Leuven to Kissing to Zell am Ziller

We start off in Belgium on June 19th early in the morning as we have a long day ahead of us. We’ll be doing mostly long boring German motorways today so there’s not much interesting to say. 800km of mind numbing mile munching through the summer heat from Leuven in central Belgium to Kissing, near M√ľnchen in Germany. We hardly take any pictures and none are really interesting.

We’re staying with a Belgian friend that moved to Germany a couple years back to marry a German bloke. We haven’t seen them since their wedding 1 year ago, so it is great to meet again. It turns into a very pleasant and late evening.

That inevitably leads to a late morning. It is 11AM when we are ready to get going again, but that’s ok, we’re taking it easy. There should be some more interesting roads ahead of us getting out of Germany and into Austria. In any case, the views are better than yesterday.

 Walchensee. Thanks to Thomas for the tip and our first of many sights of gorgeous blue water!
Walchensee. Thanks to Thomas for the tip and our first of many sights of gorgeous blue water!

We grab a sandwich at a gas station after filling up and look for a cool spot in the shade to have our pick nick. After that the road takes us past the Walchensee where we choose a small pass across a low ridge. The road is tight and twisty and pretty deserted. That might have something to do with the toll that has to be paid. After that we ride along the Deutsche Alpenstrasse into Austria’s Zillertal where we find a camp site.

 Camp no. 1 in Zell am Ziller, Austria
Camp no. 1 in Zell am Ziller, Austria

We only managed 220km today. but we had fun. And the best parts are still to come, this is all just a prelude.

 June 20th, 2013 - Augsburg to Zell am Ziller
June 20th, 2013 – Augsburg to Zell am Ziller
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Roamer, wanderer, nomad, vagabond.



Keen and curious adventurer who feels just as much at home in IT as in the workshop tinkering on bikes. Loves exploring the world, its people and himself, preferably on 2 wheels behind the handlebars of his beloved bike. Lucky to have found a partner in life and on the road to share this with.