Blogs from Grein, Upper Austria, Austria, Europe


Europe » Austria » Upper Austria » Grein August 11th 2015

And so the hot weather with 35+ degrees continues. Since the only time of day that is relatively cool is in the morning we were up early and ready to leave at 8am. The temperature at this time is warm, but coolish. It’s lovely speeding along the cycle way at a time of day that is calm and clear. It appears that we’re never going to escape the heat over these days so it is best to manage it by leaving early and arriving early as the heat really builds up after midday. Leaving Linz turned out to be easy so we could not figure out why the instructions were so difficult to get to the hotel. After crossing over to the north side we cycled through a vegetated and wet area by the river before ... read more
A weaving loom at the Celtic village
The palace grotto showing designs made only of pebbles
The palace verandah with dozens of antlers

Europe » Austria » Upper Austria » Grein September 6th 2014

We are continuing down the wonderful Donauradweg (Danube bike path), enjoying the beautiful Treppelweg (tow path) right by the river or on top of the dike, or on back roads through villages and towns in the valley. As we move downriver the hills are closer to the river, and the scenery is prettier. Along with the scenery, the weather has been improving as we go, steady rain giving way to showers, then just cloudy with sprinkles, then it's warm enough to wear the short sleeved shirts, and finally a day warm enough for bike shorts and a sunny Friday afternoon in the quaint town of Grein where we rested fro our ride at an outdoor cafe by the river watching the passing scene of cyclists, motorcyclists, and sports car afficiandos. On the way we passed through, ... read more
View of the Ottenshim castle from the other side of the river
Riding on the Treppelweg
Old sundial in Mauthausen

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