A mum and a wife and sometimes just me

Monday 12 July 2010

It was picture postcard perfect

The mountains of Italy are lovely in the summer and the winter. You can go on lovely walks and sample some great food in the summer or skiing and walking with snow shoes still sampling some great food in the winter. This weekend I had the opportunity to go walking in Val di Funes in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park.

Our walk started through a forest along a stream, I believe to be called Brogles Brook, with continuous and beautiful views to the Giesler Peaks or Gruppo delle Odle, depending on whether you fancy speaking German or Italian.

Our intended destination was to go straight to Giesler-Alm/Rifugio delle Odle (never mind that the sign clearly pointed in the other direction) but we took a wrong turn (or the longer way depending on how you want to look at it) and as such we followed the road to view Malga Gampen. I was in hubby and his parents hands and as such can't really give specific directions of the way we took. I was not complaining though as the road was gentle on the feet and the views were beautiful...

Once we realised we had gone the wrong way we figured it was a bit much to just keep on going so we headed back to our crossroad and this time followed the sign! We decided to take a break before heading on our way with a quick sip of water and a sandwich and some fruit...okay so we stopped to have some lunch.

Though not a road it was a fairly easy trail to follow with no large ups or downs to maneuvre which was great for me. You get pretty close to Gruppo delle Odle and they are pretty impressive and of course you get to see some lingering snow.

Of course the best is when you finally arrive at Geisler-Alm. The refuge itself was a very nice set up and what seems to be a great place to stay for a few nights. A lovely play park for the kids with goats and all. Behind the refuge they had what they call the 'Cinema of the Odle' with chairs to catch some sun, relax and enjoy the view. We stopped for a drink to enjoy the view. My pictures probably don't do it justice.

It definitely was picture postcard perfect!

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