If your idea of a great holiday involves some strenuous exercise and exploration, you’ll be interested in the finest trekking and hiking holiday ideas for 2017.
Walking in Borneo provides so many stunning sights and having the chance to view the world-famous Proboscis monkeys or spend time with the orangutans at the Sepilok rehabilitation centre is a major attraction of this trail. With the tallest mountain in South-east of Asia, Mt Kinabalu, towering over the area, this is a trail that is ideally suited for people who are looking for a challenge.
The fact that a large area of Borneo is still unexplored makes this an obvious challenge for anyone with a sense of adventure and who wants to see a very different side to the world. There is a range of terrains to overcome when trekking in Borneo but there are options for people of all fitness levels and trekking experience. With a number of flat terrains, the bigger issue may be muddy walks but the right style of footwear will help to make Borneo a fascinating destination for any adventurer.
Anyone looking for a challenge that offers stunning views as a reward will find that trekking in North Africa is a fantastic option. Mt Toubkal has a peak that is 4,167m above sea level and walkers will have the chance to enjoy views of the High Atlas Mountains. One positive thing about this trail is that while it looks steep and there are some areas where the terrain is rocky, it is not as strenuous as it first looks. Then again, when the views of Marrakesh open up, the majority of walkers would say that the effort has been well worth it.
The Inca Trail
One of the most famous tours and trails in the world is the Inca Trail. Making its way from the Urumbamba River beyond mountain stretched and the cloud forests, you have a chance to see a number of ancient fortresses. However, the route leads to Machu Picchu, an ancient lost city which is one of the most stunning sights in the world.
The Inca Trail trip is the sort of trek where people make lifelong friends and create memories that they will never experience. There is a high altitude involved with this tour and there are plenty of steps and paths to navigate but it is a trail that is well worth undertaking.
If you are looking for a more relaxed and sedate trail where you can explore local culture, the Andalucia trail of Spain is a fantastic trip. The adventure traverses hills, stunning fields and local product like olives and sunflowers. This is a part of Europe that has been relatively untouched by modern ways and means, so if you are looking to explore a culture that is no longer as prominent on the mainland continent, this is an ideal destination.
Depending on your level of fitness, there are a range of terrains and tours available, include walks on stepper terrains which offer stunning views of the area and beyond.
These trips offer a range of challenges and anyone looking for the best range of walking and trekking tours in 2017 will find a fantastic selection of suitable destinations.