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    Hiking the Gaisalmsteig at the Achensee

    Hiking the Gaisalmsteig at the Achensee in Austria Just before I’d leave Tirol behind and travel onwards to Vorarlberg, I decide that I have a few more hours left for a short hike. And so instead of sleeping in, I’m the first person in Hotel St. Georg Zum See who arrives at breakfast on Sunday morning 08.00 am. At 08.30 I leave the hotel and by 09.00 I’ve arrived in Pertisau in order to catch the first boat to Gaisalm for hiking the Gaisalmsteig.   The full Gaisalmsteig stretches from Pertisau to Achenkirch along the shores of the Achensee and it measures almost 10 kilometers. Unfortunately I don’t have enough…

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    Adventure on the Via Ferrata in Achensee

    Adventure on the Via Ferrata in Achensee While checking out my program of the blogtrip I made to Achensee at the beginning of this summer, my heart skipped a beat. Of anxiety. I was scheduled to do a Via Ferrata! My previous experience on a Ferrata was not the best ever as I thought it was pretty scary and even though I had been practising a bit on the Calmont Klettersteig in Germany in the meanwhile, I wasn’t sure it was going to be a whole lot of fun. But as I think you should give certain things in life a second try, I decided to search for the inner…