my first multi-day trekking tour

our followers already noticed it. we love hiking. european alps, colorado's rockies, utah's desert, australian outback… so far, however, it's (only) been about some-hours or one-day hikes.

this summer brought us to a new experience. let's say, it was on armin's mind for ages and at the end i got myself into it – a multi-day trekking tour on the merano high mountain trail (aka "meraner höhenweg" in german and "alta via di merano" in italian) in south tyrol, italy. my sine qua non condition: we wouldn't do it on our own.
and here we are. the trek took our group of 11 hikers plus 2 mountain guides on a six-day, almost 100 km long journey around the majestic mountains of the texel group nature park range. we looked up to breathtaking views, enjoyed clean and scented air, met mountains farmers, slept in shared rooms with up to there unknown people, and learned how delightful simple life can be, far away from mass-consumption and urban madness.

see yourself! photos of six days like heaven.

monday june 20th 2016, 3 hours, 8 km, ↑250 m, ↓500 m.
tirolo (630 m), (cable car), hochmuth (1361 m), talbauerhof (1209 m), longfallhof (1075 m), gfeis im walde (1310 m).
☾ berggasthof brunner, vernuer/riffian.

tuesday june 21st 2016, 4 hours, 11 km, ↑400 m, ↓400 m.
gandhof (1009 m), magdfeld (1147 m), matatz (1100 m).
☾ berggasthof valtelehof, st martin.

wednesday june 22nd 2016, 7 hours, 21 km, ↑650 m, ↓200 m.
christl (1132 m), ulfas (1369 m), bergkristall (1566 m), pfelders (1676 m).
☾ gasthof zeppichl.

thursday june 23rd 2016, 7 hours, 17 km, ↑1,250 m, ↓900 m.
stettiner hütte (2875 m), eisjöchl (2908).
☾ eishof (2071 m).

friday june 24th 2016, 7 hours, 20 km, ↑350 m, ↓800 m.
vorderkaser (1693 m), montfert (1471 m), katharinaberg, fuchsberg, patleid.
☾ pirchhof (1445 m).

saturday june 25th 2016, 8 hours, 18 km, ↑1,000 m, ↓800 m.
hochforch (1555 m), giggelberg (1565 m), nassreith hütte (1523 m), hochgang haus (1839 m), leiteralm (1522 m), hans-friedens-weg, hochmuth (1361 m).
cable car down back to tirolo (630 m).

back in hamburg, the satnav concluded…