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‘Féte de la musique’ in Innsbruck

Cycling day 17/45 km ~ From Bolzano/Italy to Innsbruck/Austria

Yesterday night was not a silent one – we had to open the windows in the youthhostel as we were 4 guys and it had 30 C…as the hostel is situated next to a big street to the station it was very noisy.

I’ve had cancelled the night in the hostel in Innsbruck a few days ago – but laying in bed nearly around midnight I checked again the weatherforecast – so there should be rain and thunderstorms today. In the end I re-booked the room as it was the last – and tonight I’m very happy… 😁

But let’s start from the beginning…I took the train this morning for Brennero and after 11/2 h I arrived at the pass easily.

Brennero Pass
Along the old road to Innsbruck

In my opinion it was okay to downhill the old road to the pass – but I wouldn’t recommend it to cycle upwards – take the train! There is no cyclepath and the cars and trucks go sometimes really quick around the serpentines.

Finally I entered the ancient town of Innsbruck and it was great to explore it – with sunshine.

The ‘Goldene Dachl’ (Golden Roof)

I checked in to the youthhostel which is situated at the river Inn – so you can reach it safe and easy on a cyclepath along the waterway.

Let’s go into the street – I hopped on the Bus ‘O’ (brings you directly into the center in about 15 minutes) and found a cool restaurant, Gelaterie and – the ‘Féte de la musique’. To improve the friendship of Tyrol and France there were young musicians and everybody had fun…

So this was a great day and coincidentally with french music – as I’m already thinking about the next year’s journey…perhaps the EuroVelo 17 ‘Rhone’. This brings you from Switzerland to the Camargue/FraNd nce – and I’m sure it’s also a cool trip!

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Through the valley of Adige

Cycling day 16/105 km ~ From Loppio to Bolzano

Today was a big cycling day – since a longer period. In the morning I’ve had a chat with a young couple from Zurich/Switzerland. They were on their way to Venice and noticed that they’re too fast…So we talked about cycling tours through Europe and I gave them a copy of the EuroVelo map. They looked interested – perhaps we’ll meet somewhere in Europe again.

Trento

I jumped on my recumbent-bike and started to pedal the known cyclepath – and with a fantastic weather.

There were again about 30 C and I needed about 8 l of water…plus coffee and beer 😁

Having lunch around 2 pm after 74 km were quite okay so I arrived at 5 pm at the Youthhostel Bolzano – really nice as I knew already from previous stays.

Bolzano
Bolzano

Having a Veggie Burger and a craft beer at the famous ‘Batzenhäusl Biergarten’ was a cool end for this day. And the ticket for tomorrow to go to Brennero Pass is already in my pocket…