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  1. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una salida con la MTB.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    01:30
    7,14 km
    4,8 km/h
    800 m
    530 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      Accommodation: 1000-star tent in the open air or at Camping Fiemme Village, which adds a few more stars.
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      The aim of this adventurous mountain tour on the Latemar massif in the Dolomites southeast of Bolzano is to take a picture of the Torre di Pisa - the leaning tower of Pisa, which is leaning against the wind at a height of 2,636 meters.Of course, it is not the original tower, nobody has carried it here from Pisa, which is over 300 kilometers away. The local Torre di Pisa is an impressive rock in the western Dolomites, but it is at least as crooked as its namesake at sea level. Only with the small but subtle difference that this corner of the Dolomites is hardly developed for tourism. One more reason to finally climb the Tower of Pisa instead of just leaning towards it.It starts at the valley station of the Tresca lift west of Pampeago. There is a small parking lot here. The first kilometer is still quite leisurely without major inclines, then the route branches off to the right into the terrain. On a fallow mountain path it is now uphill, the summit already firmly in view - this saves the detour via Baita della Scofa.At the Passo Feudo mountain station you can take a short break before it gradually becomes steeper along the ridge. Gradients of around 30% are not uncommon here, which is why you need to be sure-footed. After a total of 4.4 kilometers, you have almost reached the summit. Here is the Rifugio Torre di Pisa, a hosted refuge that invites you to refresh yourself.The Torre di Pisa is hidden between a few other equally impressive rocks just a few hundred meters further along the ridge. However, to ascend you need professional climbing equipment and you should have some experience, as well as a few climbing colleagues. Of course, it is a great feeling to stand on the leaning tower of Pisa, but otherwise the rock is also a good photo opportunity. The great thing about it: Here in the Dolomites there are guaranteed not to be any tourists standing in the way if you want to take the typical "I-support-the-tower-of-Pisa-from-picture".Return the same way down to the Passo Feudo mountain station. Here you can take the cable car into the valley to Residenza, which is not far from the car park.
      I spent the night after this impressive day in my thousand-star tent under the open sky. Alternatively, you can also find accommodation at Camping Fiemme Village. The campsite is a good stopover on the way to the next adventure.

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      • 9 de octubre de 2020

  2. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una salida con la MTB.

    8 de octubre de 2020

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    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      On my second adventure in Trentino, I get on my mountain bike for a lap around the Castellaz. In the nature reserve “Parco Naturale Paneveggio Pale di San Martino” I ride on mostly well passable hiking trails through the unique Val Venegia. There are said to be over 500 different types of plants. But even if you let your eyes wander OVER the landscape, you can enjoy unique mountain panoramas.The starting point for the tour is a small parking lot along Strada Provinciale 81, which leads through the nature reserve. From here it goes in an easterly direction directly through the Val Venegia. Roughly, the path here follows the stream of the Torrente Travignolo, which becomes narrower with increasing height before it disappears completely into the rock.Over several serpentines it goes up to the refuge Baita Segantini, which offers much more than a simple shelter. Here you can eat, drink, sleep if necessary and, above all, enjoy the wonderful view of the Pala group, which has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites since 2009.As if that weren't enough of a good thing, the rest of the way back to the parking lot is all downhill. Passing the Capanna Cervino hut, which once again invites you to enjoy delicious Trentino cuisine, there is pure downhill fun! Here and there you have to watch out for hikers, but the area is quite clear so that you can see it from afar.It's almost six kilometers downhill before you get back to the parking lot. Especially in the area of the Capanna Cervino hut, if you have advanced riding technique, you can switch to a few trails to the left of the route to bring some variety to the descent. At the end of the tour, you have to be particularly careful on a section about one kilometer long, because cycling is not officially allowed on the narrow mountain path.

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      • 9 de octubre de 2020

  3. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una caminata.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    04:37
    16,4 km
    3,6 km/h
    330 m
    330 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring are two of the best-preserved Iron Age hillforts in the country. This route takes you to both, via glorious countryside.

      With 10.2 miles (16.4 km) of distance and 1,100 feet (330 m) of elevation gain, this intermediate hike packs a lot of interest into a few hours.

      From Alfriston, it is a 40-minute drive to Storrington Rise car park, where the Tour begins. You start with a steep climb to Cissbury Ring, where breathtaking views over Brighton, the chalk cliffs of the coast and the Isle of Wight await.

      Covering an area of 65 acres, Cissbury Ring is the largest hillfort in Sussex and is more than 5,000 years-old. During spring and autumn you can see a wide variety of migratory birds on the summit, as it is one of the first and last coastal landing points.

