Take a mindful walk
Lago di Sorapis, Dolomites
Sometimes we are not really aware of how big an impact is, when taking a walk into nature. Our goal sometimes is to only see one of the natural wonders, but going for a walk brings so many benefits to our well-being.
When we walk, calming neurotransmitters known as endorphins are released. These relieve pain and increase feelings of positivity and relaxation. Studies show that a walk of even twenty minutes can have the same calming effect as a mild tranquilizer.
With going for a walk we "clear our head" or blow the cobwebs away. There is something restorative and fundamentally human in the act of walking. Putting one foot in front of the other, with the aim of getting from A to B is one of the simplest acts a person can do, and it's something the able-bodied take for granted Learning to walk is perhaps the most celebrated developmental milestone in the transition from babyhood to childhood, and the autonomy of it, standing on your own two feet, one of the most obvious markers of our free will.
So we encourage you to plan your walking trips not only to pin the destination on your map, but mostly because it will benefit your body and mind.
To get even more excited about going for a long walk, here are these beautiful destinations that will make your experience even more delightful, once you reach the goal.
Lago di Sorapis for sure is a Dolomites gem worth planning your day to experience these magic colors of nature in one place.
The starting point is from Tre Croce and there are not many parking spots, so plan to be early in the morning, especially in the summertime period. Reaching the lake will take you 2,5 h in one direction. The trail is mostly easy, going through the forest and around the mountain. The last part of the trail has a few up-and-down climbing spots, so anyhow be sure your use appropriate shoes.