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BICYCLE TOUR: EUROTOUR 2010

FLAVIO BASSI'S ON-BOARD DIARY

DAY 7

DATE: 13:07:2010
START: REUTTE
FINISH: IMMENSTADT
LENGTH: 71 KM
AVERAGE SPPED: 14 KM/H
DIFFICULTY GRADE: A2
Saliscendi - Stanchezza - Lago bello
We start from Reutte, which I still can not remember, and arrive in Fussen. Here the memory returns: pleasant hilly town, very touristy, the kind of Passau. It would merit a prolonged stay.
But today we started a short time ago, and the target is still at 1500 kilometers. We do not think about a stop either.

After having surpassed Fussen the route is the Bodensee-Königssee-Radweg, to the west. This is a fairly well-marked path, full of ups and downs, a bit fatiguing.

Around a tourist lake a rental offers special tri-and quadri-cycles. We try a trike, a sporting kart: we go fast, curves are a joke, but the hands are likely to be sucked into the spokes of the wheels (steering commands are dangerously close to them), also uphill work is 100% of legs. Instead I find it very healthy to use upper muscle power, which is possible by bike, standing on the pedals during the climbs.

Before Oy we separate again. I follow meticulously the cycle route presented by the guide, which I do not regret ever (except the unfortunate parenthesis of the previous day); my companions prefer a fast dual carriageway. Appointment to Oy-Mittelberg. They lose their way and this time I arrive first, with a good half an hour in advance.
After a snack lunch it's hot and we are tired: the siesta in a shady lawn is just what we need.

In the evening there is always the kitchen-problem: the more you go north, before the kitchens close. If you arrive late - I mean now over 8 pm - the restaurants reject you, and you have to manage. Moreover, the open stores are a mirage already after 18. To bed without dinner, therefore, unless you do not have the emergency sandwich in the bags.
So we can not go beyond the lake Immenstadt, where there is a pleasant campsite on the shore. Also because today because we really feel tired (and in fact my notes of the day on the on-board agenda were textually: 'saliscendi - stanchezza - lago bello').

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