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If you plan to go on a hike, you might be interested in hiking holidays abroad, where you can take in the views and cultural experiences of a new country whilst enjoying the benefits of a regular fitness routine. This guide will help you to find the best hiking holidays for you.

Best European hiking destinations

Iceland: Iceland's rugged landscapes to the East are expansive, making it the perfect destination for experienced hikers. Not only will you be able to see the undisturbed ridges and coasts of this isolated country, but there are also more strenuous trips for the more experienced, such as hikes to waterfalls, mountains, active volcanoes and Vatnajokull, a huge ice cap that dominates the area.

French Pyrenees: The French Pyrenees is a traditional hiking trail for a reason. Although there are some beautiful valleys and villages along the way, only experienced hikers will want to conquer the 48,000-metre steep ascent. Many will want to stay within the bounds of the nature reserves, which hosts plenty of bird life such as vultures and hawks.

Best worldwide hiking destinations

Peru: Whether you want to hike around Macchu Picchu or visit the Rainbow Mountains, Peru is an oasis for hikers and nature enthusiasts, with loads of beautiful landscapes to hike through and enjoy. When going on a hiking holiday, you should always be prepared and take out hiking travel insurance before your trip. This will cover you in the event of injury or passport loss.

New Zealand: New Zealand also provides the perfect destination for hikers, such as the routes surrounding Milford Sound and the Hollyford track. These will take you around fjords, including the opportunity to explore the coastal regions' wildlife, such as seals and visit the bustling tourist towns such as Queenstown.

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