Day 155:Ljubljana - Klagenfurt(Austria)(118km) - Distance travelled so far 9,292km "The Alps"
Waking in our campsite this morning, we knew what was in store for the day....crossing the border into Austria but also alot of climbing uphill.
Saw Iggy Pop at the campsite!!
The first 40kms of the day were very nice with lovely rolling terrain and beautiful scenery, but in the distance stood the Alps, and they were only getting closer!!
Timber framing, for drying hay
Bring them bad boys on....
Slovenian telephone poles
Just before our first climb up the Alps, we came accross a sign indicating that bikes were not permitted beyond this point. If we were to turn back, and go another route, we definately wouldn't make it to Austria today..So , of course, we decided ignore the sign and keep moving...
No bikes????We ain't turning back...
Here we go
A camp from WWII on route to the border
The boder of Slovenia/Austria is approx at 1300m and is joined be a 1.5km tunnel. The tunnel was built be concentration camp prisoners during the second world war.
A memorial to the workers that built the tunnel
Entering the tunnel in Slovenia....
Exiting in Austria
A decent. Good start to Austria
An interestinbg water fountain
After our good days work we reached Klagenfurt. We did a small bit of research into tomorrows cycle and found out that the the town was at 400m and that we would have to climb a pass of over 1700m....