The way we see it this can be many different things for many different people: A way of testing a really long walk, a way of testing really light gear in a 'safe' environment, simply exercising, meditating or just rambling like a rover through a beautiful spring countryside, free as the wind.
By Jörgen Johansson
This is what it is all about:
Starting May 5 2013 we will walk some 330 kilometers across southern Sweden, from Kalmar Castle in the east to Varberg Fortress in the west. This is the page if you want to come along or just think it is a good, crazy, or whatever, idea.
We are inspired by walks like the TGO Challenge across Scotland, and Fjällräven Classic in the Lapland mountains of Sweden. Coast to coast, or Castle to Castle, will mean a long walk through a forested area.
It’s an ‘unplugged’ event. No fee or arrangements along the way. We will start from the castle in Kalmar 0800 hours on Sunday May 5, and we’d love to have company if you are crazy enough. If you want to ride a bike and/or sleep in hotels, hostels or B&B along the way.
The starting point in Kalmar will be easily accessible for all you hikers in southern Sweden, Denmark, northern Germany and Poland and so will the goal in Varberg, with excellent communications.
Right now we’re trying to collect more information in order to furnish ourselves and any that might be interested with a suitable route. We will try to use existing trails as much as possible and connect these with routes along paths and small roads. We will try to move through wild and beautiful areas as much as possible and stay off asphalt. I am sure that we will need help with this and would appreciate help from people with a local knowledge.
Please join our group and support us by participating and/or by spreading the word among friends who might be interested. We can be found on Facebook at Coast to Coast Sweden .