Famous hiking Trails
Collection and research about the best known hiking trails in the world
Text, watercolors and research by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org
A 6 months hike on the legendary, social and marked 3500km. /2200 miles long mostly forest trail on the east side of the USA
Tasmanian 20 miles / 33km. long Coastal trail along the beaches of North Eastern Tasmania ( Australia )
30 days, 780 km. / 585 miles. Spain. Spiritual and cultural trail, ( some walk more or less ) Ends at the holy city of Santiago de Compostela. More than 250.000 yearly hikers and pilgrims
Corsica’s 180km. / 112 miles ( 2 weeks ) long hiking trail across the high mountains of this Mediterranean island (France) – a hike with official huts/camp-areas along the trail
A legendary 4-5 days mountain hiking trail in Peru along ancient paths, to the 15 th century Inca ruins Macchu Picho at an altitude of 2430m./ 7970ft.
11 miles / 18km. short, (2-3) days. Slippery, dangerous and breath-taking coastal hike on Hawaii.
7-10 Days hike to the top of the highest mountain of Africa: Kilimanjaro ( Tanzania – summit: 5895m. / 19.341ft)
440km. / 270 miles, 1-4 weeks. A mostly flat mountain trail with many streams and lakes. situated in Northern Sweden, Most hikers only walk the first most Northern (110 km. / 70 miles / 1 week) Mountain huts along the way.
15-20 days hike to one of the Basecamps of Mount Everest, ( Nepal or Tibet, to the highest mountain on Earth.
Rwenzori Mountains – 8-10 days trekking in Uganda, Africa – a trek from dense tropical rain forest and up through five vegetation zones to +5000 m. / 16,000ft. high snow covered peaks in one of the most biodiversity rich areas on Earth.
3-4 weeks, 643km. / 400 miles long marked pilgrimage trail running South to North in Norway between Oslo and Tronheim. Now additional trails has been added all leading to Nidaros ( Tronheim)
Existing, but challenged, around 6000km. / 3700 miles long coastal trail project around the North Sea ( part of the Atlantic ) between Scotland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway – partly financed by EU
Tough 200 miles / 320 km. high altitude trail, that takes around 25 days, through the Himalaya mountains in Bhutan between India and China
8-9 days approx. 130km. long hike in Patagonia, Chile. Round one of the world’s most legendary National parks. Voted fifth most beautiful places on Earth by National Geographic
Around 10 days ( 105 miles / 170km.) – Hiking by the highest mountain of Europe (4808 m. / 15574 Feet ). A hike through both France, Italy and Switzerland