Hiking is an outdoor activity. It's primary focus is on walking around in the nature, especially in mountain regions.

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Hiking at moderate altitude right off the plane

I am traveling to Denver (5280ft/1609m) this weekend from DC (0ft/m), and we are planning on doing some hiking the day we arrive. The particular hike we are looking at is Mount Galbraith, which I ...
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Is hiking up Ben Nevis doable with a fear of heights?

We are considering hiking up Ben Nevis next year with a group of friends, but some of them don't want to because of a fear of heights. Are there paths up that don't come close to steep drops? The ...
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hiking trails near by Salzburg and Linz [on hold]

I'm looking for a one day hiking trails in north-west Austria near by Salzburg and Linz. Can you recommend me some not easy trails, which go uphill but without climbing, 15-20km distance, I will take ...
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Hiking near Barcelona - or alternative hiking cities close-by?

I am going to Barcelona in the start of July together with a friend. We have 3 to 4 days (in Barcelona) and we want to see some beautiful nature and the possibility to hike, and we also want to spend ...
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Are there any guide books that give details of walks that are accessible to a wheelchair user in the Peak District (UK)

Are there any guide books that give details of walks that are accessible to a wheelchair user in the Peak District (UK)? For example the paths have a reasonable surface and there are no steps or ...
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Public transport access to Pyrenees (GR10)

I am interested in hiking the GR10, a long hike crossing the Pyrenees mountain range from west to east. I will not hike it all at once but in sections I can cover in about a week at most. I have no ...
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How crowded is Iceland in summer?

This may be a naive question for Europe and Scandinavian summers, but does Iceland very get crowded and touristy in summer, typically June ? I don't mind some groups but on the whole this is going to ...
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Scotland - West Highland Way [migrated]

I am a 'newbie' in hiking, and I will be doing this trail in July. Following more or less this plan: -> Milngavie to Carbeth (8km) -> Carbeth - Drymen (11.2km) -> Drymen to Rowardennan (23km) -> ...
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Fastest way to reach St-Jean-Pied-de-Port from Barcelona or other Spanish airports

This summer I would like to walk on the Camino de Santiago. I want to start from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port and walk for 300 km. My idea is to reach Barcelona by plane from Italy, and then go to the ...
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Everest Base Camp Hiking

What is the difficulty level and how much would that cost for Everest Base camp hiking? As for me, I'm pretty fit and do regular sport. Also, please tell me the best time of the year to do that.
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Where can I hike in the UK?

I'm planning to visit the UK soon, and am interesting in taking myself off for walks and hikes, of varying lengths. Exactly where in the country is not fixed yet. How can I find out where it is ...
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15-20 days trip on the Camino de Santiago [closed]

This summer, in July, I want to go Spain to do the Camino de Santiago, in particular the Camino Frances. I cannot do the whole path for time reason, so, I have decided to travel 20 days at most. I ...
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Getting to the West Coast Trail without a car

I am interested in hiking the long West Coast Trail on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, in Western Canada. This is an area with great vistas and the feeling of isolation is probably one of the ...
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Hiking along Mount Aso volcano's caldera

It is currently forbidden to climb within 1 kilometer of the crater of Mount Aso (largest active volcano in Japan), so I used Google Earth to find another hike giving nice views of the volcano, and ...
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What are the weather conditions in Macedonia in May?

We are going to hike in Macedonia in the middle of May. Our plans include hikes in Šipkovica (Tetovo), Mavrovo, Lake Matka, Galichica, Pelister. We are amateurs and we will go for easy-moderate hikes. ...
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Via ferratas in Pyrenees

I'm looking for via ferratas somewhere in Europe, but not in the Alps or Dolomites due to financial reasons. What places do you recommend for beginner in this way of hiking? Edit: After some research ...
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Kungsleden (Sweden King's Trail) cabins in mid-June?

Are the cabins along the King's Trail likely to be open in mid-June (around June 20) this year? I'm specifically interested in the stretch from Ammarnäs to Hemavan. (My guidebook says they usually ...
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Online hiking map for Alps

Some time ago I've found a good online map for Alpine hiking trails. It was very similar to Google Maps and had green background. I forgot the address and can't find it in google now. It wasn't ...
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Accurate hiking maps of Austria

I'm going to Austria for hiking. In Switzerland, we have very accurate maps that are available online for free. Is there anything similar for Austria? I couldn't find a central place that covers whole ...
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How to find people to do long hikes?

I'm hoping to do the summit climb at Gunung Mulu National Park. Unfortunately, a guide is required, and there's a 3-person minimum. Since only 30-40 people do this climb every year, just showing up at ...
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Where to store my luggage while hiking on Kings Trail, Sweden

I'm planning to hike the Kings Trail this August in Sweden. I want to spend around 10 days hiking, and afterwards visit one or more cities, e.g. Stockholm. Where do I store my city cloth, while I'm on ...
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On a coast to coast walk across Scotland, which route would require the most self-sufficiency?

As a keen hiker with some time off I am considering a self-supported walk across Scotland. Which route/locations would encompass the most self-sufficiency whilst bagging a considerable number of ...
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Map of hiking routes in the Polish Tatras?

Is there a map with hiking routes in Polish Tatras, preferably in English, with enough quality to be read, available on the Web? I found a few maps but all of them are either too small or, when large ...
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What food to take on a 3-4 day long hiking trip?

It should be easy to prepare, light and shouldn't go bad after few days in the heat. How much would it approximately weight? Lets say there won't be any groceries stores along the way (there will be, ...
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Where to hike overnight around Paris?

