Hikes

A Bavarian hike

In Bavaria we stopped by at our apartment near Freyung, which doesn’t see us very often, visited a school friend of Edi and had enough time for a hike south of Augsburg. We started from Mittelneufnach, did a big circle to Oberneufnach, where we visited the lookout tower named after Christoph Scheiner – more about …

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Taranto and the Gorge hike

After spending the night outside of Taranto, we found a parking near the old town and went for a walk. The historic centre lies on an island, separating the Mare Piccolo (more like a big lagoon) and the Mare Grande (the sea), a perfect location for a town with a secure harbour. Founded by Spartans …

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Hike @ Porto Selvaggio

We wanted to explore more of the rough and rocky coast around Gallipoli and went on a hike to one of the view beaches: Spiaggia di Porto Selvaggio. The karst along the sea is craggy and sharp-edged. Just one little bay offers a beach, which is surely well visited in summer. The Porto Selvaggio Regional …

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Hike around Lago Alimini

Just behind the coast north of Otranto lie the Alimini lakes, which are very unspoiled, with not many points where you can reach the shore. We went for a hike around the bigger on, starting from the bridge, where the lake is connected to the sea. There is not a continuous path around the lake, …

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The Trulli hike

We visited Alberobello, famous for its unique trullo buildings, traditional Apulian dry stone huts with a conical roof, by going on a hike into the countryside and back to the village. Many tourists come here in summer, but at this time of the year, it was very quiet. Trulli were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings …

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The Ancient Town of Phaselis

Phaselis was an important Greek and Roman harbour city on the coast of ancient Lycia, the area we are exploring at the moment. It was founded by the Rhodians (from the Greek island Rhodes) in 700 BC. Because of its location on an isthmus separating two harbours, it became the most important harbour city of eastern Lycia and an important centre of commerce between Greece, Asia, Egypt, and Phoenicia. …

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