E1 hiking gear list

E1 Hiking Gear List

For hiking to the North Cape in Norway on Europe's first long-distance hiking trail - short called "E1" - I had to pack nearly all of my hiking gear as I am expecting lots of rain and cold temperatures. Check out my E1 hiking gear list!

E1 day 3 - Sunday is icecream day

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6. Mai 2018 Immervad Bro to Vojens campground 19,7 Km My hiking day started at ten past nine. My plan was to hike to Vojens campground and not further because of a lack of camping options afterwards. I loaded my pack with one and a…

E1 day 2 - Day of the dogs

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5. Mai 2018 Shelter near Hojagervej to Immervad Bro 22 km Yesterday I went to sleep to the sounds of birds and nearby farm machines. I woke up to the sound of birds only. It was around seven and I didn't have a good nights sleep.…
European long-distance trail E1

E1 Day 1 - hiking and thinking

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4. Mai 2018 Krusau to shelter near Hojagervej About 25 km Everything aches. I think I've already done too much... but it feels good to be on the trail again! After a relaxing night at Marlis place in Flensburg (found through AirBnb)…

Project Recovery

After the very disappointing end of my previous adventure - the attempt to cycle through Central and South America - I decided that I needed some time to forget. But what could I do? What would fix the never-ending emptiness I felt inside?…
end of my bicycle touring trip

The end of my once-in-a-lifetime bicycle touring trip

I planned my bicycle touring trip from Mexico to Argentina together with a partner. Right from the start we had problems and after only three months these problems gave my bicycle touring trip an early end. "I will help you with everything." Just one little sentence and my world collapsed....
Volcano Pacaya

Volcano Pacaya

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With its last major eruption in 2014, volcano Pacaya, located just south of Guatemala-City, is a famous tourist destination. The volcano is easily accessible from Antigua and getting to the summit - or at least to a viewpoint - isn't too much of a challenge. Find out if you should take a guided tour or not!
Bicycle Touring Guatemala

Bicycle Touring Guatemala

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Bicycle touring in Guatemala couldn't be more colorful: On my way from Tikal to Antigua I pushed my bicycle up the steepest and challenging mountains ever, cycled through remote Mayan villages and even went airborne! Check out my quick guide to Bicycle Touring Guatemala to get hints and tipps for your own trip!
Traditional Guatemalan Food

Traditional Guatemalan Food

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What foods will you eat most likely when cycling through the mountains of Guatemala? Is Guatemalan food a lot different from Mexican? What kinds of food can you buy in supermarkets along the way and is Guatemala's fastfood chain Pollo Campero worth a visit? Get all the information about traditional Guatemalan food!
Biotopo del Quetzal in Guatemala

Biotopo del Quetzal

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Named after his founder Mario Dary Rivera the Biotopo del Quetzal was established in 1977 to protect Guatemala's vulnerable cloud forest. A paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers this 2,600 acre big reserve provides some awesome hiking trails and the chance to spot Guatemala's shy national bird - the Quetzal!
Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey

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Did you ever go for a swim in chrystal clear water in the middle of the Guatemalan jungle? The national park of Semuc Champey located south of the town Lanquin is the best place for that experience. Well known amongst travelers this place is on the bucket list of everyone traveling to Guatemala!
Fincy Ixobel - bright red Rhododendron flower

Finca Ixobel

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Located only about 5 km south of Poptún, Finca Ixobel is a well-known ecological hotel amongst travelers. Finca Ixobel is a great place with a wide range of accomodation options surrounded by wonderful nature, offering activities like cave tours, hiking tours or horseriding. Guess what I choose to do?