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Outdoor-Reisebloggerin mit Herzblut aus dem Ruhrpott 🤗Mein neuester Blogartikel über den Naturpark Südharz ist nun auch endlich online. Mit ganz vielen Tipps zum Wandern, Mountainbiken und Abenteuererlebnissen:couchflucht.de/naturpark-suedharzLetztes Jahr im Herbst bin ich 750 km vom Großglockner über Kärnten und Slowenien bis nach Muggia an der italienischen Adria gewandert.Eine unvergessliche Erfahrung! Kommt mit und begleitet mich auf den ersten Etappen!Etappe 1-3
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  1. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    November 5, 2020

    02:59
    9.87 mi
    3.3 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Anja, R 🐺 & G 🚶‍♀️on Tour and 71 others like this.
    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      In a nutshell: if you love the forest and autumn, you will love this tour. 😍 I promise!We are back in my beloved hair and on wild, untouched and mysterious paths. Sound exaggerated? But if it isn't, try it out yourself and let yourself be enchanted by the autumn colors and the mystical forest atmosphere.Attention: some paths are really barely recognizable and pretty wild, adventurers will get their money's worth here!We started at the Jammertal Resort and will soon come to a wonderfully enchanted, narrow trail along the dried up Gernebach. Ferns grow here left and right and the autumn sunlight makes the colors shine. By the way, a paradise for all mushroom lovers too!At every corner there is a raised stand, so it should be teeming with deer, but we probably just chatted too loudly and therefore weren't lucky enough to spot one.We actually want to take a little break on the sandy beach at the locked excavator hole, the Flaesheim Mediterranean Sea, (attention: entry prohibited), but today of all times a police exercise is taking place here, so we are promptly chased away.At the Flaesheimer Marina on the premises of the nearby campsite, we find an idyllic bench and the perfect place for our well-deserved rest.We hike a bit along the Wesel-Datteln Canal before we return to the adventurous forest trails through the Haard. At one point we have to fight our way through dense ferns, but wide, lush green meadow paths also await us.It's wonderfully lonely here and we hardly meet a soul.What else can I do than to close with the words of John Muir: "And into the forest I go - to lose my mind and find my soul ..." 🤩

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      • November 8, 2020

  2. COUCHFLUCHT went mountain biking.

    October 31, 2020

    03:44
    21.0 mi
    5.6 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,100 ft
    Ingo, Sabine and 51 others like this.
    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      Off to the Haard, one of my very favorite forest areas in NRW! The atmosphere here is magical, especially in autumn, because brightly colored ferns grow everywhere, giving you that real jungle feeling.We start at the hiking car park at "Mutter Wehner" and the trail fun begins. As usual in the Haard everything is nice and flowing, a bit sandy and just fun! Sometimes also really muddy, so that you almost have the feeling of surfing through the mud.Parts of the route follow the relatively new Hohe-Mark-Steig, parts of the also quite freshly created mountain bike circuit, but we have also planned unknown trails and forest paths for this tour.I still find the trail network in the Haard simply unbeatable, and every time I am totally thrilled by the endless possibilities for mountain biking.Of course, we take most of the “mountains” in the Haard (Schwarzer Berg, Rennberg, Dachsberg and Stimberg) with their runs, so that a little adrenaline is not neglected. By the way, my favorite descent is the one from Rennberg near the fire station.An absolute highlight awaits us at the Flaesheimer Baggerloch, where I've never been before. Warning: The area is officially cordoned off as it belongs to the local quartz works. In a few places there are accesses to the picture book beach, which really flashed me. What a beautiful place that I never expected here. As I said: the access is officially forbidden, which is why I cannot recommend imitation here.Along the Wesel-Datteln Canal, it finally goes back into the dense Haard forests, past the Haardstübchen towards Stimberg and then heading towards the hiking car park.I hope this tour makes you as happy as it does me!

