Day 408 marked the end of our hike through Europe. 7425 kilometers on foot; walking on beaches, through forests, along dunes, on roads, close to fields, crossing villages, towns and big cities. 12 times we crossed borders of the different European countries; 7 times on foot, 3 times by boat, 2 times by bus. We met the most wonderful people; inviting us to their homes, helping whenever needed, stopping for a chat and exchange of ideas.
Our last hiking day summarized all those beautiful experiences: On a bright and sunny day, 15 friends and family members joined us at different points along the coast between Carcavelos and downtown Lisbon. Some of them walked more than ever before in doing the full distance of 23 km, members of the running group “Tartarugas Solidárias” (solidary turtles) skipped their training to hike with us, the youngest hiker did an amazing 13 km, everybody kept the happy mood despite the burning sun. It was the perfect ending for our adventure.
A big thank you to everybody who was with us in thoughts or in person, we are privileged to know so many wonderful people!