Category Archives: Trekking

Northern Portugal walk: Vale de Côa, Serra da Estrela, Buçaco

Continuing from my last post… we left Pinhão and the Alto Douro by bus on a slow and very curvy road through (again) endless hills covered with vineyards and schist walls.  Our destination was a UNESCO World Heritage Site (again), … Continue reading

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North Portugal walk: Peneda-Gerês National Park, Guimarães, Alto Douro

For years my Mom has gushed about Peter and Ben, Ana and Esperanza, the core group of Duende Travel.  Duende Travel specializes in walking tours of Western Europe, emphasizing beautiful locations, historical context, excellent local food and wine.  When my … Continue reading

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Likya Yolu segment: Kaleüçağız to İnişdibi

My favorite place to backpack in Turkey is the Kaçkar Mountains.  I’ve backpacked there three times, and there are many other routes I’d like to do.   I’ve also backpacked in Aladağlar a couple times, and in Sarıkamış, Yenice (Karabük), and … Continue reading

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Delikli Dağı, arches near Antalya?

I’ve sort of been on a roll about these easy peak-bagging hikes near Antalya.  This one’s Delikli Dağı, a hike I did over three years ago.  The group leader was Metin, the same Metin who led us up Güllük Dağı … Continue reading

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To the summit of Güllük Dağı, Termessos

Termessos is one of my favorite ruined cities in Turkey.  It has a beautiful setting in the mountains above Antalya.  I’ve been at least five times — only once by bicycle — and have blogged about it before.  This was … Continue reading

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