Hiking Adventure from Tallinn to Lisbon!
Baltic Seaside Resorts

Baltic Seaside Resorts

For some more days, we were hiking close to the water, but not at the open sea; several islands in front of the mainland had created calm lagoons rimmed with weeds or small forests. Soon we would reach the German Baltic coast again, with an impressive succession of seaside resorts, still buzzing with holidaymakers in… Continue Reading

Hiking in Germany

Hiking in Germany

We arrived in Germany, Moiken’s motherland, where we encountered a different hiking reality. The regions are much more densely populated and there are more places open to eat or to sleep, even in the low season. Finally, we spoke the native language of the country and could talk to all people we met. In terms… Continue Reading

Poland in short

Poland in short

Days: 45 (11 rest days) Km: 684 Paid accommodation: 41 nights Free accommodation: 4 nights Best food: pierogi Best drink: homemade liquor Favorite word: cześć Favorite place: Moving Dunes close to Leba Poland in one word: High season Ah, Poland! Endless fields, an extremely lively coast and historical towns – often hiding the beautiful façades behind stalls and shops announcing ice… Continue Reading

Family Hike

Family Hike

On the evening of day 121 of our trip, we went to the train station of Trzebiatów to pick up a very special visitor. Moiken’s mum Regine arrived to join us for a week of hiking along the Polish coastline until the German border! But first, we did a quick tour through the town and… Continue Reading

After Season

After Season

To mark the fact that the peak of the high season was now behind us, we spent one day hiking in complete quietness and solitude along the beach in Słowiński National Park. In the days that followed, between hiking days 109 and 121, we felt much more relaxed. Maybe it was because the movement at… Continue Reading

High Season

High Season

The holiday month of August was in full swing, Polish holidaymakers were heading to the beaches to enjoy the hot summer and we were on our way to the Baltic coast. It became much more difficult to find accommodation and close to the coastal towns, it was impossible to walk at the beach, as it… Continue Reading

In and around Gdansk

In and around Gdansk

On day 86, a period started in which we circled around Gdansk and Tricity (Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia) – during 9 hiking and 7 rest days. We took a train from Elbląg to Gdansk and stayed there for six days. While still based in Gdansk, we did our first hiking tests after José’s foot treatment,… Continue Reading

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

Statistics

km 12 crossed countries 319 hiking days 89 resting days Updated on 11/06/2016 – ARRIVED IN LISBON! Continue Reading