My Favourite Walks in Madonna di Campiglio
I have been walking in Madonna di Campiglio for more than twenty summers as, for me, walking is the best way to enjoy the spectacular Dolomites that encircle this little resort. I also enjoy skiing there and my walks are often a combination of a marked path and part of a piste. They all feature coffee and lunch stops ...
Walking on the Island of Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is the oldest but the least developed of the Canary Islands. Its natural landscape and wild coastline is a lovely environment for some good walking. The best time to go walking on this island is the winter when the fierce winds that cool the hot summer sun have abated but the weather is still pleasantly warm ...
Walking the Makarska Riviera in Croatia
The Markarska Riviera is a beautiful stretch of coastline in the region of Dalmatia in Croatia. Its splendour is enhanced by the impressive Mount Biokovo that stands guard behind the town. Composed of limestone nature has fashioned this huge mountain into a series of peaks, plains and valleys. As the sun sets the rocky outcrops turn a beautiful shade of pink in the fading light ...
Madonna di Campiglio - walking the Cinque Laghi path
For good walkers one of the most popular walks in Madonna di Campiglio is the Cinque Laghi or Five Lakes walk. It has several different routes one of which starts at the top of a cabin lift, the Cinque Laghi cabin lift. The views from the top of this lift are stunning, take a few minutes to enjoy them while sipping a coffee at the restaurant perched on the peak. Behind that restaurant an easy path leads to the first lake on the walk, Lago Ritorto...
A Week in Madonna di Campiglio
Many years ago the valley that is now occupied by the prosperous resort of Madonna di Campiglio in Trentino, Italy was a poor, infertile, rock strewn region. Its only resource was timber from the large forests and woods that clothed the slopes of the mountains. The only people attracted to the area then were the itinerant workers in the summer. Then, in 1864 two itinerant English geologists called Gilbert and Churchill published a book entitled the Dolomite Mountains recounting their exploration of this region. This book and the region subsequently became popular attracting British climbers and walkers who became entranced by the stunning rose tinted peaks that had emerged from the depths of the sea about seventy million years ago ...