Why I Like this Photo- Adige Bike Path

Adige Bike Path

Well, I have been trying to think of a subject to write about for a while.

Adige Bike Path
This photo was taken between Innsbruck and Imst on my first day of my Adige Bike Path trip.

  So what I have come up with is a little discussion of photos that I have in my galleries and to tell a little about one so that you get an understanding of what words come into my head when I look at it.  They say a picture is worth a 1000s words so I might as well start somewhere so today my 400 words are going to be about the Adige Bike Path.

In the summer of 2007, I had the opportunity to bike along the Adige Bike Path from Innsbruck, Austria to Bolzano, Italy.  I did a lot of research into what trip I wanted to take, where I wanted to go and the dates.  Since my holidays were set in stone, I had to ensure that I could get to where I needed to go and this trip seemed like the best for me.  At that trip was along the Adige bike trail.

The bike trip was a self guided trip meaning that all you had to do was to show up at the hotel that evening.  No guide, no baggage to carry except what you needed or wanted with you.  So I got up every morning and after a lovely breakfast at the hotel that was pre-booked by the bike company, I set off for the day.

This photo was taken the first day from Innsbruck to Imst, Austria.  A gorgeous valley along the way with towering mountains of the Alps and I saw this little cabin and I stopped to take some shots.

It was a great way to start the tour- flat, gorgeous and easy riding.  Except for the German only map/guide book the trip was wonderful.  Thankfully I was able to read some of book to help me along.

I think I only got lost once which isn’t too bad.

When I got into Italy, the countryside was mostly apple orchards to start but the further down into the valleys there were grapes everywhere.  Using my Camelbak with an extra bladder, I would have water in 1 bladder and fill the other with wine.  Not a bad way to have a trip if you ask me.



Mike H.
Hi there,
I am photographer, father, son and ultimate frisbee player.
I've recently switched my career path into Mechanical Engineering.
As someone once said, "What a long, strange trip it's been."