4 Unforgettable Hiking Destinations

by Holly Riddle

Jul 17, 2019

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There are tons of places to hike around the world — possibly even dozen of options just miles from where you currently sit. But some hiking destinations are better than others. Here are a few that will be entirely unforgettable — along with some of the best ways to see them.

 

Peru

Travel the historic Inca trail and traverse 15 different ecosystems, a 15,000-foot-high mountain pass, remarkable villages and, of course, Machu Picchu. You can do so in style when you book a seven-day trekking experience with Naya Traveler. You’ll end each day at a lodge, where you can relax with ease and dine on local fare and wines. Other experiences along the way include traditional meals, coffee plantation visits and more.

 

Italy

While you might think of Italy more along the lines of rolling hills, olive groves and Mediterranean shores, the Dolomites are waiting in northern Italy with remote hiking trails filled with history. Go along for the journey with On Foot Holidays for a self-guided tour at your own pace. See remnants of World War I battles, spectacular views and natural wonders.

 

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is another sleeper hiking destination. Beyond the luxury beach resorts, you can hike the island’s highest peak, Mount Gimie, which sits at more than 3,000 feet. The volcanic mountain requires an all-day trek, with nine hours of hiking total and up to six in the steepest terrain. This is certainly a challenging hike in paradise, and one you can conquer with the help of Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, a boutique property that arranges private climbs with your own private guide, lunch and transfer.

 

Kilimanjaro

Lastly, why not really test your limits and go all out with a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, the largest free-standing mountain in the world? A multiday journey, this is an absolute unforgettable experience, but not for those unaccustomed to strenuous travel adventures. Duma Explorer provides Kilimanjaro trekking experiences to travelers, and can guide you through the challenge.

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