Italian Dolomites Walking Holiday – Hiking around Plattkofel

Italian Dolomites Walking Holiday – Hiking around Plattkofel

Plattkofel (otherwise known as Sasplat or Sassopiatto) is the last mountain I was really, really hoping we could climb. However, when we awoke on our final walking day, we could see there was new snow and ice on Plattkofel’s peak. It was also pretty misty. I was still keen, but my husband Marc is more sensible. He said it’d be daft to attempt such a high, steep peak in the mist, especially as it was icy. He put his foot down, saying I…

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Italian Dolomites Walking Holiday – Rainy walk to Ortisei

Italian Dolomites Walking Holiday – Rainy walk to Ortisei

The one problem with holidays near mountains is you can NEVER predict the weather! It’s kind of cool because each day you spend in the mist makes you really, really appreciate the stunning views when the mountains finally decide to show their faces. Anyway we had the BEST POSSIBLE day walking along Schlern/Sciliar’s ridge the previous day. So I can’t complain about one seriously soggy day in Ortisei. It was sort of a relief to wake up to terrible weather….

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Italian Dolomites Walking Holiday – Spectacular Schlern/Sciliar

Italian Dolomites Walking Holiday – Spectacular Schlern/Sciliar

The Fourth day of our walking holiday was one of the best days of my life! Schlern/Sciliar was the first Dolomite that we saw on the drive over to Kastelruth and we’d seen it peeking out of the clouds every so often throughout the week so far. I wanted to get to the top and walk along that ridge soooo much! But the weather forecast didn’t look too promising. We woke up early (just in case) but it was really…

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Italian Dolomites Walking Holiday – First view of the Alpe di Siusi

Italian Dolomites Walking Holiday – First view of the Alpe di Siusi

On the third day of our walking honeymoon we knew we needed to head up to the Alpe di Siusi /Seiser Alm. It is the largest high-altitude alpine meadow in Europe.  This huge area of meadows is at about 1800m above sea level, which means even in summer it is slightly cool and full of spring flowers. Our next hotel was located Compatsch /Kompatsch so we needed to finish our day at 1844m above sea level. We didn’t really want to…

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