Mountain hiking at Laguna Grande de Peñalara

Laguna Grande de Peñalara is a glacier lake, part of Sierra de Guadarrama natural park (Madrid, Spain). The lake lies directly under Almanzor mountain, the highest peak of Sierra de Gredos with 2,592m.  We started our walk at Puerto de…

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Water Mills Route – A walk in Mira, Portugal

Mira is a small city in the central Portuguese district of Coimbra. It is a coastal municipality between two other coastal cities: Aveiro and Figueira da Foz. It is known mainly for its sandy beaches, forests and protected natural areas,…

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Hiking Ruta del Cares (Picos de Europa)

Hiking Ruta del Cares was part of our trip to Picos de Europa National Park, Spain. It is a very famous route, considered one of the most breathtaking trekking trails that can be done in Europe. The 12 km path…

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Hiking in Sao Jacinto, Portugal

When it’s not raining, winter in Portugal is generally great. Temperatures are relatively high, specially when compared with central and north European countries. And when it’s like that, it’s a good day to walk! This time we chose Sao Jacinto…

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The incredible citadel of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel right in the middle of the Peruvian Andes mountains. It was built in the 15th century and today it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Of course this…

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Atacama – The driest place on Earth!

The Atacama Desert covers about 1,000 km of land and it is located between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is not consensual which places are part of this desert, but according to National Geographic it includes the…

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Volcanoes and lakes in Pucón, Chile

Pucón is a Chilean city located in the Araucanía region, approximately 800 km south of Santiago. It is a very popular destination since it offers a variety of sports and adventure activities (kayaking, trekking, skydiving, water skiing, snow skiing) but…

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Surrounded by lakes around Bariloche

Argentina’s Lake District is a gorgeous destination full of mountains, forests, rivers and, as the name suggests, plenty of lakes. Although the Spanish explored this area in the 16th century, the Mapuche dominated it until the 19th century. And even…

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One day trekking at Itaimbézinho

This stop was suggested by my cousin Ricardo who lives in Florianópolis. We never heard about this place before and it was not included in the initial route. But that’s something we were expecting: changing our plans and route constantly…

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