500 Walks – the most beautiful hiking routes in the world

Lace up shoes and go hiking: we make the most beautiful discoveries on foot. But which corners of this earth are best explored on foot? Expert Sarah Baxter has created a wonderful hiking guide with ” 500 Walks – Legendary Adventure Walks Worldwide “. We show breathtaking tours.

The “Great Himalaya Trail” traverses the entire Nepalese part of the Himalayas.

The “Via Alpina” surrounds the upper edge of the Italian boot. For the entire route (2495 kilometers) you need about four months (recommended only for advanced).

Impressive: The Matterhorn towers over parts of the Via Alpina.

At the “88 Tempel Weg” you can wander the entire Japanese island of Shikoku. The tour is 1100 kilometers long and takes about 40 to 50 days, the difficulty is moderate.

The Zentsuji Temple (# 75) is the largest of the 88 temples on Shikoku.

The idyllic “Offa’s Dyke Path” leads through Wales and England, in just two weeks, the 285 kilometers are hiked, the difficulty is moderate.

On the “Offa’s Dyke Path” you can walk from the Sedbury Cliffs to the Welsh coastal town of Prestatyn on the Irish Sea.

With 180 kilometers not very long, but very exhausting is the “Haute Route” through the Swiss mountains. Up to two weeks steep climbs and spectacular panoramic views are guaranteed.

Pure idyll: along the Haute Route, the view keeps falling on lower mountain lakes.

The Berlin Wall Trail has a length of 160 kilometers and can be hiked by beginners in just over a week. If you prefer to explore individual stages, you can switch to public transport in between.

On the Berlin Wall Trail you can visit a section of the historic border area.

“Fugitive’s Trail” in South Africa: Below Isandlwana you can walk through the burial ground – the scene of a brutal Zulu battle. (Total length of the route: 8 kilometers, duration about three hours)

On the “King Ludwig way” it goes past the fairy-tale towers of the castle Neuschwanstein.

Author Sarah Baxter has put together the “500 Walks”.

There are more great hiking trails in “500 Walks – Legendary adventure hikes worldwide” by Sarah Baxter (Knesebeck Verlag, 32 Euro).

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