Te Araroa - New Zealand 


In 2017-2018, Hannele and Folkers took on a slightly different kind of a honeymoon: starting in 1 November, in 128 days they tramped the lenght of New Zealand, on the Te Araroa for 3000 kilometres, crossing vast landscapes, mountains and rivers. With this hike, they wanted to promote women's entrepreneurship by raising funds for Women's Bank.

Te Araroa is a relatively new hiking trail; it was opened in 2011 and it is still finding its final route. Some parts of the route will be done kayaking, some in knee-deep muddy forest – basically anything may await a hiker on the way. Not many people have discovered it yet, however every year the numbers are growing bigger and hikers are forming their own community that brings together people across the world.