Walking may sound exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be especially if you consider the health benefit you derive from it. Apart from that there are stunning vistas, luxurious accommodations, and cultures that you can enjoy in the course of your journey. The treks are challenging and that adds to the fan.
Have a look at the border-crossing walking adventures that can give you a memorable experience.
France and Italy
Corsica, France and Sardinia, Italy are some of the European island hot spots. They are only 8 miles apart and offer two distinct experiences. Sardinia is old-school and rustic while Corsica is rich with quaint villages.
In Corsica you will be guided to a stroll overlooking the sea toward Cape Pertusato, while in Sardinia you will have the opportunity to learn how to make traditional flatbread in their local kitchen. Here, walking is only part of the experience as there are a lot to enjoy.
You can get pampered at a country resort, enjoy picnic with a shepherd in his Sardinian garden or explore Cauria’s prehistoric monoliths.You will get a seven-night/six day trip at only $4,595 per person.
Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic
VBT’s 10-day tour dabbed “Walking Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic: A Bohemian Rhapsody” showcases the beauty of central Europe.
You will see the sights of three distinct regions: Bavaria’s lush forests, Austria’s Lake District with its sparkling Alpine lakes, and South Bohemia’s snowcapped mountains.
You can cover 2 to 5 miles per day and not even feel like you are trekking. There are paved streets, scenic countryside parks and even a steam cog train to help reach the summit of mount Schafberg.
The panoramic views of the Bavarian Forest National Park are jaw dropping. At night, you will enjoy meals prepared by award-winning chefs in the region. These tours will set you back at a rate of $3,495 per person.
Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia
If you thought walking was that a difficult task, “Indochina Active: Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam” by Butterfield & Robinson will make you reconsider your thought. Here, you will get a mixture of walking and cycling and even riding elephants.
One day you can walk around the 700-year old Angkor Wat temple and the next day you cycle along the River Mekong which runs through all these three countries. The eight-day/seven-night trip costs $6,885 per person.
France, Italy, and Switzerland
Mont Blanc is one of the most popular mountains for hikers. It is Western Europe’s highest peak at 15,774 feet. The “Mont Blanc Circuit” is a nine-night/eight-day journey beginning at the hotel and ends at the next village after a full day’s hike.
Along the journey you will view awe-inspiring glaciers, valleys, wildflower-laden trails, etc. the trip costs $4,389 per person.