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Done it! Geschafft!

My tour is complete – 1508 kilometres and 11100 metres of climb in 20 days. It’s a funny feeling not to be cycling today, but nice to be home again. But this was not just for me.I have been cycling … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Wednesday 22nd September, Gries am Brenner – Innsbruck

Today was only a short day and mostly downhill. The first part was still on the main road, but there wasn’t too much traffic at that time in the morning. After 4.5 kilometres the cycle route branched off onto a … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Tuesday 21st September, Mühlbach-Gries am Brenner

Day 19 – Tuesday 21st September, Mühlbach-Gries am BrennerThe first few kilometres were steeper than expected.i was sorry to leave the beautiful Pustertal and apprehensive about what to expect from the Brennerpass. The first part after Franzensfest was not very … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Monday 20th September, Sillian-Mühlbach

Today was the nicest tour to date, beautiful scenery, varying route, varying surfaces, climbs and descents. It was also one of the easiest days .The Pustertal is very beautiful. I saw more cyclists in one day, than I had during … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Sunday 19th September, Weißbriach-Sillian

The early morning climb on the road was easier than I expected, mostly a gentle climb. Strangely enough, when I got to the steepest part there was suddenly a lot of traffic: 2 busses, several motorbikes, several camper vans, car … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Saturday 18th September, Faak to Weißbriach

Today was an easy day. My friends accompanied me for around 30 kilometres, then we had coffee together. I really enjoyed the Gailtal, much better than the Drautal. I ate my midday snack on the lakeside of the Presseggersee and … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Friday 17th September, Unterburg am Kloppeinersee nach Faak an See

I thought about staying an extra night on Kloppeinersee as rain was forecast for next day. I heard it in the night and closed the window. I could still hear it. Then it stopped and I started packing my bags. … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Thursday 16th September, Soboth-Unterburg

The rest of the climb wasn’t too bad. I was more concerned about going down the other side. However, my Garmin sent me off on a quiet road. There were three cars standing on one side and I asked them … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Wednesday 15th September, Mitterlabill-Soboth

I set off in the morning with a bit of a strange feeling, as I had been unsuccessfully trying for a couple of days to find a room in Eibiswald. I needed to stay exactly  there in order to have … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Tuesday 14th September, Neuhaus am Klausenbach nach Mitterlabill

Today the breakfast was amazing – far too much, but they encourage you to take the rest with you.There was a lot of incline at the beginning.  In Santa Anna am Aigen the bike path downhill was so steep that … Continue reading

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