The whole track spans over 19km across breath-taking volcanic terrains, and from the highest point no one could resist a photo opportunity with the world famous Emerald Lake that has long become an icon of the crossing.
As we approached the ski resort, a fairytale-like landscape opened up in front of us with lovely wooden cottages, babbling icy stream and brownish mountains against the backdrop of clear blue sky.
My long-held dream is coming true. I'm going to backpack for the first time in my life around 9 countries in Europe for 31 days, starting from next Monday. One more tick off my bucket list!
After several days of drizzle, the sun finally returned and we did not miss the chance to get out of town for a little excursion.