Back in winter 2004/2005, I hiked the White Desert (Egypt) together with an old friend – I remember it today as one of these great adventures I did when I was younger, more risk-taking and didn’t care much about details and potential outcomes. Living in the moment was key.
La Reunion is an adventure island and not the best place for hanging around at the beach. We crossed this amazing place, which is part of the European Union and belongs to France, in 2012 by foot.
2 more days we spent in the Paklenica National Park (Croatia) – a wonderful and quiet place in October 2019. There are so many nice routes and possibilities to spend days if not weeks in this park.
The Biokovo Nature Park in Croatia is one of the best locations in the southern part of the country to experience an extensive hiking adventure. We (2 persons) did it in October 2019 and spent 2 days in the nature park – hiking along the ridge from North to South while enjoying excellent weather and views.
Doing an extensive 1-day hike close to the Pragser Wildsee (Austria) was beautiful – so although the lake itself is flooded by tourists on all days of the week, the paths get quickly silent as soon as you leave the main tourist routes. Let me show you how we did it in summer 2019.
The upper Salzach river in Austria is an easy one for packrafting – in August 2019 I went there with a friend who is new to packrafting, so this was an excellent exercise to get a little bit familiar with navigating a river in a packraft.
In August 2019, we spent 3 days in the Austrian National Park “Hohe Tauern” and did, besides Packrafting the Salzach, also a short 2-day hike from the town of Krimml, up to the Warnsdorfer Hütte (day 1). On day 2 we had a long hike from Warnsdorfer Hütte via Richter Hütte down to the Tauernhaus.