Having been tour guiding for Studiosus Reisen in France and working as a travel editor for Langenscheidt/Polyglott travel was always a big part of my life. The move from Bavaria to Jersey’s seaside in 2009 wasn’t hard. Since I had seen the North Sea coast at the age of 10 for the first time I felt a big affection for the ocean. Sailing, diving and now cold water swimming … the sea hasn’t lost her fascination. All year through I am guiding coastal tours for Jersey Walk Adventures, during the summer months on foot and in coaches for international clients.
Coastal & Cliff Walks
The experience of guiding the walks to 18thc Seymour Tower and Icho Tower gave the idea to more adventurous guiding during the extreme spring tides, e.g. to Karame Beacon and combining several Towers during the 2 Towers Walk. The adventure of exploring Europe’s largest intertidal coast doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Moonlight walks or beach strolls to see bioluminescent worms will be a completely new and unique experience.
I can also offer more challenging walks along the cliff paths from St Aubin to Corbière lighthouse or along the north coast from L’Etacq to Gorey as half or full day tours, the other Channel Islands and the Normandy coast on the horizon. Short sections are also suitable for less experienced ramblers.
To tickle your taste buds follow me on an oyster trail through Britain’s largest oyster beds. Foraging walks for sea vegetables or tasty hedgerow herbs are also in my portfolio.
The island’s magic is its intricate mix of nature and history, giving beach and cliff path walks a unique flavour and coach tours many additional highlights. As Jersey is now an ‘Aspiring UNESCO Geopark’ – and will hopefully achieve in 2025/26 the full accreditation, a team of guides including myself are leading ‘Geowalks’ for Jersey Heritage. They happen in all corners of the island and shed light on how geology, the landscape and climate influenced the character of modern Jersey.
Jersey’s main town St Helier offers more than a provincial capital elsewhere. Neolithic culture has been lost, preserved are Celtic and medieval treasures, architectural beauties of the 18th–20th century. The town went through hard times during the Nazi occupation in WWII but St Helier is now twinned with Bad Wurzach where English citizens living in Jersey were interned. A gentle 1.5–2.5 hours walk introduces you to all the vibrant colours of St Helier, first and foremost in its Victorian Market Hall.
Coach Tours / Tours by public bus
Whizz round Jersey in a comfortable coach with a couple of stops and lots of informative and entertaining commentary in just half a day. It is possible. But for sure you want to come back for an extended visit, book a week long experience where each day can be filled with exciting tours.
With small groups I have organized a combination of tours by public bus and walks which are great fun and let you see lots of the island.
Guiding on Sark, Guernsey, Alderney
I can guide day or multi day trips, also walking tours on the neighbouring islands, all with their quirks and individual beauties.
Tour planning / Media research
Having published several travel guide books on the Channel Islands (in German for Merian Publishers) I am familiar with detailed research and can support tour operators when planning for individuals or groups as well as journalists.