For two years, we lived an epic adventure. Not on the other side of the world, but at home, in Europe, this continent we know so little about.
Europe: from Portugal to Turkey, 10,000 km on foot by the high route, the mountain way. Beyond the performance, this project turned towards the other and deeply anchored in a greener and more responsible travel idea was conceived to federate and inspire.
16 COUNTRIES, 10 000km+ and 320 000m of positive altitude MORE THAN 120 PARKS AND RESERVES...
40 days 772 km 3 regions Winter 2 guests 9200 m +
THE PORTUGUESE OPEN MIND
"Proud of their country, valuing work and family, the Portuguese make a strong impression on us. At the time, we did not realize the extent of this special generosity which will remain a reference throughout our trip.
"The diversity of the country leaves us speechless. Okay, we thought that everything would be easier. Navigation, communication, adapting to the seasons... We understand that after these first trials, our skin is already thicker than it was at the beginning of the trip."
76 days 1051 km 6 regions Summer 3 guests 63500 m +
THE PEAKS OF EUROPE
"Choosing the "high road" is to discover our continent through the territories that man has damaged the least. These regions are among the wildest in Europe and perhaps those where lifestyles change the slowest.
"Changing the route is not trivial here. Never since the beginning of our route, we have struggled so much with the cartography. Information is scarce and Open Source maps, although incomplete, are the only ones available.
"They are not stray dogs, they are sheepdogs. They are trained to defend the flock. Against wolves for example, but also against anything that threatens the sheep. You have to react quickly. And well."