Whether we’d like to admit it or not, it’s a fact that a lot of us have gained a few pounds in recent years. Some of that might be due to inactivity caused by the outbreak of coronavirus, but it can also come down to being downright too lazy.
No matter if you want to lose some weight, experience new adventures or simply enjoy life, going on a hike still remains one of the best ways to achieve all of those goals. In today’s article, we will take a look at the best hiking destinations you should visit in the year ahead. Are you ready to put on your gear and head out?
Enjoy the scenic route of the Alps
The Alps present a huge mountain range, spanning across several countries in Europe, including Italy, Switzerland and France, to name a few. While it may seem quite scary to some weekend hikers, the great thing about this mountain is the sheer number of different available hiking trails.
A lot of hotels and Airbnb rentals offer guided tours of the Alps, ranging in difficulty and duration. If you truly want to experience the power of this huge mountain range, make sure to come prepared, as your durability and strength will be tested on some of the more challenging paths. One thing is for sure, no matter which route you choose, you will get a chance to check out some gorgeous sights.
Find inner peace in the Death Valley national park
For those who want to get away from all the city noise and afford to be in a quiet environment where they can find inner peace, it’s difficult to find a better hiking destination than Death Valley. This desert land is almost mesmerizing and so very unique that it even carries the title of a national park.
Our advice would be to avoid this place during the summer, because it can get extremely hot, as it’s best visited during early spring, where you’ll have the best chance to run into a hidden oasis that breaks the monotony of the desert-like sand. Don’t be surprised to even see some wildflowers showing up between the lava dunes along the way, making this hike truly memorable.
Take a trail of the ancient Machu Picchu
In case you like history, you’ve surely already seen the Inca trail in Peru before. However, if you’re not familiar with this trail, don’t think of it as just another hike you can do in the afternoon. Not only that this track is long, as it can take up to a couple of days to complete, it is also done at a rather high altitude.
It’s not like you’re going to need to bring an oxygen tank or anything of that nature, but you might want to invest some time in your physical preparation before attempting to complete it. A mix of stunning nature and rich history, what more could you ask?
Find out why Iceland is truly unique
Just by looking at the photos of Iceland, you are bound to fall in love with this stunning country. While photos tell a certain story, you can only truly experience Iceland as it was supposed to once you get there. We suggest you can start at the Laugavegur trail.
Mountains that were shaped by volcanic activity, breathtaking highlands and a plethora of hot springs everywhere you look are just some of the things that make Island a can’t miss destination for all people who love to hike.
Choose one of the many trails in Colorado
Colorado is a country well known for its stunning nature, so it can be very difficult to choose just one track deemed as the best one. However, almost all of them include a loop around the Rocky Mountains, lakes and some of the many national forests.
A great thing about the Colorado trails is the fact that they are suitable for people of all ages and that you don’t have to be a world-class athlete to truly enjoy them. Simply choose the one that works for you and get out there. It’s bound to be a day to remember.