How to Hike the Fimmvörðuháls Trail in Iceland for a Truly Unforgettable Experience!

I wasn’t supposed to go to Iceland. It was a lucky coincidence. It’s not that I didn’t want to – quite the opposite! I hoped and dreamed of seeing the Land of Fire and Ice but didn’t even think it would be possible. Iceland is famous for being expensive and when I was looking for […]

Leave No Trace. Or: How Not to Be an A-hole in Nature

Learn the ethics of hiking in the Great Outdoors. Hike safely, camp responsibly and Leave No Trace - to protect and enjoy our Nature. | hiking rules | wild camping | ecology | protecting the Nature | backpacking |

Why should we learn the Leave No Trace principles? Why should you care? We are taught contradictory messages about ourselves. On one hand, we are told we are unique, wonderful and can move mountains if we only wanted. We can reach the stars, change the course of history and achieve magnificent things. On the other […]

Hiking Solo in the Beautiful Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac in Catalonia, Spain.

A wonderful destination for solo hikers and nature lovers in Catalonia, Spain: Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç del Munt i l'Obac. awomanafoot.com

      The decision to go hiking in Catalonia was one of the best ideas I’ve had. This varied land surprises you with each step you take. Getting to know it by foot is by far the best way. Take it slowly and enjoy breath-taking views.   Hiking the GR-5 trail in Catalonia   […]

Solo on Skye: from Sligachan to Broadford & the End of an Epic Trip

Solo on Skye: Hiking the southern part of the magnificent Skye Trail takes you from Sligachan to Broadford, offering challenges and awesome views.

Beyond the Trotternish Ridge Hiking the southern part of the Skye Trail, from Sligachan to Broadford, takes you again trough magnificent landscapes of mountains, lochs, burns and moors. My stormy and kind of scary at times solo adventure over the Trotternish Ridge did not put me off hiking the Skye Trail. As much as the Isle […]

Finding the Perfect Trail for Hiking near Barcelona

Hiking near Barcelona: mesmerizing views and rich cultural heritage. awomanafoot.com

Being Smart and Sensible I’ve already written it: the most important thing when hiking solo is to be smart and flexible. Going stubbornly into something we suspect is risky or straight out dangerous is not being brave, it’s being stupid. Sometimes our plans just don’t work out. For whatever reason. It could be that we have […]

Solo on Skye: Surviving the Trotternish Ridge on Isle of Skye

It started all nice… the way all disaster stories do. When I left the lovely Flodigarry hostel’s campsite in the morning on a gloomy August day I had no way of predicting that the next 48h would be the toughest of my whole stay in Scotland. My plan was to hike as much as possible […]

The Ultimate Packing List for Female Solo Hikers

Picking the right gear and clothing is always important. But when you have to carry everything in your backpack with no way to fix wrong choices, the choosing process is so much more serious and anxiety-causing. Packing list for hiking in Spain in February In a few weeks, I’m going for two weeks hiking in […]

Hiking Solo The Great Glen Way: Fort William to Fort Augustus

Changing plans When my Cape Wrath Trail plans didn’t work out I had to make a decision about where to go next. I wasn’t planning on doing the Great Glen Way at all – so I had no trail description or any notes. When I was preparing for my Scottish adventure I copied to my […]

10 Awesome Tips for Female Solo Hikers

The wonderful world of women hiking solo Hello, ladies! Do you dream about getting out of your dusty office and out to the wild? I am so with you! Hiking, especially when done alone, can be a life-changing experience. It brings you serenity and peace of mind. It can give you a great boost of […]