Only a few days and I’ll be back to my beloved Dolomites. I confess that while I was struggling with the heat in South East Asia (not that I got much relief once back in Milan, except it’s a little less humid) and an environment where I often felt uncomfortable, I couldn’t help longing for the mountains.
My birthday is rapidly approaching and I was looking for a nice place to celebrate. I hadn’t thought at the Dolomites in the first place since I was there last year. But then, I got an invitation to take part to a blog trip in the enchanting Alpe di Siusi (one of the loveliest mountain resorts in Italian Sudtirol) starting the following day and I though it was a sign of fate.
I can go to the Dolomites time and again, never feeling tired of the stunning mountain views
I’ll first spend a few days by myself, this time in Val di Tires, and then join the rest of the group in Castelrotto, starting point of the Alpe di Siusi blog trip.
I’ve been to Val di Tires before, but only for a single day walk and I’d like to discover more hikes in that area, offering awesome views on the Catinaccio mountain range.
I know rather well, instead, the Alpe di Siusi, where I’ve been a few times already. You might wonder, then, why joining a blog trip in an area where I’ve been many times? Simply because I love it, can go time and again and never feel tired of the amazing mountain views you can get from there.
I was also intrigued by the style of the trip, a real mountain trip. We’ll be sleeping in a 4-beds dormitory in a typical mountain hut, having a few hikes, experiencing paragliding (it will be my second paragliding experience and I can’t wait for that!), tasting schnapps (thanks god, after hiking), meeting the first Italian coffee sommelier (now, that’s an interesting concept) and more surprises. Alpe di Siusi as it can be experienced at its best: simply and naturally.
My hiking books and maps are ready, and I’ll have plenty of time during the journey by train from Milan to Bolzano to decide which trails I’d like to explore.
If you fancy to virtually join my wild rambling in the Dolomites, you can follow the #1step2dolomites (for my personal journey) and #explorealpedisiusi on Twitter.
More reading: 5 Reasons to Spend Winter in the Dolomites