Hiking Travel Ideas

Walking holidays and hiking vacations – ideas and inspiration for walking holidays around the world based on my own personal experience. From the Tour du Mt Blanc in Europe to the Milford Track in New Zealand you’ll find packing lists, training tips and day-by-day accounts of some of the world’s best hikes.

Walking in Mallorca's Serra de Tramuntana
Balearic Islands, Food & Drink Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Spain

Exploring the Valley of Oranges in Soller, Mallorca

The sound of waves slapping against the shore outside our hotel window in Mallorca was lulling but the warm October sun was shining and the ancient trails of the Valley of the Oranges beckoned. It was time to explore the Mallorca walking holiday options from Port Soller! The area around […]

Kareri Lake multi day trek from Dharamshala India
Hiking Travel Ideas, India

India: A 3-day trek from Dharamshala

The beauty of the Indian Himalayas in springtime and the intoxicating air of the mountains made this three-day trek from Dharamshala / McLeod Ganj a wonderfully authentic, low-impact experience. McLeod Ganj and Dharamshala You probably know that Dharamshala is the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile and the population of Tibetans […]

Etosha National Park, Namibia
Adventure Travel Ideas, Botswana, Hiking Travel Ideas, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia

The best Africa safari holiday ideas

Whether you want to travel from the Cape to Cairo, or enjoy a classic luxury safari holiday in east Africa, safari holidays give you an unparalleled opportunity to see African wildlife in its natural habitat. Here are a selection of safari holiday ideas for the best wildlife experience in Africa: […]

Nga-Tapuwai-o-Toi hike Whakatane New Zealand
Adventure Travel Ideas, Family Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, New Zealand, North Island, South Island, Wine Tasting Travel Ideas

The ultimate one-month New Zealand trip itinerary

Here is my ultimate one-month New Zealand trip itinerary. I have included a mix of the main attractions and places that will not appear on a travel agent’s New Zealand itinerary! A few tips for planning your New Zealand trip itinerary Overall, when planning your New Zealand vacation, aim to […]

Hiking in the Dolomite Mountains Alta Via 4 Italy
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Italian Alps & Dolomiti Mountains, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Hiking the Alta Via 4 in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy

I’ve just got back from hiking in Italy – the Alta Via 4 long distance hiking route in the Dolomite Mountains to be precise. Gorgeous scenery, challenging hiking, exciting via ferrata, delicious food in cosy mountain refuges… hiking in the Dolomites is fantastic! I used the Cicerone guide to Trekking in […]

Tre Cime di Lavaredo - hike in the Dolomites
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Italian Alps & Dolomiti Mountains, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Planning a hike in the Dolomites, Italy

After two amazing hiking trips in the Italian Dolomite Mountains, I want to share some thoughts, tips and ideas for planning a hike in the Dolomites, one of Europe’s best hiking destinations. Hiking in the Dolomites So why go hiking in the Dolomite mountains of Italy? This area has been […]

Nepal trekking: Everest region
Adventure Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, Nepal

Ethical trekking that supports porters in Nepal

I recently watched an amazing film from the Kendal Mountain Film Festival about Nepal trekking. But it wasn’t about western trekkers. Rob Fraser’s i Porter documents his experience on a two-week trek in Nepal’s Khumbu region, working as a porter. That’s right, he carried a 35 kilogram load everyday and […]