An unusual warm Norwegian summer

I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and now I’m enjoying the Norwegian summer. Yesterday we had more than 30 degrees, which is something really special. We’ve been swimming in the sea and in the nearest lake. The water in the lake is more than 20 degrees, which allows you to take long swims. Some courageous…

A long ride to “La Madonna della Neve”

Since my son was still by the sea, I chose to enjoy my free time with a long ride to an amazing place: La madonna della neve! I started out from Mathi this time, to meet Andrea further down the track. First of all we took a long break in a small village called Rocca….

Walking from Balme to the Green Lakes

«I laghi verdi» – The Green Lakes – is a place you should visit during your lifetime! Me, Luca and Dakota were planning to visit the more typical lake: «Lago di Malciaussia» until a friend told us about the green lakes. This particular name made us curious, and we went to the valley of Ceres…

Just another nice ride in the hills

After the rather exhausting ride from Lanzo to Ca Bianca, the ride to our favourite restaurant in Cudine was just relaxing! It’s not only my favourite restaurant. It’s also my favourite track in the hills. You hardly need to touch the asphalt, there are so many trails in the forest! The ride from Mathi to…

Living on horseback

This week I’ve been more or less living on horseback! Since my son is by the sea with the rest of the family and my husband is working, I spent my time exploring the area!   Last Sunday I went on a long trail ride with two friends. Everything happened that day! The angry man…

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…

What is a swag?

After going trekking I’ve started to look for a swag. I got to know this incredible invention during my stay in Australia. It’s actually a tent, mattress and sleeping bag all in one – that you can just roll together and bring with you wherever you go. I’ve found a site where they sell the…

After the trip on horseback

You might be asking yourself what I’m doing now and what I’ve learned from this horseback experience. Well, just after getting back home I went to the seaside. I needed some time to rest and to stay with my son. We are staying in a small town in Liguria where the pace of life is…

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…