2016 was a chaotic, hectic year for my guided tour company, and me personally. When guiding guests from all corners of the world, one question was never skipped: “what is the best hike where YOU come from?”. After a while, recommendations of stunning hikes all around the globe started to pile up. So I had to do something with this valuable information. Why not travel around the world and hike some of them?
It resulted in six weeks of roller coaster traveling, starting in Hong Kong – a city with 7 million people, unknown for its great outdoor opportunities. I thought it was a good idea to start the holiday with the longest day hike I have ever done: Hong Kong Trail. After some days in Melbourne, Australia, the nature and the people along the 117 km long Overland Track through Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, gave me so much more than I could have hoped for.
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Around the World
“The trail of all trails”. A 4-day, 43 km long hike through Andean jungle and mountains, past ancient Inca ruins, ending at Machu Picchu.
Driving through the varied Chilean scenery, I hiked Conguillo National Park, Altos del Lircay National Reserve, and Pan de Azucar National Park.
Pucon is the adventure capital of Chile. I hiked Jurassic Park-like Huerquehue National Park, rafted the Rio Trancure, and climbed Villarica Volcano.
The country of adrenaline adventure. Caving at Waitomo Caves, climbing Mount Taranaki and skydiving in Taupo. Plus a range of hidden gems. I ♥ NZ.
Melbourne is a beautiful, vibrant, and international city. Lots of green parks, good food, changing weather, and great people.
Jungle and skyscrapers side-by-side. Hiking the 50 kilometer long Hong Kong Trail is surprisingly stunning. Is it possible to hike the trail in one day?
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An unknown part of Fjord-Norway. Wild islands, white sand beached coves, lighthouses, hidden gems Kannesteinen and the spectacular Hornelen hike.
Loen in autumn is just WOW, and without the crowds. We hiked and biked to Lodalen/Lovatnet, Olden, Briksdalsbreen, and tried the Loen via ferrata, of course!
Our first family holiday had to be spent in my beloved New Zealand. Hot springs, volcanoes, tropical forest, beaches, mountains, glaciers and much more!
An awesome stop-over in Colorado to enjoy snow with great friends, followed by tourism workshops with Innovation Norway in San Francisco and Seattle.
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Exploring hikes in Argentinian Tierra del Fuego and Chilean Torres del Paine. Cruising the fjords of Patagonia, followed by a roadtrip to Santiago. Bacán!