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Krimml and the Zillertaller Alps

sunny 31 °C

We were heading for Krimml because Fred and Urmer, who we had met in Trutnov in the Czech Republic, had recommended a hotel there. Plus, Krimml waterfalls at 350m are the biggest waterfalls in Europe and the 5th largest in the world. It would also provide the chance to do some of the high passes in the Zillertaler Alps.

The hotel was called the Burgeck Panorama Hotel. It certainly didn't disappoint in the panorama department. The views to the falls and down the valley were incredible.

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The falls themselves were immensely powerful. We walked up them early one morning to avoid the crowds and were rewarded with some stunning views and an ice cream.

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As far as the biking is concerned we added another couple of high passes to our list. The Zillertaler Hohenalpinestrasse
http://www.mayrhofen.at/de/101029/101106/101145/zillertaler-hoehenstrasse.html

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and the Gerlos alpinestrasse.
http://www.gerlosstrasse.at/en/gerlos-alpenstrasse/

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Both were impressive as you can see. The unusual thing was that we didn't see another British bike on either of them.

Just to see how the other half live we mixed it with the Ferrari's and Porche's in Kitzbuhl. Even the McDonalds had proper waitresses! To round off a great time we travelled the 161 to Mittersill. A great road with sweeping bends and fantastic views.

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Posted by Mick G 00:35 Archived in Austria Tagged landscapes waterfalls mountains skylines motorcycle tourist_sites

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Sounds and looks fantastic. Looking forward to the illustrated talk one Tuesday evening!

by mw3230

Yes Michael, I think Michael already has me pencilled in for January !

by Mick G

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