A WALK ACROSS THE CONTINENTS
Whether you’re trekking to the far corners of the earth or exploring the hustle and bustle of the city; there are breath-taking landscapes across the world waiting to be discovered to suit every level of adventure. There is no better way to explore these beautiful places than on your own two feet, so we have put together a list of 6 spectacular walks around the globe which will leave you feeling inspired.
TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACES, BALI
Get yourself lost whilst meandering your way around Tegallalang rice terraces on the small island of Bali, Indonesia. The island is a backpacker’s paradise in that it is easily accessible, yet allows travellers to escape from the busy touristy areas to the beautiful and remote rice paddies. The walk is not particularly strenuous; however, you should be prepared to do a few steep climbs, which can be particularly tough in the heat of the midday sun, so make sure you take plenty of water.
NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG TRAVERSE, SOUTH AFRICA
If you are a hiking enthusiast, then this is a hike to add to the list. The Northern Drakensberg traverse is a five to six day trek that takes you along the magnificent Northern Drakensberg escarpment. Standing 3000m high, at the edge of the high plateau of Lesotho, this trek offers breath-taking views that stretch to the plains of the Kwazulu-Natal. The Northern Drakensberg Traverse, however, is not a trek for the faint hearted. If you decide to undertake this hike, you will not only need to be self-sufficient for the entire trek, you will also need to be prepared for tough terrain and challenging conditions.
CAPE LE GRAND COASTAL TRAIL, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The Cape Le Grand Coastal Trail is a stunning 11 mile coastal walk that extends from Le Grand Beach to Rossiter Bay. With rugged peaks, sweeping heathlands, and wide sandy beaches, Cape Le Grand National Park offers stunning wild coastal walks, suitable for walkers of all abilities. Not only is the park perfect for day trippers looking to escape the city for a day’s stroll along the coast, it also makes an idyllic camping spot for visitors looking to stay and explore the area a little longer.
ISLA DEL SOL TRAVERSE, BOLIVIA
There are no cars or paved roads on the small island of La Isla Del Sol, which means walking is the only way to get around. Grab an early morning boat and follow the rock-and-earth paths, working your way through the hillside settlements stretching from North -South of the island, meeting the locals and experiencing some spectacular and unique landscapes along the way.
BRENTA DOLOMITES, ITALY
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites are well-known and loved by seasoned walkers. The area offers walkers a dramatic landscape of wildly eroded limestone cliffs, thick forests, and turquoise blue lakes. To the west of the main Dolomites, Brenta Dolomites are best known for the North-South traverse, and the East-West crossing. Walks in this area vary in terms of length and difficulty, from long distance treks, to a large selection of shorter day walks.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE, NEW YORK
Of course, you don’t have to be visiting an exotic far flung location to enjoy scenery on foot. If you’re on a city break, walking is one of the best ways to truly experience the soul of the city. The Brooklyn Bridge in New York connects two of its great boroughs: Manhattan and Brooklyn, offering excellent views and some of the best panoramas of this iconic city. This walk may only be a mile long, but it will live on in your memories forever.