Discover the beauty of the highest route of Villach. 16 km where you can enjoy the view of the italian and Slovenja Julian Alps and the Karawanken and you can trek until the top of the Dobrosch. ^^^ The view of the triple border. From […]
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A beautiful walk with breathtaking views starting from Cason di Lanza Casera (Pontebba / Friuli Venezia Giulia) along the cheese trail and the Aip clay up to the Bivacco Lomasti. A fairly simple trek that will allow you to reach the border and take a […]
ABOVE MOGGIO UDINESE IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA IS THE NATURAL RESERVE OF VAL ALBA, 3000 HECTARES OF WOOD, PATHS, RIVERS AND REMAINS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR ALL TO VISIT.
Here you will find easy treks suitable for beginners or families and more difficult treks with spectacular views.
HERE IS THE VIDEO OF THE TREK
Another Sunday, another adventure.
The other week I received an email from Promoturismo Friuli Venezia Giulia of which I am Ambassador. They asked me if I was available to take a free course with them from a professional film maker on how to “create emotional videos” with a mobile phone. I love to create videos (although with poor results) I could not believe it.
I took the ball and took advantage of this trekking in Val Alba (look the video above) also to do a trial and not get to the course empty-handed.
Trekking suitable for everyone above Faedis starting from the Madonnina del Domm and arriving at the top of Mount Joanaz. A breathtaking view of the Julian Alps with a unique view of Mount Matajur still whitened with snow. Mount Joanaz is a […]
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A sunny day to discover the enchanting Lake Barcis, a walk along the old Cellina road and also a visit to the famous alpine villages Poffabro and Frisanco.
It’s Sunday morning, we’re still in bed. We do not know what time it is. April sweet sleep, also because now the snow is melting, but not fast enough to start with the great walks, so here we are. To decide where to go to the last, starting slowly and a cup of coffee under the duvet.
Welcome sunny and spring Sunday. The days are longer even if the wind is sparkling. I had heard that during this weekend they open the old Valcellina road. It can be passed on foot or by bicycle, just have a protective helmet. Well, let’s go!
We arrive at the Antoi Bridge and find parking. A photo on this bridge is a must. From here you can enjoy all the surrounding peaks still dirty with snow. It seems to be in Colorado instead of in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
With 3 euros we take tickets to access the old Val Cellina road. It was inaugurated in 1906 and before that time the ten thousand inhabitants of the area were totally isolated. Only a small impervious path, the Val de Crous, connected Val Cellina to the plain.
When the work began to build the hydroelectric plant that would have given energy to both Veneto and Friuli, it also began to create the road with dynamite blows. The old Val Cellina road can be traveled from Molassa to the Antoi bridge (or vice versa), but due to landslides and stones that often fall from above, it is quite dangerous and therefore can only be visited on pre-established days (check when HERE).
A slow walk along the road that winds alongside the gorge that hosts the Cellina stream. This one of an exceptional blue, runs slowly and thanks to the sound of the waters and the birds, takes you directly to another era. You walk under tunnels and protruding boulders, you can even make a small via ferrata that leads to the Tibetan bridge of Barcis. From here you can see the river’s waters right under your feet. Enchanting.
I have made ferratas, and much more adventurous, while Simone does not like to be hung anywhere then, we continue straight and after our ride back to the lake of Barcis.
THE LAKE TOUR
A comfortable walkway allows you to go around the lake while on the other side various paths will take you up to enjoy the view of the water from above or down, towards the shore, and in this way see the lake in all its length.
Halfway there we were already stuck in that beautiful wooden kiosk overlooking the lake to gorge ourselves with cheese and smoked ricotta of their production. The only misfortune of the day “we only serve water!”. Not even a good glass of white to accompany those delights and then we go, let’s go, let’s go and try to drink something!
POFFABRO, FRISANCO E ANDREIS
We left early and as a result we finished the tour early. Today we do not want big adventures, hours of walking, muddy boots or packed lunches. What we do?
