Wednesday, 15 August 2012
a quick view from the Hahnenkamm
Yesterday evening we headed into the town where many of the townsfolk were dressed in the traditional tract and dirndl of the area. It soon became apparent that there was a festival, complete with a Volksband and Schuhplattler.
Unexpected, and great fun to be there.
Today included a trip up the Hahnenkamm but this time under power instead of by foot. My legs took a little while to recover from the Swiss mountain a few days ago.
As it happened, there was a mountain bike race on the side of this one, and of course it was 'up' the mountain rather than down.
I arrived at the top to see various bikes parked against the edge and the start of the awards ceremony in a suitable cafe.
There's sensational views from this area. I could see across to the Wilder Kaiser, to Matterhorn and also right across to Grossglockner.
And the inspirational view soon made me forget my legs were supposed to be aching, as I headed away from the busiest area to just drink in the view.