A week of via ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites – Part 2

​Day four starts with clear blue sky and  and a beautiful sunrise, but there is a hefty wind out there.  We head uphill, it’s an impressive surrounding with all the Dolomite towers but the trail is very stony and exhausting plus some climbing. Plus the wind which is strong and cold.  Then finally the actual…

​Via Ferrata week in the Brenta Dolomites – Part 1

Last Friday it was finally time to meet my friend Peggy in Trento for our week of ferrata in the Brenta. This mountain group is one of the most famous for the impressive via ferrate. After picking up Peggy we drove to Madonna di Campiglio, talking and talking about everything that happened in Berlin since…

​Lago di Sorapis – the hidden gem 

After yesterday’s very long hiking day I was looking for something nice but shorter to end my stay in the Drei Zinnen area. My hotel owners have a special recommendation, the lake Lago di Sorapis. It’s supposed to have a unique colour and setting. Although it’s again a 45km drive, I am setting out for…

Drei Zinnen – Tre Cime and much more 

It’s been a while that the Drei Zinnen are on my to do list. I already was very close when hiking from Venice to Munich, but now I am finally getting there. I am also hoping that end August there are less visitors… I am up early and start immediately after breakfast as it’s 45minutes…

A relaxing week in Salzburg 

After the weeks of hiking and sleeping in huts, I desperately needed a couple of days to relax and especially a room with bathroom just for myself. I booked a couple of nights in a nice hostel a bit outside of Salzburg as it was not too expensive and especially for the shared kitchen. I…

Bad Tölz – Kloster Schäftlarn – Munich. Final days!

Day 27. Bad Tölz – Kloster Schäftlarn. There is not much left to tell. The story will end tomorrow and we have decided to hike 40km today so that we arrive early in Munich the following day. It’s very flat now but the 40km take their time through forests and along the Isar. We don’t…

Vorderriss – Tutzinger Hütte – Bad Tölz. 

​Day 25. Vorderriss – Tutzinger Hütte. Nice stroll. I need to talk again about breakfast, but the bread rolls were so delicious! Instantly after the breakfast though we have to climb up a few hundred metres of altitude, on steep serpentines. The view of the mountains, river (bed) and clouds is amazing.  Once we are…

​Day 24. Karwendelhaus – Vorderriss. Another easy day.

Our night in the big dormitory with at least 60 other people was not as bad as expected. We take our time in the morning but with so many people getting up and packing their stuff we are awake early anyway. Breakfast is expensive and not even a buffet so we eat our bread instead…

Hall- Hallerangerhaus – Karwendelhaus. Beautiful Karwendel mountains. 

​Day 22. Hall- Hallerangerhaus. Easy day. Yesterday after our trip to Innsbruck we watched TV for the first time in weeks. While preparing the next days and using the Wi-Fi extensively, we watch the Olympics. Then we continue with a stupid music film, sleeping only at 10.30pm…Funny how this has become very late for me…

​Day 21. Tulfeinalm – Hall. Short hike + city break. 

Today we sleep in. Breakfast is at 8am only and we only have to hike down a few hours to Hall on an easy trail and mainly through the forest.  We arrive around noon and can already access our room and have a shower before taking the train to Innsbruck. It’s only ten minutes by…

​Day 20. Lizumer Hut – Tulfeinalm. Sun and climbing! 

What a difference a day makes! The sky is shiny blue this morning and my mood already much better. After our fast breakfast a long day awaits us along the “7-TUXer” trail. We will climb six of the seven summits (all around 2500-2700m altitude) today and don’t even know where to sleep tonight (the regular…