5 Sees bike ride

We’re in the Salzkammergut, which is the Austrian Lake District and has over 70 lakes. After a lazy day yesterday because it rained, we planned to cycle round Wolfgangsee today. However, instead, we decided on a route that passed 5 lakes or sees as they are called here. First we set off uphill to Schwarzensee,... Continue Reading →

St Wolfgang and Salzburg

We’re arrived in St Wolfgang on Thursday. It was a bit too early to check into the campsite so we had a wander round the town, picked up leaflets in tourist information and had lunch. St Wolfgang is a pretty town on Wolfgangsee, with narrow streets, lovely chalet hotels with colourful window boxes, and charming... Continue Reading →

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 →

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