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      • November 8, 2020

  3. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    October 10, 2020

    02:24
    4.42 mi
    1.8 mph
    900 ft
    875 ft
    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      For my rest day on Lake Garda - after the multi-day tour from Merano to Riva Del Garda - I decide on a classic that I have always wanted to do.Monte Brione is a rather prominent mountain on the northern shores of Lake Garda between Riva and Torbole. And although it is only 376 m high, the circular hike is worthwhile for various reasons.Its elongated shape, the exposed location and the old fortifications make Monte Brione really something special. And although the hike is not difficult, the views of the entire Lake Garda, Riva and Torbole are terrific.The path over Monte Brione is part of the Peace Path, the Sentiero della Pace and is therefore also of historical importance.From the port of San Nicolo in Riva, many steps lead upwards, almost always along the steep edge, so that the views become more and more beautiful from meter to meter.At the large building of the "Batteria di Mezzo", the central battery, you can take a rest with a panorama.On narrow forest paths you finally reach Forte Sant'Alessandro, which almost looks like a "lost place" and invites you to explore. From here there is a great view of Arco with the castle and the Sarca valley.The hike then leads downhill again through the forest to the village of Sant Alessandro and back to the port in Riva Del Garda. Attention: the paths are sometimes quite overgrown and not so clear.Tip for a stop on the way back to Riva: Restaurant La ColomberaA great and relaxing half-day hike that shouldn't be missed on Lake Garda!

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      • October 21, 2020

  4. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    October 9, 2020

    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      Final! Crazy, somehow I'm not ready for the last stage of my multi-day tour from Merano to Lake Garda. At the same time, I am full of anticipation to reach my beloved Lago this afternoon.A transfer brings me from my accommodation in Comano Terme to the starting point of the tour at the end of the Lomason Valley.
      This nature reserve is particularly popular with climbers and geologists with its wonderfully quiet landscape and steep rock faces.
      I walk up a steep path to Passo Calino, a transition to Lake Garda. But today I won't let myself be rushed and walk comfortably upwards at grandma's pace, step by step.
      This leaves enough time to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes: photographing mushrooms of all shapes and colors. The more delicate and filigree they are, the more fascinated I am and the more I photograph some of them in the autumn sunshine.And then I reach the Rifugio San Pietro at an altitude of 974 m, where not only the first wonderful panoramic view of Lake Garda awaits me. On the sun terrace I enjoy one of my favorite specialties from Trentino: Strangolapreti, outrageously delicious spinach dumplings with melted butter and sage. Mhmm!After a long rest, it goes downhill on somewhat poorly marked forest paths and stony paths to the sleepy fortress village of Calvola. Picturesque stone houses, winding streets and low archways create a medieval flair.I am no less enthusiastic about the village of Tenno with its 12th century castle. What an imposing location above the Lake Garda valley!Again and again I catch glimpses of the misty Lago and Riva del Garda, the destination of my multi-day hike. I walk along the stone-paved paths along stone walls that are so typical of the region.Finally, through olive groves and past cypress trees, I continue down to Varone, where I also have the opportunity to visit the famous waterfalls of the "Cascate Varone". Since I already know this from an earlier visit, I prefer to start the final spurt through the suburbs to Riva.I'm looking forward to a large gelato on the lakefront and put the turbo gear into gear. When I arrive in Riva, I stroll comfortably through the alleys of the historic town center and look forward to a huge helping of Dolce Vita!What a wonderful and varied tour that I can wholeheartedly recommend!

