The Dolomites 2012: Day 9

Rifugio Del Gigio – Rifugio Fuciade

We startd by walking down the road to Malga Ciapela where according to the guide book should be a cash machine. But there was no such a thing. Anyway we continued into a valley it became more and more beautiful as longer and higher we came. It was hot and we were walking in a forest. We came to a small water stream where we refreshed. Closer to the top it became more bare and steep, we sat down and had some lunch before we climbed to the top. With some new energy we continued to Forca Rossa it was incredibly beautiful at the top!

a sign that says Forca Rossa

Forca Rossa


the view from Forca Rossa

Forca Rossa

The view was absolutely stunning!

Looking at the view from Forca Rossa

Looking at the view from Forca Rossa

We enjoyed the view for a while before we headed down. We walked through fields with flowers.

Heiða enjoying the mountain flowers

Heiða enjoying the mountain flowers

We walked through a horde of horses, they all looked the same, had the same color, it was a little strange.

horde of horses

Blond Horses

We continued to rifugio Fuchade. We sat down to make a decision if we should continue or not. We decided to stay even though this rifugio was quite expensive and it was still early in the day, but this stage ended in a skiing resort down the valley. We where not up to that, this place was beautiful and they accepted credit cards. Our room was really nice with two separate beds and a big bathroom.

Rifugio Fuchiade

Rifugio Fuciade

During the afternoon there were a lot of people sitting outside in the sun, children playing but in the evening it was all nice and quiet. I had delicious food! and a grande cheese board with cheeses from the area. We had a great night. We met this Icelandic girl that was by herself on an adventure with her tent. We spent the evening with her, talking, eating cheese and drinking red wine.