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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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Part Three – From Italy back home over the alps to Bavaria

So now we are on the last part of my trip – starting with a wonderful (short) boat trip over the Lago di Garda from Manerba to Garda. From here I´d like to make a walk on
one of the surrounding mountains.
After that I´ll continue along the eastern coast road of the lake which is a fantastic
place for surfers up in the north of it. So I come back into the Adige Valley and cycle
up to Bolzano where I´ve booked already a youthhostel for one night.

As I know the cyclepath from the other side I´m going to take the train up to the
Brennero Pass – this will cost me many points in the ranking 😉

Back in Austria my way will lead my down to Innsbruck using the old road and
having a night on a cool campsite at the Natterer See including an organic food shop.

On my last kilometers along the River Inn I´m going to cross the german border
in Kiefersfelden and go back to my hometown…

This will be a – hopefully – sunny and relaxing holiday with some ascents –
looking forward to my upcoming trip!

My trip from Lago di Garda over the alps back home to Bavaria

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