We arrived home from our two-week holiday in Champoussin, Switzerland, yesterday evening.

Why are holidays always too short?

Champoussin is a little village near Val-d’Illiez within the skiing area of Portes du Soleil.

We didn’t do any skiing of course, but for walking the area is very nice as well. We made some beautiful tours of three to four hours, almost every day. The weather was perfect, except for the first two days, and sometimes even a bit too warm.

The two (and-a-half) of us stayed in a luxurious 6-person appartment with two bathrooms, three toilets and three bedrooms! We had a magnificent view on the Dents du Midi, which we enjoyed from our balcony during breakfast and dinner (and in-between):

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 Leisure, Personal No Comments

Summer holiday

Yesterday we returned from our summer holiday. We’ve been to France, camping most of the time. We started just south of Calais, where we stayed for two nights. My brother and sister-in-law were over from Bristol for a long weekend, so we met them there. After that, we drove on to a small village south of Clermont-Ferrand. We did some walking thereabouts, amongst others to the summit of the Puy de Dome.
Because the weather wasn’t great, we went further south after five days, to the Gorges du Tarn in the Cevennes. There we did a lot of walking (and climbing!) on the steep slopes of the gorges. But we also visited a castle (Chateau de Peyrelade), caves (Grotte d’Argilan), Le Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux and we went canoeing on the river Tarn one day. Oh, and of course we went to see the famous Viaduc de Millau.

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Sunday, August 27th, 2006 Leisure, Personal, Photography No Comments

Ziller- und Tuxertal

This morning (at 05.30), we returned from a short holiday in Austria. We hiked from hotel to hotel, while our luggage was transported for us. We started in Ramsau, in the Zillertal, and walked in 6 days to Hintertux in the Tuxertal, each day walking between 6 and 13 kilometers with up to 900 meters in height difference.
The last day, we ended up on the Hintertuxer glacier, at 3,250 meters above sea level. Very spectacular. And great weather too, as we had on all but one days.

For more info about the trip, check out the site of Aktiva tours, click “Oostenrijk” and then “Ziller- und Tuxertal”, or go directly to the pdf (all in Dutch).

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Friday, September 3rd, 2004 Leisure, Personal No Comments