From the sea to the Apennines, amid an ever-changing scenery that gets increasingly beautiful. That is the Cammino di San Francesco from Rimini to La Verna, the new addition to the St Francis Way. An exhilarating long-distance hike. Over the last few years, I’ve grown increasingly fond of slow travel, places off the beaten track, …
A day hike may seem nothing to think much about, especially if it’s an easy one, but you always have to be prepared. Here’s my day hike packing list, with 11 essential hiking gear.
The ultimate guide to hiking the Causeway Coast Way, one of the most scenic coastal walks in Europe. Including the Giant’s Causeway, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Are you looking for Christmas presents Ideas to make a passionate hiker happy? Look at my list of carefully picked cool gifts for hikers and outdoors lovers.
There are so many beautiful places to spend holidays in the Dolomites that choosing an area is a challenge. I’ve been to the Dolomites on several occasions, trying every time to discover new spots, and there are still many areas that I haven’t explored yet.
Combining the passion for mountains and walking with love for modern architecture may sound odd, even a contradiction, but that’s what you’ll experience hiking Vorarlberg, following the Architecture Path, in northwestern Austria.
This four days hike in the Bregenzerwald between mountains, green pastures, lovely villages, beautiful old houses and superb modern alpine architecture is unique. Neighboring Switzerland, Germany and the Lichtenstein Principality, the Bregenzerwald (meaning the Forest of Bregenz) is an area where old traditions blend with creativity and long-standing craftsmanship. The result is a region like no other, where there’s something for everyone.
It’s hard to imagine anything more charming than small alpine lakes, with their pristine water whose colors range from dark blue to emerald green or turquoise.
Whenever I go hiking in Switzerland, and I do all I can to make that happen as often as possible, I’m always on the look for some new mountain lake, and I don’t mind taking a longer route to discover another lovely spot.
The police escort, one of the world’s most dangerous 4WD tracks, a sublime landscape, and altitude sickness: what an experience trekking in Fairy Meadows!
Forget the Cinque Terre and go hiking Portofino!
All right, this might be a bit of an overstatement – after all, the Cinque Terre are one of the most popular destinations in Italy for international travelers – but believe me, the area of Portofino Natural Park is beautiful.
Provided that you go off-season. But this is true almost everywhere in Italy if you want to beat the crowds.