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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Thomas Ritt / Tom Friden | Europe

Last day: back to Erding

Today is already our last riding day. We had a great time with the best riding weather you could pray for and a lot of sightseeing.

We will ride from Kaprun back to Erding where we started. On our way we will see the highest waterfalls of europe, we will make a stop at the Achensee where we enjoy our prepared picknick , the we stop by the Syvlenstein damm which was build almost 70 years ago and then we will enjoy an easy ride through the bavarian country side back to Erding.

The Krimmler waterfalls
Durlaßboden Stausee
Sergio, Paulo, Maria, Fernando and Ana enjoy the sun and the view at the Durlaßboden damm.
What a magificiant view over the Zillertal valley
Group picture at the Zillertal valley view point.
Lunch time at Achensee, wow what a view.
Better late than never: the original, genuine, one-of-a-kind Edelweiss Picnic.
Sylvenstein damm
James and Daisy enjoy the view at the sylvenstein damm.

A day of 'rest' in Kaprun...

Today is a rest day for those who want. No need to leave the spa hotel if you don't feel so.

But as we go to the Grossglockner alpine road nobody wants to stay at the hotel.

We offer a long and a short ride to make everybody happy...and it worked!

spectacular panorama from the Edelweißspitze, 2500 m above sea level
Pasterze, Austria's largest glacier. Or what's left of it.
Here's how the glacier changed over the last 150 years
The throttel junkies also known as Andrew, Cal, James and Daisy having a really great time with Tom on the long route.
After a nice morning ride it's time for a coffee stop and a delicious "Apfelstrudel".
Looking at the size of the Apfelstrudel it's probably a coffee and lunch stop...

Day 3: Gmunden (A) - Kaprun (A)

What a beautiful ride in the morning with perfect fall weather.
The famous village Hallstatt offers us a spectacular view from the skyline plattform. But first we need to get up there. This is the way to the top, but luckily we can use a funicular railway.
It seems that Leonard and Tom enjoy the ride with the funicular and are not sure if Cal and Andrew do this... `=)
The sky walk and the "World Heritage View"
Right after this picture was taken Cal started looking for new sunglasses....
What a spectacular location for the official group picture!
This tower was built in 1284 by Emperor Rudolf to guard his precious salt mine
While the Brazilians were wandering the salt mine the Americans (and the Australian!) took to the roads. Spectacular roads! And this was our lunch place. Just awesome!

Day 2: Salzburg (A) - Gmunden (A)

boot beer time!!!

Day 1: Erding (D) - Salzburg (A)

A beautiful morning in Erding, the rain and most of the clouds have disappeared over night. 9 Brazilians and 5 Americans leave the parkinig garage and head out to discover Bavaria and Austria on a one-week tour...

View of the beautiful medieval town of Wasserburg
A boat takes us to an island named Herreninsel, which means Men's Island. Ladies are welcome, too. One of Bavaria's top tourist attractions awaits us there.
King Ludwig's castle Herrenchiemsee is a copy of Versailles. It remained unfinished, though.
Fall has also arrived in salzburg, just wonderful isn'it...?
The Getreidegasse, or Corn Alley, in Salzburg. Mozart was born here in 1756. We spend the night in this amazing city.
The "Stiftskulinarium St. Peter" first opened it's doors to guests in the year 803 AD. 1200 years of cooking experience should guarantee a great meal
We thought about ordering this wine to celebrate the occasion. But then, for some reason, nobody could locate their credit cards...
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Leonard Tingin
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 21:16

Follow my YouTube account for more videos from this ride.

Here is a Großglockner Teaser:

and Day 1 (morning) to Chiemsee
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 00:25

Hey Daisy & James!

Great to see you were having fun in the snowy Alps after the warm Spanish mountains
I hope, this time someone gave a bell to you, James

My warmest regards to you two
Ursula Peter
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 15:32

My dear collegue Thomas,
I am happy to see that you are enjoying a typical Italian pizza in the middle of the Austrian Alps
See you soon
Thomas Ritt
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 09:52

Yes, I admit, it was pizza. But it had Leberkas and sweet mustard on it, so it counts as an Austrian specialty I suppose. And on top of it the Beisl across the street was full, while the pizzeria was half empty. I wonder why...
Ursula Peter
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:03

I only can see Mozzarellakäs and no Leberkäs as a topping. Most important that you enjoyed it. And nice to see that these traditional Bavarians get a little bit more globalised
See you soon - can`t wait.
LG Ursula
Tom Friden
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 14:36

Anscheinend handelt es sich hierbei um das typische Tiroler Fladenbrot das der Italienischen Pizza zum verwechseln ähnlich sieht.
Ursula Peter
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 21:31

Und bei der Pizza in Eichstätt handelt es sich um eine Württembergische "innete", haha.
Machts gut
Thomas Ritt
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:08

Liebe Ursula,
bevor du jetzt in Eichstätt ein Spätzle-Restaurant als Ersatz für die Pizzeria suchst: Eichstätt ist Bayern, sogar Oberbayern, nicht Württemberg. Also nix Pizza und nix Spätzle, sorry. Aber du wirst schon noch was finden.
PS: freu mich schon auf die nächste BOE...


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