There is no bad weather for biking

…you are just beneath the clouds.
Taken on an amazing down country ride around and down from Pico do Ariero. For my second bike ride on Madeira, I chose an organized tour. This had the benefit of leaving urban areas without getting exhausted. Nature around Funchal starts at 1000m above sea level or you have to travel to a different spot on the island.

 

I got shuttled up to 1300m where an amazing ride begun. A nice cross country ride up to 1600m around Pico do Ariero followed by an endless trail ride down to Funchal. I wish I had chosen a fully for that part of the jouney. Or at least a proper air fork. The bike I had was horrible on the technical parts. Anyway, the view and the fun were priceless. Absolutely stunning experience.

 

Kaprun High Mountain Reserviores

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Dam and lake Wasserfallboden as seen from lake Mooserboden. Both lakes are forming the high mountain reserviores of Kaprun. Caused by the unfortunate weather I was not able to have a look at the surrounding summits (Kitzsteinhorn, Gro├čes Wiesbachhorn etc.)

But hey, fresh snow and walking in the clouds! The photo was taken pretty much at 2000 m above sea level.