North of Bruneck the Val di Tures leads up the mountains. At Sand in Taufers the road follows a deep gorge through the Val di Riva till it opens to a wide plateau. This is closed at the end from the high mountains of the Rieserferner Group. Behind this is Austria.
Next to us is a bus with tourists from Bamberg. They sell us Frankonian beer. What a life!
The valley offers a variety of nice walks, unfortunately the one we pick out is very steep and stressful.
The walk at the other side of the valley is more pleasant.
I pass high mountain farmhouses.
This is the sunny side of the valley, the sun is here till late in the evening.
And even more later the mountains glow in the sunset.