Bicycle tour Rams saddle 22.4.2005

Last night was clear and cold, and morning frost destroyed my magnolia´s blossoms. At noon I start with my racing bike. Bright sunshine, but only 10 C and an unpleasing wind. I ride via Willendorf and Wuerflach to Flatz, then Neunkirchen, Peng and over Rams saddle to Kirchberg am Wechsel.

Schneeberg, as seen from Doerfles

View to Flatz and Flatzer Wand

View to Ternitz and prominent Sonnwendstein (1523 m, far right)

Zooming in on Sonnwendstein

Schneeberg as seen from just outside Neunkirchen

Rax (left) and Schneeberg (right)

Rax with its large Plateau and the prominent summit  Heukuppe (2.007 m, far left)

Close below Rams saddle, at about 800 m height. View toRax, to the left behind is Schneealpe (1.903 m)

Zooming in on Rax with Heukuppe, to the left behind is Schneealpe.

Schneeberg, now with Gloggnitz in the foreground

The castle of  Kranichberg

Panorama: From left to right Wechsel, Semmering area, Rax and Schneeberg. The Austrian tourist board has called this region "Zauberberge" ("magic mountains"). Click into the picture for a large version

Part of the before panorama with Rax and Schneeberg - Click into the picture for a large version