From South Tyrol to Austria in the Stubai Valley - Our "Tournée des amis" continues

From South Tyrol to Austria in the Stubai Valley - Our "Tournée des amis" continues

The purpose of a journey is to travel. And in addition to the anticipation, arriving and being there, travelling unfortunately also involves saying goodbye and moving on.

So let's say goodbye to Manuela and her familyWe eat one last pizza in the evening and continue our journey in the morning. "Harald and Heike live in the Stubai Valley," I remember. One WhatsApp later, we have a date. Tomorrow for coffee!

We now have just under 1.5 days left for 114 kilometres. That should be manageable. I navigate us through the winding mountains around San Martin. Until my navigation skills fail miserably: for whatever reason, we find ourselves back in front of the restaurant we left just over an hour ago. Something has gone wrong.

Another attempt and we make it: we stop off at a small mountain inn for a second breakfast and a short office session. We spend our lunch break in the romantic town of Brixen. Brixen, also known as Bressanone, is a picturesque town nestled in the breathtaking landscape of the Dolomites. The old town boasts well-preserved historic buildings, narrow alleyways and cosy squares that invite you to linger. Bressanone Cathedral is particularly impressive with its magnificent cloister and ornate frescoes. Brixen spoils us with a mixture of traditional Tyrolean cuisine and Italian sophistication.

How we have missed it in the last few months! Especially the espresso after a meal. In one of those cups with the thick, almost bulging porcelain rim. Oh - simply heavenly. So we sit in a street café, watch people strolling and being and are simply content ourselves.

Once again, we realise that coming home slowly has a very special quality.

At some point - we still want to get somewhere today - our Felix makes it over the Brenner Pass (we don't ask ourselves why we didn't buy a vignette until days later) and we are already in the picturesque Stubai Valley. Having just raved about the Dolomites, we continue straight away: this is also first class again!

Free standing is not allowed here in the valley, but the campsite in Bleistift, as Gerd likes to call the village of Neustift, is really impressive. We nibble on some melon salad (after the last few days of Italian cuisine, we need to eat something salady again), take a short stroll through the village, which is almost deserted out of season, and end the day in a cosy atmosphere while the evening raindrops splash onto our Felix roof.

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Merci for "travelling with us

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Rachel
Rachel
1 month ago

You look damn happy! 😁🙏

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