Sounds of the Dolomites festival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Travel Plans

Hiking, biking, food, culture – trips to Croatia, France, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and more

Plans for upcoming European travel include Croatia (Zagreb, Zadar, coast and islands, national parks and intangible cultural heritage), Slovenia (Juliana Trail, Vipava Valley, Triglav National Park, Ljubljana), Albania and Macedonia (High Scardus Trail), Austria (Salzkammergut) and France (Vélobuissonnière, Pas-de-Calais, Vanoise, Dordogne and Vercors). Interested in commissioning an article, writing or photography from one of these trips? Want to discuss another press trip? Please get in touch.

Europe – Slow Travel

Most of my travel over the past ten years or so has been within Europe (though I do still sometimes travel further afield), and wherever possible I go by rail rather than flying, whether that’s jumping across the Channel to France or heading further to the Austrian Alps. This has been a conscious decision – partly because there is simply such an amazing and semingly exaustible variety of things to see and experience on this wonderful continent of ours; partly as a way to balance family and work; partly from a preference for slow travel; and partly as a way to reduce my carbon footprint.

Rudolf is currently in…

London, UK

Trips planned for 2022 include (but it’s all up to Covid):

Slovenia – Vipava Valley, Julian Alps, Ljubljana, Kočevje forest, wildlife, hiking
Croatia – Zagreb, Istria, Kvarner, coast, islands
France – Cycling the Vélobuissonnière in Normandy/Loire Atlantique, hiking in the Vanoise, hiking in the Vercors Massif (Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors), Causses du Quercy, Dordogne Valley, Baie de Somme, Charente, Angoulême, Nîmes
Montenegro – Prokletije National Park, Lake Skadar, Ulcinj, Via Dinarica
Albania – High Scardus Trail, coast
Macedonia – High Scardus Trail, Ohrid
Germany – Berchtesgaden National Park
Austria – Totes Gebirge, Salzkammergut
Italy – Südtirol
Portugal – Lisbon, Bisalhães black pottery making tradition
Slovakia – traditional music
Czech Republic – Ride of the Kings, Chod, West Bohemia, Moravia
Latvia – Riga, Baltic coast
Poland – Wroclaw, Warsaw, Torun
Estonia – Kinhu, national parks
Luxembourg – Mullerthal Trail
Bosnia – Konjic, Sarajevo, Mostar, Visegrad, Sutjeska national park
Spain – Valencia, Catalunya, Vall de Boí, Pyrenees summer solstice fire festivals

Recent trips:

Slovenia (November 2021) – Juliana Trail, Julian Alps, Vipava Valley, Goriška brda, hiking, food and wine
UK (October 2021) – Hadrian’s Wall Path, Northumberland
Slovenia (September/October 2021) – Hiking the Juliana Trail, Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, Bled, Bohinj
Croatia (July/August 2021) – Zadar region, Silba, islands, hiking, Velebit, Paklenica National Park
UK (April 2021) – Saxon Shore Way
Croatia (August 2020) – Jovići
Austria (February 2020) – Zell am See, Kaprun
France (February 2020) – Saint-Omer, Audomarois, Pas-de-Calais
Croatia (January/February 2020) – Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020, Zagreb
Austria (October 2019) – Vienna, Burgenland, Linz, Upper Austria, Blaudruck (traditional indigo dyeing), Intangible Cultural Heritage
Slovenia (August/September 2019) – Alpe Adria Trail, Julian Alps Trail
Austria (August 2019) – Salzkammergut, Dachstein
Germany (August 2019) – Stuttgart
France (July 2019) – Normandy, Alençon, Veloscenic, cycling
Slovenia (July 2019) – Radovljica, beekeeping
Estonia (July 2019) – Tallinn, Song Celebration
France (June 2019) – Pas-de-Calais, Nord, Mulhouse
Austria (May 2019) – Salzkammergut
Croatia (May 2019) – Zagreb, folk costumes, Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage
Croatia (April 2019) – Zagreb, Istria, Samobor
Slovenia (March 2019) – Julian Alps Trail, Kras, Ptuj carnival, Ljubljana
France (February 2019) – Burgundy, Jura, Dijon
France (January 2019) – Normandy, Bayeux, Pas-de-Calais, WW2 sites
France (December 2018) – Metz
France (November/December 2018) – Nord-Pas-de-Calais, St Omer, Arras, Louvre Lens
France (November 2018) – Aisne, Laon, Champagne
France (September 2018) – Aisne, Picardy
Austria (August 2018) – Salzkammergut, Traunsee, Wolfgangsee, Hallstatt-Dachstein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Salzburg
Croatia (August 2018) – Zadar, Silba
France (July 2018) – Burgundy, GR 213A hiking trail from Fontenay to Vézelay
France (July/August 2018) – hiking Chemin de St Jacques (Camino de Santiago) from Le Puy-en-Veley
Croatia (July 2018) – Zagreb
Italy (July 2018) – Trentino, Sounds of the Dolomites Festival
Croatia (June 2018) – Dinara, Velebit, hiking, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Trogir
Netherlands (June 2018) – Leeuwarden, European Capital of Culture 2018, Friesland
France (May 2018) – La Brenne
Isle of Man (May 2018)
France (April 2018) – Cassel, Pas-de-Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, NAUSICAA
Germany (April 2018) – Köln, Munich
Slovenia (April 2018) – Ljubljana
Croatia (April 2018) – Zagreb, Kvarner, Gorski kotar, Risnjak national park, Opatija, Istria
Croatia (March 2018) – Marija Bistrica, Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage
Switzerland (February 2018) – Basel carnival
Austria (February 2018) – Bad Hofgastein, Gastein, Hohe Tauern, Salzburgerland
France (February 2018) – Angoulême, bande dessinée
Italy (January 2018) – Viareggio carnival, Pisa

For photographic or written commissions relating to these or other trips, please contact me.