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The A-Z of Trekking

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Take an alphabetical journey through the world on two feet, covering some of the finest, most famous, and underrated trekking locations our planet has to offer.

A Global Tour

A - The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi CoastThe Amalfi Coast

Spectacular walks through lemon groves, beech woods and along one of the most beautiful coastal paths in the world… the Amalfi Coast is the perfect Italian escape!

Take me there: Amalfi Coast holidays

B - Bromo

Mount BromoMount Bromo

From the surreal sea sands at the base to the gaping, smouldering chasm of the crater, the mist-shrouded cone of Mount Bromo in Java is one of the eeriest volcanic treks you can undertake.

Take me there: Indonesia trips

C - The Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de SantiagoWalking the Camino de Santiago

It could be the world’s oldest trekking route. The historic Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route traversing northern Spain’s rolling golden fields and sunburnt monasteries.

Take me there: Camino de Santiago trips

D - Dolomites

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sexten DolomitesTre Cime di Lavaredo, Sexten Dolomites

The unmistakable Tre Cime di Lavaredo might be the most recognisable silhouette in all of Europe, but the Dolomites have no shortage of jagged, white limestone spires overlooking green valleys.

Take me there: Trips to the Dolomites

E - Everest Basecamp

At Everest BasecampAt Everest Basecamp

The highest mountain on earth, Everest is the definitive base camp trek. Pass between the gargantuan icy peaks, visit colourful Buddhist monasteries and conquer this iconic trek.

Take me there: Everest treks

F - Mount Fuji

Mount FujiMount Fuji

Perfectly symmetrical Mount Fuji is the textbook volcano. What makes it special is the shrines and temples studding the trail, the magnificent sunrise, and the relaxing onsens (hot springs) after.

Take me there: Mount Fuji trips

G - GR20

GR20 climbGR20 climb

Notoriously vertigo-inducing, “Europe’s toughest trek” is starkly beautiful. Endurance and stamina are needed to secure the rewards on the GR20: horizon spanning vistas, sparkling lakes and dramatic rock faces.

Take me there: Corsica holidays

H - Himalaya

Gokyo lakeGokyo Lake

The Himalaya is on every trekker's bucket list, and there’s a good reason why: towering spires of snow and rock standing sentinel over azure lakes, prayer flags fluttering on the wind, and almost endless trails.

Take me there: Himilaya trips

I - Inca Trail

Inca trailThe Inca Trail

Walk in the footsteps of history on the Inca Trail, past ancient ruins and through atmospheric cloud forests in the towering Andes, to arrive triumphant at magnificent Machu Picchu.

Take me there: Inca Trail trips

J - Jotunheimen National Park

Hiker, Jotunheim National ParkHiker, Jotunheim National Park

“The Home of the Giants” is a walker’s wonderland, carved by glacial arms. Expect lush greenery, multi-coloured lakes and a healthy dose of dramatic views over the gleaming fjords of Norway.

Take me there: Norwegian fjords trips

K - Kilimanjaro

Summit shot on KilimanjaroSummit shot on Kilimanjaro

A trekking giant in more ways than one. It’s an enigmatic and evocative summit, a solitary volcanic peak unlike anywhere else on Earth.

Take me there: Kilimanjaro trips

L - Ladakh

Verdant valley below Stok KangriVerdant valley below Stok Kangri

The lesser-known Indian Himalaya is a must for the off the beaten track trekking aficionado. Vast, echoing plains are surrounded by jagged multi-coloured mountains and steep, sparse passes.

Take me there: Indian Himilaya

M - Mont Blanc Circuit

breventBrevent

The Tour du Mont Blanc began with the Victorian explorers, in search of geological secrets. Now the route, which traverses six high passes and seven fertile valleys, is world-renowned for its beauty.

Take me there: Mont Blanc trips

N - Nanda Devi

View of Nanda DeviView of Nanda Devi

Nanda Devi is a hidden gem, a beautiful mountain surrounded by acres of alpine meadows, mammoth ice-covered ridges, and the spectacular Milam Glacier – a remote and rewarding hike.

