Hiking is one of my favorite activities to do while traveling. Low cost and good for the soul, hiking always allows me to connect with the local area better and has allowed me to see some really cool views along the way!
Below are my top 5 hikes that I’ve done around the world! Check them out!!
1. Mohonk Mountain House, NY, USA
One of my all-time favorite places to hike in the United States is up in New Paltz, New York at Mohonk Mountain House!
This stunning resort allows day-visitors to use their grounds for an additional fee and the views are simply pristine. My favourite time to go is in the fall when the leaves change colour. Check out my article here with more info!
2. Aare Gorge, Austria
The Aare Gorge is located in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland right outside the town of Meiringen. Check out the limestone ridge that has been carved out by this Aare River.
After checking out the inside of the gorge make sure to hike down to the valley below (5 minutes more) where you can take pictures on the wire bridge and even catch the local train at their stop built into the mountainside!
3. Hveragerdi Hot Spring Hike, Iceland
A little mountain town in Iceland is where you’ll find this super cool hike to a natural geothermal spring. The best part is that you hike to the spring where can actually get in!
Hopefully, you choose a little warmer of a month to do your hike in, as April was super cold when we were there. The hot spring felt completely amazing until the second we had to get out, re-dress in the open-air cold and then hike back down. I warmed up immediately once we started hiking again, but that was the coldest I’ve been in a bathing suit trying to change.
4. Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Driving through the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland is stunning enough on its own, but if you have time to stop along the way then you can find some pretty cool hikes and look-out points.
Be prepared that the roads are narrow, there aren’t many signs and sometimes parking consists of just pulling off on the side, but take your time, it’s worth it.
Make sure to check out Google Maps prior to driving, as people are starting to mark these places directly on the maps, making it easier to navigate there.
5. Cloud Forest Hike, Doi Inathanon National Park
Chiang Rai, Thailand
To explore a cloud forest at the tallest peak in Thailand is special. We experienced this first hand at the Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
A long drive up the mountain once you enter the park. Follow the signs all the way to the peak and you’ll find a few trails available to explore!