1Hiking has the power to reconnect our body and soul
Granite Lake and Maggie’s Peak, Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe hides some of the best hiking in the US that offer some of the best views. The Granite Lake and Maggies Peaks Hike is a thrilling adventure above Emerald Bay that boasts incredible scenery. Meander up through granite gardens and mixed pine forests to the shimmering alpine lake that offers panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the bounding Sierra Nevada mountains. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 3 hours to complete.
2Lake Tahoe, North California
Volcano Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Climbing to the top of Mount Teide is an adventure that everyone must experience at least once in their life. But hiking up Mount Teide is not for everyone. The trail is around 9 km long and takes between 6 and 7 hours to reach an altitude of 3.715 m. The atmospheric conditions harden the further up you go and the wild volcano vegetation can seem torrid, although the scenic value given by a climb to the peak makes the hike well worth the effort. Our suggestion is to start the trail around 3.30 am via Montaña Blanca equipped with head-lamps and enough water. Be aware. People who want to reach the very top of the summit of the volcano are asked to show a special permit once at the arrival of the cable car. The paper has to be requested several months in advance. Here is where you can submit your request to obtain the permit to climb to the Mount Teide peak.
3Volcano Teide, Tenerife
The "classic" path of the GR20 is a two-week trek. A better option if you're not a really experienced walker is to try a GR20 North and a GR20 South trek, each of which can be completed in a week. The GR20 requires experience of mountain walking. It is not a technically challenging hike but does require familiarity with the use of chains and a sure footedness for the rocky landscape. The average daily walking time for proficient walkers is 6.5 hours (not including stops).
Welsh 3000s Challenge (14 Peaks), United Kingdom
How hard is the Welsh 3000s? It’s probably one of the most frequently asked questions by trekking and hiking enthusiasts. But why? The Welsh 3000 Challenge (14 Peaks) climbs all the 3000ft peaks in Snowdonia in a continuous journey. The total distance is about 50km with a height gain close to 4000m. Is it possible to complete this trail inside 24hrs? Experts say it’s brutally tough, but a fantastic challenge; to complete the trail over 2 days is still very difficult. If you want to challenge yourself, this is the hike to climb.
5 Welsh 3000s Challenge (14 Peaks), United Kingdom
Mount Toubkal, Morocco
North Africa's highest peak at 4,167 meters, a hike to the top of Mount Toubkal isn't for the faint-hearted, but it’s an incredible trail and one of the most outstanding in the world. It’s a 2 days hike and the path upwards rise from the village of Imlil, passing over a dry river bed before rising sharply through the shrine at Sidi Chamharouch and on towards a large mountain hut. After overnighting here, hikers strap on crampons and set off up the snowfield to the summit, where the Atlas Mountains open out and the views are relentless.
6Mount Toubkal, Morocco
W Circuit, Torres Del Paine NP, Chile
Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park is one of the absolute highlights of a visit to Patagonia. It’s a hiker's paradise with vertical granite peaks reaching for the sky, glacier-carved valleys with cascading waterfalls, and impossible blues. It features three main points of interest: Grey Glacier, French Valley, and the Tower’s Base Viewpoint. Connecting these three points creates a wobbly “W”-shape on a map for which the trail is named. In full, it's a four- or five-day hike that can be walked without carrying gear or food, since you will find Refugio's or campsites along the road.
7W Circuit, Torres Del Paine NP, Chile
The West Highland Way, Scotland
The West Highland Way is one of the UK’s most loved long-distance hiking trails and a firm favorite among hikers who want to experience Scotland’s beautiful landscapes. Leaving from the outskirts of Glasgow and going to Fort William, the West Highland Way covers a variety of classical Scottish scenery, from green pastures to the beautiful Loch Lomond, to expansive views across the Highlands.
8The West Highland Way, Scotland
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Remember: Hiking is a great way to reconnect with Nature in a way that invigorates both body and Spirit. An inexpensive activity to get started in. So, hit the road and all the bustle behind; a world of wonder awaits your first step!
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