Category Archives: Hiking and Mountaineering

Small hiking and mountaineering tours in Europe

Summer weekend in South Bohemia: Třeboň, České Budějovice

Introduction

South Bohemia (Jihočeský kraj) with its capital České Budějovice (Budweis) is one of 14 regions in the Czech Republic (aka Czechia).

Located in the very south of the Czech Republic with immediate borders to Germany and Austria (we traveled via Linz to Budweis), this rather secluded region with its picturesque landscapes is perfect for long romantic walks or for extensive cycling or biking tours.

But … read more

Wales: Culture, Places, and Outdoor Adventures

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Welsh Language (Cymraeg)
  3. Towns and Places
  4. The National Parks (Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons)
  5. Conclusion

1. Introduction

Wales was the first foreign destination I haunted after leaving university, and it was the first opportunity to improve my English skills outside an educational environment or the workplace.

I visited this small (the population is some three million), culturally appealing and scenically impressive country in the western part of … read more

The GR20 on Corsica: Hiking the southern part

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. My tour in August 2018
  3. Résumé
  4. Details of the tour
  5. Links

1. Introduction

Socializing during a hiking trip is great, especially when you hike on an exceptional and challenging trail like the GR20 (Grande Randonée 20) on Corsica, France.

And where else do you have the opportunity to take photos with high altitude mountains and the Mediterranean sea on it?

Word of … read more