Sounds of the Dolomites festival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Planned and Recent Travel

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

Travel plans for 2022 include several trips to Central and Eastern Europe, including Croatia (Istria, Zagreb, Zadar, coast and islands, national parks and intangible cultural heritage), Slovenia (Juliana Trail, Vipava Valley, Triglav National Park, Ljubljana, wildlife), Albania and Macedonia (High Scardus Trail), Montenegro (Via Dinarica, Lake Skadar, wildlife, Prokletije), as well as Tenerife, Gran Canaria (hiking) and France (Vélobuissonnière, Pas-de-Calais, Vanoise, Provence and Vaucluse). If you’d like to discuss commissioning an article, writing or photography from one of these trips, piease get in touch.

Europe – Slow Travel

All of my travel over the past ten years or so has been within Europe (though I do still sometimes consider trips 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…

Vercors, France

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

France – Hiking in Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors, Grenoble (May 2022)
France – Brittany and Normandy (June 2022)
Slovenia – Vipava Valley, Julian Alps, Ljubljana, Kočevje forest, wildlife, hiking (summer 2022)
France – Cycling the Vélobuissonnière in Normandy/Loire-Atlantique (summer 2022)
France – Cycling the Vélomaritime along the Brittany–Normandy–Pas-de-Calais coastline (July 2022)
Netherlands – Floriade, Almere (spring/summer 2022)
Croatia – Zadar, coast, islands (August 2022)
UK – Northumberland Coast Path, St Oswald’s Way, St Cuthbert’s Way (August 2022)
Montenegro – Via Dinarica, Lake Skadar, Prokletije National Park (autumn 2022)
Canary Islands – Tenerife and La Gomera (autumn 2022)
France – Hiking in the Vanoise, Causses du Quercy, Dordogne Valley, Baie de Somme, Charente, Angoulême, Nîmes, Vaucluse, Avignon, Aisne
Gran Canaria – hiking
Albania – High Scardus Trail, coast
Macedonia – High Scardus Trail, Ohrid
Lithuania – Kaunas
Luxembourg – Esch-sur-Alzette
Germany – Berchtesgaden National Park
Austria – Totes Gebirge, Salzkammergut
Italy – Südtirol
Portugal – Lisbon, Bisalhães black pottery making tradition, Algarve
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:

Tenerife – Teide National Park, Anaga mountains, Teno Rural Park, hiking, whale watching (April 2022)
Croatia – Istria, Rovinj, Novigrad, Buje, wine, olive oil, Zagreb, Rijeka, Učka Nature Park, Gorski kotar (April 2022)
UK (February/March 2022) – Folkestone, Hastings, Worcester, Malvern Hills
Slovenia (November 2021) – Juliana Trail, Julian Alps, Vipava Valley, Goriška brda, hiking, food and wine
UK (October 2021) – Hadrian’s Wall Path, Northumberland, Newcastle
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) – Zadar Region
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

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