About Uli

Der Weg ist das Ziel, so soll es bereits der chinesische Philosoph Konfuzius gesagt haben. Dieses Motto gilt für mich uneingeschränkt. Wie viel kann ich sehen, wenn ich eine Strecke zu Fuß gehe, statt zu fahren. In der "Langsamkeit" liegt die Chance, die Wunder der Natur, die sich am Wegesrand bieten, zu sehen und sich daran zu freuen. Ganz besonders im Frühjahr, wenn sich die ersten Wildblumen zeigen. Das Wandern entspannt mich und ist wie eine Meditation zur inneren Ruhe.
Meine bevorzugten Wandergebiete in Deutschland sind der Harz, die Mittelgebirge um Hannover, das Weserbergland, das Lippische Bergland und der Pfälzerwald. Und meine Lieblingsinsel ist die Isla La Palma mit ihrer Schroffheit, seine tiefen Tälern und Vulkanen. Für mich die Wanderinsel schlechthin.

Distance travelled

1,197 mi

Time in motion

472:57 h

Recent Activity
  1. Uli went for a hike.

    4 days ago

    7.04 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    gisi, De Höchte and 8 others like this.
    1. Uli

      Currently, the meteorologists are wrong with their weather forecast for La Palma. Unlike last time, this time in our favor. In wonderful sunny weather we started in Puntagorda at the Iglesia San Mauro Abad, where several hiking trails cross, heading south and initially followed the coastline with great views of the rugged coast. Then it went up steeply and spectacularly along the edge of the very deep Barrancos Garome. We treated ourselves to a delicious break at the upper edge. We had reached the highest point at the Mirador de Los Dragos, where you can rest in the shade of a hundred-year-old, wind-blown Dragos. Then past the recently restored old Molina of El Roque and through the center of Puntagorda on tarred roads down to the Iglesia, before we got a shower. A highly recommended tour.

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      • a day ago

  2. Uli went for a hike.

    6 days ago

    4.04 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,025 ft
    DreiFarben, Monika and 13 others like this.
    1. Uli

      The unfinished one: We actually wanted to hike from the Mirador to the Torre El Time with friends from Palmeria, but after a short time it became foggy and before we reached the Torre it started to rain, so we had to turn back. Then the cell phone logged off, so I couldn't record the whole tour. A delicious Picara beer together in the Cerveceria Isla Verde then brought the mood up again.

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      • 6 days ago

  3. Uli went for a hike.

    January 20, 2022

    4.53 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,425 ft
    De Höchte, Marchocia and 12 others like this.
    1. Uli

      Despite the bad weather forecast, we decided to take a short circular route from Tijarafe to the Poris de Candelaria. From a small parking lot next to the road, we first went steeply down the serpentine road to the sea. We had looked at the Poris itself last year, so we went up the steep path on the other side of the bay. The ascent offers magnificent views over the entire coastline. The many caves in the volcanic rock, some of which are very large, are also interesting. One always wonders whether Guanches once lived there. Below the village then cross back to the serpentine road. This saved us the annoying wearing of the mandatory mask in town. A little hike that we enjoyed a lot.

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      • January 20, 2022

  4. Uli went for a hike.

    January 18, 2022

    5.85 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,450 ft
    Iris Benz, Suki and 11 others like this.
    1. Uli

      The starting point of today's hike was again the Camino de Ganigua. Actually, rain was announced, but the weather turned out to be very good, the higher we got, the sunnier and clearer it became, until the fog finally reached us at the edge of the Barranco de Angustias. So the desired view of the Aridane valley and the overview of the area destroyed by the volcano, which we would normally have had from Torre El Time, were not possible. The trails were good and dry, some fallen rock on the Pista Forestal, probably from the many earthquakes. We had a lot of fun and stayed dry until the end.
      It's just a pity that the Mirador del Universo, announced for 2018, with its beautiful mosaics in the style of Cesar Manrique, is still not finished. We had specially modified the route for this.

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      • January 18, 2022

  5. Uli went for a hike.

    January 15, 2022

    5.30 mi
    2.4 mph
    1,000 ft
    950 ft
    1. Uli

      Before going shopping on the Mercadillo de Puntagorda we wanted to do a little circular walk. It goes down next to the Mercadillo, initially always parallel to the deep Barranco de Izcagua. Today, however, visibility was very poor due to the Calima, which had already blown large amounts of dust from North Africa yesterday with strong winds. Nevertheless, the route was interesting and worth seeing, especially the Mirador de Matos, which usually offers a fantastic view of the north-west coast and the parish church of Iglesia San Mauro Abad, founded in 1571. The section of the hike through the Barranco de San Mauro was also very varied. We then drank a delicious, ice-cold Sumo de Cano y Maracuja against the heat and dust of the Mercadillo.

