We enjoyed hiking and biking with old and new friends

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6.30.08 - Paolo led us on a hike through Val di Gotres up to Forcella Lerosa


Below - A downhill run, lunch at the hutte, and another hike


Below - 7.01.08 - Hike around Tre Cime di Lavaredo


We trekked past lakes, over the rocks and through the snow.


Our intrepid hikers continued to climb and descend with a smile.


Finally, lunch is served - and three take a nap


Below - 7.02.08 - Hike to Cinque Torri


Above - The group posed for the cave photo


Why is Pamela in all of these photos? She was everywhere.


Below - Almost at the top of another ridge


Below, lunch at another hutte     -     Pamela tries the grappa


Below,  Gerhard and Darlene    -    The bikes arrive in Cortina


Below - 7.03.08 - Warmup  bike ride around Bolzano


Below - 7.04.08 - Bike Ride from Bolzano to Trento


Matteo and the support van were evrywhere.


Below - Dinner at the Grand Hotel

Below - 7.06,07.08 - The bike ride from Peschiera  del Garda to romantic Verona


Below - Our favorite gelato stop in Bussolengo


Below - 7.08.08 - Getting ready for the Bike Ride from Vicenza to Padua


Below - Vineyards and villas


We stopped at the Villa da Schia and explored the gardens.


7.10.08 - The trip ended in magical Venice


We and our luggage were transported by boat to the hotel.


Below - Our party enjoying a drink at the hotel pier on the lagoon.


Below - Our party chanting in the cave


Below - Our final elegant dinner in the hotel garden