Îlet des Lataniers, auf der anderen Seite wieder Grand-Place. Rechts im Bild der Piton des Calumets, im Bildhintergrund der Morne de Fourche.

After breakfast (baguette, butter, jam, tea), we start today’s hike at 8 am to Roche Plates via the Îlet des Orangers. We go back to the GR-R2 and turn left towards Rivière des Galets. The sign says: 3 hours to the Îlet des Orangers. We say: Well, interesting. 😉 The path first leads us downhill […]

Réunionschwarzkehlchen (Saxicola tectes)

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 […]

Roche Écrite, Crête de la Marianne, Crête d'Aurère mit Piton Cabris, Rivière des Galets und im Hintergrund in den Wolken der Morne de Fourche

The map shows a very overgrown wall, the height lines are close together. It is hard to imagine that a path runs into the Cirque de Mafate here, but it does, the GR R2 is marked here. In less than 4 kilometres of trail, it descends 700 metres in altitude, and in the steepest part […]

Im Feuchtwald auf etwa 1.800 m Höhe

We didn’t really sleep well that first night. Everything is wet and smells a bit moldy. The mood does not improve when we put on the wet clothes at 6 o’clock in the morning. Socks, underwear, shirt, pants, fleece: all wet. We try to take it with humor and trust the reports that this is […]

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

Ascent through the mystical rainforest


Tamarin des Hauts

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 […]

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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

Wedding dance on the volcano


Callalilie (Zantedeschia aethiopica) in der Nähe von La Nouvelle

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 19 – 20: Abisko

Some tourist program at the end of our trip


Blick auf den Torneträsk

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

On the gravel road to Katterat and on to Rallarvegen


Rallarveien (Blick zurück)

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 […]


After two lazy days in the perfect hut for chilling out, it’s time to move on. Outside it is drizzling and the sky is grey. We finally give up our idea to go via Lossi over the Rienatvággi to Hunddalen. However, we still have one last chance to see the glaciers: from Hunddalen we can […]