ALTA VIA 2 DOLOMITES, DAY 8

Lessons learned and summary: 2 rifugios at this stage – rif Rosetta, rif Pradidali Ressuply possibility in San Martino di Castrozza (take a cable car from rif Rosetta) 20th September is the last day of the season. Most rifugios close, cablecars stop operation. Although we tried really hard to find a flat spot yesterday, weContinue reading “ALTA VIA 2 DOLOMITES, DAY 8”

ALTA VIA 2 DOLOMITES, DAY 7

Lessons learned and summary: Be prepared for a heavy condensation during the night (humid climate in the Dolomites) I would really recommend firm hiking boots with ankle support for this trail Demanding stage full of via ferratas, exposed climbs, narrow paths and through terrain A heavy mist came down after the dusk and turned intoContinue reading “ALTA VIA 2 DOLOMITES, DAY 7”

ALTA VIA 2 DOLOMITES, DAY 4

Lessons learned and summary: Alternative route to the desolate section of yesterday’s stage (for advanced hikers) – via ferrata to the summit of Piz Boé (3,125 m.n.m.) Crossover from South Tyrol to Trento province at this stage Quite a “civilized” section (many huts on the way – Rifugio Forcella Pordoi, Viel del Pan), resorts PassoContinue reading “ALTA VIA 2 DOLOMITES, DAY 4”

ALTA VIA 2 DOLOMITES, DAY 1

Lessons learned and summary: Don’t worry about missing out by taking a cable car from Brixen (Sant’ Andrea) to Plose instead of hiking You can leave your car on a parking lot right below the cable car (free of charge in 2020) First ascent to the pass below Peitlerkofel/Sass de Pütia peak and first hutContinue reading “ALTA VIA 2 DOLOMITES, DAY 1”

BULGARIA, DAY 2

Sharing the campsite with the White Brotherhood was a surprisingly pleasant experience. Everyone was quiet and considerate of the others. Therefore we decided to spend another night at the Old Hut. Afterall, it’s so beautiful in here…. Since the early morning we witnessed a crowd of White Brothers dressed in white habits climbing the hill.Continue reading “BULGARIA, DAY 2”

BULHARSKO, DEN 2

Sdílení kempu s Bílým bratrstvem bylo nakonec na pohodu. Všichni byli tiší a maximálně ohleduplní. Rozhodli jsme se proto zůstat u Old Hut ještě jednu noc. Koneckonců je to tu vážně nádherný… Již od brzkého rána jsme pozorovali zástup příznivců Bílého bratrstva oděných v bílých hábitech šplhající se na kopec. Když jsme se následně naContinue reading “BULHARSKO, DEN 2”

BULHARSKO, DEN 1

Včerejší den jsme zakončili vydatnou večeří v zapadlém a velmi neturistickém podniku (Mister Uli), kam jsme zamířili opět na doporučení naší hostitelky. Večer by se dal shrnout asi takto: hledání podniku, bloudění, nalezení podniku, vstup, silný pocit nepatřičnosti, usednutí ke stolu, plastový ubrus, rukou psaný jídelní lístek – zděšení, luštění azbuky, komunikace s obsluhou přesContinue reading “BULHARSKO, DEN 1”

GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 1

Lessons learned and trip summary: “Hola” = “Hi” (informal) “Buenos días/tardes”= “Hello”/”Good afternoon” (formal) There’s enough water on the trail Filter (purify) the water! Download offline maps – Mapy.cz So…it seems we are finally standing on the official GR240 trail! It is 4 p.m. and we depart from the first notice board in the directionContinue reading “GR240 – SULAYR, DAY 1”