Hiking – River Deep, Mountain High
Some favourite trails of an outdoor writer
There are few places I’d rather be than on a mountain. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to hike in various parts of the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Balkans, France, Italy, Spain, the UK and other parts of Europe – as well as trekking in the mountains of Eastern Turkey, Iran, the Tien Shan, the Karakoram, Ladakh and Patagonia. However it is the mountains of Central and Southeast Europe which I have come to know best, through numerous hiking trips into some of the wilder corners of Albania, Austria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Slovenia. As a travel and outdoor writer I’ve written hiking guides to several of these, including some unforgettable long-distance trails.
Click on the following pages for more information on two of my favourite long-distance hiking routes, the Alpe Adria Trail and Peaks of the Balkans Trail.
Hiking 750km through Austria, Slovenia & Italy
Hiking 192km through Montenegro, Albania & Kosovo
To view images from the mountains of Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and beyond, click here.