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Dear travellers,

And if with the time of cherries, had come that of some well-chosen walks? This is the subject of this newsletter which gives pride of place to soft mobility, namely your legs! Whether on your feet or on the pedals of a bicycle, get ready to discover many wonders. From the lost moors of Swedish Lapland to a hostile road of the Carretera Austral passing through the tormented reliefs of the Basque Country, only one watchword: good preparation!

Because the sporting challenges are likely to be daunting, between long journeys, vertigo-inducing elevations and life in total autonomy. Outdoor enthusiasts should not be disappointed. Our selection gives pride of place to first-class itineraries, where you immerse yourself in nature that is both welcoming and wild.

In Austria, long hike in the Tyrol, on the road to the Ötztal

The Stuibenfall waterfall, in Umhausen, and its spectacular spray. Franck Charton / Le Figaro Magazine

Alone in the world in a padded landscape. That’s what this hike in the Austrian heights promises. With the Alps as a travel companion. In the heart of the Ötztal valley, we walked its high road of the same name, from refuges to inns. A hike with majestic panoramas, punctuated by a few cozy stages.

Summer hike in Swedish Lapland, 430 km walk away from the world (or much less)

Until mid-September, the conditions are optimal for exploring Kungsleden at your own pace, practically cut off from the world and modern comfort. World Surreal –

This is an ideal hiking trail for walkers looking for solitude, disconnection and wide open spaces. The Kungsleden crosses the wild immensities of Swedish Lapland over 430 km. In summer, you can enjoy a pleasant coolness (between 5 and 15°C) and the midnight sun, a period of a few weeks during which the star almost never sets.

From Béarn to the Basque coast by bike, five steep stages on lost roads

Opposite the village of Itxassou, one of the marvels of a demanding but achievable route by electric bike. Aymeric Guittet / Le Figaro

Between Lourdes and Guéthary slumber neglected itineraries. 209 kilometers that we declined in five stages, between green hills and colorful villages.

By bike on the Carretera Austral, the road to the end of the world

On the Carretera Austral by bike: the small port town of Hornopieren, all the streets of which open onto a huge volcano. AYMERIC GUITTET / LE FIGARO

A 1240 km long route in the heart of Chilean Patagonia. This is what the Carretera Austral offers. On the program, crossing large areas of South America, both intact and hostile. It is often considered the trip of a lifetime for some cycle tourists. A demanding route that should be well prepared.


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