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…
For the last few months I only posted videos about hikes which I undertook either by myself or with colleagues and friends. The main reason why I withhold videos from my other two categories, Water and Air is simple: Air: as a flight instructor I mainly fly training flights with new colleagues and therefore all… Continue reading Tossals Verds
Today I will be hiking again in the Tramuntana mountains on the lovely island of Mallorca. As usual I start at one of the parking lots close to the Cuber water reservoir and I initially follow the GR-221. It is a beautiful day, the temperature is just right and I can pick up quite a… Continue reading Serra de Teixos
Valldemossa, a little village in the Northwest of the island of Mallorca , lies beautifully embedded within the mountains of the Tramuntana. This will be our starting point for our todays tour. In fact one can find several options to enjoy some incredible moments in nature. Today we will follow the track which leaves the… Continue reading Hiking in the backyard of Valldemossa
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