After getting up and finding out Germany had won the world cup, we had another great breakfast. Afterwards, we packed up our gear, settled the hotel bill and went to the bus station for the short ride to the starting point of the Alta Via Uno Trek at Lago di Braies.


We reached the hotel too early to be able to get our room, so we decided to get some coffee first in the restaurant. However, when we walked in we were told that the restaurant was closed, and we could get coffee a the small cafe next to it. The hotel had an eery feeling, like in the movie "The Shining".


After the coffee, we decided to take a walk around the beautiful lake, with great views of the surrounding mountains. At the far end of the lake is the starting point of the AV1 Trek! Back sat the hotel, we were able to get our room, and after settling in we decided that we still had plenty of time for another short hike, this up a very steep hill to a beautiful meadow and further up the high ridge of the west side of the lake and dropping down to the far end of it.


After returning to the hotel, we had dinner at the restaurant where we were seated in a separate room from the main guests, being trekkers on a low budget... After dinner we walked through the upper levels of the hotel, expecting to find Johnny....