A German tour guide was very ready to go this morning in Erding!
And so were seven Japanese BMW riders right behind him. Sure, the tour start was a little rainy, but that would only last for about 30 minutes.
See? First coffee stop at Prien am Chiemsee and everything was all nice and dry again.
Meanwhile, tour guide Wim in the van was not exactly short on scenery either... some van days are just better than others, we say.
Well... some bike days are better than others too... what is this for a view?
That view is Pillersee, where our group from Japan had their very first very non-Japanese lunch.
And then it was time for a first bit of serious Alps riding: up to Grossglockner, one to check off the bucket list when coming to this part of the world. What a sight!
How better to see the Alps than by looking at a real glacier, very high up in the mountains?
After arriving in Lienz, the cosy little town had a little surprise for us: a sunday evening outdoor concert, right by our dinner room. Very typical!
During the concert, Yun and Not Yamaha (no kidding, that really is his name) told us they were going to meet some girls! Turns out it was mostly the schnapps the girls were serving they were interested in...
So much excitement in a first day on High Alpine Tour... it can wear you out very quickly. Right Nao? Sleep tight everyone, see you tomorrow!