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Austrian Bike Adventure 2014 - Salzburg to Vienna

Austria

Wednesday, June 11 - Monday, June 23, 2014

Tour Summary
Our 2014 Austrian Bike Adventure begins in Vienna with a brief orientation before embarking by train to Salzburg. Well-preserved, historic Salzburg offers a warm welcome as we wander the cobblestone streets and relax with spectacular views of the Alps classic vineyards and unblemished countryside.

Our bike journey back to Vienna will consist of a rejuvenating mix of natural beauty, enchanting history, and the camaraderie of wonderful people supporting one another in a magically peaceful and physically inspiring journey.

We will eat fresh, delicious foods, and experience the thrill of challenging ourselves - and succeeding! Besides meeting bikers on the trail from all over the world, we will build relationships with Luther alumni and friends of all ages and from locations across the states.

To ensure that you fully enjoy your adventure, be ready to bike for up to four hours a day, but certainly at your own speed. We will want to anticipate a variety of weather conditions, terrain both up hill and down, but with only a small on-board kit of daily essentials and water.

The bike route will be mostly flat with some hilly stretches in the Salzkammergut and completely flat in the Danube valley. We will rent bikes in Salzburg, but please bring your helmet!

Tour Leaders - Peter '82 and Luisa Forsgren                Luisa and Peter Forsgren
Luisa and Peter Forsgren have led international experiential adventures to Nepal, France, Spain, South Korea, Malaysia, Austria, Morocco, North American Rockies, and have been leaders of six Habitat for Humanity building projects in Braga, Portugal. During the past two summer they have guided two Luther tour adventures on the Portuguese Camino to Santiago, Spain. 

The Forsgrens invite you to discover Austria by bike on the Luther College Austrian Bike Adventure 2-14. This classic journey allows you to explore the heart of the Austrian culture and natural beauty.

Accommodations
Three-star hotels or inns

Bike Gear
Handlebar bag with travel book, maps and informational material (one per room). 21=gear trekking bikes include front and back brakes, pannier, computer and repair kit. Luther College Bike Austria jacket.

Porterage
Luggage handling (20-kg max), one piece per person, luggage tags

Cost Information
$1,950 per person, double occupancy, does not include flights to and from Vienna. Each participant is responsible for securing their own flights. Tour limited to 16 participants.  Registration deadline is Thursday, January 30th.

For a tour brochure and more information, please contact:
Sherry Alcock '82
Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101
800-225-8664
563-387-1861
alcock@luther.edu

 

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