Friederike Kosche

  • Bikepack Highway 1: Monterey to San Luis Obispo

    Please be aware that this is NOT a route for beginning cyclist. It is a very hilly route and you will be sharing the road with cars for the entire route, the shoulder is sometimes very slim. This should not scare you from doing the trip, just be a...

    130 miles 9000 ft gain

  • Surf in Huanchaco

    Huanchaco beach is a very consistent surf spot with a great left hand break next to the pier. It can get crowded, especially on weekends when the locals are coming from the neighboring towns, but the vibe is very nice and chilled. If you're lookin...

  • Camp at Lago di Calima

    Lago di Calima is a great spot for a quick get away. It is very windy and bring grea conditions for wind and kite surfers. If water isn't your element, take the bike for a tour around the lake or just chill and enjoy the scenery. There are several...

  • White Water Raft on the Soca River

    White water rafting is a great way experience the river, especially if you are with a group of friends. Alternatively you can also kayak. Either way, I highly suggest you book a tour with one of the local operators because they know the river best...

  • Hike from Capurgana to Sapzurro

    Start your hike in Capurgana at the soccer field. Take the road that leaves at the corner between the soccer field and the right side of the airfield strip to walk towards the North. After a couple of minutes you will see Panaderia Carolina on the...

    3 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • Hike to El Cabo de San Juan

    There are multiple possibilities to start this hike, to combine it with longer treks and to stay overnight. I will describe the route that I took, but you should definitely take into consideration to stay in the park for a night or two. Take a bus...

    2.5 miles 196.9 ft gain

  • Hike to Pozo Azul

    This hike starts on the main road, passing through the town. Continue on the main road out of the city and follow this path for about 40min when you will encounter a sign pointing towards the Hotel Pozo Azul. Turn left here and follow the path unt...

    4.3 miles 620.1 ft gain

  • Kitesurf in Cabo de la Vela

    Cabo de la Vela is not an easy access if you don't own your own 4x4. Take a collectivo from Riohacha (tell the driver where you're headed to) and change into a 4x4 in Uribia to get to Cabo de la Vela. If you're several people you might also be abl...

  • Stroll along the river

    It's a nice walk along the river stream. Drive out of San Rafael into the hills, be aware tus becomes a dirt road that is manageable by a normal car in normal weather conditions. Park at La Cristalina for 5000 COP (you can also overnight camp here...

    4 miles 328.1 ft gain

  • Hike up to Cerro de la Tres Cruces

    The Cerro de la Tres Cruces is a great hike that gets your heart rate pumping. We have been advised to do this hike on Sunday mornings since this is the time when most locals do it. You won't have the trail for yourself, but there is an increased ...

    4 miles 1509.2 ft gain

  • Bike to the Valle de Cocora

    Yes, you are right. There are jeeps leaving the city center of Salento to bring you to Valle de Cocora, but it is a very beautiful ride if you decide to take it slow and bike there instead. You will have beautiful views of The Valley with their un...

    12.4 miles 3280.8 ft gain

  • Surfing at Costeno Beach

    Costeno Beach is approximately 2km from the main road to Tayrona. If you don't have your own vehicle, there will be moto taxis that bring you down to the beach. The easiest is if you access the beach via the Costeno Beach Hostel. If you don't want...

  • Kitesurf at Beauduc Beach in the Camargue National Park

    The road to Beauduc plage is already an adventure by itself, most of the navigation systems are getting lost. On top of that, cell phone reception is spotty at its best, so make sure to print some directions before hitting the road!This is a very ...

  • Hike across the border to La Miel

    Grab your swimming gear and your towel and walk to the Northern end of Sapzurro. Turn left into town and you will see signs posted for Le Miel. It's a couple of concrete stairs up (appr. 10min) and you got the border control. Make sure you bring y...

    0.7 miles 229.7 ft gain

  • Hiking Los Hoyos

    Los Hoyos is a rather easy hiking loop through a river bed, featuring various sights along the way. You can park the car at the Los Hoyos swimming pool and start your hike descending the steps, passing by the pool and continuing into the dried out...

    1.2 miles 328.1 ft gain

  • Climb the Suesca Rocks

    The Rocas de Suesca are well known for their climbing opportunities. But also if you don't come fully equipped, there are plenty of possibilities to explore the rocks and caves. While driving into town, you will see a couple of climbing and outdoo...

  • Hike and Swim at Balneario Pescaderito

    The start of this hike is ~2 miles from the city center of Curiti. Once you get to the start of the hike, you will see the first swimming hole (and you might see some locals playing around here). You will start walking on the right side of the riv...

    5 miles 328.1 ft gain

  • Swim at Oyo de Agua

    Getting there is relatively easy. You can drive up to the parking with your car / motorbike or have the bus drop you off at the main road and walk the last mile.You will need to pay 3$ per person at the entrance. Right afterwards you can dive into...

  • Hike to Laguna Verde

    The hike starts at the official parking lot at 3600m altitude. From here you start your hike and walk 6km uphill winding through the hills up to 4000m altitude. At the highest point, you can find a lonely tent where you can buy Agua de Panela and ...

    8.3 miles 1640.4 ft gain

  • Hike to El Aguacate Beach

    This is a fairly easy hike, the biggest hurdle is the coastal heat and humidity, so make sure to bring sufficient water! The hike starts at the soccer field in Capurgana. Follow the left side of the air strip and turn left after about 200m, just b...

    5 miles 164 ft gain

  • Explore the Coffee Valley

    At the first glance it looks like one big jungle, but the more you walk through it, the more you see the system, different parcels for different coffee plants and a number of different plants, fruits and vegetables. The coffee Valley between Salen...

    2 miles 984.3 ft gain

  • Bike to Pueblito Paisa and catch the sunset

    Medellin is developing more and more infrastructure that make it safe to bike around the city, it is a great way to discover the different neighborhoods. On your way you should definitely make the short climb up Cerro Nutibara.  There are two diff...

    1.5 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike to El Pueblito

    There are several ways to master this hike, as a point to point hike from the main road or as as out and back solution. I will describe e point to point hike from El Cabo out to the main road. The hike starts right in El Cabo de San Juan. After a ...

    1.5 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Downhill Longboarding around Salzburg

    To get to the start of the track you have two choices: Take the bus number 130 or 140 from Salzburg central station to Eugendorf (get off at the roundabout with the McDonalds, the station is called Ischlerbahnstrasse) Hop on the S-train number 2 d...