… neither will want to return home, for they’ll experience the greatest things while out and about…”

 There was a very special father-son adventure on the program at the Minarik household, too, during these summer holidays: traveling over the Alps by mountain bike. From Munich to Lake Garda, 6,000 meters of altitude, 500 km in just 5 days.

And here were our stops:

Friday, 2 Aug 2013 

Munich – Tegernsee – Gries am Brenner Sattelbergalm

Saturday, 3 August 2013

1550 meters of altitude

Sattelbeg – Kreuzjoch – Hoher Lorenzberg – Gossensass – Oberried – Unterried – Sterzing – Jaufental Valley – Jaufenpass (2,048m)

Sunday, 4 Aug 2013

St. Leonhard -Meran – Ultental Valley – St. Gertraud – Rabbijoch – Haselgruber Cabin

Monday, 5 Aug 2013

Rabbital Valley – San Bernardo – Magras – Male – Dimaro – Madonna di Campiglio, Cross through the Brenta Dolomites – Mountain Pasture Malga Spora (1855m)

Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013

Mountain Pasture Campo della Spora  – Andalo Richtung Molveno – past the lake Lago Di Molveno – toward San Lorenzo, lunch at Villa Banale to Rifugio San Pietro

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

 Breakfast at Riva on the harbor, ship from Riva to Gargnano, arrival in Gargnano

The magnificent mountain panorama bathed in sunlight, the rustic alpine cabins, and the tasty Italian food kept a permanent smile on our faces. And when we got a view of Lake Garda from afar, we were as proud as punch. A wonderful experience that my son and I will likely never forget. The next joint trip is already planned, but the destination is not ready to be revealed yet. Yet one thing is definitely certain: we’ll be back on our bikes, heading south over the Alps.