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Travel Blogs from Heiligenblut
... go snowboarding because he wants to look cool or something (heeh) but it seems a lot harder than skiing and he couldn't get up the ski lift. I had a go, just to try it and I can go down fine I just cant turn (other than by jumping) or stop so I just had to bail once I got to the bottom. It was pretty fun though, but it seems hard.
The grossglocker mountain is the highest mountain in Austria but I cant find out if the resort is on ...
... Guess what, it started to snow. Very lightly at first, right as we got out of the taxi! A Christmas present just for us! The Restaurant and hotel (it turns out) was once owned by St. Peter's church. The chalet style restaurant was cosy and filled with happy diners. We had only been seated for a few minutes when heavier, larger snow began falling. Then the only Australians in the place (it would appear) ran out ...
... to Lienz and take another route.
The kind lady tells me that once this pass and a number of others get snow on
them they are closed for the rest of the winter.
Its now getting dark and the last thing I want is to be riding this
slippery wet road in darkness and so its on the bike and full speed all the way
back down the road I have just come.
By the time I get to Lienz its after 4pm and all I want now is a hotel.
Into the satnav and after riding around ...
... Park Gallery, a 360 meter tunnel down through the rock. At the end was another viewing platform with amazing views of the snow-covered mountains, including the Grossglockner. We were very lucky that the skies were so clear. There wasn't a cloud in sight.
Although the mountains were amazing, we also spent a lot of time here watching a tracker go up a steep, snowy mountain slope. It was amazing watching it inch its ...
... were all these cool old tractors passing us on the road. We got stuck behind a few too, but we didn't mind because it was really neat to see the tractors!
Before getting back to Zell am See, we stopped at a Hofer to get some groceries. And then accidentally took the tunnel again where the exit to Zell am See was closed. So we had to backtrack again to get to our apartment for the evening.
P.S. Daily Step Count = 18,495
Miles Walked = ...
Other places to stay in Heiligenblut
Winkl 46, Heiligenblut | 4 star hotelfrom $145
Hof 1, Heiligenblut | 3 star hotelfrom $121
Hof 6-7, Heiligenblut | 4 star hotelfrom $163
Hof 23, Heiligenblut | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Hof 21, Heiligenblut | Hotelfrom $125
Winkl 3, Heiligenblut | 4 star hotelfrom $174
Hof 70, Heiligenblut | Hotelfrom $166