We arrived Monday after a long day at my daughter Florence for a 6-day stay in Austria.

Werfenweng view to ski slope

I took my Austrian Trek gravel bike out of the basement the next day. I installed the Garmin Rally pedals that I had brought with me. To flush out the plane trip went for a quick 9-mile spin through Werfenweng. The temps were chilly, but it stayed dry. I went to the Werfenweng ski lift and then returned to the house.

Gravel trail near Werfenweng

Afterward, we walked with our grandaughter Isabella in the baby stroller. Florence took us on a cool jeep track near her house.

Walk with Florence, Paul and Isabella

The next day I rode a loop that brought me down to the valley and, for a while, followed the gravel bike path along the river before climbing back up to Werfenweng. In total climbed 1640ft. The weather was improving, and I even saw a little sun.

Along the river

Thursday afternoon, we went for a walk in Bischofshofen. Before I squeezed in a quick ride. I had wanted to ride up to Auszeit, a ski hut on the mountain. The roads/trails are pretty steep here. 2 jeep tracks averaged 18%. The view at the ski hut made it all worthwhile.

My Austrian trek bike at Auszeit

The afternoon walk brought us passed a Schwalbe inner tube vending machine. There were various tire sizes to choose from.

Schwalbe tire vending machine

Most of the walk was along the river, and we crossed the river on the way back over a dam. The dam had a fish ladder for the trout to spawn upstream.

Fish ladder

Since we visited Salzburg on Friday, there has been no riding. But we did hike for 5 miles through the center of town and up to the castle overseeing the city.

View on castle and city of Salzburg

But on Saturday, the last day of our visit, I could squeeze in a quick ride along the river. Since we were going for lunch in Bischofshofen. I drove there earlier that morning, parked near the river, and did an 11.5-mile spin to Sankt Johann am Pongau and back. The route consisted mainly of beatiful gravel trails along the river.

Trail along river to Sankt Johann am Pongau

The next day we traveled back to the US. A long day. We left at 6:30am from Austria and arrived at 9:30pm in Arlington. A 21-hour trip.

Hike and rides in Werfenweng and Salzburg, Austria