From June 16 to 23, we spent a week near the German – Austrian border, where I cycled a bit in the Berchtesgadener and Salzburger mountains.
While the trip was originally intended as a revisit to the Berchtesgaden area, I came across the Look Marmotte Hochkönig.
This Gran Fondo was starting in Mühlbach am Hochkönig, basically around the corner from there.
And when I studied the route for that event, I realized that we would pass through Bruck an der Grossglocknerstrasse at the base of the climb up the Hochalpenstrasse by that name.
A climb I had done in 2009 and which I’d always wanted to revisit as well – I could tell I was in for a busy week.
But first, here’s my report on the Marmotte…