Hiking Adventure from Tallinn to Lisbon!
Belgium in short

Belgium in short

Days: 7 (2 rest days) Km: 134 Paid accommodation: 5 nights Free accommodation: 2 nights (Thank you, Grote Routepaden!) Best food: Seafood in Oostende Best drink: Beer! Favorite word: wafels Favorite place: Bruges Belgium in one word: Beer Belgium has been a very short part of our trip – which was unfortunate, because we enjoyed the serene landscape, the… Continue Reading

Netherlands in Short

Netherlands in Short

Days: 33 (6 rest days) Km: 681 Paid accommodation: 28 nights Free accommodation: 5 nights Best food: Gehaktballen (the best meatball of the Netherlands in a B&B in Holwerd) Best drink: Champagne (on Moiken’s birthday) Favorite word: lekker  Favorite place: Haarlem Netherlands in one word: Dikes More than just flat trails on and along dikes, our hike in the… Continue Reading

Dunes, Windmills, and the Delta

Dunes, Windmills, and the Delta

The last ten days in the Netherlands were kind of a summary of what we had seen and experienced until then: Beautiful dune landscapes, long beaches, impressive dams and barriers, and the cutest little towns along the way. We had our energies restored during the break in Amsterdam and hiked an average of 25 kilometers… Continue Reading

North Sea Beaches

North Sea Beaches

After crossing an incredibly long causeway, we finally got closer to the North Sea coast of the Netherlands. On top of what we had expected, namely wide sand beaches and strong wind (mostly in the opposed direction), we encountered soft dune landscapes and even some hills. The variety of plants and animals was surprising: All… Continue Reading

Foggy days

Foggy days

When we look back on a certain part of our hike, there is usually something that marked those days. The first days in the Netherlands were marked by endless dikes, thousands of sheep grazing happily on green meadows, and fog. Light fog, heavy fog, fog in the morning, fog the entire day. We luckily had… Continue Reading

Germany in short

Germany in short

Days: 50 (11 rest days) Km: 981 Paid accommodation: 36 nights Free accommodation: 14 nights Best food: Steckrübeneintopf (mashed turnip with smoked sausage) Best drink: Gin Sul Favorite word: Frühstück Favorite place: Hamburg Germany in one word: Hanseatic League During the almost two months we were hiking in Germany, we went through many regions and experienced many situations which… Continue Reading

Eastern Frisia

Eastern Frisia

Our last ten days in Germany brought a lot of variety; from the city of Bremerhaven to rural areas with cows, horses, and sheep, from the mighty Weser to the peaceful Ems-Jade canal, from days with non-stop rain to beautiful sunny days. The closest we got to the North Sea was walking on a dyke… Continue Reading

From the Elbe to the Weser

From the Elbe to the Weser

Leaving Hamburg behind, we were soon in the North German countryside, hiking in a huge half circle through fields and vast forests, until we reached the Elbe again. Unfortunately, our luck with the weather did not continue (it was fall, after all), and we had to make use of our rain capes quite often. The… Continue Reading

Hamburg!

Hamburg!

It took us a few days to walk from Lübeck to Hamburg, and despite the pleasant surroundings and almost non-stop sunshine, we could hardly wait to finally arrive in one of our favorite cities. Hamburg had been on our mind for quite a while, as we could stay with friends there and also because it… Continue Reading

Bye-bye Baltic Sea

Bye-bye Baltic Sea

The boat trip with Swanje and Loreley on our rest weekend included a very short stop in Wismar, a charming hanseatic town, boasting some impressive examples of Brick Gothic architecture. In the following hiking days, we visited Wismar two more times; once for lodging and the second time hiking through. A few days later, we… Continue Reading

Statistics

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