What better way is there to escape from the day to day boredom of your mostly sedentary and routine life than taking a walking trip? Leave your phone at home, step away from the keyboard and head out into the world to explore!
Take a trip to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. There are different packages that offer accommodations, guides, cooks, and porters, at an all-inclusive price. Make sure you begin training for the climb at least eight weeks in advance. A program that includes aerobic training, weightlifting, and endurance training is best. Make sure that your boots are broken in so that you don’t get blisters or suffer any other discomfort. The views you will experience as you break through the clouds are fantastic and the sense of euphoria you experience upon completing the journey is like no other feeling in the world.
Trekking in Tibet is an amazing adventure that you will always cherish. Tibet is set in a plateau that is surrounded by some of the world’s tallest mountain ranges. Wind your way through paths lined with Buddhist monasteries, forests, stunning views of the Himalayans, and one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. Try to catch a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard in all of its beauty. Experience the rich culture of Tibet and get to know its friendly people.
The Inca trail is located in the Andes in Peru and it is a must for explorers. It is made up of three intersecting trails Classic, One Day, and Mollepata that wind their way up to the famous Sun Gate on Machu Picchu Mountain. Walk past Incan ruins, settlements, tunnels and architectural grandeur before ending up at this world famous spot that is rich in intrigue, romance and history. Advance booking is mandatory as they only allow a certain number of hikers on the trail at a time. The trail is closed in February for cleaning and maintenance.
Explore the stunning south west coast of England on The Southwest Path. The 1008km journey begins in Poole Harbour and travels along the south coasts of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall to Land’s. You can choose the distance that you wish to travel and enjoy some of the most spectacular rugged coastal scenery in the world.
Travel along the 160km route where the Wall used to stand on The Berlin Wall Trail. In most areas it runs along the former patrol road that the customs officers in West Germany used to patrol daily. Wind your way past the monuments of the people who lost their lives trying to escape; remains of the old wall, and other sights of interest that are sure to intrigue any adventurer. Walking holidays in Germany are well marked with signs, plaques with interesting facts on them, and what to watch out for. This trail dedicated to preserving the history of the cold war era is something all adventurers must experience.
When it comes to walking holidays, Spain offers something for walkers of all abilities. Ranging from gentle strolls across the Catalonian coastline, to challenging trail hikes in the Pyreness. Also thanks to the climates of Andalucia, Mallorca and the Canary Islands, Spain is suited to walking holidays all year round. The Asturias offer a challenge with the magnificent Picos de Europa range, which is a haven for wonderful wildlife.