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Exploring a new destination on foot has to be one of the most amazing experiences. Not only do you get to exercise, but you are given an opportunity to meet locals, find curiosities you otherwise wouldn’t, and get a true feeling for the city. It gives you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere and truly understand how another culture lives. This is a wonderful way to awaken your adventurous spirit and take your hiking to a whole new level. Which is why today, we’re giving you the best destinations to visit on a hiking tour.
Melbourne art tour, Australia
Walk through Melbourne’s more and less famous art galleries. Get to know the ever-evolving street art, meet the artists and their creative spaces and take breaks to try some local street food. This walk is a fun blend of cultural exploration, gastronomical adventures, and getting to know Melbourne’s brightest veteran and up-and-coming artists alike. The tour takes you all over Melbourne, giving you a chance to explore as much as possible, so the next day you can revisit those sites and absorb them in your own time.
Cloud Forests of Costa Rica, Central America
For those who prefer natural surroundings while they hike, Costa Rica has a lot to offer. One of its most sought-after sights are the cloud forests in the coastal mountains. The rainforests with treetops interwoven with clouds make for a breathtaking view. Aside from the mountainous trek, you also have waterfalls, natural craters and sweet water ponds to explore. There are lodgings along the trail that allow for hikers to prolong this magical experience over several days.
Great barrier reef, Australia
Believe it or not, there is an underwater hike that doesn’t require any driving skill. Equipped with nothing but a helmet and an oxygen tank, you get to walk on the bottom of the underwater life that inhabits it. Get face-to-face with octopi, fish and wonderfully colorful ocean flora in a Great barrier reef hike. Seawalker green island gives you a once in a lifetime experience of what it’s like to live under the sea.
Bhutan, South Asia
If you believe yourself to be lucky, you can try to visit the Kingdom of Bhutan. Open only to select few tourists each season, up until recently, Bhutan was closed off to visitors to keep the serene way of life uninterrupted. But those who get to hike through its mountain-hugged valleys are treated with the true way of life of Ancient Asia. The life-altering tranquility of Buddhist temples, rhododendron fields in the chilly morning sun, the sight of Himalayas on the horizon – all come together to leave a mark on anyone who sets foot to Bhutan.
Binna Burra to Green Mountains, Queensland, Australia
This is a 23 km walk through one of the most beautiful landscapes Australia has to offer. Walking through the rainforests to the Lamington National Park, you’ll get to see the rim of the volcanic caldera, and breathe in the cool, fresh air among the beech trees. Whichever one of the exceptional walking tours you treat yourself to, the walk lasts around seven hours and is a must-experience for every Australia visitor.
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
The only right way to experience New Orleans is definitely by foot. The French Quarter is a true historical gem. Magical, culturally rich and brimming with life at every step, it opens up into the Warehouse district with art galleries, the garden district filled with oak trees, and the Magazine street with its wide array of boutiques, antique shops, crafts and so on. This is the lively beating heart of Louisiana that deserves to be on your travel list.
We listed just some of the most attractive destinations for you to start off the great hiking adventure. But the truth in all is that any visit can become a life-changing experience of its own, starting even with your hometown. There is a level of familiarity and mystery to a place that no mode of transportation can provide as much as visiting it on foot. Who knows what kind of secrets a city’s suburbs or national parks hold? Only one way to find out. So, gear up!
About The Author:
Stacey Smith is the freelance health writer. She is passionate to write about women’s health, dental health, diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition and provide in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.