Places of interestMonday 05 November 2018

From Germany to Perinaldo with two donkeys: the Great Alpine Crossing by Josef Laqua and Günter Neuhalfen [ Video and photo gallery]

They left the market square in Menden, Germany, last April. Target? Make the big crossing of the Alps with the only company of two donkeys: Paola and Pepe, mother and son.

From Germany to Perinaldo with two donkeys: the Great Alpine Crossing by Josef Laqua and Günter Neuhalfen [ Video and photo gallery]

A journey that seems incredible, but that was a bit of a dream realized by Günter Neuhalfen and Josef Laqua, Germans with the great desire to achieve an enterprise to arrive to swim in the sea of ​​Ventimiglia. This was indeed the last stage of the journey that ended in the border town.

The interview:

They crossed several countries and the Alps to reach the Mediterranean coast and met a lot of people. They have faced many adventures and gathered many stories, impressions and experiences that they have the pleasure of sharing and telling to the people they meet.

Their big crossing can be retraced on their Facebook page, spiritually called 'four donkeys and twelve legs'.

The most difficult time from April to September?:

"When Pepe and Paola had to cross some small river - Josef explains - they drink a lot of water, but they do not like to walk in it, so many carrots and apples have served; to make the first crossing it took us three hours. But every place visited was wonderful and being able to see the sea from here, from Perinaldo, is really beautiful. "

Judit Neuberger

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