Italy

The Glacier walk

Our last hike in South Tyrol took us high up into the Alps and near the Langtaufer Ferner glacier. Trollblume or globe flower At the end of the Langtaufer valley, which starts near the border to Austria at the Reschensee, there is a big parking waiting for hikers. (46.836791, 10.655129) From there it is an …

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24 Euros saved @ Pordoi

The Sella is a part of the Dolomites which I know very well from countless skiing holidays. It was great to visit this area in summer. After spending the night at the Pordoi Joch we wanted to save the fee for the funicular and walk up to the mountain station instead. Parking at the Pordoi …

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“Erdpyramiden” walk

Earth Pyramides or Hoodoos?? are strange formations formed by erosion. Many of them can be found in South Tyrol. We visited the Hoodoos ( I like this funny name) near Bruneck at Platten. From the parking (46.812199, 12.006029) we walk about 1/2 hour through a beautiful forest until we reached the pyramids. Hike through a …

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“Pragser Wildsee” hike

Our next destination in South Tyrol was the Pragser Wildsee, a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. It seems that everybody who visits South Tyrol goes to this lake. There are 3 big parking areas and an endless number of tourists walks around the lake. This many people made us a little antsy but we relaxed …

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“Drei Zinnen” hike

Our first hike in South Tyrol was at the Drei Zinnen. We took the route through the Rienz valley starting at the Drei Zinnen Blick near Toblach. The parking (46.640351, 12.231991) would have been great for the night, but that was not allowed. So we went there early in the morning, payed 7,- for a …

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A day on the road …

It was a beautiful drive through the Austrian Alps from Lunz am See to South Tyrol with some adventures on the way. Driving up and down different passes is always a challenge with our weight of 5.3 tonnes and we wish we would have a retarder for downhill braking, but driving with 4×4 and low …

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The first hike in Italy

Crossing the Alps from Brian√ßon in France to Turin in Italy we found a nice hike in Foresto. The weather was still not good but we made the best out of it. We had found a parking at park4night where a hike of 2,5 hours was mentioned. But nobody had mentioned that entering the little …

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