It’s good to have friends in Lucerne – because from there it’s just a short trip with the car to one of the dozens small but amazing hiking possibilities which basically surround the city.
Close to the border of Austria and Germany, amazing landscapes can be found that are perfectly made for all kinds of outdoor sports. Recently I spent one quick day in the “Ammergebirge“ and refreshed my memories how beautiful this area is.
Let’s be honest – the beautiful places are often not thousands of kilometers away – they are just in front of our doorstep.
When we first packrafted the Lech River in 2013, it was clear that we will come back one day – in May 2018 we did.
Back in 2017 (and also in 2013), we packrafted the Reuss river from Bremgarten to Baden which is indeed a nice trip that I can recommend. This time, we spent one day on the Reuss and rafted from a place called “Root” (no joking – close to Lucerne) down to Bremgarten.
In 2016, while crossing the high altitude deserts of South America on by foot, I read 5 books in total. Yes – real hardcover books that smell, which you can burn or give other people you meet as a present.
Even in winter you can catch awesome sunny days with perfect rafting conditions – we caught one of those days a few weeks ago and spent a full day packrafting the icy Thur River.
Saariselkä, a small town in Finland north of the Arctic Circle, offers more than 200 kilometers of cross-country trails. So it’s definitively the right place to go for cross-country sports although it’s a touristic hotspot.