- One week of biking, hiking and kayaking in Osttirol - 

I just came home after spending a week in Osttirol. This might be the most beautiful part of Austria... But that's just my opinion. Although Osttirol isn't really big it offers many rivers to kayak, has huge mountains and the possibilities for mountain-bike rides is almost unlimited.

We first drove up the Deffereggen creek to start the vacation with a bike tour to the very end of this amazing valley.

After that I had to take a look at the waterfalls of the upper Deffereggen Creek aka Schwarzbach. Since there had been a thunderstorm the night before it was to high. There weren't any other kayakers I could have joined anyway... I decided to to a solo run of the lower Isel instead - This is a fun big water run, that starts with big waves and holes and mellows out to the end.

Foto von Hannah Bobik

The next day we hiked up the upper Isel to visit the Umball - waterfalls. The first picture shows a little waterfall on a tributary creek. This was the second time I visited the falls, but the first time we hiked up to the upper Falls, shown in the second picture.

In the afternoon I called up Stefan Kinner, who lives to Osttirol. We decided to run the Waterfalls of the Deffereggen - creek in the evening. By the way, this is my turn on stand up paddling.

Picture by Hannah Bobik

The flows were still high. We both decided to chicken out on the first drop and portaged the entry. But everything else was good to go.

Foto von Hannah Bobik

Foto von Hannah Bobik

Foto von Hannah Bobik

Foto von Hannah Bobik

The next day we did another bike tour near the GroƟglockner. This is the Seebach - valley. They wanted to dam this amazing place 30 years ago. Luckily that didn't happen.

This are some pictures from the Staller Sattel in the evening.

View at he GroƟvenediger from the Tauernbach valley. This was the last bike tour we did.

We spend the last day to drive up to Salzburg and visit the Untersulzbach waterfall  and the famous Krimmler waterfalls.

The Krimmler waterfalls...

Now, after 5 hot hours in the car we are back home... Monday I have to work... that sucks...

Later, H.G.