We meet early in the centre of Flachau, where Gerald is treating us to croissants and coffee to go from the bakery.
Properly fuelled, we then set off. From Flachau, the route leads out of the valley along Flachauer Straße to the roundabout and along the cycle path towards Wagrain. In Moos, we turn onto Öbristweg. A tough ascent past Lackenkapelle chapel follows, and we are very glad that it's still not too hot. After a break for a drink, we continue over Ginausattel up to Heinrich-Kiener-Haus, idyllically situated at an altitude of around 1800 m.