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.



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.



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.



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


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


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.


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.


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!



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


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

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


    • 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. 🙂


  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 !


  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 🙂


    • Grace August 10, 2013 / 9:03 am

      Hi Jo,

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


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