Crossing Austria

To all good things come an end and after the pancakes with Eva and the kids I continued my way to Hallstätter see, an Austrian lake from the picture books. Situated between the mountains and with the picturesque town Hallstätter at it’s shores. I took my bicycle and cycled along the lake. In the evening I wildcamped along the lake and prepared my food on a campfire.

After an other night wildcamping along some other lake I drove to Heiligenblut where I made a short hike to a waterfall and spend the night on the local campsite. There I also used my new Gordigear awning for the first time, together with the rooftent the whole installation looks quite impressive.

The next day I drove the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, the highest mountain pass road in Austria and passing the Großglockner, Austria’s highest mountain. The road was just opened a couple of days earlier so I was lucky to be able to drive it. Still all of the hiking trails along the road were closed as were some of the viewpoints. I spotted some Alpine marmots though. I think driving it a couple of weeks later would have made it a beter experience but is was a fine drive nevertheless. I compiled and speed-up the footage of my dashcam in a 15 minute video you can see below.

I spend an other night wildcamping in Austria and then drove to Lake Bled, Slovenia, where I stayed for two nights. Lake Bled is one of the touristic highlights of Slovenia, and yes, it is an picturesque sight, this church on a small island in the lake, but after some hours walking around, and a beer at, the lake, one has seen it all. But I did take some time to play around with the drone my friend Sander gave me as a farewell present and shot this nice picture.

Lake Bled

Tomorrow I will be picking up Johannes from the airport and will we be exploring Slovenia for 10 days.