Hiking trails lead to sights and viewpoints

wandern 02In addition to routes that are suitable for day trips, the hiking organizations have also created and marked long-distance hiking trails that are divided into several daily stages. A special category of these routes are pilgrimage routes.
The motivation to hike is subject to considerable fluctuations, both among different age groups and generations, as well as in terms of the type of hiking and the trend over time. While it was still a natural professional necessity with the journeyman trade, combined with experience, adventure and personal maturation, the generation of the youth movement and the wandering bird celebrated hiking in songs and undertakings as emancipation from the encrusted adult world, as an escape from the desolate cities’ romantic discovery of nature and as an indispensable part of their special youth culture.
A study commissioned by the fitness magazine Fit for Fun from the Cologne Institute for Prevention and Aftercare (IPN) came to the conclusion that the energy expenditure when hiking is comparable to that when jogging. For example, the test subjects consumed as much food energy during a 2-hour hike in the lowlands as when jogging for 75 minutes. The gentle way is also said to be advantageous because the automatic pace adjustment rarely causes physical overstrain.

Hike to the idyllic harbour of Vallon des Auffes

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Hike to the idyllic harbour of Vallon des Auffes

Today we took the bus to the Vieux Port in Marseille for the first time, which turned out to be the best option as the terminus of bus line 82 is just a few meters from our accommodation.

A destination: Lechtal when the lady's slipper is blooming

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A destination: Lechtal when the lady's slipper is blooming

It will soon be that time again, because then lovers of nature and especially friends of the lady's slipper will be drawn to the Tyrolean Lech Valley, because the Lech flows through the valley in the most beautiful turquoise nuances.

Sunday walk to the Abtsküche reservoir

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Sunday walk to the Abtsküche reservoir

We were guests in Velbert where the Sunday sunshine invited us to go outside for a “long” walk. It was also extensive because there was no immediate gradient that had to be mastered on the way there and back.

Day hike to the idyllic mountain village of Garnbach

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Day hike to the idyllic mountain village of Garnbach

We had packed our backpacks with some provisions and something to drink quite early in the morning, because today we were going to the small mountain village of Garnbach near Wiehe, a distance of around 14 kilometres plus the return journey.

Tobogganing – fun recreational sport in the snow

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Tobogganing – fun recreational sport in the snow

Finally – so many enthusiastic winter sports enthusiasts – it’s that time again. With the heavy snowfall of the last few days and the drop in snowfall depths to below 500 meters, the slopes and meadows in southern Germany are covered with snow again.

Misho Yuzmeski - writer and hiking guide of Galičica

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Misho Yuzmeski - writer and hiking guide of Galičica

Coming into an area, that "virgin" is a relative good expression for, means a region that still seems to be relatively undeveloped, you are very grateful if you meet someone who has devoted precisely on this problem.

Taurus hike and children's festival in Sarihacilar

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Taurus hike and children's festival in Sarihacilar

Once again, we were out with Ömer for our own physical exercise after a long winter in the Taurus, this time taking us to the mountain village of Sarihacilar. During a previous hike we came across the mountain village, which at that time only had a few inhabitants and most of the houses had collapsed and were abandoned.

Kervan Yolu - Hiking a section of Seljuk caravan route

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Kervan Yolu - Hiking on a section of the Seljuk caravan route

Once again, the time had come - Ömer had invited people to hike a section of the Seljuk caravan route across the Taurus Mountains. Despite his many years of experience, which he had gained during the various routes through the Taurus between Manavgat and Akseki, the planned section was a first ascent for him too.

Kleinwalsertal in Vorarlberg - hiking and caravanning

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Kleinwalsertal in Vorarlberg - mountain hiking and caravanning

As part of our project "Cultural journey along the Roman road system", the topic of mountain hiking is for us, in addition to attractive sports, outdoor and leisure activities for everyone, which can be carried out without large investments in equipment or local facilities, also an important topic that is meaning of the project could be successfully implemented elsewhere.

Sunken bridge on the West-Brabantse Waterlinie

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Sunken bridge on the West-Brabantse Waterlinie

The eyes do not deceive, because it actually looks as if the water has divided and the visitor can walk over the water. The biblical saying of Moses became a reality!

From the Bastei Bridge to Hohnstein - hello to Kasper

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From the Bastei Bridge to Hohnstein - hello to Kasper

After our recent visit to the Bastei Bridge, we also wanted to visit the town of Hohnstein, especially Hohnstein Castle as an attraction and Friends of Nature House and as a starting point for hiking and climbing tours in the Saxon Switzerland National Park.

Laurel forests line the way - hiking tour

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Laurel forests line the way - hiking tour

Once again it was time. Our dear friend and hiking guide Ömer had invited us to another excursion through the coastal Taurus Mountains near Manavgat above the Oymarpinar dam.

Backpackers - St Pauls Trail with Kate Clow

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Backpackers - St Pauls Trail

Sucullu, a small town of 5.000 people on the St Paul Trail close to Antioch in Pisidia, is having a traditional folk festival. On 17th July, traditionally-dressed villagers with their animals will walk from the mosque in Yalvaç, past the ruins at Antioch, along the aqueduct to Sucullu (about 2-3 hrs walk).

Kate Clow - Lycian Trail and Others

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Kate Clow - Lycian Trail and Others

Kate Clow first came to Turkey in 1989 to sell computer systems. In 1992 she moved to Antalya and, out of sheer interest, began researching the ancient roads that connected the cities of Greek and Roman times.

Hike to the cave church in the Dolomite rocks at Scharzfeld

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Hike to the cave church in the Dolomite rocks near Scharzfeld

We had often passed the eye-catching dolomite rocks near Scharzfeld on our way through the Harz Mountains, and now there was finally enough time for a short hike up the rocks and on to the legendary "Unicorn Cave".

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