Kitesurfing Prea, BrazilDecember 2020
Three weeks at Vila Prea a few steps from the beach in an amazing place with beautiful quiet bungalows and a great restaurant. We had wind every day, mostly using for 7m, a few times for 8m kites with our strapless boards. The wind can be very gusty and the water is usually choppy.
Vila Prea is certainly our favorite place in Prea, it is quiet and beautifly with its many palm trees. We loved the food. For the perfect sunst, you will need however to go to Jericoacoara – a must to enjoy a Caipirinha while watching the sun go down in the sea. Jeri also offers nice restaurants and nightlife.
Restaurant Tips in Jericoacoara
Kaze Sushi restaurant
Our number one place for dinner is certainly the Sushi restaurant Kaze. The quiet open air restaurant offers amazing Sashimi and Sushi.
Reservation is recommended as it is very popular and the only Sushi restaurant in Jericoacoara.
Kafila oriental food
Another great place for dinner is the oriental Restaurant Kafila. We were last there in 2018 and liked it a lot, just didn’t make enough trips to Jeri this time due to the COVID19 situation….
Bella ItaliaSeptember 2020
Amazing autumn road trip
trough the beautiful North of Italy
Stay at Relais San Vigilio al Castello.
Walk along Murra Venezia.
Have dinner at Piazza Vecchia.
Visit Campanone an der Piazza Vecchia.
Visit Basilika Santa Maria Maggiore, Torre del Gombito and Duomo di Bergamo.
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Funicolrare di Castel San Pietro
Maderanertal -Tritt HikeAugust 1st, 2020
Panixer PassJuly 2020
Panixer Pass Hike
The six hour hike from Elm to Panix leads you through an amazing valley following the steep trail up to 2’500 meters. The massive mountain scenery is absolutely impressive.
Biking St. MoritzJuly 2020
The high valley in the Swiss Alps
Bernina – Piz Nair
Bernina – Morteratsch
Kitesurfing Waves in Lakey, Indonesia
After the amazing three weeks kitesurfing in Lakey in 2018, we just had to go back to this amazing spot with its solid consistent waves and strong wind.
We rented Marc’s house and got Tima’s excellent Indonesian style cuisine.
Lakey is simply an amazing place if it comes to surfing and kitesurfing. The consistent waves and strong side shore wind conditions makes it an absolut world class spot.
Single Trails in LenzerheideAugust 2019
Amazing weekend in the Swiss mountains. Single trail mountain biking, beautiful lakes and the stunning vista of the majestic mountains.
We took the chairlift up to Piz Scalotta did the nice single trail straight down and then back up to Piz Scalotta again. Then the ride to Stätzer Alp and from there back to Valbella. Super nice, great trails, easy to ride – lots of fun though.
The main place for biking though is Lenzerheide Bikepark, which was closed due to the UCI Wordlcup races.
DurannapassJune 30, 2019
Surfing IndonesiaJune 2019
Kuta, South Lombok
We stayed in the surfer lodge Drop In near Kuta. It turned out to be a great choice, the lodge has nice and clean bungalows, good breakfast and a beautiful tropical garden with lots of spots to hang out and chill after surfing.
It is a 15 minute scooter ride to Gerupuk, where the boats will take you to the surf spots “Outside” (advanced) and the two easier spots “Inside” and “Don Don”. We surfed “Inside”, good for beginners, however, also quite crowded – check Lombok surf map at www.magicseaweed.com.
Don’t forget to stop at Cafe Fin on the way back for a fruit smoothie or a bite to eat.
Kuta is within a ten minute scooter ride and offers dozens of restaurants with all kind of different food, You will find everything from local Gado-Gado to Italian Pizza – and vegetarion/vegan options in most places. We can recommend:
- Lalapan – really simple restaurant with good local food
- Kenza Cafe – trendy place with local food
- Milk Espresso – another trendy restaurant with local and international food
- bamba – elegant restaurant with great choices in nice athmosphere
Medewi, West Bali
After an almost full day transfer to Medewi (West Bali) we spent one night in the Brown Surgar Surf Camp but decided not to stay there and switched to the Kelapa Retreat and Spa a real luxury place. We had a huge room with a private pool – simply amazing, but a 10 minute scooter ride from to surf spot. In general, it might be a good idea to book on short notice, since we got lucky with a 50% deal!
Medewi is a small town, with not too many restaurants and places lodges/hotel, if you want to stay close to the main surf spot. We checked out a few places which we would consider for next time:
- UMADEWI Surf & Suites located on the beach front, just a few steps to surf! Very clean, with a big pool, rooms facing pool or sea (surf break) and a nice restaurant
- Bombora Medewi Wave Lodge also a few steps from the surf sport, it it slightly less luxurious (we haven’t actually seen the rooms), really nice restaurant and a small pool
- Hotel Medewi Beach Inn is a bit further back from the beach, nice and simple hotel with a pool but and a nice restaurant
The surf spot is super nice, you paddle out from the beach. The are stones all over the beach which makes it a little tricky to get out, also you have to watch the tide and check the water depth – we got a few cuts from the rocks, so you need to be careful.
We were super happy with our local surf guide Ali – just contact him via WhatsApp on +62 878 605 887 85 if you need surf lessons in Medewi.
Canggu, Denpasar, East Bali
During the three days in Canggu, a big swell hit the shore and we were not able to surf. Instead, we did some cultural things, such as visiting the town of Ubud with its temples and rice fields.
In general, the area in Denpasar is very busy, super crowded and totally traffic jammed.
During Ramadan, things are a bit more quiet. Usually not a big deal. At the end of Ramadan, there are extensive celebrations – which we enjoyed watching a lot. The next day, everything is closed (e.g. surf instructors don’t work), sometimes two days or even more.
Early Morning Surf Sessions
It is hot in Indonesia, with only small differences between summer and winter.
However you might appreciate a warmer top for the early morning sessions.
Lakey, Sumbawa, Indonesia
the remote Indonesian island turned out to be a total winner. The spot is famous for surfing, while the wind is blowing almost perfectly side-shore, making it great for kitesurfing too.
The two hour drive vom Bima airport to Lakey leads through villages and hills and you get already a feeling on how remote the spot is. Lakey itself is a 2 kilometer beach strip, with one surf spot after the other. Nungas is the place for kitesurfing.
You will find lots of places to stay on Airbnb and Google Maps while personally, we can recommend Nungas Heaven and the Rock Pool Home Stay.
We tried a couple restaurants, our favorite is Fatmah’s and right next to it the Ship Wreck.
Surfing and fine eating in Peniche, Portugal
Cycling on Mallorca
Staying at Vila Prea was again the perfect choice. Super nice bungalows and great food, the beach just a few meters from the pousada.