A short and stunning visit to Apricale

I’ve actually been back from the seaside for a long period, but I would like to tell you about the small town “Apricale” that I visited during my holiday. I didn’t even plan to go there, it just happened! A Norwegian friend and her Italian husband have got a flat in the neighbor town of…

An extra visit in Chianale

The same afternoon that we arrived on horseback in Pontechianale, we got a lift by car to Chianale. This is another small town a bit further up in the mountain. The speciality of this place is the little rocky bridge the combines the houses on each side of the river. It’s also a very tidy…

The sixth day: From Becetto to Pontechianale

We started out later than usual since the distance of the last day should be rather short and easy. I woke up early anyway thanks to the sound of the calfs.   It was a nice ride through cosy small towns. We even went through a market and the people stopped to watch us. It’s a…

The fifth day: From Balma Bove to Becetto

Thursday we went from Balma Boves to the top of a mountain called “Colle del prete” – 1540 meters high! I woke up to the view of Soraya in front of Monviso, which made me get back some energy. This was the most beautiful ride in the mountain so far. The road wasn’t too steep…

Giro d’Italia went through Lanzo

I believe that the images themselves describe the visit of Giro d’Italia  better than my own words…   I’m therefore going to take you through the streets in a visual way. The school kids started the party with a flash mob in the square. My son was doing his best to follow the dance teacher…

Riding in the rain!

Today I really got a terribly cold and wet experience on horseback! We were riding in the rain and hail on our way back from Mulin Turcin.     Yesterday I went to get Soraya and rode her home, so she could stay overnight in the stable in our garden. This morning I had planned…

Ala di Stura with the newest chairlift in the valley!

Last Sunday I went skiing in Ala di Stura. It´s a rather small skiing restort, but the closest to where I live. I only need to drive for 30 minutes to get to the starting point. You actually have to take a really old chairlift to even get to the skiing resort. It´s been there since…

Where my heart is

Sometimes is just so important to follow your heart. Put everything else aside and concentrate on what you really need… I couldn’t find peace in my heart until I finally went to Pian della Mussa. I needed to go cross country skiing in the sunshine while we still have got some snow. On my way…

Ready to ski in the alps!

It’s almost like getting back in time. Being so keen to go skiing is a feeling that I had almost put away a long time ago. But knowing that me and Luca have got a whole day to go skiing – without kids – and that I’ve got a great pair of new skis… well,…

I want to go skiing telemark!

I’m gonna tell you about my skis. Wherever I’ve taken them, they made people laugh. I just wanted to sharpen the edges and make them slide faster again. I didn’t want to entertain anybody… Hard to admit it, but my husband was right. It’s certainly time to buy a new pair. They didn’t even get…