As we approached the peak a thunder storm rolled towards us bringing a welcome cool change and the threat of heavy rain. As our generous Austrian benefactors had promised we reached the peak after 5km and it turns out it was a ski resort and the highest point in the whole of EuroVelo 9.
The rest of the ride was a very pleasant downhill and flat roll into the spa resort town of Baden. We finished our 122km ride and headed straight for the hot pools.
Reuben gets friendly with the locals before departing Hartberg.
Refreshed after a gift of cool water and nutella biscuits.
Ominous thunder clouds
The crazy long descent begins.
A 5 minute video of the majority of the wet but fun descent.
Unfortunately the GoPro gets moved when I hit a bump near the start.
Yay vikings, Not sure what Austrian vikings were called.
Apparently if you're having a child / grandchild in Austria you advertise it.
So many flowers, so much hay fever.
Lots of following canals.
Photo just before we started descending.
Our hotel had the coolest "mini bar".
An impressive drawing room.
And a teddy bear.
Sparkling Austrian wine.