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      • January 15, 2022

  6. Uli went for a hike.

    January 13, 2022

    7.90 mi
    2.1 mph
    2,150 ft
    2,300 ft
    Monika, De Höchte and 11 others like this.
    1. Uli

      The sky has been blue again for 14 days, a blessing. Even if there is still a lot of dust in the air. We first hiked up the Camino Ganigua (SL LP 71), past many blooming almond trees. At Cruz de Llano we went to the Traviesa (PR LP 10), into the beautiful Palmerian pine forest. The path is very nicely developed and easy to walk. At the edge of the path you could already see many plants that were still covered by the black ash. A bit on the Pista Forestal and then steeply down the PR LP 12 to Tijarafe. There on the circular hiking trail GR 130 and deep down into the mighty Barranco Jurado, which extends down to Punta de Candelaria. After climbing again, you pass the small Isla Verde brewery, which brews really tasty beer. Here you can also sit nicely. Behind the Fuente del Toro we reached the lower part of the Camino Ganigua, which then rose again steeply.

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      • January 14, 2022

  7. Uli went for a hike.

    January 4, 2022

    Palmero Tom - La Palma, De Höchte and 15 others like this.
    1. Uli

      We started our hike in Imada, a pretty little place deep in the Barranco de Guarimar. From there it was only a steep 1.5 km, sometimes with a quasi-alpine character. It goes through many rocky passages with agaves, cacti and the typical Canary Island palm. We were rewarded for our efforts with fantastic panoramas, you can see as far as Playa Santiago. Then the vegetation changes suddenly, light Canarian pine forest, you think you are walking in La Palma. At the top of the national park the usual heather bush forest. The descent is easy except for a short passage above the Ermita de Buen Paso. Below Igualero only the unmarked path, drawn in Komoot, was lost and we had to go a few meters through the bushes. Then you can follow the good path towards Alajero for a while, until it goes down steeply to the left towards Imada.
      A strenuous but manageable hiking route. However, we would advise against potential imitators to walk the tour in the opposite direction. It was sometimes extremely steep and we were happy not to have to go down there.

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      • January 5, 2022

  8. Uli went for a hike.

    January 2, 2022

    Marchocia, Suki and 13 others like this.
    1. Uli

      A real hike of opposites: From El Contadero we first descended through the Laurisilva forest Bosque del Cedro down to the Ermita Nuestra Senora de Lourdes. A very shady route, which was good for us considering the high temperature. Little prospects, however. From the Ermita it went first over a busy paved path and then over a path up to the Carretera Dorsal. From then on we were rewarded with fantastic views: of the striking Roques (especially the Roque de Agando), the deep valleys and last but not least Tenerife and La Palma. It went, so to speak, over the "roof" of the island, which today showed its most beautiful side in terms of weather. We have never seen so many magnificent views on any of our hikes. An absolutely worthwhile circular route.

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      • January 2, 2022

  9. Uli went for a hike.

    December 31, 2021

    Suki, DreiFarben and 11 others like this.
    1. Uli

      A short hike on New Year's Eve, also due to the currently very high temperatures caused by the Calima. The path up from Alajero is good and the descent from the Drago's hiking car park is also excellent. For the way back we built on the info of an unofficial path below the Drago. This was then sweaty, not least because of the scrambling in the Barranco Charco. If you want to go there, go left on a narrow path around the Drago and then over terraces into the creek bed. There piles of stones show the approximate route. At some ponds that have not dried up, you come across the GR 132, which leads back to Alajero. From there we went down to the Calvario, one of the 3 most important cult places of the Guanches on La Gomera. The little hermitage on the mighty rock was unfortunately closed. The view over the south coast is fantastic

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      • January 1, 2022

  10. Uli went for a hike.

    December 29, 2021

    Monika, Jens and 14 others like this.
    1. Uli

      Today we had a tour of contrasts: from Las Hayas via Arure we first went through a (sometimes very dry) cultural landscape, then above Arcadece we went into the beautiful Laurisilva forest of the Garajonay National Park - UNESCO World Heritage. A moment ago it was boiling heat (we hadn't imagined the island to be that hot), then relaxed hiking under exotic, moss-covered trees with constantly new, interesting perspectives.
      We can definitely recommend this hike. If you want to eat something at the end, we can recommend the Restaurante Casa Efigenia La Montaña in Las Hayas, delicious, purely vegetarian cuisine

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      • December 29, 2021

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