The Grignetta, Lombardy, Italy

The Grignetta or Grigna south or Grigna of Champion is a mountain in Lombardy (2177 meters) and is part of the group Grigne, being the highest the Grigna or Grignone. Its form is quite regular and there are two sides: one to the south (with a view of Lecco and the Resinelli valley) and another to the north (which connects it with Grignone). There are also other well-defined ridges such as the Sinigaglia Ridge (it can be reached from the Porta refuge) and the Segantini Ridge which connects the Valsecchi hill to the summit, showing a degree of difficulty III. It is a very important place well-known by local and international climbers. The torrent Grigna, born at Canalone Porta, flows into the Caldone and ends at Lecco. The normal route of ascent is the Cermenati ridge (easy walk). The Cecilia trail connects with the Rosalba hut at the top and there are trails with chains. The highway connects the summit of Grignetta to the summit of Grignone.

Tips

The paths for regular walkers are marked with the letter E, while those for experienced climbers have a double E. These are very difficult and physically demanding tracks, it is necessary to calculate an average of three hours to climb and two hours to go down.

Trails are free and there is no control to record climbers; so be careful if you do not really have experience; taking the trails is just at your own risk.

Levada do Castelejo, Porto da Cruz, Madeira

Levada do Castelejo is one of the most well-known walking paths of Porto da Cruz civil parish, Madeira. This is an easy and charming walk. The “Levadas” are a remarkable, ingenious irrigation system that was developed in the 16th century by the first settlers, to distribute water from the high mountain springs to the slopes and valleys. Nowadays, there are around 1400 km of Levadas in Madeira ready for you to explore and discover breathtaking views. This walk offers you the possibility to have very good panoramic views of some villages of Madeira northern coast. The end of the path is the Castelejo waterfall, it takes about 2 hours to reach it. You will be charmed by the forest and the panoramic views, the villages with their terraces for subsistence farming will be unforgettable. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the forest and the blue of the sea down the the mountains will complete the natural beautiful scenario.

Tips

Always be accompanied by an accredited guide and before starting your walk make sure that you have updates instructions on the route. Take with you this two phone numbers: 291 700 112 Civil protection and 112 Emergency number.
You can make a reservation on line before your visit to the island. At the moment of the reservation take instructions about what you will need to do the walk.

Safari photo, Africa

Would you like to see animals in their habitat? Would you like to be able to photograph them close? So, nothing better than a safari photo… There are several tourism operators offering safari photos private with 2 people, depending on your budget and the type of accommodation that you agree or safaris in a group of 10 people and more. You have also the choice of the route. The route can be done with 4 x 4 vehicles like Land Rovers or in some minivans. You will be accompanied with a guide who will speak your language and who knows well the region to lead you safely. Usually there are also local guides who will accompany you in your adventure. You could cross the vast reserves in Africa as the Amboseli Park where you will find herds of elephants among other animals, you could see Mount Kilimanjaro, visit Lake Manyara, which is considered a bird paradise, the crater of Ngorongoro classified world heritage by Unesco, the Tsavo Park, classified as the second largest park of Kenya with a very important and varied fauna or just simply go through the plains of the Serengeti. In these natural reserves you will discover many species living freely and in full nature, species that you do perhaps not imagined… you’ll be really surprised!

Tips

For this kind of travel, it is better to confide to a recognized tourism operator. It is very important to do it with someone who has a good experience and reputation and on which you might expect to get in touch 24-hour at destination.
It is suitable to bring fresh clothes but not shorts and sweaters with short sleeves or sandals. The ideal is to cover the most possible to avoid possible pitting and wear comfortable sports shoes. Sunglasses and hats are also recommended.
Of course, don’t forget your camera or video camera, the images that you will capture will remember you this wonderful experience of adventure at any time.