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Walking Arabba

Day 13

sunny 20 °C
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After another great breakfast (they do great breakfasts at these B&B’s we’ve been at), we headed over to the “Funivia Portavescovo”, the cable car that we took to the top, to pick up hiking trail 601. We were headed around the back of the Belvedere (2,650m) via Sasso Cappello (2,557m) to the Passo Pordoi (2423m) – took around 2.5hrs and around 15.5kkms and was a lovely hike.
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Saw a herd of the weirdest looking sheep on the last leg to Passo Pordoi, long ears and tails! They were being herded slowly along the alpine pastures.
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There were some beautiful flowers amongst the tussock grass. Any ideas what they are Mollie?
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We stopped into Albergo Col di Lana in Passo Pordoi, for a catch up with Alex Martini – one of our ski instructors from February, and a bite to eat before heading down, down, down to Arabba (1602m). The long downhill was a bit tough on the knee, especially when we found ourselves amongst a herd of cows – complete with bells – who seemed to want to follow us down the trail! Bit unnerving – they are really large up close!
We walked past the slope where I broke my leg – very unexceptional looking piece of meadow! Then down to the road where the ambulance picked me up. It took us about 2hrs to get down – and I’m glad I invested in the walking sticks otherwise it would have been the bus I suspect.
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Posted by EMTHOMSON 13:01 Archived in Italy

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