Entries by Markus

Day 1: Gîte de la Plaine des Chicots (1.839 m)

Silence. Some birds are singing. An intense forest aroma. The path at the beginning is relatively wide, the roots of the Japanese sickle firs run crisscross. Again and again the path is terraced with boards, although it is not really steep, probably a tribute to the extreme rainfall. We put one foot in front of […]

Réunion 2019: The route and tips for hikers

The Sentier de Grande Randonnée No. 2 (R2) is the crossing of the island from the capital St. Denis in the north to Basse Vallée in the south. The tour is scenically incredibly varied, especially the variety of different forests on Reunion fascinates. The typical tropical mixed forest of the island (“Bois de couleurs des […]

La Réunion 2019: Prologue

2019 is a very special year for us, a truly extraordinary year! See for yourself and pay attention to the small details in the following image: YES! We got married on September 14, 2019. “Lustwandlerlike” in the “Buckligen Welt”, outdoors, by a pond, accompanied by family, many friends and a cool jazz duo playing piano […]

Day 10: Skoaddejávri – Čáihnavagge

The day begins stormy, at least the sun is shining and with 10°C, it is not cold. Especially not when it’s uphill again right after the hut. We start at 8 o’clock and want to be in Čáihnavagge before the announced bad weather arrives. This means that we now descend from our 1100 m altitude […]

Day 9: Sitas – Skoaddejávri

Eggs sunny side up! Fried bacon! Bread! Coffee! Orange juice! Harald invites us for breakfast – can you imagine how happy we were after a week of muesli and freeze-dried food? Actually we shouldn’t have started too late today, but we gossip with Harald and the boys for a long time, have a great breakfast […]

Day 6: Kåbtåjaure – Pauro

Next stop: Pauro! We start fully motivated, with bright sunshine and also quite early in the morning, alarm clock at 7, at 8:15 we leave. The way leads along the lake – not too close to the lake, but also not too high on the slope is the motto and as always it is a […]

Day 5: Røysvatn – Kåbtåjaure

We slept so well – one night all alone in a cosy hut, in absolute seclusion. Our alarm clock goes off at 7.30 and we are really well rested. We pack our things, clean our little hut – you remember: leave it always more beautiful than you found it yourself. Emptying the sewage, fetching enough […]

Day 3: Gränsleden Akkajaure Västenden – Sårgåjávrre

A good hiking day starts with a steep ascent – or something like that. From our campsite at the lake we go up through the birch forest. It is shortly after 10 o’clock, once again we used our usual hour to pack. Today’s schedule after yesterday’s exertions is clear: we go as far as we […]