What’s a Waalweg?

As you probably know, I like a nice steep mountain. I don’t hike with ropes, hooks and harnesses, but if it got any steeper I’d need them. That said, there are occasions when a gently sloping path is called for: the day after a hike when I pulled a muscle, the day after a hike […]

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Hiking in South Tyrol — Day 3

The Maiser Waalweg near MeranoI’ve forgotten to tell you about our holiday apartment. Zea Apartments in Merano is a great, friendly place with a nice pool and plenty of places to rest in its beautiful garden (which we never had time to use, but hey). I did, however, go swimming every morning for my shoulder. […]

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Hiking in South Tyrol — Day 1

Meran/Merano, South Tyrol (Italy)(Very important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) We head to the Dolomites and the surrounding mountains near Meran(o) at least once a year. I am a crazy hiker. I love trudging up a mountain–is it really “trudging” when you love […]

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