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  • Day57


    June 27, 2018 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nearly 400 km of physically challenging and spectacular walking trail from the Austrian Alps across the border to Slovenia - thanks Team Nankivell for your excellent company and sharing the adventure with us. We can’t wait to pick up where we left off to complete the second half of the trail, all the way through to the stunning Adriatic Ocean.Read more

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  • Day55

    Lake Bled

    June 25, 2018 in Slovenia ⋅ 🌧 15 °C
  • Day55

    Lake Bled

    June 25, 2018 in Slovenia ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    We enjoyed a night of luxury and relaxation at the grand old iconic Toplice Hotel right on the shore of Lake Bled. This building has an amazing history and is built on top of a natural thermal spring so swimming in the pool felt therapeutic and memorable.Read more

  • Day53

    Baumgartnerhohe to Kranjska Gora

    June 23, 2018 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    24 km/ 1293m ascent/ 1400m descent/ rating: Difficult
    A very spectacular day to finish. We had perfect weather of clear blue skies and great visibility. It was the most challenging day in terms of technical skills required for the climb and the descent. We watched a helicopter perform a mountain rescue from the trail we had passed an hour earlier and we were very aware that even a relatively minor injury would require medi-vac. We were also surprised to see Bear Warning signs - a little more hard core than the Cow Warning signs we were accustomed to! We had the most perfect lunch stop at the top of the mountain looking onto the Julian Alps in Slovenia which will be our playground next year when we return to finish the second half of the trail. As soon as we arrived in Kranjska Gora we stopped at a cafe to celebrate our achievement with G&T, Beer and the luscious Bled Cake (like a vanilla slice on steroids) and shortly after Isabel and Bruce arrived - a lovely way to finish the day.Read more

  • Day52

    Velden to Faaker See/Baumgartner Hohe

    June 22, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    24km/637m ascent/208m descent
    We woke to the sound of solid rain, which had continued all through the night, and we really thought we were facing a long wet day of wearing waterproofs. We started walking in some drizzling rain but it cleared within an hour and we were delighted to walk in fine weather for the rest of the day.
    It was another day of varied landscape including the incredibly blue waters of Lake Faaker See.
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  • Day51

    Ossiach to Velden

    June 21, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    17km/542m ascent/603m descent
    This morning we had a few hours of walking up a rocky gorge with a small creek running through it - it was so cool and peaceful even though it was another challenging ascent. We then managed to end up with a naughty/crazy/lovely dog following us for an hour and we tried to get him back home with our 2 German commands ‘no’ and ‘here’ - eventually a cafe owner managed to sort him out for us. When we arrived in Velden on Lake Wörthersee it was absolutely alive with action - it was their annual Euro Sports Car event. We sat at the iconic Schlosshotel Velden and watched Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren F1 and most impressive, the Rolls Royce Wraith with orange leather interior ( and the owner was a hipster ranger)! We ate dinner at a restaurant on the lake promenade and it was like being on the Grand Prix track ......oh and the lake was impressive too.Read more

  • Day50

    Gerlitzen Alpe to Ossiach

    June 20, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    18km/ 83m ascent/1481m descent
    Rudi and I managed to get lost/detour for a while today but we managed to get back on the trail with the help of the App.
    It was another warm day but we were delighted to discover our hotel was right next to the lake swimming area (most of the water access is private). We had a beautiful swim out to the pontoon and later in the evening we sat on the water’s edge, at a lovely restaurant, watching the sun go down behind the mountain and the lights appear around the lake.Read more