DOUES, ITALY: For a hike we have chosen the Col de Champillon. The starting point of the route was only a few minutes by car above our house and situated at an altitude of approx. 2040m from the village of Doues. The start took place from a parking lot over high mountain meadows up to the mountain refuge Champillon. Then there was a very steep ascent of about 50 degrees to the end of the hike on the Col de Champillon ridge at 2700m altitude. The visit of the ridge is rewarded with a view to different peaks of the Alps, among them the Mont Blanc.
Our weekly Sunday excursion took place this time in the French Vosges. The Vosges are a low mountain range in the east of France near the Rhine plain. The Vosges are full of historic buildings and the Saint Ulrich ruin is one of them. The ruin is located not far from the small town of Ribeauville on a hill with a beautiful view over the Rhine Valley.
A hike in summer through the German Monbachtal (Monbach Valley) in the Blackwood Forest.
Ai-Ais, also known as the “Hot Springs Resort,” is a popular tourist destination located in the southern part of Namibia, near the border with South Africa. The resort is known for its hot springs, which provide a warm oasis in the midst of the harsh Namib Desert.„2019 Namibia – Day 5 – Ais-Ais“ weiterlesen
The Aosta Valley is a mountainous region located in the northwestern part of Italy. It is the smallest, least populous, and least densely populated region of the country. Despite its small size, the region is known for its picturesque landscapes, rich history, and cultural heritage.„2017 Aosta Valley 1“ weiterlesen
The Aosta Valley, located in the northwestern part of Italy, is a region known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history and cultural heritage, and delicious cuisine. The valley is situated in the Western Alps, and is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. The region’s unique location and natural features make it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers, skiers, and rock climbers.„2017 Aosta Valley 2“ weiterlesen
Death Valley National Park is a unique and rugged desert landscape located in California and Nevada. The park is known for its extreme temperatures, vast salt flats, and towering sand dunes. It is a popular destination for hikers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts.„2013 California – Day 6 – Death Valley National Park“ weiterlesen