The next day we decided on a short day so that both John, who had camped out alone in the forest that night, and Sylvie could keep up with the group, so we drove to Offensee, a charming lake nestled close to our descent of the previous day. We stripped off at the car park … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2007 – Wednesday
The next day dawned sunny, and clear, but my feet were so sore and I was so tired, that I thought it a good idea to take a rest day. The Liga-Voelscampsite is a private club in an enclosure on the outskirts of Voels, near Innsbruck. It has a very family atmosphere, with many local … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2005 – Wednesday
The next day we set off along the valley and reached a bridge, under which ran a refreshing looking river – over and through the rocks – in and out of swimming holes. Christian just had to jump in, and Jacques set about monkeying around on the wet rocks too. The trail now wound it’s … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2007 – Tuesday
Newt 2008 took place in the Kaernten (Carinthia) region of Austria. This year’s Newt started at the Villach Hauptbahnhof, just north of the Italian border, in Austria. I was thoroughly looking forward to a bit of pleasant mountain walking whether alone or leading a group, after I had waited nearly an hour I decided I … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2008 – Monday
Friday arrived all too soon, and we packed to descend from the hills, clearing and carrying our rubbish away with us. It was at this point that we really appreciated having had a static base camp, and light day sacks for every day’s walk, as we lifted our loads heavily onto our backs for the … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2009 – Friday
Thursday dawned clear and dry and we got away a little earlier this time. As we left the campsite Milt, somehow, spotted a real Newt in the grass. This we picked up and photographed as a fitting mascot for the week’s walking tour, before carefully placing the little fellow back in the grass to grow … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2009 – Thursday
A small group of us gathered at the rail station at Golling, just south of Salzburg, in Austria. Bernard and Robin from the UK, Milton having made a special trip from the USA, Max and Dietmar local Austrians, and myself. We craned our necks to take in the view of the hill we were about … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2009 – Monday
Day 4. The next morning Robert left the group for other commitments, and the remaining members set off for a low level traverse of the ground heading west towards Obertauern. We passed cows grazing amidst high rocky pastures where in Britain one might only expect to see sheep. The cold wind made sure we wore … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2010 – Thursday
Day 3. We woke after a wind blasted night to a calm and beautiful sunrise, the sun rising behind the steep rocky ridges of the Tauern mountains behind us, the night’s rain still sitting as fog in the valleys below. Packing up, we continue along the easy ridge, Miguel having some trouble skirting the bogs … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2010 – Wednesday
More info at: http://www.naktiv.net/newt/2011 This year’s Newt was based at a farmhouse in Leogang, Austria. The more than 20 people who came along this year enjoyed superb weather, varied walking, and a warm welcome from the locals and tourists we met. Our team this time was made up of people from England, France, Germany, Belgium, … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2011 – Saturday
Saturday June 30. I left the outskirts of the German city of Munich, with the Polly the collie and several boxes of groceries and my hiking gear in the car, and drove naked all the way to the Austrian town of Radstadt, in the Niedertauern region. I dressed to meet the hut proprietress who kindly … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2012 – Saturday
Thursday July 05. After breakfast, we sat at the hut waiting a short while for the group to come together and then headed off up the piste past the Trinkeralm to join the main trail along the easy ridge above. As we passed the top of the ski-lift, a couple passed us with the usual … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2012 – Thursday
Friday started slowly with us losing one car, but finally gathering successfully at the Vordergnadenalm, some half an hours drive from our hut, where we could start the trail towards the valley ahead. We set off along the flat valley floor and remained dressed this time until we passed the Gasthof and car park at … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2014 – Friday
Wednesday saw us setting off directly from the hut and reversing the route through the forest. We undressed and the talk was easy, and the walking a breeze, as we started, unusually, by going downhill back to the now-dried-up lake below. Once there, we zig-zagged up using the forest roads through the trees on the … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2014 – Wednesday
Thursday started with Sandra, Horst and Andrea, all going for an early morning swim in the pool by hut. They were determined to enjoy their swim to the fullest so quite naturally they had their morning coffee in the pool as well! The days’ hike started off quite well, although the rain clouds were gathering … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2014 – Thursday
The Saturday was a race to remove all of our things and to basically tidy the house before the main cleaners arrived. It took a couple of hours for people to depart in dribs and drabs, depending on who had to drive where, and who was able to offer lifts to those in the greatest … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2014 – Saturday
The Sunday began too slowly for some, with one half of the group heading off up the hill behind the hut for a morning hike around the local area. The rest of us waited until after lunch before trailing down to the river below, which we followed down the valley bottom. A little light rain … Read moreNaked European Walking Tour 2014 – Sunday
Olle describes his “First Real Nude Hiking” (book extract). Now we all are natural naturists out on a hike. We are immediately filled with a sense of freedom, joy and harmony. Sun, summer, forest and smooth warm rocks. Blue sky! The reflection of the sun on the lake! If you talk about nude hiking, people … Read moreOlle describes his “First Real Nude Hiking”
The Tora Coastal Walk, (http://www.toracoastalwalk.co.nz/) along with several others of a similar type throughout New Zealand, was established by farmers as a means of supplementing their farm incomes. These walks have over-night accommodation and food provided. On the Tora Walk trampers’ personal belongings are transported from one stop-over to the next by the rural mail … Read moreDoug describes his “Tora Coastal Walk” (extract).
Many photos, on this site and others, especially of women, (usually) receive positive complimentary comments. On the face of it, this is a good thing. One posts a photo, the person/people in the photo are pleased to receive positive feedback and everyone’s happy. However, there is a school of thought which takes offense to even … Read morePhoto compliments or offensive leching?
The alpine sun blazed down as we set off across the bridge over the Rißbach river. I stripped off almost immediately and stuffed my clothes into my rucksack. Polly, the Collie, and Susi, the Pekinese, scampered about looking for sticks and sniffs. Although Sandra and I had been on a couple of hikes together already, … Read moreA naked hike over the Vördersberg
MrJeeper: I don’t understand having trans-gendered people on the site or even having it as a choice of sex on the profiles. It is not “NATURAL” in the least bit to be taking hormones to become something you aren’t. Richard Foley: I can see where you’re coming from, Bob, and sympathise, but we try not … Read moreStanding up to righteous bullying.
We’d set off for a local hike, both the dogs in the van, me driving naked as usual, and Sandra as passenger, trundling along through a local town, just outside Munich, chatting and although watching the road, probably going a little quicker than we should have been. All of a sudden, out steps a policeman … Read moreDriving naked into a police speed-trap
A World Naked Bike Ride book extract: During the fight to win the vote the bicycle became not only a tool but also a symbol for the emancipation of women. Even while the police were arresting suffragette women, fully clothed from wrist to ankle and cycling around the cities, the protests continued. The success of … Read moreCivil rights and the WNBR bicycle.
A World Naked Bike Ride book extract: Public participation and media coverage are both critical elements within any World Naked Bike Ride. Indeed, the presence of the public at a WNBR is essential for the event to be in any real way effective. Furthermore the public need not just to be on hand at the … Read moreWNBR public participation and media coverage.