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Long Distance Walks


Wales Coastal Path, Wales, UK

The freshly-inaugurated Wales Coastal Path (opened 5 May 2012) winds an incredible 1400km among dunes, beaches, marshes, fishing villages, and pine forests. It offers the possibility for outstanding wildlife viewing.

 

Mount Fuji, Japan

Snow-capped Mount Fuji is certainly the most iconic symbol of Japan. Most hikers wish to see dawn (around 4:30 am during the hiking season) from the summit of Mount Fuji.

 

Larapinta Trail, Australia

An impressive 223km desert walk through Central Australia, along the West McDonnell Range, with plentiful opportunities for bird-watching along the way. The scenery includes gorges, cliffs and mountains, and passes through sacred Aboriginal sites.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro, rising 5,895 m high above the surrounding plains of Kenya and Tanzania, is the most famous trek in Africa. The lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro are covered in rainforest, while the upper reaches offer sweeping views of the landscape.

 

Wiklow Way, Ireland

 

Tour du Mont Blanc, France, Italy, Switzerland

The Tour du Mont Blanc is recognised as one of the iconic walks of the Alps. It takes you through three countries: France, Italy and Switzerland. The route can be done within 11 days.

 

Kalalau Trail, Hawaii, USA

The Kalalau Trail is regarded as one of the most beautiful short hikes in the USA, and possibly the world. The footing can be extremely tricky, the trail requires much ascending and descending, and the hot weather can be totally draining.

 

Road to Tabor, Israel

The Road to Tabor is a two day, 26km walk steeped in history. The hill is identified as the place where the transfiguration of Jesus took place. References in the New Testament indicate a location somewhere near Galilee.

 

Appalachian Trail, USA

The American Appalachian Trail is one of the most well-known and challenging hikes in the USA. Hiking the entire 3292km length, from Georgia to Maine, can take several months. However, smaller portions of the trail may certainly be tackled.

 

Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand

New Zealand's most famous hiking track lies within Abel Tasman National Park, the most visited national park of the country. In this park, you will be able to see marble and limestone hills, caves as well as potholes.

 

The Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia

The Overland Track in Tasmania is one of Australia's most renowned treks, and definitely the highlight of any Tasmania adventure. The track takes as few as 6 days, or 8 days at a leisurely pace.

 

Paine Circuit, Chile

The Paine Circuit is widely acknowledged as being one of the premiere hikes in South America. It takes between 8 and 10 days, crossing a distance of 101km. The difficulty level is medium to hard.

 

Markha Valley, India

The Markha Valley hike in the Indian Himalayas is one of the most popular treks in this region. The area is also known as little Tibet, due to its geographical and cultural proximity to Tibet.

 

Chemin de St-Jacques, France

The Chemin de St-Jacques is a walk with outstanding historical significance. The scenery is also pleasantly varied as well. The Chemin de St-Jacques has now been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

West Coast Trail, Canada

The West Coast Trail, along the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada, is considered by some people to be one of the best hikes in the world.

 

Rockwall Trail, Canada

The Rockwall Trail in Yoho and Kootenay National Parks offers tremendous variety of scenery - think breathtaking mountain takes, towering spires, deep woods - as well as tremendous elevation variation.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek is perhaps the greatest hike that an ordinary person can take on Planet Earth. The distance is 119km, round trip, and will take you between 16 and 20 days.

 

Grand Canyon, USA

Once of the most iconic images of the USA, and perhaps the world, is the sight of the immense Grand Canyon, cutting through the floor of Arizona, USA.

 

Kungsleden, Sweden

Kungsleden in Sweden is not one of the more famous hikes of the world, but it makes our list due to its unique wilderness viewing opportunities, at the doorstep of Europe.

 

K2 Base Camp, Pakistan

Everest may be the highest peak in the world, but K2 is the more challenging mountain to climb. K2 is located within Pakistan, a daunting 8611m peak planted in an staggeringly majestic landscape.

 

Shackleton Crossing, South Georgia Island, Antarctica

Shackleton Crossing isn't the toughest of wintry slogs. What makes this trek so memorable are the terrifying historical incidents that occurred here almost exactly 100 years ago.

 

 
 
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