      You then head north along the Monarch’s Way national trail to Steyning Round Hill. On this site, artefacts and human remains from the Bronze Age through to Roman and Anglo Saxon times have been found. You are afforded sublime views from the summit, too.

      From Steyning Round Hill, join the South Downs Way and follow it all the way to the next ring: Chanctonbury, a late Bronze or early Iron Age hillfort that boasts sublime views over the South Downs.

      You then loop back through picturesque rolling countryside. If you fancy a little extension, try a detour into the sleepy village of Findon, where you find tearooms, pubs and shops.

      • 8 de octubre de 2020

  4. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una caminata.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    07:37
    27,3 km
    3,6 km/h
    530 m
    530 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      Taking you through picturesque countryside, along the Seven Sisters cliffs, beside the sweeping River Cuckmere and into sleepy villages, this Tour is a wonderful introduction to the South Downs.

      A challenging start to the weekend, this hike is 17 miles (27.3 km) long with 1,725 feet (526 m) of elevation gain. Your efforts are rewarded with non-stop interest and beauty, though.

      From Alfriston Woodland Cabins, you join the South Downs Way national trail and soon reach one of the most recognisable sights in the region, the Long Man of Wilmington. At 235 feet (72 m) tall, the mysterious chalk figure is said to be the largest representation of a human form in Europe.

      You continue along the South Downs Way and, shortly after passing through Jevington village, take the footpath right over Willingdon Hill. Follow the path through East Dean and continue onto the summit of Went Hill, where glorious views await.

      Upon reaching the coast, you rejoin the South Downs Way and head west along the Seven Sisters cliffs. Along this exhilarating and beautiful section, you are afforded breathtaking views out to sea, over the impressive chalk cliffs and onto the beaches below.

      When you reach the estuary, head back inland and follow the Cuckmere Valley for the final 4 miles (6.5 km). Along this section, you saunter alongside the River Cuckmere as it sweeps through the landscape, right back to Alfriston.

      For more information about Alfriston Woodland Cabins, visit: alfristoncabins.co.uk.

      • 8 de octubre de 2020

  5. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una caminata.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    02:39
    9,18 km
    3,5 km/h
    230 m
    220 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      This hike explores Grimspound, an atmospheric Bronze Age circle hut that sheltered fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in the novel, Hound of the Baskervilles.

      It might feel like this Tour takes you into the middle of nowhere, but the distance is a leisurely 5.7 miles (9.2 km). With 750 feet (230 m) of elevation gain, there is some climbing, but this only serves to provide spellbinding views.

      It is a 30-minute drive from Five Wyches Farm Campsite through fabulous scenery to the car park where this route begins. You then rise straight onto Birch Tor, which affords fabulous views over central Dartmoor.

      You descend gradually and loop around past the Medieval Village of Challacombe before a steady climb to the fascinating remains of Grimspound, a village that was inhabited during the Bronze Age, some 3,000 years ago. It is easy to see why author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set the third Sherlock Holmes novel here; there is a magical, mythical, if a little ominous atmosphere, that is sure to leave one’s inner creative battling to break out.

      You then reach the quieter Hookney Tor, where more far-reaching views await, and hike west to finish by Bennett’s Cross, a crooked granite crucifix by the car park.

      • 8 de octubre de 2020

  6. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una caminata.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    07:04
    24,0 km
    3,4 km/h
    680 m
    680 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      If you have never visited Dartmoor, this hike is a perfect introduction For those that have, this Tour will reacquaint your love with the national park in a heartbeat.

      This superb hike explores nine tors, visits some iconic spots and incorporates plenty of fantastic viewpoints. You will likely bump into the famous herds of Dartmoor ponies, too.

      With 14.9 miles (24 km) of distance and 2,225 feet (680 m) of elevation gain, this Tour will test your mettle. Your efforts are rewarded with highlights around every corner, though.

      You leave Five Wyches Farm Campsite along the Templer Way and climb gradually east to Haytor Rocks, a breathtaking landmark that affords endless panoramic views.

      From here, the sights — and tors — keep coming thick and fast. The imposing rocky outcrop of Hound Tor is arguably the best viewpoint in the national park.

      The atmospheric remains of Houndtor Village, too, are a prized sight. The settlement comprises a cluster of 13th-century stone longhouses on land that was originally farmed in the Bronze Age.

      Atop of Greator Rocks, there is a fine view over the abandoned village and the surrounding moors.

      Take your time on this route; scramble on the tors, take in the views and let the delights of Dartmoor fill up your senses.

      • 8 de octubre de 2020

  7. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una caminata.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    01:51
    6,83 km
    3,7 km/h
    100 m
    100 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      This hike explores the picturesque town of Bakewell — home of the world-famous Bakewell Pudding — and the quaint Peak District countryside it nestles within.

