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Hi everyone, as our next adventure I would like to invite you for yet another hike in Kokorinsko area. Although it may seem that we hiked each trail there, it is not so. There are still trails and view points to be discovered. General Info: Trail: Walking Grade: Medium. A bit of workout with one higher hill to climb. Distance according to mapy.cz: 24.3 km. Map: https://en.mapy.cz/s/3pX0Q Travel Info: We will meet at 8:15 a.m. at platform 3 of Nádraží Holešovice BUS station. It is close to metro station, but may be tricky to find for the first time, so make sure you arrive a bit earlier if it is your first time. From there we will take 8:30 bus to Zahrádky,,křiž. stop. Please BUY YOUR BUS TICKETS ONLINE beforehand, otherwise you will be standing for an hour and a half. Here is the link: https://amsbus.cz/idos/koupitjizdenku/api/?nas_idz=27878&cil_idz=41282&cas_odj=08:30&linka_ams=500400&spoj_ams=102&dat_odj=23.3.2019&lang=C (you can switch to English in the bottom right corner of the page) We shall finish our hike in Duba and take 17:20 bus back (there is no possibility of buying this ticket online). Contacts: [masked] • What to bring Good hiking boots. Paths are wet, muddy and slippery this time of year, so gym/running/city shoes are unacceptable. Do not forget to bring tea/coffee/water and lunch/snack to keep you going. • Important to know By joining our walks you accept Terms and Conditions stated here: https://www.meetup.com/Friends-And-Adventures/about/. Also please remember, that signing up and not showing may have you deleted from the group. Thank you for understanding.
Hi everyone, finally days are getting longer and warmer, so as our next adventure let's take our bicycles out and do a first spring ride! Please note, that if the weather forecast changes and there is a big chance of rain/cold or just nasty weather, ride will be moved to another weekend. So please follow the event until it is confirmed. General Info: Trail: Cycling Type of bicycle: cross-country/mountain. No road bikes please. Grade: Easy to medium, not for absolute beginners. You shall have a higher than beginner level to join. 420 m of ascend and 630 m descend. Distance according to mapy.cz: 46.8 km. Map: https://en.mapy.cz/s/3pX8n Travel Info: We will meet at 8:50 at Praha-Bubny Vltavská train station and take 9:05 R 1230 Lány train. Train reservation for a bike is mandatory, so let me know in comments if you want to be on a group ticket by 26th. We shall finish our ride in Beroun and take a train back. Contacts: [masked] • What to bring Do not forget to bring tea/coffee/water and lunch/snack to keep you going. • Important to know By joining our walks you accept Terms and Conditions stated here: https://www.meetup.com/Friends-And-Adventures/about/. Also please remember, that signing up and not showing may have you deleted from the group. Thank you for understanding.
Hi Friends and Adventurers, This summer adventure takes us to the Val Grande , one of the remaining wildernesses in Western Europe. The Val Grande is situated on Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy. Our 5 day trek takes us from the bottom/top left to the top/bottom right of the attached photo. This is a serious trek of 90 km ,5000 metres ascent/descent , so please only consider to sign up if you are fit enough to spend 5 days in the mountains. The schedule is as follows : 28th June - arrive in the evening at Ispra on Lago Maggiore. The first night will be at International Camping Ispra http://www.internationalcampingispra.it/ 29th June - We hike a fairly flat 9km along the lake to Santa Caterina , take the boat to Stresa , a short 25 minute train ride to Premosello , then the first serious hike up of 10km but ascending 1500 metres to Alpe della Colma (point 2 on the map). We spend the first night at 1700 metres either in the mountain hut (depends on space) or in a tent. We have to cook and eat what we carry. There is water available so only carry what you need for the day. Total 9km+10km km , 1500 metre ascent. 30th June -Hike to Alpe Scaredi at 1800m (point 3 on the map) where we spend the night either in the mountain hut (depends on space) or in a tent. We have to cook and eat what we carry.There is water available. Total 16 km , 700m descent , 1100m ascent. 1st July - This is a shorter day , where we hike down to La Cascina (point 8 on the map) where beds and showers are available if we book - otherwise we camp. This evening we can eat in a restaurant. Total 10 km , 200km ascent , 1000m descent. 2nd July - This is a long day. We hike up and over Cima Marsicce (2135m) and Monte Zeda (2156m) , spending the night at Pian Cavallone at 1500m (point 10 on the map) either in the mountain hut (depends on space) or in a tent. There are no services , we have to cook and eat what we carry. Total 17 km , 1000m ascent , 200m descent. 3rd July : This is a relaxed day . We descend 10 km down to Intra , take the boat to Laveno , then we hike 12 km back on fairly flat ground back to Ispra. There we shall have dinner in a restaurant. An alternative will be to take the cable car up and down to Sasso del Ferro in Laveno , admire the views, then take transport back to Ispra. Total 10km + 12km - no ascent :-) 4th July - Return home or spend private time in Italy - as you wish. The hiking maps are shown below : Ispra to Santa Caterina : 9 km , 2.5 hours , 200m ascent , 100m descent: https://en.mapy.cz/zakladni?planovani-trasy&x=8.6173193&y=45.8385595&z=14&rc=98bZHxDjsvhVuiyAeCTh8McMnxD.OF&rs=osm&rs=osm&rs=coor&rs=coor&ri=19993800&ri=19997201&ri=&ri=&mrp=%7B%22c%22%3A131%7D&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&xc=%5B%5D Premosello to Intra : 58 km , 28 hours , 4800m ascent/descent : https://en.mapy.cz/zakladni?planovani-trasy&x=8.5421431&y=46.0061270&z=11&rc=9TjFgx2kPa9Tqwxx2tTw98E2NxEC7f3jdgyq3r951RhLqVxg7ZiF2imi5E6lffxEDXFjbax2ntXlZTx2Qfs&rs=osm&rs=osm&rs=osm&rs=coor&rs=coor&rs=coor&rs=osm&rs=coor&rs=coor&rs=coor&rs=coor&ri=20005276&ri=20005276&ri=121328961&ri=&ri=&ri=&ri=91940741&ri=&ri=&ri=&ri=&mrp=%7B%22c%22%3A131%7D&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&rt=&xc=%5B%5D Laveno to Ispra : 12 km , 3.5 hours. https://en.mapy.cz/zakladni?planovani-trasy&x=8.6207834&y=45.8644390&z=14&rc=981ocx24i4fArx2BEP5-ixDjqX&rs=osm&rs=coor&rs=coor&ri=107518774&ri=&ri=&mrp=%7B%22c%22%3A132%7D&rt=&rt=&rt=&xc=%5B%5D You should either arrive by your own transport to Ispra or to Milan Malpensa airport from where you should take a taxi. I can collect 4 people from Malpensa. You should have good hiking equipment plus tent , sleeping bag , food and water. If you have any questions, you can contact us on this website or Rory on[masked] or on[masked]. Please note that the F&A organizers reserve the right to refuse members if we feel they are not capable to complete the adventure. By signing up to the event you accept the F&A terms and conditions.