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      • October 21, 2020

  5. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    October 8, 2020

    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      Today we go high - with the cable car from Molveno up into the mountain area of the Pradel. Brenta Dolomites, here I come! 🤗The view of Lake Molveno is gigantic, the rock faces of the Brenta are incredibly impressive. I could photograph every inch of my surroundings and I can hardly move. The route on the high path to the Rifugio Croz Altissimo is incredibly beautiful, adventurous and sometimes a bit exposed, but everything is still easy to walk.The further way from the Rifugio to the next hut, the Rifugio da Selva, is a bit more difficult. There are a few small, narrow passages secured by ropes to overcome, but I can do anything and I am simply filled with mountain love. The combination of bright autumn colors and the rugged, gray rock walls is a dream.Shortly after the Rifugio da Selva in the direction of Malga Andalo, however, it gets increasingly slippery and demanding - also due to the heavy rain of the previous days - and I notice how unsure whether I have expected myself too much here.When I then discover a sign that indicates that a via ferrata is about to begin, my knees strike. I don't have any safety equipment with me, I'm on my own, and the path leads down over slippery, narrow and exposed rocky passages. Definitely not my terrain.Good and experienced mountain hikers might shake their heads here at my fear, according to Komoot it is just a T3 mountain trail, but I just don't dare to go any further. I just have no idea where to put the next foot, my knees go buttery soft and I have an internal battle with myself.But it doesn't help, this is a size too big for me - at least today and without company. So with a heavy heart I decide to turn back and ask at the Rifugio da Selva for an alternative descent to Molveno.ATTENTION: the GPX track here on Komoot shows my originally planned route (including Via Ferrata, which by the way should be incredibly beautiful) and not the HUGE detour that I am now taking.I am maximally frustrated and disappointed in myself and walk in countless serpentines through the forest back to the valley station of the cable car. I know that safety comes first, but I am extremely annoyed that I have now missed such a beautiful section and my fear has blocked me so.Well, my alternative route through the Val delle Seghe is still very beautiful, although it also leads over somewhat monotonous forest roads for a long time, the view of the Brenta Dolomites is still terribly impressive.When I arrive at Lake Molveno, I walk along the shore to my destination, the crystal clear mountain lake Lago di Nembia.A shuttle picks me up at the inn there and takes me via mountain roads to the next accommodation in Comano Therme.Tired and badly broken due to my 10 km detour, I just fall into bed.

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      • October 21, 2020

  6. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    October 7, 2020

    slueart, Michael Staniek and 8 others like this.
    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      Today starts with a transfer from the hotel in Coredo to Spormaggiore. So now I am right at the entrance to the Brenta Dolomites Nature Park in Val di Non (Non Valley).The first thing that strikes me: Some information and warning signs that I could expect a bear encounter here and how I should behave. Help, I wasn't really prepared for that! Of course it would be a dream to see a bear in real life in the wild. But since I'm traveling alone, the thought makes me a bit queasy.In fact, 100 bears have now settled in Val di Non, and they shouldn't be that shy of humans. Ooookaaayy, I'll go for a run.At first it goes quite harmlessly through orchards, but then I hike on lonely forest paths in the middle of the brown bear area. The partly barely marked paths lead me for a while up towards Cavedago and further up to the Paganella plateau.I enjoy the sunshine that really makes the autumn colors shine.But when I'm on the way in the deciduous forest towards Andalo, I suddenly hear a roaring noise. I quickly calm down that it could only have been a chainsaw and walk on at a brisk pace. But all of this is not that safe to me. Well, I like to be distracted by the wonderful landscape and the views that I catch from time to time on the mighty rock faces of the Brenta Dolomites.It now goes on exciting paths through rocky areas on the heights to Molveno. I also pass two mountain chapels, which are located at wonderfully idyllic resting places.
      The Madonna di Loreto and Madonna degli Alpini are really splendid specimens of Italian Madonna veneration - I like such religious Italo kitsch.
      I hike on wooden footbridges over narrow crevices through the rugged karst area, this adventurous route is completely to my taste!There are also quite a few mountain bikers out and about here who will find plenty of trail fun around the Molveno Bike Park.An educational forest path leads me down to Molveno, and I can enjoy the first views of the turquoise-green Molveno Lake. Wow! I am enthusiastic and first of all put in an extensive photo session.I also really like the pretty town of Molveno, the location on the lake, the beach promenade and the cliffs of the Brenta Dolomites form a breathtaking backdrop that provides me with so many ahs and ohs.In the evening I talk to some other hikers who also think they heard a bear roar. We check the typical noises of the brown bear on YouTube and now at the latest I realize: that was definitely NOT a chainsaw. How good that I only researched it after the stage! 🙈An adventurous and great stage that leaves nothing to be desired!

