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

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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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Walking across Australia?

Is it possible to walk across the Australian continent East to West (or W to E)? In other words, as an American, only familiar with movies/tv shows, etc, I think of Australia as a wasteland in the ...
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What is a good hydration system for hiking Kilimanjaro?

I am attempting a summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa) later in the year. I have most of my gear, however the one thing I am unsure of is the best way to hydrate and store/carry my water. I am also ...
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Where should I travel in Europe if I want to climb a high mountain without equipment?

I'm really into hiking during the last few years. Now I want to climb the highest mountain in Europe that is accessible by a hiker without any alpine tour experience. That means I have no problem ...
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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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Everest Base Camp Hiking

Has anyone done the Everest or Everest base Camp hiking thingy? If so, can you tell me the difficulty level and how much would that cost? As for me, I'm pretty fit and do regular sport. Also, please ...
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Where to find wilderness in Europe?

We are crazy and we want an adventure and hiking. We have already visited NP Sarek in northen Sweden and we liked it very much - no men, no bridges, no civilization at all. And now we are looking for ...
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Looking for 5-7 day long distance walk

I'm looking for a long distance hiking walk in Europe (but not Germany) of about 5-7 walking days (approx. 15-25 km/day, 100-150 km total length). If round trip or not doesn't matters. I like small ...
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How safe is the Sugar Loaf trail (Brazil)?

The Wikitravel article for Rio de Janeiro, recommends a 20-30 minutes trekking trail to access the Sugar Loaf for free. Is it safe?
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Good locations in Spain for hiking, nature, architecture, and photo opportunities? [closed]

I'm thinking about visiting Spain sometime in September or October. I'm interested in hiking, nature and historic architecture and am constantly looking for great photo opportunities. Which parts of ...
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Are there any small towns near Edinburgh with good access to rural hiking routes?

I'm planning a trip to the UK for next year and we intend to make Edinburgh our point of arrival. The group I'm with are all avid hikers and would probably love to see some of the Scottish countryside ...
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Differences between the Routes of the Camino de Santiago

I will be a first time "pilgrim" in July of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) and am deciding on the various routes. Can someone explain what differences are encountered on the routes - how ...
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Walking Hadrian's Wall

I am trying to plan a 3-4 day hike along the Hadrian's Wall, so in particular I am trying to figure out: What is the most interesting part of the wall (best preserved and in the nicest setting I ...
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Camping along ring road in Iceland

I am planning on a circumnavigation of Iceland this summer and the Ring Road might be the only road available for lenghthy stretches. I would like to know if camping along the Ring Road is ...
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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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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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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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Which mountain has the highest death ratio of hikers?

Which mountain is most difficult to climb? I know it's not only height but also weather etc. But would like to know according to the ratio of death of climbers and with respect to ratio of ...
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“Circular” hiking trails in Iceland?

In September I will be travelling to Iceland, and renting a car there to make a trip around most of the country. One of the main activities will be hiking, and I am looking to do one hiking trip that ...
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Hiking around Iceland: Trails or walking on the ring road?

What options are available to hike around Iceland? Other questions address camping but are there marked trails on some or all of the way? Is walking on the ring road allowed at all and is it ...
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Are the child-friendly trails in the Tatras?

Before having kids, we were avid hikers. Our kids are now at an age that we would like to introduce them to this great hobby. Only we don't know where to start, but would like to do so in the Tatras. ...
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Hiking in the area around Quebec City

I've decided to go spend 2 weeks in Quebec with my wife this summer. Our plan for now is to spend a few days in Montreal (where our plane lands, coming from France) spend a few days in Quebec City ...
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Need experienced comments/thoughts on places in New England [closed]

I'm currently planning a trip with 2 other friends for the beginning of October. We'll be driving all around and may be doing spur of the moment planning, so I just wanted to get a list of locations ...
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How's the weather for hiking in lower Tibet in May?

I am considering doing a hike with a guide in Tibet from Gandan Monastery to Samye Monastery in May. From what I've heard the temperatures during the night should be between -5C and 10C which is ...
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Which places would require hiking boots?

What type of hiking do you need to be doing where you absolutely need hiking boots? I'm looking to do some hiking in SE Asia and South America, but won't have room in my pack for boots. What reasons ...
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Hiking / nature walking in Cannes area without a car?

I am visiting several European destinations this summer, and I prefer spending some time in the nature. I've been to Cannes before and know the hills/mountains south west of Cannes is great! However, ...
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Is there a list of hiking shelters in Quebec?

I am looking for possible multi-days hikes in Quebec (Canada) (and beyond but that would be too broad). I keep discovering new places to stay overnight, as there does not seem to be a central list of ...
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Badges for touristic achievements in Western Europe?

Polish Tourism and Sightseeing Society is promoting tourism and sightseeing, and one of the means of that is granting badges for various achievements, such as walking above 250 km on tourist routes, ...
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Wildcat trail when Valley Drive is closed

I am planning a trip to Monument Valley in March. At this period, Valley Drive is closed at 4:30 pm. Is it still possible to hike Wild Cat trail after that time, from "The View" parking lot?
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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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Places in the Alps by sunshine duration

I want to go hiking in the European Alps during the summer (preferred hiking elevation 1000-3000 m). I don't mind the location but I want to have the highest chance of sunny weather. What are the ...
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What medical supplies should I take with me on a walking / biking trip in New Zealand?

I plan on going to New Zealand for the summer months. I hope to hike a lot there, but also use a bike for longer distances. I assume I will be on my own in the nature for 2-3 days, then in an ...
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Can I hike the Fox Glacier in NZ on my own, or do I have to go with a guide?

I'm planning a trip to New Zealand, and I'd like to have a look at the Fox Glacier. Are there trails that I can walk with my own group, or do I have to pay a tour guide to see the glacier?
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Cumbria Way in June. Do I need to make reservations?

Anyone here who has walked the Cumbria Way in the lake district in June? Is the weather moderate? Is it recommended to pre-book B&Bs or are there enough accommodation facilities along the trip? ...
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How can I reach the Austrian alps by public transport from Vienna?

I'm planning a trip to the Austrian Alps, probably Gesaeuse National Park, or maybe Kalkalpen, leaving from Vienna. Does anyone have any tips on how to get there (the mountains) most easily using ...
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Park accessible by public transport in Eastern Canada in October

I'll likely travel to Canada this autumn and I would like to go on a multi-day hike. I have however no car. Is there any park (national, provincial, ...) in Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, New ...
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Are all parts of the 'Jesus trail' in Israel open and safe to hike solo?

The Jesus Trail in Israel is a 65km hiking and pilgrimage trail in Israel that traces the route Jesus is meant to have walked. I'm not that knowledgable about the different areas of Israel / ...
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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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Biking and hiking for 4-5 days in Central Europe: Where should I go to?

This spring I'm planning to spend 4-5 days for sport vacations. I want to go hiking and biking. I know a lot of different places in Central Europe to do that, but I'm asking here to get new hints. ...
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Keen sandals for use in hot, dry climates

I've picked up the Keen's Arroyo II sandals recently, but I'm wondering if they'll be cool enough for my purposes. I'll be traveling though North Africa through June and July where temperatures are ...
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Maps of dirt roads in Europe?

I've found maps of the various official long-distance recreation trails all over Europe, and of course there's Google maps to see every other road. But I'm wondering where or how I can get a map of ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...