AV1 day 1: to Rifugio Averau

Poshest refuge ever! We have a family room with an en suite bathroom. It even has a bidet... not that we'll use that! It has been a long day to get here though, with a few trials. Today is our first day trekking on Alta Via 1 (AV1), a long distance hiking trail in Italy.... Continue Reading →

Valle del Mis

We've stayed in Valle del Mis for two nights to prepare for our 7-day trek through the Dolomites on Alta Via 1, a long distance hike. The journey here was about 3 hours but felt longer. Lots of Italian drivers either seem incredibly slow and cautious.. even holding us up in Bertie... or completely mad...... Continue Reading →

Bike ride to Lago di Braies

We had a relatively lazy start today because it’s our last day on the campsite and we wanted to get the washing done. It’s been really sunny so we’ve managed to get two loads washed and dried, ready for our 7-day trek. We haven’t done nothing though. While I wrote the blog for yesterday, John... Continue Reading →

Tunnels and trenches on Monte Piana/Piano

Today’s walk has been fascinating, exploring tunnels and trenches on a mountain where the Austrians and Italians fought in World War 1. The northerly point, called Monte Piano, was an Austrian stronghold, linked by steep paths exposed to enemy fire, and a mechanised cableway to Lago di Landro in the valley. The southerly point, called... Continue Reading →

Lago di Sorapiss

We have seen the most beautiful lake today. Lago di Sorapiss has milky turquoise blue water because of the powder suspended in it from the shrinking glaciers on Punta Sorapiss, which towers behind it. We had an early start, leaving the campsite at about 7.15 to make sure we got a parking space and beat... Continue Reading →

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