Monday, June 15, 2015

Grein to Melk. 48 kms

Last night we went to the oldest theatre in this part of Europe. Small, intimate and unique. Lots of history in this small town and good explanations from the Guide. Interesting to see how high the Rhine has flooded over the years

This morning we had a very good flat ride from Grein to Melk. Lovely wooded countryside all along the banks with occasional small villages. We had to cross the nrhine on a small boat to get to the southewrn embankment which was virtually car free.

Stopped at Ybbs for morning coffee. Classic village square with Bicycle museum for all the radfahrers. Met some kiwis who are cycling the whole Danube to Budapest.

Cycled on after coffee to make Melk by just after lunch so that we could get to do the tour of the Monestry by 3.00pm. Sue and Gill did the tour while I wondered the town. Scenic and beautifully looked after. Lots of cyclists and tourists.

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