Thru-Hikes Around the World for Active Travelers

Best hikes
Hiking in New Zealand. Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash

One of the best ways to enjoy the world’s countries is through experiencing their nature, which can be thought of as the one true way to directly see a particular land. If that’s how you feel and you like to move your body, you might be interested in trying out any of these long-distance thru-hikes that you can take in different locations around the world.

Te Araroa – New Zealand

One of the things New Zealand is mainly known for is its nature so it should come as no surprise that Te Araroa is one of the most beautiful trails in the world. Stretching from Cape Regina to Bluff, the trail is an even 3,000 kilometers long and takes about three months to hike.

Hokkaido Nature Trail – Japan

You may be surprised to discover that Japan is home to five of the world’s longest hiking trails. The longest is Hokkaido Nature Trial, which is 2,849 miles long. Full of forests, mountains, and glaciers, it takes about seven months to complete.

The South West Coast Path – United Kingdom

At 630 miles, the South West Coast Path in the United Kingdom is by no means the longest trail in the world. It’s certainly got plenty of history, crossing two World Heritage Sites and prehistoric cliffs. It’s a good choice if you’re not yet ready for a thousand-miler.