You, your feet and a backpacker: are you ready to discover the most beautiful hiking trails in the world? Are you ready to immerse yourself in nature, to discover breathtaking scenery, to walk on the traces of ancient lost civilizations, to explore yourself? Get ready to be amazed along these long hiking trails: from Central America to Corsica, from rain forests to the Alps, these are the most beautiful trails in the world!

Oregon Desert Trail, 1200 km of deserts and waterfalls in the USA

Oregon Desert Trail, one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world
Photo by Loren Kerns via Flickr

We are in the heart of the north-western United States, in a place where the presence of water and of man is hard to find. The more experienced walkers will venture into this path in the state of Oregon, through mountains, vast deserts, rivers and canyons.

Camino de Santiago, the most famous pilgrimage

Camino de Santiago is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world
Photo by subherwal via Flickr

We have all heard it, some of you will also have done it: is one of the most important pilgrimage routes in history, running from the Pyrenees to Galicia for about 800 kilometers. You will hike through beautiful natural places, through villages with an immense the artistic and cultural heritage and you’ll meet walkers from all over the world.

Great Himalaya Trail, the most beautiful mountain in the world

Great Himalaya Trail, one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world
Photo by Great Himalaya Trails via Flickr

Those who love the mountains, will really be speechless: this long and very challenging hiking trail leads up to the roof of the world, reaching 6146 meters above sea level. Remote villages, mountain scenes never seen before, the thin air and clear skies: it will certainly be a unique experience.

Inca Trail, a path that has more than 500 years

Inca Trail is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world
Photo by Hernan Irastorza via Flickr

We move in Peru, for a relatively short path that you can do in five days. The route, built by the Incas, connects, among forests and mountains, the city of Cusco to the ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Overland Track, wild Tasmania

Overland Track
Photo by Tatters via Flickr

It is one of Australia’s most famous hiking trails, that takes you through the heart of Tasmania’s World Heritage Site. 80 km where you can admire forests, mountains, gorges and lakes, including the Cadre St. Clair, the largest and deepest in Australia.

Haute Route, walking or skiing in the Alps

Haute Route is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world
Photo by Jonathan Fox via Flickr

12 days between Chamonix and Zermatt, 180 kilometers from Monte Bianco in front of the Matterhorn, surrounded by pristine landscape.

Trans Panama Trail, the deepest jungle

Trans Panama Trail, one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world
Photo by Marc Veraart via Flickr

About 8000 kilometers of travel, from Colombia to Costa Rica, through Panama: this journey takes you into the thick vegetation of the rainforest, where you’ll meet remote indigenous populations, and it allows you to discover wild and completely uncontaminated landscapes.

GR20, the more difficult hiking trail of Europe

GR20, one of the most difficult hiking trail in Europe
Photo by Timo Horstschäfer via Flickr

The Sentier de grande randonnée 20 or GR20 is very steep sections, but really wonderful. Crosses the mountain range of Corsica, from Calenzana to Conca until, through valleys, forests, rivers, lakes and even the sea in the distance.

Via Francigena, the history beneath your feet

Via Francigena, one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world
Photo by Visit Tuscany via Flickr

For its historical importance in our rating we had to add the Via Francigena, a long pilgrimage from Canterbury to Rome. The English countryside, the cliffs of Dover, the ancient cities of France and Swiss villages, then climb to the Alps and the descent to the Po Valley. Then the Apennines, the Italian cities of art, the Tuscan cypress…

Continental Divide Trail, six months in the US

Continental Divide Trail is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world
Photo by Bureau of Land Management via Flickr

Almost 5000 kilometers of trail, from the Mexican border to the Canadian one. Someone will remember it because Forrest Gump runs this itinerary through the Rocky Mountain chain. It is one of the best ways to discover this great country, walking between the northern mountains and the desert of the south.

Do you know other routes that should be among the most beautiful hiking trails? Write us in the comments and discover together all the different hikes that we can do in the world!

 

Cover photo by Bureau of Land Management via Flickr 

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