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Upcoming Servas Bikes & Hikes Around the World

March 04, 2023 11:11 AM | Deirdre Marlowe (Administrator)

April 28th – May 2nd, 2023: Cycling tour in and around historic Brindisi

Servas Italy will host a four-day walking and cycling tour in and around historic Brindisi from April 28th to May 2nd. Participants will gather on the evening of Friday the 28th for a reception and dinner at the Fabbrica del Farò. On Saturday, attendees will tour the old section of Brindisi, then return for dinner and a social event. Sunday & Monday are two easy days of cycling 30-40 km. Here is more information on this event.

Historic Brindisi by the Sea

May 25th – 28th, 2023: Servas Korea Peace Ride

Servas Korea will host a four-day, 3-night Peace Ride along the Geumgang River, May 25 - 28, 2023. The route begins at the Daecheong Dam and ends at the Seonyudo Islands, a Distance: 640 km (Biking 220 km + Bus 420 km) The ride is limited to 40 Servas members who love cycling and wish to share connectedness,  the dramatic scenery along the Geumgang River, the natural beauty of the Seonyudo Islands, and the seashore.

The ride averages a very manageable 50-60 km per day and includes overnight hostel stays. Bikes may be rented for $10 per day. Registration for the ride is $274. It looks like this will be a very magical event. For details,  click HERE.

June 2nd – 4th, 2023: Servas Sweden Youth Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer at Wik Castle Festival – Four Servas youth members age 18-35 years are invited to work as volunteers during the medieval festival at Wik Castle Festival, close to Uppsala. You are welcome to stay between the 30th of May to the 5th of June, but the actual workdays will be the June 2nd - 4 th. Three days filled with historical experiences with knight games, knight weddings, jesters, Viking ships, musical performances, and a contemporary market with food and so on.

There will be work both inside in the kitchen and outside collecting entrance fee, attending the parking lot and other work together with a garden caretaker. Room and board are paid for during the entire period at the site. During your stay you will also meet other Servas-members in the area. If you like to visit some other areas in Sweden before and after let us know. If this sounds thrilling don´t hesitate to contact Eva Hartman-Juhlin by emailing no later than May 1st. We are all looking forward see you here in Uppsala!

July 7th – 13th, 2023: Servas Sweden - Alpine Hiking

Sentierinsieme (Pathways Together) is our traditional yearly alpine event - organized since 1985 - where Servas members from all over the world come together. Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany take turns each year in hosting this event aiming to meet people and getting to know each other as well as the surroundings, according to the most genuine Servas spirit. Participation is reserved to Servas members in good standing with their annual fee. Hiking excursions have been classified in different levels of difficulty, from easy (up to 400-500 m elevation gain per day) to difficult (up to 1,400 m elevation gain per day).

We will be staying at 1180 m above sea level at the guest quarters of the Santuario d’Oropa, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of the Alps of Biella, known for their wonderful views and cool summer climate. The event begins Friday, July 7th with a reception at the Santuario guest house. On the weekend we will make daily excursions within the surroundings of the Sanctuary. The following three days (Mon. July 10th thru Wed. the 12th): will have treks of varying difficulty levels divided into 5 groups (from "easy" to "hard plus" level). You can choose to participate only in the weekend program, or the full week. Registration and program details are on-line  HERE. Registration must be made by March 12th.

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