Top 10 Hiking Places in the World

Hiking Places in the World

We thought of bringing out a list of top 10 most amazing and classic hiking places in the world .

Pennine Way is the most famous and the very first trail in United kingdom. which runs for about 270 miles across the spine of the England. 

It takes around 3 weeks to finish the entire walk. Even though this trail sounds somewhat difficult to the travelers, many outdoor fanatics & camping enthusiasts have been inspired by the unique beauty and the bio diversity of the Pennine Way. Because of that reason, it features as one of the best hiking places in the world, on the bucket list of many travelers who loves hiking!.

2. Camino de Santiago de Compostela - Spain

Camino de Santiago, which is also known as ‘ the Way of St. James ‘ is a series of Catholic pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle St. James in the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. This place is popular as one of the best hiking places in the world among hiking & cycling enthusiasts. 

The most popular route among the network of trails in Camino is the Camino Francés, spans from the French Pyrenees to northern Spain. For an already prepared & experienced hiker, it takes about 30 days to cover this trail of 500 miles, through some of the Europe’s most iconic and beautiful landscapes. 

Pamplona, Logroño, Irache, Burgos, León are top 5 stops for you during the trail of Camino. By the end of the trip you’ll probably be sad and happy at the same time, as the trail has just ended but you also have collected a bunch of memories that will last forever..

3. Appalachian Trail - United States

Appalachian Trail or simply known as A.T, is a marked hiking trail in Eastern United States which extends for 2,200 miles, in between  Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine passing through some of the most glamorous country side in the US. 

More than 2 Million travelers are said to be yearly travelling the trail and this number of travelers has increased steadily. For a typical thru-hiker, it takes about 5 to 7 months to complete the entire trail. 

 Many hikers around the world gather to this place for variety of reasons such as to feel the mother nature beneath their feet, to escape the stressed city life and to spend so quality time together with old relatives and many more..!

4. The Basho Trail - Japan

Japan which is located in the Pacific ring of Fire, is a country full of mountains and volcanic peaks. This marvelous self guided trail to Basho Wayfarer was first identified by Matsuo Basho, a famous poet lived in the Edo period of Japan, over 300 years ago. 

Best time to visit Basho is during Spring or Autumn seasons as you’ll either get to witness cherry blossom blooming or the colorful autumn sceneries.

Even though you can’t complete the entire trail of 2,500 km, You will surely meet some iconic landscapes along in your hike of small sections of the route just as written in Basho’s Haiku’s..

5. Refugio Frey and Cerro Catedral - Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche is a popular base for hiking the nearby mountains Refugio Frey & Cerro Catedral and exploring the surrounding Lake District. 

It’s hard to complete the trek to both of these destinations during a one day to those who are with tight schedules. Refugio Frey is just 12km afar from San Carlos de Bariloche while Carro Catedral is 19km. With incredibly rewarding views of amazing mountain peaks & lakes, Refugio Frey & Carro Catedral hikes are a must to experience on your tour to Argentina.

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6. Mount Toubkal - Morocco

Mt. Toubkal or Tubkal, is the highest peak in North Africa and Arab world, which is at 4,167 meters of elevation. This hike is possible to climb less than in 2 days.

Many trekkers are eager to hike this trail due to many reasons such as, clear weather during the summer, ease of access , it being a moderate hike and navigation is not a problem here. Carrying a local guide is a must while hiking the trail Atlas Mountain View of Mt. toubkal best day trip from Marrakech!

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7. Great Wall of China

UNESCO world heritage, The Great wall of China is the world’s longest wall and the biggest ancient architecture of 21,196,18 km long in length, which was built across the northern borders of China. 

It typically takes about 2 days maximum to hike the Great Wall, depending on the route you take. If you prefer less crowded places in your hikes , wild parts of the Great Wall like Jinshanling, Jiankou, and Simatai are the best for you to enjoy the original essence of the Great wall in peace! You don’t have to worry about the travel guides and accommodations in your hike as hotels in Beijing often arrange tours and transfers..

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8. Dragon's Back - Hong Kong

The Dragon’s Back is a mountain ridge, which is known as one of the Hong Kong’s best urban hikes with the entire route of 8.5 km, which can be covered within 4 hours. 

This trail has been widely popular among hikers because of its towering skyscrapers and sightseeing platform near its peak, besides its attractive name.

Shek O Peak , Shek O and finally the Big Wave Bay are the 3 main destinations you meet while hiking Dragon’s Back. After reaching Shek O Peak, you can take a break and observe the surrounding and enjoy the views of Shek O Peak & Big Wave Bay!

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9. The Dingle Way - Ireland

Dingle Way is a beautiful and scenic long distance trail of 162 km long, in County Kerry, Ireland. It is a long circular route, starting and finishing from Tralee which can typically be completed within 8 days.

 Ireland’s Dingle Way is very popular among hikers as the ‘most beautiful place on the earth’ , because of the biodiversity of the landscapes. But Dingle is not only about beauty and nature..

Fungie the dolphin is the most famous resident in Dingle, who has been welcoming Dingle visitors for over 4 decades since 1983.. For those who are in love with the history, it has so many finest archaeological monuments with a plenty of history to discover.. 

Some of the best sights you get to view in Dingle Peninsula are Slea Head Drive, Eask Tower, St.James Church, Gallarus Oratory and Dun Chaoin Pier and many more.. Starting from the town of Tralee to the amazing challenging route to the highest peak on Dingle peninsula, we hope you all will be blessed with the good weather in Dingle till the end of your trail..

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10. West Coast Trail - Vancouver Island

Canada offers some truly amazing & exclusive hiking trails in the world which is a country rich of natural beauty and blessed with biodiversity. West Coast Trail which is originally called as the Dominion Lifesaving trail covers 75 km around southern Vancouver Island &, it takes about 6 to 8 days to hike this trail for a well-built hiker. 

A travel must completely be self sufficient as the hiking supplies cannot be acquired on the trail. The trail is a bit a of a challenge with including crossing of many streams, battling in muddy tracks, vertical ladders, narrow bridges etc. At some certain points you’ll get to view stunning ocean sceneries along with rare pacific gray whales, killer whales and sea lions. 

Although self-guided, you must reserve your hike at the beginning of the year because of the severely limited spaces. We recommend West Coast Trail is a must try for you, if you’re an adventurous person!

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Top 10 Hiking Places in the World

Make sure to add these amazing places into your list of next hiking destinations and spend sometime enjoying the nature! We hope to bring out many more travelling destinations which will keep you inspired in the future! So stay tuned with us ! Don’t forget to comment the places you find fun to travel..

Safe Travel!

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