      It is possible to walk this 4.2-mile (6.8-km) route in under two hours. However, if you want to savour the sights and flavours, you might need a little more time. Whilst there is a little bit of climbing, it is all fairly leisurely.

      From Barn Farm Camping, it is a 15-minute drive to Bakewell and there is ample parking where the route begins. You start by crossing the ‘Love Lock’ bridge and hiking up the River Wye to the market town's iconic Grade I-listed five-arched bridge.

      You join the Monsal Trail, a former railway line and now traffic-free route that winds through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales, and continue to Hassop Station, a great place to stop for coffee and cake.

      After a gentle walk through farmland back to Bakewell, you pass one of the finest medieval churches in England, All Saints, and make a whistle-stop at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, where you can sample the town’s famous dish from the place where it was invented.

      • 8 de octubre de 2020

  8. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una caminata.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    05:19
    19,1 km
    3,6 km/h
    350 m
    350 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      Enchanting moorland, picturesque dales, pretty farmland, ancient stone circles and mythical rock formations combine on this classic Peak District route.

      With 11.9 miles (19.1 km) of distance and 1,150 feet (350 m) of elevation gain, this hike is challenging but manageable. With many spots to stop and admire the scenery, too, there is ample opportunity to rest your legs.

      From Barn Farm Camping, you hike straight onto Stanton Moor, a picturesque National Trust moorland, and soon stumble upon Nine Ladies Stone Circle, a Bronze Age structure in an atmospheric setting. The stone circle is shrouded in myth and legend.

      You descend through Stanton-in-Peak village, rise into farmland above Haddon Hall stately home, and ascend gradually to Over Haddon village. There is a good pub here that serves food, if you fancy a pit-stop.

      You drop into Lathkill Dale, one of the prettiest dales in the national park, follow the River Lathkill to Alport village, and then follow the River Bradford below Youlgreave village.

      It is then a gradual ascent along the Limestone Way long-distance footpath to Nine Stones Close, the tallest of all the Peak District's stone circles, and nearby Robin Hood’s Stride, two huge rocks that the folklore hero once supposedly jumped between.

      The final section drops past Cratcliffe Rocks and rises to Rowtor Rocks, a series of caves, rooms, alcoves, tunnels, flights of stone steps, and more on the outskirts of Birchover. It is a short-step back to the campsite from here.

      • 8 de octubre de 2020

  9. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una caminata.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    01:53
    6,93 km
    3,7 km/h
    100 m
    100 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      This leisurely loop visits the spiritual heart of Wales, St David’s, and explores a spellbinding stretch of coastline.

      A relaxing end to the weekend, this hike is 4.3 miles (6.9 km) long with 325 feet (100 m) of elevation gain. As such, it is easy to walk in under two hours. You also have plenty of time to see the sites.

      From Porthclais Farm Campsite, you head east along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, where views stretch as far as Devon. A short-step later, you reach the legendary Chapel of St Non. This characteristic little building is said to be the birthplace of St David, the patron saint of Wales, and is named after his mother, St Non.

      You then hike along Ffordd Caerfai lane into St David’s, the smallest city in Britain. If you have time, it is well worth exploring St David's Cathedral, which dates to the 12th century, and the stunning Bishop’s Castle.

      You leave St David's to the south and hike through farmland to finish in the campsite.

      • 8 de octubre de 2020

  10. Ford Weekend Adventures planificó una caminata.

    8 de octubre de 2020

    06:13
    22,9 km
    3,7 km/h
    320 m
    320 m
    1. Ford Weekend Adventures

      As the only coastal national park in Britain, Pembrokeshire is a very special place. On this Tour, you experience the magical beauty of the coastline first-hand.

      With 14.2 miles (22.9 km) of distance and 1,050 feet (320 m) of elevation gain, this hike will test your fitness and endurance. With captivating scenery throughout, though, you might not even notice the effort.

      Before the jaw-dropping beauty of the coast, this hike explores picturesque inland scenery and even includes some fine hillwalking, something this national park is not famous for.

      From Porthclais Farm Campsite, you cross the River Alun and head north through a pretty patchwork landscape. After Whitesands Beach, you begin the climb over Carn Llidi. Whilst it is not exactly a giant, this hill is every bit as perfectly formed as the mountains in North Wales and affords spectacular views.

      You descend to the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path National Trail, turn left, and follow it all the way back to the campsite. This entire section is an absolute treasure trove; classic coastal walking, great views, fine beaches, and wonderfully-fresh sea breeze.

      Highlights along the way include: Coetan Arthur, the remains of a Neolithic burial chamber; St David's Head, a dramatic headland with magnificent views over the Irish Sea; numerous natural rock arches; and opportunities to spot seals in the wild.

      • 8 de octubre de 2020

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