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Hiking Holidays: Top Destinations
The Best Destinations for a Hiking Holiday
Hiking holidays are a great way for active visitors to learn more about the most scenic areas in the UK and elsewhere. And when you plan your own hikes, you can tailor them to your group's abilities, so even families with young children can appreciate all the natural wonders of this beautiful world. Check out these exciting hiking destinations now, and start the countdown to your next fantastic walking adventures.
Italy's Amalfi Coast
Italy's varied landscape is a joy to explore for hikers of all ages and abilities, and the cliffs and beaches of the Amalfi coastline ensure it's a number one walking destination. Don't forget to take your swimming kit along when you walk the Path of the Gods. This short three-hour hike ends at the lovely, deserted Arienzo Beach with spectacular views of Capri.
Paklenica National Park, Croatia
Explore the mountains, lush forests, and natural beauty of the Croatian Paklenica National Park during any short break or longer holiday stay. This stunning landscape soars above the ocean, and visitors can enjoy all the delights of a beach holiday alongside long hikes or shorter family walks.
West Highland Way, Scotland
The UK has its fair share of wonderful hiking holiday destinations, and this walk from Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands is one of the most popular. The 154km hike takes around one week to complete, but can be tackled in sections over a shorter period of time. Highlights include Loch Lomond, the wild moors of Rannoch, and, of course, Ben Nevis.
Ireland's Causeway Coast Way
Staying close to home, the Causeway Coast Way in Co. Antrim offers walkers the most spectacular cliff views in Europe. Sights along this 53km route include the iconic Giant's Causeway, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the famous Bushmills distillery. Take a leisurely holiday to explore this dramatic area of Ireland. Some of the fine seaside towns to explore en route include Portrush and Coleraine.
Hikers looking for year-round walking holidays will discover loads of popular Spanish destinations for longer hiking holidays or short breaks. Andalucia is a classic hiking destination, with routes encompassing the historic cities of Granada, Cordoba, and Seville. Other popular hiking holidays to Spain include the volcanic Garrotxa National Park in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.
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