World’s Best Walking Trails

From Tanzania to Nepal, this week we explore our favourite long walking trails around the world to offer you the wanderlust experience of a lifetime. Check these stunning hiking trails off your bucket list and let the powerful beauty of nature overcome you.

 

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike

Location: Arizona, United States
Distance: 44 miles
Best Time to Go: March to May, September to November

This hike gives you an in-depth look at one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Enjoy the golden silence, the dominating vastness and the stunning views and scenery that reach up to the horizon. Experience some of the most treacherous trails and some of the most stunning waterfalls the world has to offer.

 

Everest Base Camp Trek

Location: Nepal, South Asia

Distance: 70 miles

Best Time to Go: March to May, September to November

Climbing the most iconic base camp of all, at the foot of the world’s highest mountain is a nothing less than a lifetime achievement. This trek is also enriched by the opportunity to experience the people and culture that live in this area, making it a cultural trip as well as a nature hike.

 

Inca Trail Peru

Location: Machu Picchu, Peru
Distance: 26 miles
Best Time to Go: from July to September

Starting from the KM82 and arriving at Machu Picchu, this iconic hike through the Andes is not all about the final destination. Enjoy walking via old Inca pathways and orchid-filled, jungle-like forests, reaching the stone gate of Intipunku to see the sunrise over mountainous peaks of Machu Picchu.

 

Kilimanjaro

Location: Tanzania, Africa

Distance: from 28 miles

Best Time to Go: January, February, or September

There are six possible routes to climb the highest mountain in Africa; the Umbwe and Lemosho Route are the hardest but most recommended; the Rongai Route is less dramatic and quieter; the Marangu Route offers accommodation along the way; the Machame and Shira Routes are the most popular with a very varied trail in terms of steepness, crossing valleys and overcoming ridges.

 

Bay of Fires

Location: Tasmania, Australia
Distance: 16 miles
Best Time to Go: October to May

Walking through the Bay of Fires takes you to a region of picturesque, white sandy beaches with orange-hued granite boulders, presenting a stunning blend of colours against the turquoise ocean. As a section of the Bay is part of Mount William National Park, this trail allows trekkers to catch sight of the eastern grey kangaroo, Tasmanian devils, wombats and more.

 

Scottish National Trail

Location: United Kingdom
Distance: 470 miles
Best Time to Go: April and May

Opened in 2012, the Scottish National Trail is a long-distance walking route running from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath, providing views of the most amazing landscapes in the country. Breathe in the freshest, cleanest air in the world whilst gazing down at the calm Scottish lochs down below.

 

Tour du Mont Blanc

Location: France, Italy, Switzerland
Distance: 110 miles
Best Time to Go: From July to mid-September

The Tour of Mount Blanc or TMB is one of Europe’s most popular long-distance walks and gives you the opportunity to hike through three countries – Switzerland, Italy and France – but also trek through rocky mountain passes, blooming alpine meadow, and glacial valleys, all at the base of the highest mountain in Western Europe.

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