TOP 7 REMARKABLE WALKING TRAILS AROUND THE WORLD

Gary Diskin - Sep 28, 2014
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Exploring the world and all the beauty it has to offer on foot gives you a great opportunity to experience nature on a personal level. Climbing mountains, getting into the countryside, fording rivers, wandering along wooden trails and stumbling into untouched natural wonders gives you a great satisfaction that you may never get anywhere else. Tourism-Review.com brings you the best trails around the world.  

Laugavegur Route, Iceland

This is a trail that only requires a few days to complete as it measures only 34 miles. It is considered one of the best backcountry trails that are found around the globe. When you talk a walk through the volcanic highlands, you will get to take in raw scenery that you will probably not see anywhere else. Ranging from streaming hot springs, obsidian lava fields, raging waterfalls, gurgling pools, snow peaked mountain ridges and massive valleys that do not feature any tree at sight and moss covered foothills, these are just some of the things you will see along the way.

Inca Trail, Peru

Although it is quite challenging to complete, this is one of the trails that offers an incredible payoff once you are done. The altitude alone normally makes it quite difficult. Keep in mind that this is not for the unfit as it is among the highest peaks that are found in Peru. Here you get the satisfaction of walking through the Sun Gate to arrive at the Lost City.

White Mountain Traverse, New Hampshire

Hiking these mountains gives walkers an exceptional experience as they offer some of the best wilderness views that you can ever find in North America. It is probably the most scenic section of the Appalachian Trail that measures 2,100 miles. This takes around 6 days to complete. The epic ridge walk along the spine of Presidential peaks is the highlight of the entire trail as it is punctuated by tumbled boulders, jagged rocks and hardy alpine scrub with beautiful views that go on forever.

Tour Du Mont Blanc, France, Switzerland and Italy

Every year, more than 10,000 individuals hike this trail that is about 105 miles long. It is one of the most popular long distance walks in Europe. The trail starts in France passing through the Italian and Swiss Alps on a journey that takes approximately 10 days and it is not for the weak at heart. It is an excellent way to enjoy the authentic European alpine culture as it offers an experience that is next to none.

West Highland Way, Scotland

Covering about 96 miles, the Scotland’s west highway way is actually long enough to cover a great terrain featuring mountains, moors, thick woods, rolling hills and lonely lochs. These are however short enough allowing you to explore them all in just a week’s time. Some of them are normally walked at sea level and others at altitude. It is best done between April to October when the weather is ideal. The scenery is great all year long.

Pennine Way, England

This is a 286 mile trail that is usually referred to as the most physically challenging trek that is found in the United Kingdom. It follows England’s mountainous backbone over glacial valleys and limestone cliffs, through the moors of Bronte Country, past the Hadrian’s Wall and across one of the wildest stretches in the land before it finally concludes at the Scottish border. This takes approximately 18 days to finish but most hikers normally prefer to break it into small manageable sections. Most people prefer to explore the middle section of the trail and forgo the northern and southern extremities all together.

Great Wall of China, China

This is one of the greatest wonders providing an excellent trail for people who would like to explore it on foot. No one ever hikes this wall by accident as it offers a worthwhile experience that you will probably not find anywhere else. The most accessible parts are found outside Beijing and this also clings to vertigo inducing angles and mountainous borderlands.

 

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