Muttersberg & Bludenz

Sat 21st Sept 2019 – Day 20

Today has been a day without driving and what a perfect day, the skies have been blue all day and the temperature rose to 24 degrees, which seemed much hotter in this alpine air.

We started the day with a walk to the cable car station and after paying 28 euros for a return trip we were whisked up the mountain to a height of over 3,000 feet, some people walked up the trail and hardy folk cycled up, I didn’t envy them. At the top station was a restaurant cafe and we had to indulge in a coke and an apfel strudel to counter the stress of seeing all these hot and bothered people.

We did actually hike a part of the trail whilst we were up there but only for a kilometre or so. When we returned to the bottom we walked into the nearby town of Bludenz, it was quite lively with lots of street cafes, a market selling craft goods and an orchestra entertaining everyone, we bought some strawberries for tea and were given a bunch of grapes for free. We were quite weary when we got back to Homer and spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the sunshine, altogether today we walked almost 7 miles.

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