Take me there: Nanda Devi trips

O - Oman's Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon 'Balcony Walk' Grand Canyon 'Balcony Walk' 

This little known balcony trek is one of the greatest secrets of the trekking world. Get off the beaten path and delve into Oman's dramatic wadis and narrow gorges, then head for the open air as you trek along what's known as Oman's Grand Canyon. Truly spectacular, but you don't have to share.

Take me there: Oman holidays

P - Patagonia

Torres del Paine National Park, PatagoniaTorres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

Patagonia is a raw, almost empty realm of unfettered beauty. Vast rolling grasslands are interrupted by the jagged, monochrome peaks of the Andes, and the skies burn with beautiful sunsets.

Take me there: Trips to Patagonia

Q - Queyras

Trekking in the QueyrasTrekking in the Queyras

A forgotten corner of the Alps, the Queyras are a wild and wildly underrated. Alpine lakes, craggy summits perfect for scrambling and long deserted ridges: a bona fide treat for any serious walker.

Take me there: Queyras trekking

R - Rysy

Group on the summit of Mount RysyGroup on the summit of Mount Rysy

The highest mountain in Poland is a diva: Rysy is a tough, vertiginous scramble demands you earn the dramatic 360 degree panorama of more than 100 peaks, many lakes and into neighbouring Slovakia.

Take me there: Polish High Tatras

S - Stok Kangri

Admiring the panorama from the summit of Stok KangriAdmiring the panorama from the summit of Stok Kangri

This mighty 6,000m beast is a colossal achievement: a remote trek past rock cathedrals, huge valleys and the final exposed scramble up the snow-covered ridge, armed with ice axes, to the summit. Can you take on Stok Kangri?

Take me there: India trekking holidays

T - Toubkal

Peak of Mount ToubkalPeak of Mount Toubkal

Step up to the challenge: Toubkal is your perfect first-time summit. Start in dusky pink Berber villages, moving steadily upwards to this usually sunny summit – a tantalising taste of trekking glory.

Take me there: Mount Toubkal trips

U - Ugljesin Peak

Looking out from Ugljesin Peak in Sutjeska N.PLooking out from Ugljesin Peak in Sutjeska N.P

Bosnia & Herzegovina may be over-looked but certainly not overrated: craggy limestone mountains and lush valleys, and Ugljesin is the perfect vantage point to survey the encircling panorama of peaks.

Take me there: Walking in Bosnia and Herzegovina

V - Via Ferrata

Via FerrataVia Ferrata

Hikers with a head for heights should try Via Ferrata. Think serious scrambling clipped into harnesses. Follow WWII routes across the Dolomites, tackling iron ladders and precarious bridges.

Take me there: Introduction to Via Ferrata

W - Wall of China

Great Wall at SunsetGreat Wall at Sunset

Iconic, imposing, terrifying: the Great Wall of China is a monument to man’s ingenuity and ego. Trekking here is to tread upon history, from remote ruins to where it has been restored to glory.

Take me there: Great Wall of China trips

X - Xlendi Bay

Gozo coastline, Xlendi Bay in the distance Gozo coastline, Xlendi Bay in the distance 

Xlendi Bay is the rest stop a walker's dreams are made of: an idyllic cove hugged by rugged cliffs and the Mediterranean Sea. The picturesque village is perfect to kick back with a drink or an ice cream in the sun.

Take me there: Walking on Gozo

Y - Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic SpringYellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring

America’s first national park, Yellowstone dazzles and surprises: geysers, Grizzlies and glaciers at every turn, and no better way to traverse its scenic splendour than on foot, away from the day-tripping crowds.

Take me there: Yellowstone trips

Z - Zugspitze

Austrian landscapeAustrian landscape

Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze is a Bavarian beauty: serrated teeth biting at the sky, glaciers icing the sides, and a whole network of cable cars ideal for whisking you up to the best viewpoints.

Take me there: Trekking in Southern Bavaria

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