However, we found a single ticket with a lift very expensive, and when you are a family of four activities can quickly become really expensive. Luckily, the campsite sold the Oetztal-Card in addition to free access to all lifts in the region, the card also provides entry to loads of attractions that would otherwise cost a small fortune.
Much of the time was spent hiking and our children were up to the challenge helped by allowing enough time for walking and little adventures. Nice treats and small breaks also took everyone’s mind off tired feet.
Lake Idro in northern Italy was our next destination, with our eye on somewhere warmer without driving too far south. It is located in the Italian mountains about 45km north of Lake Garda, so temperatures are pleasant and the area less touristy. In fact, it was almost 30°C and the lake about 24°C, so the daily swim and beach visits were a real pleasure.
Sport Camping Rio Vantone Lago d'idro offers great facilities and entertainment and we extended our holiday here as we had made friends with the family camping behind us. We ate all meals together and our Little Chef Cooker 3-burner was up for the challenge, whether it was pasta or barbecue for the families.