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.
I hadn’t planned hiking the West Highland Way, probably the most popular long-distance trail in Scotland. It just happened. And it was an amazing experience.
I knew I would go to Scotland in September to attend a conference (the STSInverness Summit) and from the beginning, I decided that it was the perfect excuse to stay a few more days. I had been to Scotland before, but only visited Edinburgh and Glasgow, both beautiful cities, and I was keen to see the wild landscapes I had admired so many times in pictures and books.
Grüzi wohl! Greetings from Napf. Today I’m hiking in the Emmental region. Yes, the area where they produce the famous Swiss cheese with the big holes. And I’m writing in real time, sitting on the grass, surrounded by a stunning scenery: smooth hills, where the light green of the meadows blends with the darker shades of …
From Zurich Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station, a little red train climbs up to Uetliberg, the local “mountain” overlooking the city. It might not be the Alps, but the top of the Uetliberg mountain still stands at an altitude of 871 m (2,858 ft) and is often considered Zurich’s own mountain.
After only 10 minutes the train rides across a beautiful forest, and I’m surprised at such a change only a stone throw from the largest city in Switzerland.
I love hiking. It is one of the things I enjoy doing the most. I love the physical fatigue it causes me. I don’t mind the ache in my muscles the day after a hike. I cherish the feeling of freedom, the closeness to nature and every single breath of fresh air I can gasp …
Ever dreamed of walking on a glacier but afraid of not being fit or skilled enough? In Les Diablerets, you can experience a walk on the glacier suitable for everyone and step on the suspension bridge.
Don’t miss Bariloche and Nahuel Huapi National Park if you travel to Patagonia. The panoramic road to the LLao Llao peninsula is stunning. The pristine lakes, with their blue and turquoise shades, are idyllic. And there are lovely hikes with beautiful views.
One of the oldest and poshest mountain resorts in Switzerland, Gstaad is more than the gathering place for the international jet set and the high society (famous past and present residents or regular visitors include F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, actress Elizabeth Taylor, singer Madonna, as well as Prince Charles and Lady Diana). There’s a side of Gstaad …