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After an early morning swim in the pool and breakfast on the terrace, we said our farewells to Mark and Debs and hit the road. Chris took us part way up yesterday's cycle route to a fabulous viewpoint of lake Como and then onto the Ghisallo Di Madonna. The church a shrine to cyclists was great to see and a whole lot easier to get to in a car, but it somehow felt like I'd cheated ...
... off at the
supermarket to stock-up and then continued north to the Valle dei Laghi. We are
still in the Trentino-Alto Adige region and not far from Trento, the principle
city of the region. The mountains are getting higher and the lakes smaller.
The campsite is lovely with stunning views of the rocky peak of La Paganella at 2105 metres high. John has bought a map so we can plan some walks.
I cleaned my bicycle this afternoon. She is looking ...
... remembered that Innsbruck has the Sacher cafe in the old town (ie Sachertorte) in minute google maps had us heading in the right direction. It's so quaint, we scrolled the old town for the next few hours with a lazy lunch mixed in amongst it.
It was only as we were leaving Innsbruck that all the road closures/impairments turned our expected 2 hours drive to ...
... a couple we had seen on another walk two days before.
We stopped for lunch and took in the views, the farm house with its shuttered windows and pots filled with geraniums, the flower strewn meadow and the sheer grey rock of the mountains providing the back drop.
The path down took us through Ledro Land Art, a woodland trail dotted with sculptures. Before we knew it, we were back at the lake and just a short walk back to the campsite.
Our last night in Italy (for now) we came down from the mountain ( not in his triumph) (or similar) and have spent our last 2 days on the shores of lake Garda at the beautiful hotel Gardenia Al Lago in the small town of Gargnano. Taking it relatively easy, relaxing in the peaceful garden beside the lake or on one of our 2 count then 2, balconies overlooking the lake! Took a short trip out this morning to drive (a challenging road) from lake side up through a fabulous gorge to the hill ...