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

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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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What volcanoes are there to see in Italy?

I would really like to see a volcano in Italy. The world-famous Vesuvius would be a good choice, but wikitravel describes it as "congested by pensioners", which is a no-go for me. There is the big ...
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How expensive is parking in Dachstein?

I'm planning to hike in Dachstein this September and I consider getting there by car. Only information that I can't find is the cost of parking somewhere near trail entrance. I'm not looking for exact ...
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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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Tourist maps online for Japan?

Are there any Japan tourist/hiking maps with marked trails and POIs online? E. g. here is a tourist map like that for my country. Is there something like that for Japan? I know just about some OSM ...
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Where are the start points for the Phoenix Trail between Princes Risborough & Thame (UK)?

Can somebody tell me specifically where the start/end points are for the Phoenix Trail between Princes Risborough and Thame in the UK? I've looked on Google, and I think I've found the route, but when ...
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Hypothetically, how long would it take to circumnavigate New Zealand by foot?

This would include looping around the three major islands - the North Island, the South Island, and Stewart Island. Some calculation or reference would be useful, rather than a stab in the dark, ...
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Can anyone recommend a good hiking trail in Scotland?

I'm looking for some info on a scenic walking tour in Scotland, preferably a walking tour that could be done in 5-7 days.
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What are some recommended day trips from New York City for outdoor activities? [closed]

I am specifically interested in walking/hiking/cycling rather than going to the beach or skiing.
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Where to buy a hydration pack / reservoir / bladder / camel bag in Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

A friend of mine I met at my hostel in Phnom Penh who does a lot of walking and hitchhiking wants to buy one of those devices that contain water in a special bladder in your pack or attached to it ...
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Travelling with hiking poles as checked-in luggage

I'll be going on a hiking trip soon. The backpack is small and I'm going to keep it with me as a carry on. The hiking poles telescope down, but still stick out of the bag. Plus I've read hiking poles ...
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Cabins and camping options in Tatra mountains

I am considering a trip to the Tatras. Is it possible to camp or do wild camping there? What other options are there? I read about some huts, but I am not sure what these are or what they contain. ...
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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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Hiking around Hyderabad, India?

I'm looking for a opportunity to do a hike around the city of Hyderabad, India. The hike should lead to a summit, lake, mountain hut or something similar, i.e. there should be a clear goal that I can ...
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Where can I find information on the “themed trail” in Lauterbrunnen Valley?

I found mention of an interesting walking trail on the Switzerland tourism site: UNESCO world heritage themed trail in the depths of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the first themed trail in the ...
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Where can I find hiking maps for the Alps (Grenoble area)?

I'm looking for a good (online) source of hiking maps for the Grenoble area in the Alps. I mean maps that allows you to plan a one- or mult-day trip/hike and that are sufficient during the trip ...
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Is it possible to rent camping tent in the Iya Valley or Yagen Valley, Japan?

I'm thinking about spending couple of days hiking in Iya Valley, Shikoku or Yagen Valley, Honshu. I've read that there are awesome places for camping in which you can have a patch of grass for ...
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Walking back down Grouse Mountain, after doing the Grouse Grind?

While I'm in Vancouver next week, I'm (weather permitting) planning to do the Grouse Grind hike up Grouse Mountain. Once up at the top there, I expect I'll do a few of the trails around the top, but ...
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Hiking trails on Bainbridge Island to see the skyline of Seattle?

Bainbridge Island is a relatively small island that can be reached from downtown Seattle by ferry in about 30 minutes. I read that there are a lot of hiking trails on the island, and I even found a ...
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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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See nature and wildlife in China, avoid crowds

What are some interesting (rural?) areas to visit in China for seeing nature and wildlife? I'm looking to go for short hikes on relatively untouched (or restored) natural areas, get a chance to see ...
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Can cats make hiking companions? [closed]

So, cats are known for being good companions to writers and programmers… But are they any good for hiking, or at least going out for a walk? The usual cat is portrayed as lying down on some cozy ...
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Looking for a good 5-7 day challenging hike, in Central / Eastern Asia

I'm planning my leave for this year, and would really like to find a good hike to do in Central or Eastern Asia. Specifically, I'm hoping to find: Something with a company that takes small groups - ...
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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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Least visited National Park - Memorial Weekend, N. California

I understand that parks such as Yosemite are expected to reach a visitor peak on the upcoming memorial day weekend, and are thus best avoided if one does not enjoy hiking in a crowd. What national ...
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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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Could I reach Ichkeul national park with public transportation?

