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8 Great Walks of the World

20 Jun 2018

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There remains something virtuous and irresistible in the idea of exploring the wonders of nature on foot. Whether you like teetering on mountain ridges or a gentle hike along the coastline, we’ve found eight great walks of the world to satisfy the adventurer inside you.

Machu Picchu Inca Trail, Peru

The Inca Trail Walk to the once lost city of Machu Picchu is a magical experience that encompasses the Sacred Valley of Peru and takes you through Inca ruins.

Length of walk: 4-5 days

Mount Sinai, Egypt

Mount Sinai, also known by some as Moses mountain, is a majestic and awe-inspiring place, rich in history and religious significance. It’s said that this is where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Length of walk: 2-3 hours

Sentiero degli Dei, Amalfi Coast

Leading you past soaring cliffs, tiny shrines and cypress groves between the charming fishing settlements, this walk burns enough calories to justify that extra-large tiramisu at the end.

Length of walk: 5 hours

Milford Track, New Zealand

Be captivated by pristine lakes, sky-scraping mountain peaks and enormous valley views on this track. A short detour takes you to Sutherland Falls, the tallest waterfall in New Zealand.

Length of walk: 5 days

Torres del Paine lookout, Chile

Savour the views along the walk to this iconic lookout. The unmatched combination of mountain peaks and fractured blue glaciers make the landscape along this walk particularly striking.

Length of walk: 5-6 hours


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Kalalau Trail, Hawaii

With 180-degrees of the electric blue Pacific, majestic ridges and unspoiled beaches, every inch of this tropical trail boasts epic views.

Length of walk: 5-6 hours

Bay of Fires, Australia

Appearing as though if untouched for thousands of years, Tasmania’s magnificent coastline known as the Bay of Fires provides dramatic landscapes, ecology, and wildlife.

Length of walk: 4 days

Bagan Walk, Myanmar

Wander among the 2,000 temples, stupas and other monuments that dot the plains of Bagan on this adventurous walk that takes you through the heart of Myanmar. 

Length of walk: 1 day


Inspired to plan your own active holiday? Talk to a Travel Associates adviser about your travel ideas.