The World’s Best Long-Distance Trekking Trails

From Nepal to the USA to Portugal and South Africa and Jordan… if you’re up for a really big challenge, I’ve written an introductory guide to some of the world’s best long-distance trekking trails.

Some of these require months of preparation and months to walk. Others can be divided into smaller, more manageable sections of a week or even a day.

This was really fun to write because I got to do a whole lot of research on places that I’d love to go. I’ve trekked sections of the Great Himalaya Trails in Nepal, and the Te Araroa Trek in New Zealand, but the rest have swiftly been added to my must-do list.

Here are the treks I cover in this article:

  • The Via Dinarica, Western Balkans
  • The Great Himalaya Trail, Nepal
  • Rota Vincentina, Portugal
  • Jordan Trail, Jordan
  • Iceland North to South Traverse, Iceland
  • Transcaucasian Trail, Caucasus Mountains
  • Triple Crown of Hiking, USA (Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail)
  • Te Araroa, New Zealand
  • Drakensberg Grand Traverse, South Africa and Lesotho
  • Shikoku Pilgrim’s Trail, Japan

Read the full article on Kimkim.