Entries by Elisabeth

One more thing …

We had planned to go on a whale tour on Reunion already in advance. We were already very lucky to experience sperm whales very close once on the Lofoten Islands and here on our honeymoon a repetition would fit well. 🙂 We knew that the humpback whales already move on in the fall, but we […]

Day 14 and some more days at the coast

After a speedy breakfast, we lace up our hiking boots for the last time and head down 6 kilometers and 580 meters of elevation to the bus stop in Basse Vallée. The mostly asphalted path is in strong contrast to all the paths we have taken so far in this vacation. But this easy path […]

Day 13: From the Gîte du Volcan to the Gîte de Basse Vallée

Today is day 13 of our tour across the island, and at the same time the second-to-last day of hiking. Actually, the last, because tomorrow we’ll take only the last short part down to the sea. Speaking of down: Today it goes downhill as well, specifically 1600 meters of altitude for a distance of 18 […]

Day 11: From Bourg Murat to the Gîte du Volcan

The vegetation zones of today’s route can be described as follows: From the Lower Austrian “Bucklige Welt” to the tropical rainforest, from there via Scandinavian moors to the Icelandic volcanic desert. And all this in only 7 hours on the Île de la Réunion. But let’s start at the beginning. The first look out of […]

Day 9: Piton des Neiges (Basecamp)

The next big challenge is the summit tour of Piton des Neiges, the highest mountain on the island and the Indian Ocean. Since, as you know by now, the sight is always best in the early morning hours, today we hike to the base camp, the Refuge de la Caverne Dufour, to climb the summit […]

Day 7 und 8: Cilaos and a resting day in Cilaos

In the morning, the ascent from Marla (1629 m) to the Col du Taïbit (2081 m) is awaiting us. We start at 8 o’clock, step by step we ascend in serpentines until we reach a beautiful forest with mimosa trees. To our right is the mighty wall of the Rempart de Mafate. After 1 hour […]

Day 4: Îlet à Malheur – Grand Place

Cock-a-doodle-doo! From 4:30 a.m. we are repeatedly woken up by the roosters, until at 6:30 a.m. the alarm clock really calls us to get up. Now it’s time to get dressed, pack our backpacks and at 7:00 we go to breakfast. We start the day with baguette, butter, jam, and tea. We set off at […]

Day 19 – 20: Abisko

After the nights in the tent and in the sleeping bag in the cabins we enjoyed a bed with fresh bed linen. At the breakfast buffet we get soft eggs, ham, cheese, homemade jams, orange juice and: mmmmmh really good Swedish coffee! The evening menu doesn’t appeal to us this time, so we decide to […]

Day 17 – 18: Hunddalen – Katterat – Riksgränsen – Abisko

Hooray, today the weather is actually more beautiful! We decide to go to Katterat already today, because first of all we don’t know how the weather will be tomorrow and secondly we already get some hut fever here … The mountains are lightly covered with snow, outside it’s only 3° C. While reading we wait […]