In the Valli Di Casies there are walks for all abilities. The hotel kindly categorised their guided walks by number of boots: One boot was an easy walk whereas four boots required real commitment and fitness. We decided we would start at two boots and hopefully progress to three boots near the end of the holiday. We were not crazy enough to ever aspire to a four boot all day walk with lots of climbing.
We did about three guided walks as it was a great way to find out about the area and to meet other hotel guests. The rest of the days we set out on our own armed with maps and compass, full waterproof gear, walking sticks, bottles of water and chocolate. You would think we were climbing Everest instead of walking up tracks! Still, I had been in the Girl Guides, and I knew you had to be prepared!
The weather was not brilliant, but still the views were spectacular and there is nothing that beats being surrounded by snow topped mountains, even if they are covered in cloud.
No, we weren’t really that close to the peaks – I just have a very good zoom lens on my camera!
We were here though.
This alm was owned by the hotel and one of the guided walks set off at 06.30 for breakfast in the mountains. We had to earn our food though by doing a ‘Salute to the Sun’ first.
Guess who is the only person doing it wrong! My excuse is that I don’t speak Italian!
Please come back for further posts – the next one is dear to my heart and will be on Alpine flowers.