene on this precise street in Feldkirch. A traditional street where street coffee houses are spread, even in cold weather. It is a small city, full of charm and traditional ambience. You can easily go on foot from the city centre to the Schattenburg Castle to have a nice view of the city and eat the biggest schnitzel in this area (30 cm) in the Castle Restaurant.Read more

  • Day113

    Austria! (Pfunds)

    October 17, 2016 in Austria

    We got supplies and some local cheese and beer from the supermarket in the village (passing scores of Alpine Coughs on the way!).

    Leaving Lichtenstein we passed the border controls again but no staff were present on the Austrian side and we sailed through.

    We plan to do the south west corner of Austria before heading to Croatia for 5 weeks and returning to do the rest of Austria in December.

    Will had planned this part of our journey and took us on a mountain pass called Silvretta Hochalpenstraße (High Alpine Road) - and high it was! There was a toll of €21.50 and we were just in time because it closes every year at the end of October due to the weather and safety.

    There were 34 hairpin bends and we climbed nearly a kilometer to 2032m above sea level and Silvrettasee, the top lake. It was amazing on the climb to see the road behind us snaking down the mountain and the road ahead reflected in the wing mirror as it bent double!

    There were two large lakes on the pass and both were dammed to create hydro electric power. The colour of the water was very different from lakes at lower altitudes, it was a glacier blue. Walking along the dam wall with the snow capped Alps towering over the lake we felt like we were looking at a painting!

    Vicky was a bit overwhelmed by all we'd been doing and so we drove on a bit further to a beautifully situated stopover (with wifi!) and decided to stay a few nights to try and process all the wonderful experiences we've been having.

    The next day Will had downloaded the MAPS.ME map of Austria and done his research. He'd found a track leading 4.5km up the mountainside to a viewpoint. Unfortunately, the track was old and couldn't be seen on the ascent so we ended up walking up the road. An old blue painted wooden bench whose seat was rotted away in the middle signalled the site of the viewpoint that had been left to ruin. However view however, had not been left to ruin. The tree lined river Inn meandered through the valley floor, lush grass fields either side and pine clad mountains rising up to frame it all. We could even see the van! As we were perched on either end of the bench, musing on how much the Toblerone we were eating looked like the mountains it was modelled on, a rainbow formed, stretching itself from the mountain top down to the river! We thought it couldn't get any better when we spotted a faint second rainbow outside the first. So much for having a day without too much excitement!

    There was evidence of the track on the way back down so we thought we'd give it a try, despite not having seen where it came out on the way up. We felt very small walking amongst the tall trees and thinking about the size of the mountains around us. After clambering over and under fallen trunks, we came to a gorge that had opened up through landslides when the hillside was in flood. A large cable emerged from the ground that was probably the reason the path existed. There was a small path leading down the hill to our side but it was very steep and extremely overgrown so after about 20 metres we doubled back the way we'd come to take the road back to the campsite.
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  • Day16

    Hochst (AT)

    July 23, 2017 in Austria

    Stopped for a coffee and tried to pay with my Swiss Francs, only to find that I had crossed another border, this time into Austria.

    A very brief excursion into Austria, and then back again into Switzerland.

  • Day344

    Packing up a wet tent this morning...manky. :(

    Cycling in the rain....manky :(

    Cycling towards the alps....awesome. :)

    Crossing into Austria to country 3 of our trip....awesome. :)

    Avoiding huge rain by sheltering under a border crossing point and watching the car drivers smile at us as they drove past....pretty awesome. :D

    Eating crispbreads, nuts, bread, chocolate and cheese all day because a)its sunday and shops are shut, b)this part of the world is outrageously expensive and we can't justify 15 CHF for a piece of toast!
    Mix of manky and awesome :l

    Crossing into Liechtenstein - awesome :) (country 4!)

    Realising Liechtenstein is just a stupidly expensive version of Germany...meh, we knew that but wanted to go anyway!

    We used the nicest public loo ever in Liechtenstein and left lots of our rubbish in the bin. Happy not to have paid any extortionate contributions to tax for the privilege!
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  • Day178

    Zurich to Salzburg

    February 28, 2017 in Austria

    What was a 15 degree sunny day yesterday turned out this morning to be 2 degrees and raining. Those carnivalers did not ward off winter because leaving Zurich we hit snow right to the Austrian border. They are just going to have to play more music and enjoy more merriment to bring spring in. I did my good deed for the day and helped a frightened old woman whose phone battery died get in touch with her daughter. She was from Slovenia, I told her my phone was not international but managed to ask a Swiss French guy to use his phone and let her make a call. He was a good sole and the woman was so happy to get in touch with her daughter do she could be picked up. I thanked the man fir his help and she hugged me and kissed me with tears in her eyes for the help. There was an African guy who asked me if I was going to Germany and where he could buy a ticket. Told him usually online but he should ask the driver. Had a funny feeling about him. Well we got to the German border and the police pulled the bus over for an ID check. The Irish people were freaking out a bit and I told them it was normal with the migrant issue and with bomb searches. Behold the African did not have his papers and was taken off the bus. I met a fashion designer on the bus who has contracts with Versace, Louis Vutton and Burberry. We started talking wine and he said he had friends who import wine and I told him I had a friend who was an agent. He was very interested in making Canadian contacts because it would be something new for Switzerland. When we got to Munchen he ran after me and gave me his card. Transferred to a different bus and two hours later I was in Salzburg.Read more

  • Day2

    Menschlichkeit zum 2.

    July 2, 2016 in Austria

    Nach geschlagenen zweieinhalb Stunden der Suche, haben wir jetzt durch den Pfarrer im Theresienheim von Lustenau eine Unterkunft. Und was für eine!
    Wir haben eine eigene Küche, Dusche und einen Kicker.
    Die super nette Betreuerin des Jugenheims hat uns sogar noch eine ganze Tüte Kirschen gebracht.
    Jetzt sind alle erst mal sauber und wir essen was. Danach versuchen wir noch das Deutschland-Spiel zu gucken.Read more

  • Day4

    Das ÖRK hilft

    July 4, 2016 in Austria

    Wir kommen im Schulungsraum des Österreichischen Roten Kreuz unter. Wir haben nicht nur eine super Aussicht sondern auch viel Platz, eine Dusche und eine Dachterasse.
    Jetzt sind wir alle erleichtert und kochen nicht mehr vor uns hin (in der Sonne).

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