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BICYCLE TOUR: EUROTOUR 2008

FLAVIO BASSI'S ON-BOARD DIARY

DAY 10

DATE: 13:08:2008
START: BRAUNAU
FINISH: PASSAU
LENGTH: 74 KM
DIFFICULTY GRADE: A1
Panzer Tandem.
In Braunau we lost the female bikers, who went in hostel while we was in the camping, and we met an Austrian (or German?) family: a tandem, he was the pilot, she was the passenger, heavy bags, a trailer with other bags, and the little daughter inside the trailer; they cycled so fast that it was difficult for us to stay behind them! And we were in those middle-offroad ways, with no asphalt and some obstacles through trees!

The arrival in Passau is a relief. A sun, obviously pale, welcomes us. A fine town, very fine, makes the afternoon happy. The camping is in a quiet place along a little river, crowded of international bikers stopping in Passau for one or two days; we go to take dinner with one of them, who was cycling from Bruxelles (its town) to Vienna and maybe Budapest. Appetizing German restaurant in the city center, and not even expensive.
Passau is on a hill exactly in the intersection of three rivers: Danube, Inn and the river of the camping; luxurious cruise boats moor in the port, and the center is interesting and panoramic, new districts appear everytime during the walk... a stop of two days ore more would be advisable. I will return.
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