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Hiking around Düsseldorf

Ruhr region is not particularly famous for the surrounding nature. Yet, there are still quite some places to walk around. Since February 2017 we are going hiking every Sunday. Every time different place with different people of various origins, ages, occupations etc. Anyway, we go together, but as independent hikers. Join us if you want to enjoy your Sunday!

October 1, 2017 Hiking @ Schwelm!

Hey guys! Nothing to do over the long weekend? But autumn is just as beautiful! This time, I'm going to propose a hike around Schwelm, which is a region near Wuppertal!

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The plan is as follows: we will see each other in front of Düsseldorf Hbf at 10:45. Then we take the train for Hamm up to Schwelm that leaves at 11:12 from platform 7. That's all. Easy, isn't it? If you come from a different city, feel free to join us wherever you want.

Then we walk according to the map above.

The event is also organised on couch surfing. You can find it here

You might be interested in reading this page regarding the concept if you want to know more about it.

Hope to see you there!!

October 3, 2017 Hiking to the Dutch Belgian German border!

Hey guys! Enjoying the long weekend? Just for those of you who want to enjoy going abroad on one day, we propose a hike to Aachen, from where we'll cross the border to the Netherland and Belgium!

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The plan is as follows: we will see each other in front of Düsseldorf Hbf at 10:00. Then we take RE 4 that leaves at 10:20. This train arrives at Aachen at 12:07, but if you live in Cologne, you can join us at 11:15. Otherwise, you are very welcome to join us from a different station if you live along the railway.

Then we walk according to the map above.

The event is also organised on couch surfing. You can find it here, here and here. I organized it at three different places (Düsseldorf, Cologne and Aachen) so that more people can see it.

You might be interested in reading this page regarding the concept if you want to know more about it.

Hope to see you there!!

Special hike: Moselsteig over a weekend!

Hey guys! Working hard everyday? Vacation might be too stressful and expensive, but there's also a great way to enjoy a weekend in the nearby area! This time, Bhagyashree and I are proposing a hike over the weekend of the 21st of October from Ürzig to Bullay, which is a part of famous Moselsteig!

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So the detailed plan is here: In the morning of Oct. 21st, we'll take the train from Düsseldorf that leaves at 8:52. Then we change trains at Koblenz and take the train for Ürzig at 10:25. On the first day, we'll walk to Traben-Trarbach, where we are going to stay overnight in a hostel (cf. this link). Probably we'll do sightseeing there as well. The total distance on the first day is 16 km.

On Sunday, we'll hike again along the Moselstig to Bullay. The total distance is 21 km, which is fairly long, but since we have an entire day, I guess we can still make it! In the worst case, we can still take a bus or a train one stop before Bullay (which is Reil). In the evening we'll come back to Düsseldorf as given in the picture. Quite easy, isn't it? If for some reason you want/need to overnight in Düsseldorf, I can invite some people to my place.

The reservation has been done for the train tickets and the hostel. The detail of each person including the price can be seen below.

Hope to see you there!

How to calculate price:

Outward journey from Düsseldorf, Cologne or Bonn to Ürzig: 13 €

Return journey from Bullay to Düsseldorf: 13 €

Return journey from Bullay to Cologne: 11 €

Hostel: 22 € NB: there's something called membership fee of the German youth hostel association (cf. link). It's (probably) 3€50 if you are under 27 and 11€25 if you are 27 or above. The membership is valid until the end of January 2018. Of course if you already have it, you don't have to acquire it again. By the way we got four rooms with four beds inside.

Name Outward journey Return journey Hostel stayConfirmed
1Sam Düsseldorf-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes
2BhagyashreeCologne-Ürzig Bullay-Cologne YesYes
3Omkar Cologne-Ürzig Bullay-Cologne YesYes
4Ankur Cochem-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes
5Pratheek Cochem-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes
6Hanne Cologne-Ürzig Bullay-Cologne YesYes
7Advait Cochem-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes
8Jen Düsseldorf-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes
9Clara Düsseldorf-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes
10Alfredo Düsseldorf-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf Yes
11Karina Düsseldorf-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf Yes
12Olesya Düsseldorf-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf Yes
13Anirban Cochem-Ürzig Bullay-Cologne No Yes
14Anna Bonn-Ürzig Bullay-Bonn YesYes
15Amulya Cochem-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes
16Olaf Düsseldorf-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes
17Soheyla Düsseldorf-Ürzig Bullay-Düsseldorf YesYes