Gael Dida

From France but I have lived overseas for 10 years. Back home at the moment. Got the hiking bug while living in New Zealand, then decided to hike the Te Araroa in 2014/15. I pretty much haven't stopped thruhiking since, trying to sqeeze one or two every year. A week after finnishing the TA, I started the Pilgrimage of the 88 temples in Shikoku (Japan),then over the years hiked the Bibbulmun Track (Western Australia), the Israel National Trail, the PCT, the Irish coast to coast, the GR 34 in Brittany (France), the GR 11 across the Spanish Pyrenees and the French Discovery trail (a route of my own). I also did a lot of "regular distance" hiking in France, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, Lanzarote. Took a few hiking road trips in Japan, where I hitch from one trailhead to another over the country. That was a lot of fun.

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Hiking the Hebridean Way in Scotland

Hiking the Hebridean Way in Scotland

Day 1 After finishing the Skye Trail on the Isle of Skye, I'm taking a ferry to Tarbert in the outer Hebrides to hike the 295km/185 miles

Jun 23, 2022 : Gael Dida
Hiking the Skye Trail in Scotland

Hiking the Skye Trail in Scotland

Day 1 After finishing the West Highland Way, I am now on my way to Isle of Skye to hike the 128km/80 miles Skye Trail.I gave up on buses, so I'm

Jun 13, 2022 : Gael Dida
Hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland.

Hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland.

Day 1 I just finished a flip-flop thru-hike of the Scottish National Trail and I ended up finishing it at the Southern terminus of the West

Jun 12, 2022 : Gael Dida
Day 25 – 31 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 25 – 31 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 25 Another pretty easy day through some nice countryside, glens and small lochs.I'm following the Spey river for a while, a river that I'll

Jun 8, 2022 : Gael Dida
Day 20 – 24 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 20 – 24 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 20This morning isn't much better than yesterday. It's really slow going walking on a muddy/swampy trail.Around lunch time I end up on a road

May 31, 2022 : Gael Dida
Day 15 -19 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 15 -19 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 15It's been a rough night, the wind and rain kept me awake for quite a while. And it's not stopping in the morning.But it's very beautiful and

May 25, 2022 : Gael Dida
Day 10 – 14 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 10 – 14 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 10 I get a ride to our meeting point at a pub quickly, so I arrive there pretty early.Gil just arrived a minute before me and he's completely

May 19, 2022 : Gael Dida
Day 6 -9 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 6 -9 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 6 I have a few hours before getting to Edinburgh and there's a landslide along the river, so I have to find a way around it.I find a way

May 13, 2022 : Gael Dida
Day 1 – 5 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 1 – 5 on the Scottish National Trail

Day 1 After 24 long hours of trains, buses, flights, more buses, a 4 hours night at the airport and grocery/gas cannister shopping, I finally

May 8, 2022 : Gael Dida
Soon starting my thru-hike of the Scottish National Trail

Soon starting my thru-hike of the Scottish National Trail

  Spring is here and it is time for a new wee adventure.I am super excited to leave France for Scotland in a few days to start my

Apr 28, 2022 : Gael Dida