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Trento

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  • Day292

    Riva del Garda, near Lake Garda

    April 14, 2017 in Italy

    We reached Lake Garda on Good Friday. At 52km by 17km wide it is the largest lake in Italy and a place we'd dreamed of visiting for a long time. The towering mountains on the shores affect the airflow and create good wind for windsurfing and sailing. Our first sight of it was at the south end, wrapped in a mist that obscured the opposite bank. Although it thinned slightly, it hung in the air until we left the following day. The lake itself spread out like a sea, only without the swell.

    After winding up some narrow resort roads, we found the car park identified as a van stopover in our book, had now fitted height barriers preventing vans from entering. Unfortunately, as we progressed along the lakeside drive, we found this wasn't the only one. There were caravan sites, but they looked the sort that would have clubs and charge big bucks for a night's stay.

    The lake attracts 7% of all visitors to Italy and being Easter weekend it was packed. The drive took us through innumerable tunnels interspersed with sights of outstanding beauty. Dark, needle shaped conifers dashed the precipitous cliffsides, clinging to any slope with a shallower gradient. In other parts, the gargantuan hills were covered by a canopy of green forest, punctuated by gashes of pale yellow tinged rock where it was too steep for vegetation to get a foothold.

    As for the tunnels, the prefabricated ones were fine. The arched corridors hewn directly out of the rock were not. If our sense of how high the van was didn't set off alarm bells, the chunks smashed out at the entrances and lines scraped along the tunnel walls certainly did. Oh yes, and the height limit signs were either 2cm taller than the van, or 8cm shorter than it. We adopted a strategy of turning our hazards on, waiting for a gap in oncoming traffic and pulling into the middle of the carriageway where the clearance was highest. If we met other vehicles we just had to inch forward and hope.

    The south end of the lake had some beautiful towns that stretched their colourful buildings right out over the water. A few hired speedboats bounced over the waves, leaving white streams of wake behind them. Further north, windpower took over and the lake was covered with kite surfers, a few windsurfers, yachts and hundreds of white sailed dinghies, from learners in hire boats to international racers. The offroad car parks with views of the lake were invariably full and so after driving past the head of the lake without finding anywhere suitable to stay, we settled on a roadside layby at Riva del Garda. We didn't have a lake view but all around the town were amazing mountains whose size dwarfed us in our little home on wheels. The hazy air added a fairytale quality to the sight of the odd castle or small communities nestled in crevices or clinging to ridges. As evening drew on the traffic died away and granted us a reasonably quiet night.
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  • Day284

    Trying to climb

    April 24, 2017 in Italy

    After an eventful weekend, we left for Italy, fleeing to the southern Alps for less rain, no snow and hence more climbing!! :) Both my brothers bailed on us for different reasons and so the family trip turned into a trip with my brother's childhood friend Julian.

    Today, we did 2 climbing routes and a scenic 9 hour hike in total. It started a bit frustrating with all the exciting parts of the trail being old rusty ladders (pic 2) instead of rock climbing, but the second climb was great and made up for it all! We also got to explore some old military ruins and tunnels through the mountains. What a fun day!Read more

  • Day285

    A day getting better by the hour

    April 25, 2017 in Italy

    Today started with heavy rain and no chance of climbing on wet, slippery rock walls :(
    So the day started slowly with work and some ping pong. By midday the rain finally stopped and we got to hike up to a castle through a small trail along olive orchards.

    The weather got even better and so we jumped in the car and drove to Mori, which has a fantastic climb up a steep wall outside of town. We had the best time, I was on a high from climbing and really enjoyed the scenery.

    The third part of the day turned into a small barbeque party with other climbers and base jumpers we met on the trail and in our campsite. I had a great time prepping food for everyone and realized how much I miss cooking. Good timing since soon I'll have my own kitchen again :)
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  • Day1

    Südtirol

    April 10 in Italy

    Unser erster Kurzurlaub zu dritt...👨‍👩‍👧😊Auf der „Durchreise“ auf dem Weg gen Toskana legten wir einen Zwischestopp kurz hinter Bozen ein, um die rund 700km bis zum Ziel nicht gleich an einem Stück abreißen zu müssen. Schließlich sitzt ab jetzt ein dritter Fahrgast hinten rechts und möchte nicht gleich bei der ersten Tour so weit fahren😊
    Fahrt lief aber soweit geplant, die Nacht nicht ganz so (eigentlich überhaupt nicht, weil jemand ziemlich unruhig war und nicht schlafen wollte), aber im Großen und Ganzen alles gut, Landschaft wie immer schön, Wetter bis abends auch.Read more

  • Day10

    Torbole sul Garda

    October 14, 2017 in Italy

    Nach dem Frühstück auf unserem Camping Maroadi (können selbst wir uns mit schmalem Budget in der Nebensaisson sogar leisten) ging es erst mal auf einen Verdauungsspaziergang an die Strandpromenade und den See. Laut unserer Berechnung war es inzwischen schon ganze 6 Jahre her, dass wir das letzte Mal hier waren. Im Oktober ist es zudem angenehm leer in den Straßen.

  • Day15

    Arco

    October 19, 2017 in Italy

    Den Nachmittag verbrachten wir ausgiebig in diversen Cafe's und Outdoor-Läden ( sehr zum Leidwesen von Tina: "...da kann ich ja gleich in die Arbeit gehen..." 😣 ) in Arco. Nachdem das Wetter immer mehr ein-trübte, mussten wir die Laune mit etwas Limoncino aufbessern😉.

  • Day10

    Corno di Bo

    October 14, 2017 in Italy

    Am Nachmittag ging es dann zu den Platten von Corno di Bo welche direkt am zweiten Tunnel nach Torbole sind. Wir hatten Glück und bekamen sofort einen der zwei Parkplätze😀.
    In der warmen Sonne und immer den See im Rücken, kletterten wir die 6 Seillängen-Kombi aus Pritt-Tony il telefonista-Corno di Bo. Einfach nur schöne Plattenkletterei im 5ten Grad. Fast wie damals anno 2007😀

  • Day14

    Lago di Tenno

    October 18, 2017 in Italy

    Gardasee ohne am türkisblauen Tenno-See gewesen zu sein, geht garnicht. Deswegen legten wir heute Mittag eine (eigentlich verbotene) Grill-Session direkt am Seeufer des sonst sehr überlaufenen Lago di Tenno ein.

  • Day16

    Corna Piana

    October 20, 2017 in Italy

    Nach dem Essen am Refugio Graziani machten wir noch eine kleine Wanderung auf den Corna Piana und von hier oben hatten wir einen tollen Sonnenuntergang und unter uns die geschlossene Wolkendecke über dem Gardasee.

  • Day14

    Bar Parete Zebrata

    October 18, 2017 in Italy

    Heute wollten wir mal einen Ruhetag einlegen. Aber so ganz ohne "Programm" gehts bei uns halt doch nicht. Tom wollte unbedingt nochmal zu den Parete Zebrata in die Bar um den Basejumpern etwas zuzuschauen. Dabei verspürte er richtige Lust auf seine alten Tage noch mal was richtig "Spannendes" anzufangen. Tina hat das ja schon "hinter sich" - wenngleich sie ihre Sprünge ja aus "sicherer" Höhe aus dem Flugzeug absolviert hat 😆Naja, vielleicht im nächsten Leben.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia di Trento, Trient, Trento, Trente

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