Walking on Hiddensee

My first visit to the island of Hiddensee had been an organised visit with a strict timetable of things to see within the few hours that I had on the island.  Wishing to see more, I returned to the island later the same year with my daughter for a more relaxed view of things.

Since motorised vehicles are not allowed on Hiddensee, we parked at the large car park at Schaprode and walked down to the harbour.  Parking at the harbour itself is only allowed for very short periods.  For those not wanting to walk so far, there is also a shuttle transfer from the car park down to the quayside.

We had decided to take the same crossings as I had done previously and took the ferry to Neuendorf.  In Neuendorf there are several ways for visitors to see the island.  One of the most popular is by bicycle, but in the middle of the summer holidays the chances of hiring a bicycle on the spot are very slim and this really needs to be planned in advance.  There is also an island bus and the horse-drawn wagons.  But we wanted to walk, and our aim was to get to Kloster at the northern end of the island to take the ferry back from there in the evening.
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Andrea Hitchcock – Outdoor Lanzarote

In our last Monday Podcast from Lanzarote we talk to Andrea Hitchcock, a British ex-pat who has started a new blog specifically about outdoor activities on the island.

In her first posts she has been writing about walks and hikes that she has tried out and documented, and whilst not many tourists probably take hike boots with them on holiday at the moment, she is opening up a new side of Lanzarote that may well catch on with walkers in the future.

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