A beautiful little tour through the Dutch dunes.The nature is just fantastic, the road paved. The path is similar in many places to a gentle roller coaster through the dunes.Hard to believe that it is even noticeable up and down. Our little one needed the papa start here and there.In between, we could admire freewheeling horses, or at one point or another through the dunes to the beach.Many paths through the dunes are reserved for pedestrians or riders.
October 15, 2019
Small tour with daughter, who initially drove himself, then hung on the tandem clutch. This made the climb at the end of Hattingen in the direction of Sprockhövel including the Schulenberg tunnel even more demanding. Her legs were tired and daddy can then trample for two 😏.Nevertheless, beautiful route with a lot of nature. Not too crowded even today, despite the beautiful late summer weather.
September 21, 2019
A tour with two faces.First we went up to the Chance Hut along the Plina Canyon Adventure Trail. The course is of course family compatible, but you should still bring a bit of fitness.Arrived at the Zufallhütte I could not get enough of the view of the distant glacier (or what is left of it). I then had my family eat a decent Kaiserschmarren at the hut and I continue the "glacier trail" into the far valley.The route is not technically demanding, but if you only have a long Kaiserschmarren time, then you should hurry. From the historic dam I was traveling alone. No soul and breathtaking nature. Constantly new perspectives and a lot of natural beauty. In addition one comes to the glaciers of the Ortlergruppe supposedly within grasp, well ..... almost.I was really touched by these sights and once again I questioned my daily actions regarding climate protection. The effects of human accelerating climate change are good to see here. Although the retreat of the glacier creates new fantastic habitats, it still leaves a more than bland aftertaste.A hint yet. The Komoot map shows a trail that no longer exists. I searched for it and, after a long search, stood on an insurmountable edge of rock. Then it went back then ..... This is the place where it goes on the track log every now and then.Who can I recommend the tour for? For those who, in addition to a touristic maximally developed nice adventure trail, also want to explore tree-free, breathtaking terrain.
August 12, 2019
After wandering up the mountain from the Tarscher Alm to the Tarscher See, we had no desire to wait over 40 minutes for the bus after the descent with the chairlift. Was not necessary, because off the road a comfortable trail led back to Tarsch. Unspectacular but better than wait 😁
August 9, 2019
What a tour! The track seemed to be a no brainer .... just from the Alm without much altitude to the lake ....BUT: the way constantly demands high concentration, a little chat in between? Rather not!It is always up and down, usually very narrow, next to each other it is rarely. It often goes down one side of the path steeply down the valley, so I have taken our 5-year-old daughter over many routes from the front or back of the hand. From the start (unfortunately I started to record too late) to the finish it is only a few meters, but in between it goes up and down neatly. Permanent rocky sections, then again passages with a lot of roots or mossy ground. We imagined this easier and took much longer than indicated on the signs. Anyone who is very sure-footed, free from giddiness and athletic will be able to do the track within the specified time (I think 50 minutes?). Everyone else should plan more time.On the way it is sometimes so quiet that you can hear the sound of blood in your own ears. A real pleasure.The lake itself is a force. The panorama looks like a picture of Bob Ross! If you are fortunate enough to walk there in sunny weather in the summer, you will lose your breath. Despite the great weather, only a few people were there. Absolute peace, apart from the sound of the stream that feeds the lake. The brave ones go into the water, with me it was enough only for the feet. Incredibly cold 😁.Ideally, families / hikers generally take a picnic, as there are some wooden tables and benches by the lake that invite you to take a longer rest. There is no rest stop on the way. Only after completion of the tour you can take something at the Tarscher Alm.
August 9, 2019
Today in cloudy weather a tour along the historic Latschander-Waal-way. The Waal served and serve to irrigate the adjacent vineyards and orchards. The associated paths along these man-made canals were formerly reserved for the guardians of these paths.The tour is really nice, but has a big "but":
The path along the slope leads mainly above the state road along. As a result, the noises of heavy traffic constantly accompany one on the hike. That'll be annoying sometime.Apart from that, watchful eyes can discover a lot. On the way, our kids had fun sending small "leaf bunnies" on the water on their way.Arrived in Kastelbell we made a rest in the great, rustic Angerguter cellar. Delicious home-made cams (dumplings) await you there, among other things.For the way back to Latsch we have decided for rain and exhaustion reasons of our children for the railway.
August 7, 2019