Betsy Gladfelter will be giving an illustrated talk about her recent cycling trip with Pat Harris down the Inn River Valley in September. They began near the headwaters of the Inn, at 6000’ in St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps. Over 12 days, they worked their way down valley, from a rushing mountain stream colored by glacial sediment to a broad meandering river that entered the Danube in Passau, Germany at 1200’ elevation. The cycling path, largely gravel and dirt roads, wound through the Engadine of Switzerland, the Tyrol region of Austria, and Bavaria in Germany, passing through pastures in the mountain to agricultural areas towards the plains. Innsbruck provided a days rest and an opportunity to go by cable car to the creat of the Alps. Evenings were spent in villages and towns along the way. The trip began with a few days in Zurich and ended with days in Munich.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.