Our planet. Our home. Without the element earth there would be no place to live on, no land to grow food, no spots for fun or action. No matter if you enjoy a simple life at home, or seek the adventure across the globe, mother nature has it all.
Exploring our planet was always on my to-do list. Not only by plane, especially nowadays even more on foot or by boat. I loved visiting new countries and new cultures but I love it even more to discover beautiful spots just around the corner on one of my many hikes.
Earth is a fun place for every kind of activity. If it is as easy as a walk on the beach or as exciting as hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. It could be a trip through a desert or a visit in a national park in Tansania. No matter if it is summer or winter, there is always something you could do outdoors. All you need is proper equipment.
Even though I did already a lot of adrenalin stuffed sports I always try to keep things interesting. Racing down mountains on my mountain bike was something I did until my early twenties. Now I enjoy a demanding hike the same way. I always try to push myself to the limit. It could be a fast ascend which makes me sweat or a long-distance trail. Just like the one I finished only this year here on the lovely island of Mallorca: GR221.
On this page I concentrate on the element earth and its trails it offers. I will be giving you some ideas for your next hikes, stunning pictures and breathtaking views. Not only from Mallorca, where I currently live but also from the alps where I used to grow up. Stay tuned…
Even tough this current situation is not easy I have to admit that I never had more time to enjoy hikes or sail the boat than during this pandemic. Sure, I couldn’t enjoy winter in Austria as I normally would have. No skiing in fresh powder nor climbing mountains with skies at New Years Day.… Continue reading Bec de Ferrutx
Ahead lay a 11km long trail in the northern part of the island of Mallorca. We started the hike not very far from the Lluc monastery. The first 3kms were quite straight forward. A lovely hike through oak forests and beautiful landscapes. Thereafter our work-out started: during the next 1,7kms we had to climb 500m.… Continue reading Puig Tomir
There are numerous caves on the island of Mallorca. Some of them are rather small but there are as well big ones where you can enjoy even a boat ride inside the cave. Just above the lovely port of Soller we discovered a very cosy but beautiful cave: Cova des Migdia. Our hike started at… Continue reading Spelunking anyone?
The alarm clock was set to 5:30a.m. Not really the preferred time to wake up on a day off. But today another hike was planned: Puig de ses Vinyes. Even though the calender shows already mid of September, the thermometer still indicates 30° C. To avoid that heat we prefer to start our hikes quite… Continue reading Puig de ses Vinyes, 1106m
Today we woke up quite early to be able to see a very nice sunrise in the Tramuntana mountains. After a 50mins drive we parked the car at the parking lot at the Cuber reservoir. We followed an easy trail and found the reservoir to our left. It was already quite empty as it appears… Continue reading Hiking Puig de Sa Rateta ( 1113m MSL )
Just before sunrise I jumped into my car and drove to Sant Elm, a lovely fisher village and the western end of Mallorca. From there I followed a part of the GR-221 which is the long-distance trail from Port d´Andratx to Port de Pollença. The track leads initially through a forrest of pine trees with… Continue reading Sant Elm – La Trapa