Elmar Teegelbeckers


Passionate hiker Elmar spends months of his time on the trail. He’s usually on the lookout for hidden gems in one of his favourite countries such as Slovenia, Switzerland and Japan. He founded hiking-trails.com in need for a community and detailed information about the trails. Before this, he worked for the Alpine asscociation in the Netherlands[ (NKBV) but lost his heart to the trails.

With this website and socials, he hopes to shape an inclusive community for hikers all over world. No matter your speed, experience or level, you can get out there to enjoy the trails and connect with the heartwarming hiking community. Life is so much better outside and he hopes to inspire hikers to take their first, or next, step on the trail.

Elmar Teegelbeckers

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Read more about How to: hut-to-hut hiking in Europe
Blog small mountain hut in the dolomites
30 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

How to: hut-to-hut hiking in Europe

A great way to discover the hiking trails in Europe is to go on a hut-to-hut hike in the Alps, Pyrenees, or Scandinavia. They are also known as a hut-to-hut tour or hut-to-hut trek. Europeans know this as a huttentour, huttentocht or randonnee. One of the most asked questions we get is: how can I start with hut-to-hut hiking? It’s time to dive into this topic with all your questions about hut-to-hut hiking, mountain huts, and other related topics answered.

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Read more about How difficult is hiking?
Blog man hiking near the sea
28 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

How difficult is hiking?

A common question we get asked a lot is: how difficult is hiking? And of course, there’s no simple answer to this. There are easy hiking trails in technical aspects, but they can still be difficult depending on your fitness level, and we must keep in mind the mental aspects.

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Read more about Gear review: Gregory Baltoro
Gear man hiking in moorland
29 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

Gear review: Gregory Baltoro

The Gregory Baltoro 65-liter backpack is a premium pack for multi-day long-distance trails, offering great comfort, durability, and enough space to organize your gear, food, and water. Below is an extensive review with some pros and cons and my own experience with this pack.

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Read more about What is hiking?
Blog Two people hiking in Ireland
28 May 2024Elmar Teegelbeckers

What is hiking?

Hiking is so much more than just a physical activity; it's a way to nurture the soul and connect us with the natural world and the hiking community.

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