But it wasn’t the cycle we expected!
As you’d expect, following the course of a river from source, one would be travelling in an overall downhill direction and yes we were but look at the amount of up and down from today’s cycle! We were not expecting that, given that the Veloroute is close to the Danube. However since the river passes through deep gorges, sometimes there is no room for the cycle path other than to go over the hill. The fact that you then go down the hill a little more than up, is little compensation.
Carrauntoohil is 1,038 metres high, today our elevation gain was 1,039 – dare I say another …
Because rain was forecast, we hadn’t set an alarm. As it happened whilst it rained during the night, it had largely cleared by morning. Between our late start and the hills we only managed 77km.
We stayed and had dinner at a lovely, small hotel in Herbertingen, managed by a girl who had visited Sligo twice for horse riding at Grange. It’s such a small world!
Unfortunately I’m finishing this post a day late and have only freezing cold wifi so will have to go without pictures. Will catch up tomorrow hopefully!