Winter hikes


Day 3 of GR 132: Barranco de la Negra – Valle Gran Rey

We arrived to Arguayoda at about 7am. We struggled to find a water fountain and neither of us had the balls to knock on someone’s door and ask for water on New Year’s Eve so early in the morning. We continued for a bit further down towards the ocean…


Day 4 of GR 132: Valle Gran Rey – Vallehermoso

We got the top of the cliff La Mérica, 650m, in about 1 hour. With the section we walked the day before it’s 2 hours of very steep ascent. I’m getting used to magnificent views from every top here…


Day 5 of GR 132: Vallehermoso – Playa de Santa Catalina

Down to Vallehermoso it was another half an hour of easy-going walking. There are heaps of grocery shops but no water fountain. Fortunately there is a very funny guy in a gasoline station who’s happy to help poor thirsty hikers to refill their bottles…



Three days hiking in Macizo de Teno, Tenerife

I’d say that Macizo de Teno is a unique place within Tenerife but that’s a bit misleading since pretty much every place in this small and unbelievably diverse island is unique. Let’s make it clear then: it’s a green but barren place, touristic but remote and very hot but really cold. Let me explain. Slowly…


St James Walkway in the winter

The St James Walkway is a 66 km multi-day hike in the Lewis Pass, New Zealand. You can often read that it’s suitable for beginners or even families with kids. Well, it truly is if you are well prepared. Though, it’s still a long hike through New Zealand wilderness and it could be really demanding especially when the weather goes wrong.