Our last day… a relaxing one

This was the last proper day of our holiday as the next 3 days will be spent travelling home. It was a lovely morning, so we took our first morning brew down to the pier. The campsite was still quiet and we stayed for a while, enjoying the tranquility. We’d booked an extra night and... Continue Reading →

Packrafting on Hallstätter See

Yesterday we had a lovely day packrafting on Hallstātter See. I’d read that Hallstatt was a pretty place, with16th century alpine houses, so we thought we’d park up on the lake and paddle to see the town from the lake. I did fancy visiting the salt mines there too, but we didn’t get around to... Continue Reading →

Cruising on Wolfgangsee

We’ve been ‘proper tourists’ today, cruising up and down Wolfgangsee, sipping wine and beer. After a lie in, we walked round the hill between the campsite and the town of Strobl to catch the ferry. The path was beautiful, contouring the hillside, above the blue-green water of the lake. We saw the ferry coming into... Continue Reading →

5 Sees bike ride

We’re in the Salzkammergut, which is the Austrian Lake District and has over 70 lakes. After a lazy day yesterday because it rained, we planned to cycle round Wolfgangsee today. However, instead, we decided on a route that passed 5 lakes or sees as they are called here. First we set off uphill to Schwarzensee,... Continue Reading →

St Wolfgang and Salzburg

We’re arrived in St Wolfgang on Thursday. It was a bit too early to check into the campsite so we had a wander round the town, picked up leaflets in tourist information and had lunch. St Wolfgang is a pretty town on Wolfgangsee, with narrow streets, lovely chalet hotels with colourful window boxes, and charming... Continue Reading →

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road to Italy

Bertie’s done all the hard work today as we’ve travelled 175 kilometres round hairpin bends and over mountain passes to our next campsite at Toblachersee in Italy. We chose to travel via the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, which is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria. It is 48 kilometres long with 36 bends,... Continue Reading →

Two summits but no via ferrata

The day didn’t quite go to plan because we failed on the via ferrata (Klettersteig in Austrian). However, putting disappointment behind us, we did then have a great hike, even though it’s been a cloudy day. In fact, it was like being on a mountain in the UK with grey skies, cool winds, and mud... Continue Reading →

Relaxing in Bad Gastein

It rained all night and the forecast for today wasn’t much better, so we’ve had a relaxing day in Bad Gastein. We got the bus to the top of the town then wandered down the steep streets and along the river to see bits of the Gasteiner Ache that we missed yesterday… the top and... Continue Reading →

Scary moments on Graukogel

Today’s hike turned into a bit of a drama when, following the route from our book, we ended up on our hands and knees on a rocky ridge with steep drops on each side, unable to see the way ahead because both the path and route markers had vanished. Cue a bit of a meltdown... Continue Reading →

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