Summertime is perfect for enjoying some exciting and adventurous hikes, wouldn’t you agree? RentMama once again has prepared another Top 5 of amazing travel destinations! This time read about some stunning hiking trails you should conquer at least once in your lifetime!
Tiger Leaping Gorge, China
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Why “Tiger Leaping”? Well, the legends says that a long time ago a South China tiger leapt 25 meters across the river of Yangtze and escaped a man who was hunting it! This is one of the deepest gorges in the whole world, and it is 16 kilometers long. Tiger Leaping Gorge is a challenge for every hiker, backpacker and trekker to overcome at least once in their lifetime! Compared to other hikes it might prove itself to be more difficult, however, exotic and wonderful sights of Tiger Leaping Gorge’s landscapes will be totally worth a challenge. It truly is an amazing experience, but you should always keep in mind that this is not a trail to cross alone – several people have even died while trying to cross this path by themselves.
Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
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Norway without a question is one of the most thrilling destinations for everyone who enjoys a good hike, therefore if you have even one hiker bone in your body, it would be a shame to confess that you haven’t visited Norway, yet! Jotunheimen National Park of Norway is a home for some of the best and most famous hiking trails in Norway, and even whole Europe. 30 thousand people hike through Jotunheimen National park every year, so that should be enough proof that this national park with its stunning views and trails is a must-visit! Besseggen Ridge is on of the most popular walking and hiking trail of Jotunheimen National Park, however every single one of these trails is wonderful and sight of majestic mountains – unforgettable!
Inca Trail, Peru
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If Machu Picchu is a place you have always dreamt of visiting, the best way to do that is by exploring ancient Inca Trail – this way you’ll feel ancient Incan vibes! Inca Trail will take you to the journey through amazing and sometimes rather dangerous jungle of Amazon and by day 4 expect to catch a first glimpse of magnificent ancient ruins of stunning mountain of Machu Picchu.
This definitely is one of the best trail for those who want to enjoy both – fascinating historical vibes of great ancient civilisation and breath-taking landscapes and sights of completely different world. If you are passionate not only about ancient civilisations and history of ancient people, but archaeology, as well, there isn’t any more questions into whether you should visit Machu Picchu or not – this place is one of the most popular archaeological sites in the whole world! If you are not so much into the history, still consider exploring ancient Inca Trail – extraordinary nature of Amazon jungle will take your breath away!
Of course, Machu Picchu is truly amazing place to visit, but don’t be surprised, if the trek itself proves to be even more stunning than you could ever imagine!
Mont Blanc, France, Italy, and Switzerland
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Mount Blanc is not only highest mountain in the EU, but it’s also a fine treasure of three amazing countries – France, Italy and Switzerland. Superb hills and valleys of Mont Blanc will leave almost anyone speechless, especially those who always take their time to appreciate powerful beauty of mountain landscapes. Mount Blanc is unique in many ways, but mostly it differs from other hiking trails with its civilisation – it’s quite sure that you won’t have to worry neither about accommodation, nor food, because there is a large variety of different small villages along the trail, so this might be one of the most comfortable adventures you’ll ever have, even though it usually takes approximately 10 days to finish. Tour du Mont Blanc is not a very difficult journey, so most of the people should be able to finish it without pushing themselves too hard!
Alta Via, Italy
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Italy is famous for many things and Alta Via 1 stated in mountain range of Dolomites is one of them. All area of Dolomites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and no wonder – this mountain range is one of the most unique formations of geology in whole Europe, if not the entire world, for that matter. Alta Via 1 will take you to one of the most breath-taking and stunning hikes ever! Scenery of surrounding area is truly amazing – there just isn’t any other word that would describe Alta Via 1 better. Take a walk in Alta Via and you will never forget it, we promise!