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7 Most Popular Camino de Santiago Routes

The Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James is one of the most popular pilgrimage routes in the world. Since the Middle Ages, pilgrims from all over the world have been walking the Camino de Santiago routes leading to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. Nowadays hundreds of thousands of people every year complete …

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Hiking in Switzerland – The Best Hikes

Tips by a Local for Hiking in Switzerland Switzerland is chock full of stunning mountain views, long winding glaciers and deep alpine lakes. So, it is perhaps no surprise that this is also a hikers paradise and hiking in Switzerland is one of the top activities for tourists and locals alike. Don’t forget to add …

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Plan Your Cinque Terre Hiking Tours

A Lovely Cinque Terre Walk The pounding surf hits your ears before your eyes take in the breathtaking azure blue of the Ligurian Sea in Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy. Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the alternative to the French Riviera. The famous 5 cities of Cinque Terre are connected with …

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Dolomites in Italy – A Mountain Paradise

The Dolomites in Italy: a Country’s Mountain Paradise The Dolomites are an extremely scenic mountain range in northeastern Italy. They extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley to the eastern part of the Southern Limestone Alps. The Dolomites are nearly equally shared between the provinces of Trentino, Belluno, and South Tyrol. …

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Hiking the Dolomites – 7 Day Hike

Hiking the Dolomites – A 7-Day Hike in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains If hiking is your thing and you love Italian food, there’s nowhere better to combine your two interests than the Dolomite Mountains in northern Italy. Whether you’re a middling hiker or a pro, the network of trails there offer something for everyone and makes …

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Visit Trentino – Italy’s Most Diverse Region

Visit Trentino – Northern Italy’s Most Diverse Region Trentino is probably one of Italy’s most diverse regions. About halfway between Milan and Venice, Trentino reaches from the northern tip of Lake Garda into the Dolomite mountain range. If you are planning a trip to Italy, I highly recommend you to visit Trentino, especially if you like …

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Slovenia Hiking – Slovenia for Nature Lovers

Slovenia Hiking Slovenia is a hiker’s paradise. In this small country, you will find over 10,000 km (6,200 miles) of hiking trails.  From short strolls in the countryside to multi-day backpacking outings through alpine mountains, hiking in Slovenia is fun for hikers of every skill level. >>Make sure to check out our Hiking Gear Packing List …

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Best Hikes in Ireland – Hiking on the Emerald Isle

5 Best Hikes in Ireland: What You Need to Know Ireland is a beautiful island that has a lot to offer when it comes to mother nature’s gifts. Today, we will talk about the five best hikes in Ireland! Ireland is a great place that has a lot of outdoor activities that attracts tourists from …

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Hiking to the Top of Mount Vesuvius

  Mount Vesuvius in August was dry, dusty, hot, and absolutely worth the effort. By the time the rusted clock at the Pompei Scavi train station ticked around to noon, I had already spent four hours in the ruins of Pompeii and was therefore thirsty, footsore, and sunburnt. From the station platform, Mount Vesuvius loomed in …

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