I would like to take my children to a one-day, one-night hiking somewhere around Paris, within ~1-1.5 hour drive from Versailles. This would be a first-time for them (9 and 12 yo) so I am looking for ...
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Bus to Landmannalaugar late May/ early June

I want to hike from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk between 28/05 to 03/06. From what I could gather roads there might not be passable yet. We will have a 4x4 car, but do not want to travel twice so one ...
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What is the actual price of hiring a porter for Everest base camp?

I know hiring a guide/porter is not required for the Everest Case Camp hike, but I think it is a good way to add something to the local economy. I am considering getting hiring a porter for this hike. ...
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How are Scottish hiking trails marked?

I am planning a visit to UK, and like to hike in Scotland, which could be Edinburgh. I am a regular hiker in my home country, but I'll be doing this alone with public transport only. I am not a good ...
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Geumjeongsan Mountain walkable?

I'm planning a trip to Busan, Korea and I wanted to check some temples by walking to them. A couple of places mention Geumjeongsan Mountain but it doesn't say much about an official hiking path. I ...
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Planning a Swiss hut-to-hut hiking trip in May [closed]

I am planning a hut-to-hut hiking trip in May. However because that's still very early in the summer season, I am pretty sure that most high alpine huts will still be closed, and some mountain passes ...
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Hiking the French-Spanish border?

Got the wild idea of following the French-Spanish border on foot. (I'm sure that bicycle is not feasible!) What are the legal/political issues, if any? Physical challenges? I know it is ...
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What is the best way to pick up packages in Northern India?

Setting: I am preparing a travel, by foot, across the Indian Himalayas. The duration would be about two months. There will be a general itinerary with a lot of uncertainty. Along the way I would like ...
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How to hike from Kiangan to Hungduan, near Banaue, in the Philippines?

I have heard rumors of a roughly six-hour hike from the town of Kiangan to Hungduan in the Ifugao province of the Philippines, passing near several rice terraces. It supposedly passes through the ...
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Does travel insurance covers hiking on high altitudes are participation in shamanic ceremonies?

I think that general answer is: "read the small print" I'll take my chances and ask if a generic travel insurance would cover: hiking on Inca Trail? (up to 4200m altitude) drinking ayahuasca? (...
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Does Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough County contain any high ground or lookouts?

Are there any high grounds or scenic lookouts or peaks from which foliage can be viewed?
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Is it possible to hike the Carpathian Mountains as a 2 or 3 day trip staying in Poland?

I'm going to Warsaw to study for quite a while, on the 29th of September. My dad will be accompanying me for the first few days (nine to be precise). He's a fan of hiking, mountains and lakes in ...
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Do I need sunglasses in the Dolomites?

I was recommended to have sunglasses when hiking in the Dolomites, as the surfaces are of rather light color and reflect a lot of light. I was hiking in other areas of the Alps and cross-country ...
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From Milan to Alps [closed]

I need to spent four days in Milan in September. But during this period I would like to make trekking in Alps. Would you advice several places in Alps for trekking not very far for Milan? What is the ...
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How long would it take to hike from Hamar to Lillehammer?

I'm considering a trip to Norway, and I'd like to hike for part of it. For background, my girlfriend and I would like to see Oslo and Trondheim (as our top choices), so my thought was to train from ...
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Is free camping permitted in Japan?

I'm planning to go to Japan this summer, and after visiting a relative, I'm planning to go on a hike for 5 to 7 days. I was wondering if camping out in the wild is permitted anywhere in japan, like ...
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Locating outdoor / hiking shops which sell gas cans in Oslo?

In a while I will be traveling to Norway for a hiking trip. In between getting from the Oslo Gardermoen airport to Finse, I'll have to get gas cans with a that are UNEF 7/16" threaded, which means ...
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How close can one get to Eldborg with public transportation?

Eldborg is a volcanic crater in Western Iceland. Is it possible to reach the crater by public transportation? Or what is the closest one can get using public transportation (probably bus)?
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Walking the Caminito Del Rey, or part of it, with children

I have noted with great anticipation that the refurbished Caminito Del Rey will open this week. The opening was originally scheduled for today, but has been delayed because Spain is in mourning for ...
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Strategies for finding short hiking trails near a driving route in the Pacific North West?

Shortly I'm planning a drive from central Oregon up to Seattle. It's a longer drive than I want to do without stopping, but I have all day to do it. My plan therefore was to stop at several points ...
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How much cash should I take for wild camping the West Highland Way? [closed]

I will go hiking / wild camping the West Highland Way (Scotland) with one partner for about 12.5 days. I will buy the flights in advance and I know how much I have to have with me for trains. I want ...
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How can I get to Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) from Stavanger without a car?

Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, is an incredible steep cliff which rises 604 metres above Lysefjorden, with a large flat area on the top. On a slightly cloudy day, it looks something like this. The ...
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Short trekking close to Oslo

I plan to spend 5 days in Norway, landing in Oslo. Most trekking trips I found are at least 300 km from Oslo, which means 4-5 hours of travelling before getting there. So getting there and back would ...
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Hiking/nature around Lyon

Are there any opportunities for hiking or going out into nature around Lyon, France? I am looking for something that can be done in a single day and does not require a car. What are the best areas ...
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Any sites/apps for sharing and rating hiking/hillwalking routes?

In Germany, there are many hiking/hillwalking trails. Is there any apps or sites that allow people to share hiking routes? Where I can try to search for nice places people have been, or create my own ...
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Can I climb all the hills in Macau?

Most tourists in Macau get up to Guia hill with the lighthouse and fortress and maybe the Monte Fort right next to the ruins of the church of St. Paul, but Macau has many other green hills. I'm ...