Hiking Adventure from Tallinn to Lisbon!
France in Short

France in Short

Days: 69 (11 rest days, plus 5 days in Berlin)Km: 1,398 Paid accommodation: 61 nightsFree accommodation: 8 nights Best food: Formule Midi (three-course meal at lunch)Best drink: Bordeaux Wine Favorite word: RandonnéeFavorite place: BretagneFrance in one word: Food France was without a doubt the most challenging part of the hike. Not only does it have… Continue Reading

La Bretagne!

La Bretagne!

Coming from England, Brittany doesn’t represent such a huge cultural shock. This part of France has always valued its celtic roots rather than the French influence, which is felt in the local language, music, and architecture. Stone is one of the main elements in this region, be it as natural sculptures along the shore or as… Continue Reading

United Kingdom in Short

United Kingdom in Short

Days: 55 (20 rest days, including Christmas and New Year) Km: 733 Paid accommodation: 40 nights Free accommodation: 15 nights Best food: Sunday Roast Best drink: Cider Favorite word: Pub Favorite place: Jurassic Coast United Kingdom in one word: Mud Hiking in the UK was not our first idea when we had thought about the route. We were… Continue Reading

South Downs

South Downs

“The Downs… too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness, if only they would look” Virginia Woolf, diaries After hiking along the gorgeous white cliiffs and enjoying the dramatic views at the North Sea coast during our first days in the UK, we didn’t expect the South Downs to… Continue Reading

The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

Before we tell about our first week in the UK, let us explain how we got the crazy idea to cross the channel in order to hike in a country known for bad weather, bland food, and high prices. In case anybody forgot, our quest was to hike along the E9 – the European long distance… Continue Reading

3 Days in France

3 Days in France

If there has been a period in which we felt frequently awkward, uncomfortable, and even scared, it was these three days in France. Yes, there has been sunshine, and yes, some of the scenery was really beautiful, but in this part of our hike, a different reality made itself seen and felt. We realized, stronger… Continue Reading

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

Bruges and the Belgian Coast

Bruges and the Belgian Coast

Our passage through Belgium could have been like this: After the security check, we crossed the border, walked to Bruges, did some sightseeing, hiked along the coast, one of the shortest in our trip, and arrived at the French border. The end. It was far more exciting than that, as you can imagine. The seven… 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

Statistics

km

12 crossed countries
319 hiking days
89 resting days

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