When I walk, my senses are awakened and I can enjoy the little things: the aroma of freshly cut hay, the footprints of a deer, the soft blanket of heather in bloom, a woodpecker hammering away on a tree trunk. The views of the Brenta Dolomites and the Maddalene range are always captivating, even though they have been the backdrop to my life for 60 years!
For me, walking is a type of medicine. Sometimes I go out in the morning, before work. Often, I just leave everything behind and set off after dinner. I don’t need to go far, just a short stroll and, as if by magic, it puts me in a good mood. The children enjoy it too and on the weekends you should see all the families pushing buggies around!
Who said that walking in the mountains has to be tiring? My favourite walks are along the Lez, the wide paths which follow the irrigation channels which are flat or gently undulating. In summer, I choose ones in the shade, such as the Sedruna walk, or those which lead to cooler places like the Tret waterfall. In winter, spring and autumn, I am in search of sunshine and here in the Val di Non we have no lack of that!