Enjoying the outdoors in Obergurgl

During our visit to Innsbruck, our friends Melba and Cez took us to a beautiful, quaint village in the alps called Obergurgl.  This village is mainly a tourist spot with only 400 permanent inhabitants.  In winter, it is a very popular ski spot and in summer a very popular hiking spot.

Photo courtesy of Cezary Kaliszyk
Photo courtesy of Cezary Kaliszyk

We chose a very easy route that is convenient for pregnant women and small children.  Moving away from the village and onto the trail, these were the sights we saw.

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Some of the lifts were still open for those who wish  to view the sights from up above.  I decided against going on one because of my current state and my fear of heights.

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Our guys led the way with my little boy tagging along.  Melba and I followed slowly behind.  Both of us are pregnant and the decreasing oxygen was quite taxing for our lungs.  Besides, it was also a great time to chat and catch up.

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As they ascended higher, we decided to stay behind at a shaded, comfortable spot.

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While waiting, we amused ourselves by watching other serious hikers conquer more difficult trails.

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Meanwhile, our boys had a grand time in their trail.   My husband was so proud of our little boy for walking all the way through the almost 3km loop with around 2500 ft elevation.

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And here they are, posing for posterity.

Photo courtesy of Cezary Kaliszyk
Photo courtesy of Cezary Kaliszyk

On the way back, we all stopped by a nearby restaurant as we were already famished.

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Yes, I almost ate that whole serving of pizza.  Since it was very close to Italy, they do make great pizzas.

Although this wasn’t a very serious hike, it is one of the greatest one I’ve had in a long time and will definitely be one of my best memories.

Thank you Melbs and Cez for taking us there!

 

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7 thoughts on “Enjoying the outdoors in Obergurgl

  1. crazytraintotinkytown July 16, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    I wanted to burst into song with the theme from the Sound of Music when I saw your pictures

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  2. saroja July 16, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    Great pictures and worth the hike. When are you expecting your second baby? Take care.

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    • Grace July 17, 2013 / 8:18 am

      Hi Saroja! I am expecting her in October. Thanks for dropping by. I hope everything’s well with you and your family. 🙂

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  3. xbox2121 July 31, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    I was station in Germany twice when I was in the Army and was fortunate enough to see Austria once for about a week the scenery there is amazing !

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  4. restlessjo August 9, 2013 / 11:51 pm

    Many thanks for this, Grace, and for following my blog. Your little boy looks lovely. When is the baby due? Take care 🙂

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    • Grace August 10, 2013 / 9:03 am

      Hi Jo,

      She is due in October. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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