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      • October 21, 2020

  7. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    October 6, 2020

    Raphael, So, nun aber los and 11 others like this.
    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      This morning I start from Kaltern on the Weinstrasse or the district of St. Anton with the steep funicular up to the Mendel Pass at 1,364 m.The breathtaking panoramic view from the top of the pass is unfortunately hidden behind thick fog again, and at first I am quite frustrated when I start my hike.The beautiful and sonorous Sentiero Margherita, which leads down through the forest and past farms and lakes, soon comforts me. And the subsequent narrow high path even more. Deep views of river valleys and small hamlets and some religious-kitschy memorials make for a wonderful day of hiking.We continue from Cavareno to Don over high bridges and through fragrant pine forests. Here I am greeted with friendly Buon Giorno everywhere, the Mendel Pass really seems to be a natural language border. I am now in Trentino, where the landscape has changed noticeably: from fruit and wine plantations to coniferous and deciduous trees.Later I follow a forest path along a river, which I find a bit boring at first. The rock formations through this pristine and lonely forest soon become more and more impressive, until I am surrounded by a huge gorge. Wow! And that's right in the middle of it all
      San Romedio Monastery. I visit the rooms, churches and chapels of the Santuario up steep stairs and am about to turn back when I suddenly notice a creaking wooden door.
      Curiously, I open it and can't believe my eyes, because it leads to a viewing platform in the middle of the gorge, which takes my breath away. In the pictures it hardly comes across how impressive and steep the rock walls of the gorge are around me. My knees are a little weak, I'm really flashed by the location of this monastery. Why have I never heard of this place of pilgrimage in a true canyon before?On my final spurt towards Coredo I pass two lakes and finally take a relaxed walk along a promenade to the destination of this stage.

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      • October 20, 2020

  8. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    October 4, 2020

    So, nun aber los, Koga-Willi 🚲👣 and 10 others like this.
    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      From Nals you go straight up on a forest road towards Andrian. A breathtaking view of the Dolomites should await me here, but puff cake. Thick fog as far as the eye can see. The Eppaner Höhenweg is certainly beautiful, but I can only imagine its beauty.Immediately I get lost, bravely climb a barbed wire fence and then promptly land in front of the next fence with wrought iron spikes. Congratulations.🙈 Heaven sends me two hikers who are just marching on the right side of the fence and rushing to the rescue. With the help of the good old robber ladder, I manage to get back on course and continue hiking on an almost alpine root and rock climb towards the Kreideturm.Here the sky breaks open, I enjoy a few rays of sunshine and the view of Bolzano, which is not so far away.I continue to climb to the incredibly beautiful castle Hocheppan, which sits imposingly on a rock. There is a lot to explore and discover with a medieval flair, and actually I didn't want to take a break. Actually. 😉 It smells so good that my mouth is watering and I treat myself to a delicious trio of dumplings in the cozy beer garden. Who can resist that, especially when the castle cat poses so invitingly on the table.The following fortress ruins of Boymont Castle are unfortunately closed on Monday. Not tragic. The paths around the two castles are incredibly beautiful and are not stingy with great views and an adventurous route over many stairs and steps.You continue towards Kaltern through a South Tyrolean landscape like from a picture book - vineyards and apple orchards as far as the eye can see.At the very end, however, the ice holes in a particularly mystical forest area are my absolute highlight of this stage. I'm all alone here, huge boulders are overgrown with moss, ferns and flowers, and I can't get over my enthusiasm anymore. What a natural phenomenon!
      By the way, the name "Eislöcher" is no coincidence: very cool air escapes from holes and crevices between the boulders, so I put on a jacket first.
      Conclusion: a wonderfully varied stage!

