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Watercolor of the Bay of Fires hike with two hikers, painting by Frits Ahlefeldt

Bay Of Fires Trail – Tasmania

Tasmanian 20 miles / 33km. long Coastal trail along the beaches of North Eastern Tasmania ( Australia )

Watercolor of tour de Mont Blanc, painting by Frits Ahlefeldt

Tour de Mont Blanc Trail

Around 10 days ( 105 miles / 170km.) – Hiking by the highest mountain of Europe (4808 m. / 15574 Feet ). A hike through both France, Italy and Switzerland

Watercolor portrait of Friedrich Nietzsche by Frits Ahlefeldt

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

German wanderer and world known philosopher ( 1844-1900) known also for his insisting on walking to think

Hikers around a shelter in a forest with the text Appalachian trail in front, Watercolor illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Appalachian Trail

A 6 months hike on the legendary, social and marked 3500km. /2200 miles long mostly forest trail on the east side of the USA

Watercolor of the Camino De Santiago pilgrimage trail, painting by Frits Ahlefeldt

Camino de Santiago

30 days, 780 km. / 585 miles. Spain. Spiritual and cultural trail, ( some walk more or less ) Ends at the holy city of Santiago de Compostela. More than 250.000 yearly hikers and pilgrims

Watercolor of two hikers at Torres del paine, with the text Torres del Paine Circuit. Painting by Frits Ahlefeldt

Torres Del Paine

8-9 days approx. 130km. long hike in Patagonia, Chile. Round one of the world’s most legendary National parks. Voted fifth most beautiful places on Earth by National Geographic

Watercolor illustration of hikers in the Rwenzori mountains with the text Mountains of the Moon written in front. Painting by Frits Ahlefeldt

Mountains of the Moon trail

Rwenzori Mountains – 8-10 days trekking in Uganda, Africa – a trek from dense tropical rain forest and up through five vegetation zones to +5000 m. / 16,000ft. high snow covered peaks in one of the most biodiversity rich areas on Earth.

illustration of Kungsleden Sweden with two hikers crossing a wet area on wooden plank


440km. / 270 miles, 1-4 weeks. A mostly flat mountain trail with many streams and lakes. situated in Northern Sweden, Most hikers only walk the first most Northern (110 km. / 70 miles / 1 week) Mountain huts along the way.

Gr. 20 Corsica hiking trail watercolor of trail with hikers, by Frits Ahlefeldt

Corsica Gr 20 Trail

Corsica’s 180km. / 112 miles ( 2 weeks ) long hiking trail across the high mountains of this Mediterranean island (France) – a hike with official huts/camp-areas along the trail

Michele Custodero

Italian hiker and solo-film-maker, check out his +50 min. documentaries about the Gr. 20 Corsica trail

Drawing of the Macchu Picchu Inca citadel with the text Inca Trail written in red - Watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Inca Trail

A legendary 4-5 days mountain hiking trail in Peru along ancient paths, to the 15 th century Inca ruins Macchu Picho at an altitude of 2430m./ 7970ft.

Mount Kilimanjaro with two elephants watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Kilimanjaro Trail

7-10 Days hike to the top of the highest mountain of Africa: Kilimanjaro ( Tanzania – summit: 5895m. / 19.341ft)

Mount Everest Basecamp Watercolor illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Mount Everest Base camp Trail

15-20 days hike to one of the Basecamps of Mount Everest, ( Nepal or Tibet, to the highest mountain on Earth.

Watercolor of hiker walking along the St. Olav Way in Norway, a stone showing the trail mark beside him

Nidaros Pilgrim’s route Trail (Norway)

3-4 weeks, 643km. / 400 miles long marked pilgrimage trail running South to North in Norway between Oslo and Tronheim. Now additional trails has been added all leading to Nidaros ( Tronheim)

Watercolor painting of the Kalalau Coast Trail, tribal look, illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt

Kalalau Trail – Hawaii

11 miles / 18km. short, (2-3) days. Slippery, dangerous and breath-taking coastal hike on Hawaii.

Three hikers on the Snowman trail - watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Snowman Trek

Tough 200 miles / 320 km. high altitude trail, that takes around 25 days, through the Himalaya mountains in Bhutan between India and China

Watercolor of long distance walker and writer Paul Salopek

Paul Salopek

The American Journalist Paul Salopek has been out walking since 2013, hiking his way around the world in the footsteps of prehistoric human migration – sharing his stories on National Geographic, making the most of modern technology and storytelling techniques to trail one of our oldest stories

Drawing of hikers meeting at a small shelter out in the woods.

Hiking and the Common Good

Project and thoughts about how hiking and the Common Good might benefit us and each other in a digital future

Drawing of the North Sea map in watercolor. artwork by Frits Ahlefeldt

North Sea Trail

Existing, but challenged, around 6000km. / 3700 miles long coastal trail project around the North Sea ( part of the Atlantic ) between Scotland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway – partly financed by EU

illustration of the Wadden Sea at low tide, with text Wadden Sea Trail written on it. artwork by Frits Ahlefeldt

Wadden Sea Trail

A project for a 500 km. / 300 miles long coast trail along the North European Wadden Sea

hand-drawn illustration of the Adriatic Sea with the Adriatic Coast Trail written. Watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Adriatic Coast Trail project for a +3000 km. / 1800 km. coast trail, connecting local coastal hiking trails around the Adriatic Sea ( part of the Mediterranean Sea ) for a 6-12 months long distance hike

Baltic Coast Trail

Hiking Trail project for an 8000km / 5000km. long distance coast trail around the Baltic Sea

Indian Ocean map watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt, with the name Indian Ocean trail written on it

Indian Ocean Trail

Project for a long distance coast trail all along the coastline of the Indian Ocean from South Africa to Australia

Pacific Ocean Map in watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt, with the Pacific Coast Trail written on it

Pacific Coast Trail

Project for connecting local coast path around the Pacific Ocean into one ultra long distance hiking trail

Drawn map of the Atlantic Sea with the Atlantic Coast trail written on it

Atlantic Coast Trail

Hiking org project idea for an international Atlantic Coast trail, connecting the coastal trails around the Atlantic Ocean

Watercolor map of the Caspian Sea, with the name Caspian Sea Trail on it.

Caspian Sea Trail

Project idea for a coastal trail all the 7000km. / 4300 miles around the Caspian Sea, the Largest lake on Earth

Mediterranean Coast Trail

A coastal path around the Mediterranean Sea idea – There are so many good reasons to create a coastal trail around its legendary diverse and culturally rich coast

Watercolor map of the black sea with black sea trail written, watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

Black Sea Trail

Project for a long distance coastal hiking trail connecting all the local coast paths around the Black Sea

illustration of two hikers in a flooded landscape

Climate Trails

Climate trails – can a new kind of hiking paths help us towards a more climate resilient future? Drawings, research and study by Frits Ahlefeldt, Research project about the challenge of climate change, extreme weather and […]

Drawing of different alternatives to backpacks, most of them with wheels

Hiking with wheels project

Ways of using wheels when hiking research project