Winter hikes

Two good days of hiking the Cathar Way in the winter

The Cathar Way is a roughly 240 km hike in the south of France, one of my favourite places in the world. It follows the historical sites of the Cathars through the Eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, passing through villages with stone houses often at least a few centuries old.


Around the land d’Aillou

Somewhere in the southern France, within sight of Andorra, in the Eastern Pyrenees and about 1200 m above the sea level lies the plateau d’Aillou…





Around Lake Montbel

Lake Montbel is a quiet reservoir close to Chalabre. In the summer it’s a popular swimming spot and in the winter, when the water level is low, it calls all the hikers and mountain bikers from local towns…




GR 132 in La Gomera report

This article series in short: if you wanna go hiking to the Canary Islands, go to La Gomera and do GR 132. Howgh. In long: La Gomera is the Island for hiking within the Canaries. The truth is though, that whatever island you go to, you can please the hiking heart everywhere…


Day 1 of GR 132: San Sebastián de La Gomera – Contreras

The trail starts in San Sebastián de La Gomera, the island’s capital city. You can get there quite easily by a ferry from Tenerife, Gran Canaria or La Palma. Naviera Armas is cheaper, Fred Olsen is faster. You realize how small San Sebastián actually is when you start to climb up on the southern slopes…