Hiking Adventure from Tallinn to Lisbon!
Copernicus Trail

Copernicus Trail

Our first days in Poland were marked by good weather, pretty medieval towns, countryside hiking and – waymarking! For the first time on our hike, we were actually following a marked hiking trail. The E9 in Poland runs along several existing trails, each marked with a certain colour, which we could find at trees and… Continue Reading

Kaliningrad in short

Kaliningrad in short

Days: 5 (2 hiking days) Km: 42 Paid accommodation: 2 nights Free accommodation: 3 nights Best food: Samsa (Uzbek snack, freshly made at the beach promenade in Zelenogradsk) Best drink: Kvass  Favorite word: za znakomstva Favorite place: Kant Island Kaliningrad in one word: Kaliningrad Kaliningrad was a positive surprise for us. We enjoyed the nature, the people, city life –… Continue Reading

Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad

We have to admit that this part of the trip worried us the most. Would we get a visa? Would there be any issues at the border? Would it be dangerous? Would people in Russia be unfriendly, grumpy, closed? To get a visa was easy as pie through an travel agent in Riga. At the… Continue Reading

Lithuania in short

Lithuania in short

Days: 8 Km: 109 Paid accommodation: 8 nights Free accommodation: 0 nights Best food: Pickled Herring Best drink: Memelbräu (Moiken), Svyturys Baltijos (José) Favorite word: labas Favorite place: Grey Dunes Lithuania in one word: Tourism In Lithuania, we reduced our daily hiking distance to 15-20 km and also had some rest days in Klaipeda. Rest days are important to… Continue Reading

Curonian Spit

Curonian Spit

We really managed to get up earlier than usual on day 74; at 7.00 AM we were outside of the apartment, ready to go. We caught the early ferry to Smyltinė, and after only 15 minutes voyage, we landed on the Curonian Spit, a 98 km long and 1-3 km wide strip of sand, separating… Continue Reading

Lithuanian Coastline

Lithuanian Coastline

Day 68 was the day we crossed the second border of our trip. We almost missed it, because a) we were practically on Lithuanian territory since Pape and b) the borderstone at the beach marking the real border between both countries was well hidden. As we learned from our Lithuanian hosts the evening before, the… Continue Reading

Latvia in short

Latvia in short

Days: 37 (incl. 5 in Rīga) Km: 585 Paid accommodation: 32 nights Free accommodation: 5 nights Best food: Midsummer Dinner Best drink: Užavas Nefiltrētais Favorite word: sveiki Favorite place: Rīga Latvia in one word: Beach During our time in Latvia, hiking started to become our daily routine. At the same time that we were getting better physical condition for our trip,… Continue Reading

Beach Life

Beach Life

In this post, we want to take you with us to the beach. More precisely, to the Latvian coastline of the Baltic Sea between Miķeļtornis and Pape, as this is where we spent twelve days, from day 56 to day 67. Being at and around the beach for such a long time is a real… Continue Reading

Statistics

km

12 crossed countries
319 hiking days
89 resting days

Updated on 11/06/2016 – ARRIVED IN LISBON!