Brugg to Fussen


The last ten day stretch of walking was full of transitions. Brugg was the gateway to the less hilly and more populated end of Switzerland, which was a nice change after some cold, wet, windy and muddy days high above the lake-filled valleys below. The first day out of Brugg was highlighted by the dramatic … Continue reading Brugg to Fussen

Saint Cergue to Brugg


Apologies for the late post. I have been battling bad weather, injuries and migraines for the last few days, which affected my will to write. But, all good now. After taking a rest day in Saint Cergue (the first village in Switzerland) and ditching my old shoes, I started the next set of walking days. … Continue reading Saint Cergue to Brugg

Grenoble to Saint Cergue


After a errand-filled rest day in Grenoble, the climb out of the urban basin was rigorous and busy. There were a lot of people hiking this section, and there were quite a few people taking part in other outdoor activities. I saw trail runners, spelunkers, rock climbers, and paragliders in the entrance to the Chartreuse … Continue reading Grenoble to Saint Cergue

Dieulefit to Grenoble


After resting in Dieulefit, I had a 6-day stretch to Grenoble that was front-loaded, with some long days to start. The first of which was about 38km with a massive climb over the mountains. In the rolling hills before the climb, I came across the Church of Comps: This church is mentioned in historical texts … Continue reading Dieulefit to Grenoble

Saint Martin d’Ardeche to Dieulefit


Leaving the buzzing river town of Saint Martin d’Ardeche, I had a long day to Viviers on the banks of the Rhone River. Like the previous few days, the terrain was less than spectacular. The first 27km to the village of Saint Montan was again on boring dirt roads through the dry and shrubby hills … Continue reading Saint Martin d’Ardeche to Dieulefit

Villefort to Saint Martin d’Ardeche


Villefort to Les Vans was my last day in the Cevennes National Park, and while the park was amazing I was looking for a change. I had enough days of camping in a row, and I needed a break from the cold, rainy and windy weather. After following the GR6/7 and their variants (60/66/68/70/71/72) through … Continue reading Villefort to Saint Martin d’Ardeche