The French Way – 10 tips to prepare for your pilgrimage

El Camino Francés, or the French Way, is a centuries old pilgrimage route that takes you from the French side of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. The French Way is only one alternative route of El Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) but definitely the most popular and best known one. In recent years it has been described and promoted in a number of books and films and thousands of people walk (or cycle) the roughly 800 km. Although it is usually described as a journey to take in one go in about a month, this is …

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Tokaj wine region walk

Take a pleasant and not too difficult walk with me in the Tokaj wine region of Hungary. It’s the best time now that the leaves are turning yellow and red but the days are still mild. And if you are lucky you can find some leftover on the vines although vintage is over. Quick facts: Distance: 22 km Difficulty: easy to medium, suitable for children Time needed: 5-6 hours for the walk and the rest of the day to enjoy the landscape and the wine Starting point: Bodrogkeresztúr End point: Tarcal Transportation: there are several trains a day from Budapest …

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Atlas trek, Part 2

The M’Goun Massif is part of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, North-West Africa. Its highest peaks are well over 3000m (Mount M’Goun is over 4000m). These days many of the small villages are connected with good quality paved roads but if you want to discover the higher regions, you’ll have to follow old mule tracks. This is the second part (days 3 and 4) of our Atlas trek, which crosses the range from Agouti to Ait Hamza. (Of course, you can change the start and end points.) Quick facts: Total distance: 55 km (if you don’t get lost) Time needed: …

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Bohemian Paradise: 3 must see places

The Bohemian Paradise in Czechia (the Czech Republic) is a place where you become a child again. Or feel like Indiana Jones. You can find rocks of bizarre shape, labyrinths of moss-covered cliffs, lakes and waterfalls in a relatively compact area. And if that’s not enough, history lovers can admire old castles and everyone will enjoy a walk in one of the cute towns of the region. You can find the Bohemian Paradise in the Czech Republic, or more precisely in the north of Bohemia. It’s around 100 km north-east from the capital, Prague. This land of special natural beauty …

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M’Goun Traverse in the Atlas, Morocco – Part 1

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The M’Goun Massif is part of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, North-West Africa. Its highest peaks are well over 3000m (Mount M’Goun is over 4000m). These days many of the small villages are connected with good quality paved roads but if you want to discover the higher regions, you’ll have to follow old mule tracks. The M’Goun offers several opportunities for multi-day hikes. One of the most popular routes is the M’Goun Traverse, which crosses the range from Agouti to Ait Hamza. (Of course, you can change the start and end points.) Quick facts: Total …

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Uludag trek in 3 days, Part 2

Three days in the Uludag Mountains in West Turkey, Part 2/2 The hike continues to the ridge of the mountain, where you can see lakes of amazing blue, and back to Bursa on a different route on the 3rd day Walking trip, medium hard Where: Uludag Mountains, West Turkey Transport: you can reach the trail head by taxi from Bursa Return trip: by metro after some more walk Distance: about 56 km Accommodation: hotel in Bursa (like Güneş Hotel, 75 lira (about 25 Euros/room) Camping in the wild on the hill or there is an abandoned refuge on the ridge in …

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Uludag trek in 3 days

Three days in the Uludag Mountains in West Turkey, Part 1/2 From raspberry fields through pine forests to the top of the Uludag, where you can find snow in July Walking trip, medium hard Where: Uludag Mountains, West Turkey Transport: you can reach the trail head by taxi from Bursa Return trip: by metro after some more walk Distance: about 56 km Accommodation: hotel in Bursa (like Güneş Hotel, 75 lira (about 25 Euros/room) Camping in the wild on the hill or there is an abandoned refuge on the ridge in case of bad weather Supplies: just what you take with …

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