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CloudWalker is a Meetup group for anyone who loves the benefits (and challenges!) of long distance hiking and are curious about or maybe planning a pilgrimage. Additional to hiking this group is also about connecting people, exploring new places and learning more about the Dutch culture.

CloudWalker Consultancy is my company name. My services includes personal hiking clinics and hiking schedules and I give presentations about long distance hiking and pilgrimages. Check it out on www.cloudwalkerconsultancy.com. And do follow me on instagram, my account is CloudWalker_c !

Geplande evenementen (1)

Hiking the ancient St. Olavs path in Norway

I am excited to announce that we are going to Norway again this year! We will hike a historical pilgrim route in the footsteps of king Olav who ruled the country 1000 years ago. The route crosses Sweden and Norway, a 580 km long trail. We will hike the last 135 km from Stiklestad to Trondheim with day hikes between 16-21 km, with one day 25 km. We will hike from one location to another, carrying our things with us. Overnight we stay in hostels and home stays, where we will have dinner and breakfast. Each day we get a packed lunch to bring with us. The majority of the hike will be through stunning ancient forest with beautiful lakes (some for swimming!), fairy-tale like wet lands and farmlands. There are some wildlife to be spotted too like birds, deer and even an elk or two! During the way we wil practise hikefulness. Hikefulness is being mindful while hiking, connecting body mind and nature. Every day we wil do different excersises. Itinerary Day 1 Arrival Flight Amsterdam - Trondheim. Transportation to Stiklestad where we are staying in a really cool Viking longhouse. We will have dinner in a restaurant. Day 2 19 km Today we hike through the longest birch tree alley in Europe passing the town Verdal, the only option for groceries for the coming days. The afternoon we hike through the forest, following a river until we reach the hostel Munkeby. The meals are served in the restaurant. Day 3 21 km Today the hike is mainly through forest and wet lands, with some pretty views over lakes and hills. We spend the night on the farm Troset. The owner has done groceries for us to cook a traditional Norwegian meal. Day 4 25 km Today the trail takes us through the forest, with stunning views over lakes. We spend the night on Boras farm, run by a lovely 85 year old lady. Groceries have been done, we will cook our own meal. Day 5 19 km Today´s hike is a bit more varied with farm landscape, forest and villages, with pretty views over lakes and hills. The night is spent at Esrgard hotel in our own little farmhouse. The meals will be served in the restaurant. Day 6 22 km Today is the most challenging but also prettiest hiking day with some steep and narrow paths through the stunning forest. The night is spent on the remote Folden farm where the owner will cook for us. Day 7 16 km Today is the most beautiful hike, mainly through forest and wet lands with beautiful lakes and look out points. We end the day at Vikhammer hostel, set with views over the Trondheim fjord. We will cook dinner ourselves. Day 8 16 km Today is an easy hike through farm lands and quite soon we reach our end destination Trondheim, following the trail along the coastline. We spend the night in a pilgrim hostel. In the evening we will enjoy a last dinner together. Day 9 After breakfast, it´s time to head back to the airport. The airport bus leaves close to the hostel. Cost and payment: Total price: €825 pp. First payment of €375 euro no later than 1st of May Second payment of €450 euro no later than 15th of June JV Nilsson NL89 INGB[masked] Mention Norway 2020 and your Meetup name. Please mail [masked] when payment is done. Included 8 nights of accommodation (shared rooms) in hostels / homestays 8x breakfast 7x packed lunch 6x dinner Pilgrim pass Transportation airport - Stiklestad St Olavs letter upon arrival in Trondheim Packing list Not included Flight ticket. Suggested KLM flight: 29-08 Amsterdam – Trondheim ams 14.20 – 16.30 trd 06-09 Trondheim – Amsterdam trd 12.00 – 14.20 ams Dinner on day 1 and 8 Transportation Trondheim - airport Travel insurance Drinks and snacks not included in the meals Even though we are following an ancient pilgrim route, this is not a religious trip. Modern pilgrimage is about getting away from the daily hectic life to spend time in nature while creating mental and emotional space. For more detailed information: https://cloudwalkerconsultancy.com/hiking-the-ancient-st-olavs-path-in-norway/

Vorige evenementen (30)

Hike the forest and dunes around Amersfoort