As we entered Austria, as if it was glad to have us, the sun came out and we saw our first official EuroVelo 9 signpost! Although much to Anne-Marie's annoyance the route was not completely sealed. Austria is remarkably beautiful.
We debated bypassing one rather obnoxious 20%+ climb but Reuben insisted on attempting the monstrosity. We breached the plateau at the top of the hill in town and discovered a regional wine center with over 150 local Austrian wines on tasting and open at 5:20pm on a Sunday!
Despite the language barrier we managed a great tasting and left a little merrier for the last 12 or so kilometers to a little Austrian B&B with a great chef.
Slovenia's wet farewell.
Cruising the forests of Austria.
Our first unsealed road.
EuroVelo 9 route markers
Powered by a weird Slovenian nutella substitute
Not that I got off a shot, but moments after this a deer danced across the road in front of us.
(and we chased a squirrel)
Whizzing through the forest trails.
One of our moto's "don't waste time staring at signs you can't read".
Feel the pain
Anne-Marie beast modes the last 50m of the monster climb.
Reuben Taking Anne-Marie's picture of her taking his picture or something.
Pretty sparkling glasses.
Also a fundamental tool we forgot to bring on this holiday finaly obtained.
View from our Zimmer of the Austrian countryside.
Dinner at a B&B o.O