Day 68: Reintaler See to Innsbruck

Friday June 10, 2005, 66 km (41 miles) – Total so far: 4,302 km (2,673 miles)

We eventually found the cycle path on the River Inn this morning after yesterday’s off-road antics; the path took us over the river to an interesting little village called Rattenberg.

The River Inn has carved a wide flat valley through the mountains so the cycling was easy and it was not too far to Innsbruck. The campsite is adequate and is in a fantastic location with sheer cliffs overlooking us.

As was the case in Germany, Austrian people are keen to help a cyclist with a map with his directions… sometimes too keen; a few times we have not wanted directions yet the locals have been fairly insistent that they provide them anyway. It can even be a nuisance sometimes.

The campsites are becoming busier as we head through June. Today’s is a much more reasonable €€14 a night.

One of many cliffside castles on the river Inn

One of many cliffside castles on the river Inn

Wooden bridge over the Inn at Innsbruck

Wooden bridge over the Inn at Innsbruck

A narrow shopping street in Innsbruck

A narrow shopping street in Innsbruck

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *