D-5 Stilves to Bressanone

Covered 15 some miles, nearly all of it downhill (with the usual uphills in between) and in a light drizzle. I decided to wear only my jacket and not the pancho—dumb idea. The good news is that I didn’t have to walk through any mud—my real nemesis! Didn’t get to stay where I wanted to, but managed to get a hotel in town.

So while all my things are drying (everything in my backpack is wrapped in a plastic bag—hence little “water damage”), I worked on a reservation 2 days down the road for Bolzano—BAD outlook. Hostel was booked as were the cheapies, so I blew the budget (a little).

From the pic you can see how everything gets an aura of mysticism—kind of fun walking in the rain. The other picture is the entrance into the old part of Bressanone—quaint town with lots of tourists.


  1. Jackie Williams — 05-02-2018 at 8:30 am

    Bolzano – you’ll be enjoying the hills of vineyards! Wonder why the unavailability of rooms, festivals or the start of summer vacations and tourists.

    You’re covering a lot of distance daily! Wow!!

    So proud of you!
    Lv from all! XXOO

  2. Joyce Summers — 05-02-2018 at 12:44 pm

    Seeing the rushing river of melted snow through the mountain, between the green trees, enclosed in low clouds, added a little mystery to your walk today, which hopefully made walking in the rain and getting wet worthwhile.