Tag Austria

A short ride around an inland sea

Our original plan had been to ride all the way around the Bodensee (or Loch Constance as we took to calling it). However, time and circumstances conspired against us and we end up with half a day for our ride,… Continue Reading →

Notes on a short tour on the mainland of Europe

This September Ulli and I took a well deserved holiday on the mainland of Europe. We took up the invitation to visit France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Here are a few things I noticed on my travels. First off, arriving… Continue Reading →

Alpine Cycle Chic part 1: Innsbruck

It is often said that a cycling culture, with riding a bicycle as transport, is only common in flat places. However, on my regular trips to the Alps I am always struck by just how many cyclists you see on… Continue Reading →

Tales of the Tirol, part 2: Into the Karwendel

Sunday, Scharnitz, the crack of dawn. OK so it was more like the crack of 09:30, but that is early enough for a Sunday morning to be dragging a couple of mountain bikes out of the back of a car…. Continue Reading →

Tales of the Tirol, part 1: a short ride to Fallbach

The more observant readers among you will have noticed that there is a now a weather report for Innsbruck in the sidebar of this blog, this is because Ulli and I are on holiday in the Austrian Tirol. So day… Continue Reading →

Frustrated skier

If you go to the Austrian Tyrol in the middle of January for a spot of skiing, you kind of expect (or at least hope for) some snow, but not this year. As we flew in over the Alps on… Continue Reading →

Gone skiing

I will not be posting on the ubiquitous blog for the next couple of weeks as Ulli and I will be skiing in Austria.

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