Cycling day 5/84 km
Leaving Spittal this morning I had sun in my eyes – just great! Following the river Drau it was easy to reach Villach but I didn’t visit the city as I’d like to go into the countryside.
Cycling along the Drau is a little bit like making the Danube cyclepath – always straight and a little bit boring… but it’s okay.
Making a turn and following the small and more wild river of Gail was much more fun! Interesting nature and a nice cyclepath.
So after about 60 km there were some ascent to do – approaching the Austrian-italian border – or what is left of it.
Is didn’t watch out and missed the beginning of the italian part of the cyclepath – just a small path on your right-handside goes up a little bit.
So now there came the most nicely part of the day – through the woods and in the end following a former railway track – you can find even the old signs on the track.
After 84 km I reached my hotel – they’ve got pizza with organic ingredients – and this I didn’t know before! 😁