Travel Blogs from Riscone
... A short downhill followed by a long uphill, but this is a narrow road so easier to walk. After that, a downhill then flat back to our starting point. The views from the "back" side of Tre Cime are spectacular and from this aspect you can really see the three chimneys. I'm glad I made the effort. The visibility all day isphenomenal, even as some clouds develop during the afternoon. It takes us 5 1/2 hours with about an hour break for ...
... Lunch is at a small restaurant just outside Cortina on the way to Misurina. We have a nice lunch. My main is Nettle lasagna which is green like spinach and wrapped in a fat crepe. Bob has soup and pasta. Then we cross the road and begin a short hike (for us, 2 hours is short). We are immediately walking straight uphill for longer than I would have liked. Fortunately we soon level off. Most of the hike turns out to be just above the tree line (fir lower, larch ...
... so except for the existence of abandoned border buildings. The homes look just the same as in Italy. Lienz is also very pretty with a pedestrian area. We walk a bit before stopping for Gelato (even though it is not very warm). The rain holds off until we are getting into our cars for the drive home. We are back in Cortina before 6 PM while our friends still have to get back to Treviso near Venice. All in all a fun ...
... only 9-12 and obviously wanted to get our monis worth so raced p and down as many times as possible. Only stopping to chomp down A LOT of ritter sport chocolate (which will always remind me of Dan McKinnon and our uni days of watching him devour bar after bar!). I took a couple of good face plants here but the ground is ‘soft’ so only a few bumps to speak of! All worth it for the love of the ride…. And made the full face helmet work hard ...
... off for this trip, chatting to Stu and Buckers about how great it is on past climbing trips and borrowing the stuff off of Stu. For those that have no idea what it is (that included me until May!) Via Ferrata literally means 'iron route' which explains it well. Originally built during WW1, it is a series of iron staples, hooks, iron wires and ladders that scale over and round the Dolomites. These paths allowed the soldiers to reach parts of the mountains that otherwise would not ...
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