Next destination: The Tour of the Jungfrau region

Call me boring but I'll be heading back to Switzerland and to Bernese Oberland this summer, to walk again under the watchful trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The Tour of the Jungfrau region begins near Interlaken and circles clockwise some 100km in the popular area. I'll be sharing the path with Alpine Pass Route … Continue reading Next destination: The Tour of the Jungfrau region

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Revisiting Alpine Pass Route

The last summer me and my old hiking pal, mr Overhill, wanted to see some real mountains. Because both of us having only very limited time in our hands, we decided to head straight to the most famous part of the Swiss Alps and walk from Meiringen to Kandersteg via trail that was already familiar … Continue reading Revisiting Alpine Pass Route

Next destination: GR11 – The Spanish Pyrenees

GR11_Routemap_overview_01(map from OpenStreetMap.org, edited by me) For long it has been clear to me that one day I would find myself standing near the border between France and Spain, at the shore of the Bay of Biscay. But instead of crowded and relatively flat road walk or coastal path towards Santiago de Compostela, my own pilgrimage would head east, to the mountains and towards the distant Mediterranean, facing whatever challenge the Pyrenees can throw against.