Long distance hikes in Europe, Nepal, AT

Itinerary, description of stages, practical informations, accomodation, GPS tracks of long distance trails and thru-hikes in Europe, Asia, America such as hike through France, Spain, Italy, Balkans and Eastern Europe, long hikes in Nepal, Appalachian Trail.

2021?

Caucasus
&
Turkey

4 months hiking, 3300 kilometers from the banks of the Araxe river on the border between Armenia and Iran to Istanbul. Scheduled in 2020, postponed in 2021?

– 600km hiking through Armenia south to north,
– 900km in Georgia in three parts: the south, the Greater Caucasus and then the west
– 1800km hiking through Turkey until Istanbul by the northern mountains and along the Black Sea.

2020

Great through hike of France

3 months hiking, 2500 km from Northeast to Southwest through the five mountain ranges of the country

Grande Traversée of the Vosges, of Jura, of the Alps to mont Thabor, then hike through the south part of Massif Central and the HRP in the Pyrenees to finish. A very montainous way !

2019

Eastern Europe

4 months hiking, 3800 kilometers from Istanbul to the Italian Alps via the Bulgarian mountains and the Carpathians

Twelve countries and even two continents with a symbolic departure on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. A walk for the most part on the other side of the old iron curtain in a region with a tormented past and today changing.

2018

Balkans

4  months hiking, 3450 kilometers from the east point of Cyprus to Dolomites in Italy

Nine countries a hike through mountains and history between greek and roman worlds, Eastern and Western empires, Austria-Hungary and Ottoman, at the border of catholics, orthodox and muslims areas and of Eastern and Western Europe.

2017

Appalachian Trail

4 months hiking , 3500 kilometers on the famous Appalachian Trail

Long wild parts in protected areas but also a discovery of deep America.

2016

Crossing Italia

From Sicilia to France

3 months hiking through Italy from Sicilia to France

In rural Italy, most of the time in mountains, using parts of Sentiero Italia, pilgrims ways and my own ones. 2800 kilometers in Sicilia, Calabria, Basilicata, Campania, Lazio, Molise, Abruzzo, Umbria, Tuscany and Liguria.
I followed in France until Sainte-Maxime. Then in 2019, I walked from there until Haut-Languedoc.

 

Crossing Pyrenees

Pyrénées-2015 468-2

Several hikes through Pyrenees  north to south

On the old paths used by pilgrims, merchants, king and armies to cross the Pyrenees. To feel the spirit of these mountains with the progressive walk to the high passes, the way from the green forests of the north side to the mediterranean countryside of the south side, to pass through historical places.

2015

Nepal

Khumbu – Rolwaling

Ama Dablam

33 days trekking, 440km et 33000 meters of ascent.
From Charikot to Shivalaya then Everest Base Camp and back to Rolwaling until Bharabise

Solu Khumbu from Charikot to Shivalaya and then Namche Bazaar with side trips as Pikey Peak
Khumbu, hiking 3 Passes Tour, Chukkung, Everest Base Camp, Kalapattar, Gokyo lakes .
From Khumbu to Rolwaling through Tashi Lapsa to reach and end in Bharabise on the Katmandou-Lhassa road.

2014

Spain

Crossing from southest point (Tarifa) to France 

Jimena-de-la-Frontera

74 days through hiking Spain, 2440 kilometers. Using known and unknown ways, through white villages of Andalucia, olive groves, snowed mountains, wild coast, mesetas, unspoiled beaches, to discover the beauty, the diversity of culture, countryside, traditions of the country.

From Tarifa to French border by GR7, Camino Mozarabe, Camino de Guadalupe, Via de la Plata, Camino Sanabres, Camino Ingles, Camino Norte…and sometimes my own way.

2013

Nepal

Tsum – Manaslu – Annapurnas – Mardi Himal

40 days trekking, almost 550km and 34000m of ascent in the beautiful mountains of Nepal. 

From Baluwa  to walk through the Gurung villages to join Manaslu circuit, Tsum Valley, Manaslu and Annapurna Circuits,  Annapurna Sanctuary and part of Mardi Himal Trek

2012

From Aachen (Germany) to Santiago : The “first” way

3400 km through Belgium, Reims, Vezelay, Cluny, Le Puy, Conques, Toulouse, Saint Bertrand de Comminges, Le Somport, the Aragonese and the French Camino, Fisterra, Muxia and to Porto on the Camino Portugues

Via Mosana, Via MonasticaGR654 From Namur to Vezelay, Vezelay to Cluny Cluny to Ardeche,  Ardeche – Le Puy – Toulouse, Toulouse – Somport , Camino Aragonés and Camino Francés, Muxia, Fisterra and Camino Portugues