We caught a perfect sunny day when we went out for a hike in the Jurapark recently. Just 40 minutes from Zurich, the Jurapark has plenty to offer in case you intend to start hiking early in the year and you want to prevent getting on still snowy & wet trails in the Alps.
Some weeks ago in February 2020 we did a dayhike close to Steg in the valley of the Töss River. This is roughly 30 min away from Zurich and again it was an amazing trip with great views and perfect spots to have have some delicious food while watching the (still) snowy Alps. This is a trip that can be easily made during early spring in case the snow situation allows it.
In February 2020, I went from Zurich, Switzerland, to Ivalo, Finland, by train and bus. My intention was to find out how easy it is to do so with public transport and without taking a flight. A lot of people talk about this since the advent of the “Flugscham” – so I thought “let’s give it a try”. Here comes my story about this trip.
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.