Cycle Touring 3:03:38  48.81 km (15.9 kph) +98m
shoes: Orbit Touring Bike
Day 10 Scharding to Simbach am Inn
Totals 537.04km 2228.1m
Yr.no told us to expect rain overnight with the rain clearing by 10:00 or 11:00am so had a bit of a late start and Yr.no came good. While it was still overcast and very humid the rain did pass by the time we got going.
Crossed the Inn to the German side at Neuhaus and turned left to follow the river bank, after a short section on sealed roads the path turned onto the levee and was hard pack gravel, which while fine to ride on was a couple of km/hr slower than the sealed path. The rain had also left quite a few puddles so the bikes really need a clean now.
Some 20km on the levee bank with good views of the river and surrounding countryside, most of the farms were either corn or hay pastures. Saw a few other cycle touring riders, but not the huge groups of the Danube and most seemed to be self supported independents without the logo panniers of Rad und Reisen and others companies. Also quite a few people just doing a circuit.
Played coffee shop bingo and had a win. We headed into a what looked like a small village, AIgen, to be pleasantly surprised to find a choice of coffee shops. We picked a local bakery and had very nice coffee, hot and strong not the unfortunate norm of tepid and weak.
Continued on through rural back roads until 5km from Simbach we went back to the gravel levee bank until the bridge between Braunau and Simbach.
Decided it was day to visit an Eis cafe and pig out on large ice cream sundaes, not disappointed in the size, flavour or cost of either the strawberry or the nut selections. Amazed that Germans (and Austrians) seem to be able to consume large ice cream sundaes at any time of the day or night.
Took a walk around the town to check out the dinner options, selected a nice looking Bier Garten and then walked across the bridge to see what Braunau had to offer. Braunau has a place in history as the birth place of Adolf Hitler and there is a plaque somewhere but I did not find it.