283-Malerweg Hiking trail

Show notes

The 116km Malerweg Hiking Trail, also known as the “Painters’ Way” is located near Dresden/Pirnain Saxon Switzerland, Germany. In this podcast episode we catch up with hiker Mike Railton who undertook this walk in 2023 to find out about this multi-day European trail.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast introduction
  • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:31)
  • Body of episode
    • Mike Railton general background (time index 0:02:26)
    • Why did you do this trail? (time index 0:04:36)
    • About the trail (time index 0:07:44)
    • 112-116km long
      • Best travel time
      • What’s the trail tread like?
      • How busy was the trail
      • Why the Painters Way?
      • Trail Tread
    • How busy was the trail? (time index 0:21:55)
    • What were the sleeping and food logistics like on this trail?(time index 0:22:51) 
    • Describe a typical day on trail (time index 0:26:40) 
    • Dogs are allowed on this trail
    • Trail highlights for you? (time index 0:30:28) 
    • And lowlights (time index 0:35:55) 
    • Do you need the guidebook (time index 0:37:15) 
      • Do mobile phones work on this trail?
        • Airalo – virtual sim – travel and internet
    • Would you recommend this trail to hikers and if so to who? (time index 0:39:24) 
    • So where to next?  (time index 0:41:27)
  • Final thoughts – Gill and Tim wrap up (time index 0:42:32)
  • Close (time index 0:50:54)

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Malerweg Trail Website

Trail website https://www.saechsische-schweiz.de/malerweg/en/

Trail map from https://www.saechsische-schweiz.de/malerweg/en/

Mike Railton, putting a face to the voice (image by Mike Railton)

Malerweg Trail marker (image by Mike Railton)

Slot in the trail on the Malerweg Trail (image by Mike Railton)

The Malerweg Trail (image by Mike Railton)

(image by Mike Railton)

(image by Mike Railton)

(image by Mike Railton)

(image by Mike Railton)

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