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OT - cycling in Austria

tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
edited March 2019 in Commuting chat
Thinking of taking the family to the Alps for a week in August - daughter wants to have a go at cycling in the mountains, and girlfriend (who's done enough Alpine riding to know what it's about) would like to do some more. Thinking Austria because:
1. The terrain is generally a bit more moderate than the French/Swiss Alps
2. We're in the Netherlands the previous week, for a youth stage race (Assen), which makes Austria relatively easy to get to

Junior's never ridden in the mountains and will have a week of racing in her legs, so it's not *just* going to be about cycling; we'd also like to do a bit of walking (ideally lift-assisted), and possibly even lazing about (until we get bored, which will take about 10 mins). Scope to do the odd flat (by Alpine standards) ride would be nice. Awesome scenery is essential, being based in a pretty town/village is a big plus. Might also be up for a bit of entry-level lift-assisted mountain biking if I can work out how to strap that many bikes onto the car! We'll have camping kit with us, so I'd consider a drop-dead awesome campsite, but otherwise (having spent the previous week camping in the Netherlands) much more inclined to rent an apartment.

Any suggestions?
Pannier, 120rpm.

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  • rower63rower63 Posts: 1,991
    If you find yourself anywhere near Hintertux or Solden you could even do a bit of skiing on the glaciers there (if they still exist!). Glacier skiing, as you may well know, is surprisingly benign, it never gets too steep. The feeling of skiing in shorts and T-shirt is weird!
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  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    rower63 wrote:
    If you find yourself anywhere near Hintertux or Solden you could even do a bit of skiing on the glaciers there (if they still exist!). Glacier skiing, as you may well know, is surprisingly benign, it never gets too steep. The feeling of skiing in shorts and T-shirt is weird!
    That thought had occurred - I don't think Solden run right through the Summer any more, but Hintertux definitely do, and with a surprisingly large ski area.
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