(FRENCH) WAY OF SAINT JAMES

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  • I was here: from March 17 to April 17, 2011.
  • Number of days needed: less than 15 is cheating.
  • My score 4/5.

The oldest multiday hiking route (originated in the tenth century) and most popular in the old continent is the one that follows the different roads that lead from multiple points of Europe to Continue reading “(FRENCH) WAY OF SAINT JAMES”

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GR20 IN CORSICA

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  • We were here: June 2013.
  • Number of days necessary to hike its 180 km long with 22,000 meters of accumulated altitude: we did it in 13 days; the usual are between 10 and 15, but there are ultratrailers that runs it in 33 hours.
  • My score: 4/5.

An attraction for a very specific public, the GR20 is one of the most spectacular, hardest and most rewarding multi-day hiking routes in Europe. Continue reading “GR20 IN CORSICA”

ORDESA AND MONTE PERDIDO NATIONAL PARK

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  • I was here: 4 days in June 2010.
  • Recommended number of days: minimum 2.
  • My score: 4/5.

They are not the Canadian Rockies, but we should not underestimate the charms of Spain‘s best high mountain national park; Continue reading “ORDESA AND MONTE PERDIDO NATIONAL PARK”

SIERRA DE CAZORLA, SEGURA Y LAS VILLAS NATURAL PARK

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  • I was here 5 days in June 2015, 7 in June 2016, 2 in June 2002, 3 times during 5 days during Easter when I was between 10 and 13 years and several times in summer when it was even younger.
  • Number of days needed: the park is huge, to get a good idea of ​​the best sites I recommend at least 5 days.
  • My score: 4/5.

I feel respect to write about this natural park, because by its relative proximity to the place of residence, is my father’s favorite, perhaps his favorite place in the world, a nature lover who has been visiting it every two years for 40 years and that therefore knows its secrets, trails and corners much better than me: Continue reading “SIERRA DE CAZORLA, SEGURA Y LAS VILLAS NATURAL PARK”

Tasmania

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  • I was here one week between December 2005 and January 2006 and another one in March 2012.
  • Recommended number of days: at least one week.
  • My score: 4/5.

Although this island is more reminiscent of the neighboring New Zealand, it is a spectacular redoubt of unique nature in Australia. Continue reading “Tasmania”

Corsica

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Mediterranean islands never disappoint, they are a sure bet. Corsica is not only as beautiful as the others, is possibly the most complete, and therefore, possibly the best; It has all kinds of attractions, mixing some of the best things in Spain, France and Italy: Continue reading “Corsica”

JAPANESE ALPS: KAMIKOCHI

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  • We were here: two days in mid-October 2008.
  • Recommended number of days: at least 2. I would have stayed one more day.
  • My score: 3/5, but if I lived in Japan, I would certainly repeat it frequently.

Just 60 km east of the traditional Takayama, and with dozens of routes varying in length and difficulty, from simple flat walks along the river bank, to multi-day treks that Continue reading “JAPANESE ALPS: KAMIKOCHI”

YAKUSHIMA HIKING TRAILS: YAKUSUGI LAND, SHIRATANI UNSUIKYO AND ARAKAWA TRAIL (JOMONSUGI)

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THE ROUTES

HIKING

Being a conical island, there are several paths that go from the coast to the interior; subsequently there is a circular path that connects the end of the following: Continue reading “YAKUSHIMA HIKING TRAILS: YAKUSUGI LAND, SHIRATANI UNSUIKYO AND ARAKAWA TRAIL (JOMONSUGI)”