Easy Hiking in the French Riviera The View from the Roquebrune Castle Life on the French Riviera has not always been sweet – at least not for everyone, not all of the time. Life was certainly not sweet for the inhabitants of Roquebrune Castle that we found (just to the east of Monaco) on one of our recent hikes.
It is an austere and charmless place, even by the standards of the period in which it was built – and was clearly never intended as
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Guest Post: Hiking in Patagonia Sam, a native of London, has been living a semi-nomadic life for the last four years, teaching English around Europe and travelling to Asia and the Middle East. Finally, after seven years together, his partner Zab joined him and they left on one-way tickets to Buenos Aires in January 2013. You can follow their journey on their blog Indefinite Adventure. Easy Hiking in El Chalten Tucked away just past the far west end of Lake Viedma in Argentina’s second southern-most
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Roquebrune I might as well admit it: walking – or hiking – is not always and under all circumstances the best key for unlocking unfamiliar destinations.
You can, for example, get a good first impression of the French Riviera just by taking the eastbound local train from Cannes: a single one-hour journey will give you many gloriously scenic panoramas of the coast, a postcard overview of Villefranche-sur-mer and even a glimpse of the famous Russian Orthodox Cathedral just outside Nice Ville station. There is
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Easy hiking trails in Spain This is easily one of the most scenic views from our recent hike on the Costa Brava between the Catalonian beach resorts of La Fosca and Palafrugell: with the three classical features of the Mediterranean coastline – the plants that grow out of the arid slopes and cliffs, the vast expanse of the ocean, the combination of beaches and human settlements – neatly arranged in the three dimensions of foreground, middleground and background, this looks almost too picturesque to be
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First Considerations if Easy Hiking 1. How fit do you have to be to go easy hiking?
One reason why many people do not pick up hiking is very simple. They are afraid they are not up to it.
Let’s be honest: if you have been officially categorized as morbidly obese and are short of breath after walking from the sofa to the kitchen, hiking may not be for you. At least not in your present shape. Lose some weight, do a
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