Welcome to my hiking blog

I love mountains and nature. The feeling you get when putting up your tent far away from civilization after a long day of hiking, heating your noodles while enjoying the view. Knowing you got there with your own two feet.
Being out in the wild is also the perfect reminder to enjoy the little things and to not take anything for granted in everyday life.

Past adventures

GR129 sectie*

September 2020 · 100 km

Nog steeds corona, inclusief reisverbod naar het buitenland. Van de nood een deugd maken en eens wat van ons kleine landje te voet verkennen. Sectie van de GR129 van Dinant naar Bertrix in de Ardennen. Samen met Hava neem ik de trein naar Dinant, waar we ons tripje op de GR129 starten.

GR5 section

July 2020 · 180 km

Limited options due to corona. Together with a friend from Ghent, we booked a night train from Paris to Briancon in the middle of the French Alps where we started a section of the famous GR5 towards Chamonix.

Mullerthal Trail & Bastogne

June 2020 · ~95 km

Had to take a break from not doing anything due to corona. So rather impulsively, I grabbed my backpack and boarded a train to Luxembourg. A few days on the Mullerthal Trail followed by visiting some war momuments in Bastogne.

Walker's Haute Route

September 2019 · 225 km

Running from Zermatt to Chamonix or in other words from Matterhorn to Mont Blanc, crossing 11 mountain passes. I hiked the Haute Route together with Flora from Canada whom I ran into halfway through the Pyrenees. There is definitely a big difference between hiking the Alps and the Pyrenees.

Haute Route Pyrenees

August 2019 · 800 km

Start out at the Atlantic ocean and hike all the way to the Mediterranean sea through the Pyrenees. Running in between the GR10 and GR11 on the French and Spanish side, the HRP gives you the best of all worlds. And plenty of options to pick your own trail. Loved this trail and camping in the wild across the Pyrenees.

West Highland Way

May 2019 · 154 km

Scotland's most famous trail, winding 150 km through the highlands. Hiked this trail over a decade ago a first time and decided to hike it once more in preperation of hiking the HRP in summer.

Pacific Crest Trail

Summer 2018 · 4265 km

Lease for my apartment ended Spring 2018. Let's go on an adventure first before renting something new. A rather big adventure. After almost a year of reading blogs and watching vlogs, gathering info putting together my gear list, I boarded a plane to Los Angeles. Ready to hike from Mexico to Canada over the course of about 5 months.

Trail Wishlist

I'm the type of person that likes to make lists. So here are ten trails - in no particular order - I would love to hike one day.
Some more realistic than others =) For day-dreaming and future reference

Traumpfad

570 km

From the Bavarian capital of Munich all the way across the Alps to the world-famous lagoon city of Venice - the Venice Dream Path is an unforgettable journey for long-distance hikers. It takes only four weeks to walk from the eastern Alps to the Adriatic coastline.

Transcaucasian trail

~3000 km

The Transcaucasian Trail (TCT) is a long-distance hiking trail under development in the Caucasus through Georgia and Armenia.

Jordan Trail

675 km

The Jordan Trail is a long-distance hiking trail in Jordan connecting the length of Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south. Offering 40 days of hiking over more than 675 kilometers of trail, and traveling through 75 villages and towns on its way.

Via Alpina · Red trail

~2414 km (1500 miles)

The Red Trail joins all eight Alpine countries. It crosses the main Alpine range several times, connecting Trieste to Monaco via Bavaria and Liechtenstein.
The trail skirts some of the highest peaks along the way, such as the Triglav, Tre Cime of Lavaredo, Hochfeiler, Zugspitze, Silvretta, Bernina, Mont Blanc, the Vanoise glaciers and the Barre des Ecrins.

The Iceland traverse

~550 km

The island country is home to glaciers, volcanos, waterfalls, lava fields, hot springs, and black sand beaches. Its incredibly varied natural landscape also provides plenty of challenging, yet rewarding hikes. The Iceland Traverse is not one trail, but encompasses several routes going north-south or east-west across the country.

GR10

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GR11

866 km / 840 km

Given I already hiked from Atlantic to Mediterranean along the HRP, which includes small sections of both the GR10 and GR11, I would love to hike ocean to sea once more.
The GR10 is a French GR hiking trail that runs the length of the Pyrenees Mountains. It roughly parallels the French–Spanish border on the French side. The GR11, also known as the ruta Transpirenaica in Spain, runs through the Spanish Pyrenees, passing only briefly into France near Candanchu.

Colorado trail

782 km (486 miles)

As a great substitute to hiking the CDT · Continental Divide Trail. The Colorado Trail is a long-distance trail running for 486 miles from the mouth of Waterton Canyon southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado, United States. Its highest point is 13,271 feet above sea level, and most of the trail is above 10,000 feet.

Te Araroa

3000 km

Te Araroa is New Zealand's long distance tramping route, stretching circa 3,000 kilometres along the length of the country's two main islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff. It is made up of a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks, and link sections alongside roads.

Three Passes Trek

166 km

The Three Passes trek is the ultimate Everest experience. This route takes in all the highlights—both in terms of mountain views and local Sherpa culture—and combines them into a complete journey through the Everest region. Keep in mind, this trek is one of the most challenging teahouse treks in Nepal.