Point to point trekking holidays involve following a linear route from A to B, as opposed to a circular route or day walks to and from the same point. For many hikers the satisfaction of moving on from one overnight stop to the next, following a linear route towards a final destination, is part of the pleasure of the hike.
Amongst the world’s most famous point to point treks are the Inca Trail in Peru, the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain and the notoriously tough GR20 trail across Corsica. Lesser known but equally satisfying point to point walking routes include the 220 kilometre long Corfu Trail, which runs the length of the mountainous island from north to south, and the Lycian Way in southern Turkey, whose route along the idyllic Turquoise Coast takes you past ancient Greek sites and unspoilt mountain villages. Another long distance point to point hike in Turkey is the Saint Paul Trail, which follows in the footsteps of Saint Paul through the fragrant cedar and pine forests of the Taurus Mountains.
If you enjoy hiking with a specific purpose, to cover a route from A to B, then a point to point trek may be just what you’re looking for. The shared objective of reaching the endpoint is a tangible goal for everyone in your trekking party and often brings a shared sense of satisfaction and achievement to the whole group.