In Tunisia, the Ichkeul national park is located in the area of Menzel Bourguiba, north of Tunis. Is it possible to access it by public transportation? It is OK to walk a few kilometers to access it, ...
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Hiking around Vigo, Spain

I am planning a holiday in the area around Vigo in Spain. I am going there in September. Since I like hiking and nature, I was wondering if there are some good hiking locations or trails in the area ...
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What are the travel scenarios that include walking? [closed]

I have been walking the Way of st. James and it is a great mixture of seeing good architecture, experiencing the culture, meeting people, sleeping in cheap accommodation, spending times in the nature, ...
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April Hokkaido Camping and Hiking [closed]

I want to spend 4-5 days in early april camping and hiking(1 or 2 multi-day hikes, not many single day hiking) in Hokkaido.. I understand that it will be cold, and snow will still be on the ground. I ...
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Hiking around Vancouver, Canada?

I'm currently in Vancouver and I want to go for a hike. The obvious choice would be Grouse Mountain but unfortunately the Grouse Grind will be closed until May. So I'm looking for an alternative for ...
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How do you prepare for crossing Borneo from coast to coast on foot?

It is on my to-do list. I know a huge and growing part is about palm oil trees. I would like to know the challenges to be aware of when crossing through the jungle, and how to prepare oneself for such ...
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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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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 ...
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What kind of clothing should I be wearing if I were to hike up Mount Hua in Xi'an during October

I'll be visiting Xi'an on the first week of October this year (2014) and I am planning to hike up Mount Hua. I've read that it's generally cool during October period. Would wearing a sweater be ...
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Iceland in March [closed]

I want to go to Iceland during my spring break next year, but there isn't a lot of information on what trails are open for a multi-day hike. What is the best way (and how much am I looking at) for ...
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Itinerary for a 12 Day Hiking Trip to South Island in New Zealand in December [closed]

I am currently planning a 12 day trip to the South Island of New Zealand from December 13th - December 24th. I am incredibly excited, but need need some help figuring out the right itinerary. I will ...
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Singapore and surroundings [closed]

I will visit Singapore in January and in March. What would you suggest me to visit in order to see nice nature/wildlife/birds or similar things. How about Malaysia on a daytrip? Sumatra in Indonesia ...
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What is Successful Ratio of Climbing K2? [closed]

I just want to assess the difficulty of hiking on K2 with historical perspective. So I want to know How many people tried to climb K2 and how many of them successfully climbed, How many died and how ...
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Choosing hiking shoes [closed]

What and how should I look for when choosing a pair of good hiking shoes? I need a pair that keeps water out and that I can wear both when hiking and through cities (so I don't need to carry another ...
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Advice on sights and travelling in Switzerland [closed]

Me and my boyfriend are going to Switzerland on August 8 to 23. We will be staying with friends in Geneva, but would like to travel around Switzerland. At the moment I am trying to plan our trips ...
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Hiking Bryce/Zion/Moab in mid-June

I want to visit Bryce+Zion+Moab in mid-June. Is it a good time in terms of: weather crowd availability of trails (e.g. open but not too much water in trails)
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Ideas for a 5 to 7 day hike in Japan [closed]

In august I will be going to japan. After visiting a friend, I want to go on a trekking for 5 to 7 days. Ideally I would go to Hokkaido for that, because then I can leave my stuff that I do not need ...
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What are the criterion for tent for one person [migrated]

I consider buying my first tent. I do night-day hiking (once in several months). I am still a newbie. I have very hard choice: either to buy 1-person tent or to buy 2-person tent. Currently prices ...