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1. Posted by Miridgie (Budding Member, 2 posts) 19 Feb '06 00:01

Hi everyone,

I'm about to head off on an loosely scheduled overseas trip and wouldn't mind getting some feedback on some hiking trails that people have done. Good...bad... whatever. I'm talking about trips from 1 day to 1 year .

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 19 Feb '06 13:10

In New Zealand I walked the Tongariro Crossing (1 day) which is a spectacular route over a volcanic landscape , walked (and kayaked) the Abel Tasman trail (3-4 days walking) which is a lovely stretch of coastline and the Routeburn track (3 days) which is through some of the best mountain scenery I've seen anywhere.

Also did some walking in Tasmania over the Great Western Tiers which was really hard work, but true wilderness - just you and the wallabies up there!

3. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive, 1447 posts) 23 Apr '06 08:03

Colca Canyon in Peru is mega - 3 days/2 nights
Day walk down Samarian Gorge in Crete is pretty specy
Visited the Vikos Gorge in NW Greece for a quick look but won't trek it till 2008. Supposed to be very wild and beautiful.

Anthony

4. Posted by drixo (Full Member, 48 posts) 23 Apr '06 09:17

Did some good trekking in Malaysian Borneo. There's some excellent places in the Kelabit Highlands in Sarawak, anything from a couple of day treks up to walks lasting weeks over the border into Indonesia.

Also, it may seem rather tame, but there are some fantastic hiking opprtunities in the British Isles. The Highlands of Scotland are stunningly beautiful if you can get them at the right time of year. There's a really nice coastal footpath round Devon and Cornwall. Plus the fortnight long coast to coast walk across Northern England takes you across three national parks: Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. UK and Ireland may not be the most exotic place in the world, but there is some very nice walking country.