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Top worldwide walking holidays

Added 03 Mar 2010
Top worldwide walking holidays

There are so many amazing places for walking and trekking holidays all across the world it can be difficult to choose where to go! But, whether you're an experienced walker or if you've just purchased your first pair of walking boots, there are some walks which are simply 'must-do'. Our Product Managers have chosen their ten favourite walks and treks worldwide - how many have you done? And, more importantly, which one will you try next?

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1. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

One of the 7 Continental peaks and Africa’s highest mountain, high above East Africa’s great gamelands.
Try it on Kilimanjaro Shira TrekTanzania Volcano Trek or Shira, Safari and Zanzibar

Inca Trail

2. The Inca Trail (Peru)

Trek the ancient Inca pathways of the Andes to South America’s most famous citadel, Machu Picchu. Inca Trail passes are limited and sell out quite quickly, so it is always worth booking as soon as you know you want to go. Try it on Heights of Machu PicchuPeru Inca TrailInca Trail Trek or take your teens on Inca Trail Teen Adventure.


3. Everest Base Camp (Nepal)

Renowned expedition route through Sherpa homelands of the Himalaya to see the World’s highest mountain up close.
Try it on Everest Base Camp

Torres del Paine

4. Torres del Paine (Chile)

Discover the wild landscapes of Patagonia on this remote trek to the ends of the earth. Try it on Torres del Paine Circuit

Tien Shan

5. Tien Shan Trek (Kyrgyzstan)

This big wilderness adventure combines participation camping and tough trekking in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Nothing will get you more off the beaten track. Trekking into nomad country, you may be lucky enough to be invited into the yurts of the friendly and welcoming shepherds.
Try it on Tien Shan Trek


Great Wall

6. Great Wall (China)

Discover off-beat China and whilst walking one of the world’s most iconic monuments.
Try it on Walk the Great Wall



7. Mount Damavand (Iran)

At 5671m, Mount Damavand is the highest peak in the Middle East - and also located in Iran! Scale both Damavand and Mt Touchal, and take in some of Iran's natural and cultural highlights, and sample the world famous Iranian hospitality.
Try it on Damavand Mountain Persian Trek


8. Mount Ararat (Turkey)

Non-technical ascent of Turkey’s highest peak and fabled resting place of Noah’s Ark.
Try it on Cappadocia, Taurus and Ararat Trek


9. Drakensburg Trails (South Africa)

Challenging and remote, this trekking trip takes in southern Africa's highest peaks as well as the wild and beautiful Lesotho, and the rugged 'Wild Coast' of South Africa.
Try it on Drakensberg Trails

High Atlas

10. High Atlas (Morocco)

Isolated villages and Berber culture of Morocco’s mightiest mountains including and ascent of North Africa’s highest mountain.
Try it on High Atlas Trek

For walks closer to home, check out our Top Ten Summer Walks in Europe