It was quite a while that I heard about Poffabro, the village of the villages but also the enchanting Andreis and Frisanco, which from Barcis are very far away, a pity not to get us a run away.
Poffabro is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and rises 525 meters high on a side of the Carnic Pre-Alps. Thanks to its unique architectural features it is a jewel to be discovered. The courts are made up of houses built on several floors all made of cut stone, rich in stairs, balconies and wooden balconies with an ancient flavor that create a game of movement leaving the tourist in a magical enchantment. Although the buildings are close to each other, the wealth of pillars, stone arches and wooden walkways has a harmonious feel that fits perfectly with the surrounding landscape.
Frisanco is just as beautiful and characteristic. Located at the foot of the imposing Mount Raut in Val Colvera with its narrow streets we have literally kidnapped. The simple and central church gives way to dozens of cobblestone streets and the enchanting buildings stand before us framed by the mountains. The famous stonemasons and their techniques created a masterpiece of craftsmanship creating a real open-air museum that survived the 1976 earthquake.
Finally Andreis, also here a lot of cut stone and wood in an indissoluble embrace. Two hard but beautiful materials just like the landscapes around here. Places rich in history that have made me spend a Sunday between walks and trivia on our small region.
And you? Have you ever been there?
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Easy hike 10 minutes from the Italian border (after Tarvisio). Family-friendly trekking along a path that leaves Planica ski jumping and arrives at Tamar alpine hut in less than an hour. A walk in the woods of the “Triglavski narodni park”.
You wake up in the morning and hope it’s a good day. And ‘all week that checks the weather and you know that today the weather could be iffy. It’s better to have a coffee before opening the window and decide what to do.
It could have been worse. Gray everywhere but a sunshine comes from Tarvisio. Let’s go.
An hour later we are on the road. 4 humans and 2 hairy friends who adore the snow. Passport of the dog always with me and then easily overcome Tarvisio, Fusine in Valromana, the border and we reach Planica ( Kranjska Gora).
To park you have to pay € 2.50 but beyond the walk you can also use the indoor facility of cross-country skiing where to train (even in summer), visit the museum or have a coffee overlooking the ski jumps.
Leaving the ski jumps on the right, where every year there is a world ski jumping stage, we find the beginning of the trail well marked by a sign and a small description of this beautiful valley of glacial origin. Destination Tamar.
A weak mist covers the entire crest of Ponc and with difficulty we can, along our walk, see the summit of Travnik and Jalovec. The easy path winds through pine and spruce woods, now completely sunk in the snow.
Along the way we meet many families. Children, with sleds on their hands, are already ready for this cold winter. Much more than us.
After less than 45 minutes we reach the refuge Tamar, unfortunately dogs are not allowed so we cover well and eat outside, but at least under a roof.
A nice meal there we just deserved so we start with kraut and beans soup (really delicious) and barley soup, fried potatoes of the house, local sausages and sauerkraut and finally, of course, the chocolate palacinka. I love her.
No time to finish my Lasko that the weather gets worse in a jiffy. Everything flies in the air. The rain or snow, who knows it, falls from the sky and the trees. I expect a very fast return.
As we walk past the trail I think how a day with such an horrible weather like this can be beautiful anyway. Just a simple day in the midst of nature makes everyone feel good. As I was lucky to take pictures on the go but I would have drunk another beer if we were just in the heat. Anyway..
The Planica valley has dozens of walks, all well-marked. In addition to trekking and mountain biking all year round, in winter it is famous for its cross-country ski runs 40 km long. If there isn’t snow you can train indoors or try the zip line a thrilling ride down a rope that descends from the highest ski jump in Planica at 85 km / h. Crazy!
To write this post I read many articles on the official website of Slovenian tourism and I admit that it really wants to visit this country more and is so close from my home. If you want to take a look www.slovenia.info
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