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      • October 20, 2020

  9. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    October 3, 2020

    So, nun aber los, Koga-Willi 🚲👣 and 10 others like this.
    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      Finally hiking for a few days at a time. Alone, with luggage transport and booked through Eurohike Wanderreisen. I can definitely only recommend it, because everything was well organized and a really comfortable story. 🤗It starts in beautiful Merano, first through the suburbs uphill to Marling. In the last few days there has unfortunately been heavy rain and heavy storms, so that even the expressway from Bozen to Merano was flooded by the Adige.I climb directly into the Marlinger Waalweg, which is really wet, but no less idyllic. The path meanders along the irrigation canal with magnificent views of Merano, the valley basin, the vineyards and apple orchards. And chestnuts are swarming everywhere, because it is Törggelen and Keschtn high season.After a few meters through the beautiful Lanas pedestrian zone, I reach the Brandiswaalweg, which also offers great views of the Adige Valley.I make a short detour to the rushing Brandis waterfall, which is not stingy with water and falls steeply over the rocks, and then stop at the Waalrast snack bar.Unfortunately it is raining so slowly, and as I am already a little frustrated wandering in front of me with my Batman rain cape, my personal highlight follows: The Herzlalm, a self-service booth on a donation basis, where you can get yourself schnapps and liquors. Of course, I won't miss that and taste a Pinneken with chestnut liqueur. Delicious!Up at St. Christoph Kirchlein I watch a group of mountain bikers doing their technique training and then hike on the Filzkunstweg through the forest.Here I experience a magical forest moment like from a fairy tale and finally set off on the descent over a rather slippery historical hiking trail to Nals. An idyllic place in the middle of apple and vineyards. 🤩My conclusion as a doused poodle: The stage can't do anything for the weather, because it was pretty nice!

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      • October 20, 2020

  10. COUCHFLUCHT went for a hike.

    September 21, 2020

    02:20
    5.68 mi
    2.4 mph
    975 ft
    925 ft
    Matthias, Jogimac and 46 others like this.
    1. COUCHFLUCHT

      For the first time, I went to the southern Harz, the rather unknown part of the Harz, which is in Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. 🤗The area still seems to be an insider tip for tourists, because the people we meet on the entire tour can be counted on one hand - and that in the most beautiful late summer weather!We start in the Ellrich city forest in a pretty unspectacular way, and at first I am not sure whether this lap was really a great idea. First of all we hike on wide forest roads, which are also completely furrowed and muddy by carts. Not a great start.But then you go up on a narrow path to the lookout point "Red Shot" with protective hats. Here we can finally enjoy the view of the southern Harz foothills and are happy that the first leaves are already turning autumn.We notice again and again on our way that it is already falling a lot. The route is now simply wonderful, the whole time we hike on narrow and wild paths to the Wendel-Eiche, one of the 222 stamp points of the Harzer hiking pin. And a perfect place to take a break! 🤩If you go a few meters further to the right, you can see a wonderful view of the Brocken, the highest elevation in the Harz Mountains.From here we are now in the restricted area on the border between the former GDR and the Federal Republic, a region that was inaccessible for four decades.
      Today the border between Thuringia and Lower Saxony runs here.
      We now hike on and on along the "Green Belt" on the Harz border path. Incredible that the death strip once ran along here. An oppressive feeling of bygone times spreads. And somehow it is also unreal, because the green wilderness that has spread here is simply beautiful to look at.The old boundary stones and black-white-red border pillars impressively demonstrate the shadows of the past and cannot be faded out.Our way continues on narrow trails, and we are almost a little sad that we are on foot today instead of mountain bikes. Here you can biking really well and with a lot of flow - we will probably come back there again!Our detour from the Green Belt in the direction of the Stiefmutterhütte (also a stamping point) is definitely worthwhile. The view of the Hundertmorgenwiese in the Elsbachtal is totally idyllic and, with the herd of cows and their bells, looks almost pre-alpine.Past the remains of barbed wire, on our way back we pass the historic two-country oaks. Here the former inner-German border ran right through the two tribes.Parallel to the former Kolonnenweg we walk the last few meters back to the parking lot and we agree:What a great circular hike that is perfect for a relaxing half day of hiking!
      Wonderful paths, great views and an educational experience with witnesses of the past!
      Clear recommendation!

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      • September 27, 2020

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