The smug satisfaction of knowing the view you're looking at has been well & truly earned.

There’s nothing like standing on the top of a mountain enjoying a magnificent view, basking in the knowledge that you’ve earnt it. It’s even better when that mountain has a rustic, alpine-inspired hut serving ice-cold beer.

Hiking in beautiful locations is one of our favourite travel activities. Mark, whose English heritage has firmly planted the walking DNA in his genetic code, spends hours scouring maps to construct the perfect hiking day. Paul, being Australian, has grown to appreciate it, but still finds the British fascination with walking slightly unsettling.

You will find most of our hikes last from 3 to 7 hours. We generally pick destinations with great scenery, half-decent infrastructure and nearby hotels rather than campsites or huts. If fresh air, mountain views and energizing hiking occupy your travel thoughts, then have a look through our hiking stories and tips.

ON THE TRAIL

10 day iceland itinerary
10-day Iceland Itinerary – Summer on the Ring Road and Highlands

Our 10-day Iceland Itinerary uncovers what makes Iceland unique; exploring the Ring Road with semi-adventurous day trips into the Highlands.

landmannalaugar hike; landmannalaugar day hike
4X4 self-driving Landmannalaugar day trip & hike

Our 4X4 self-driving Landmannalaugar day trip is the perfect way to see the best of Iceland. Here is what you need to know.

Kerlingarfjoll hike
Hiking in Kerlingarfjöll and Hveradalir day trip

A self-drive 4x4 day trip into the highlands for amazing hiking in Kerlingarfjöll and Hveradalir was the highlight of our trip to Iceland.

4 day Cappadocia Itinerary
Our comprehensive 4-day Cappadocia itinerary

Cappadocia is one of our favourite destinations. A land of sculpted rocks, where you sleep in five-star caves and ride hot air balloons. Our 4-day Cappadocia itinerary helps you see it all.

hiking in Cappadocia
Hiking in Cappadocia – Our three favourite walks

Our detailed guide to hiking in Cappadocia including all the information, maps and tips we think you’ll need to experience some beautiful walking in this surreal destination.

hiking in tre cime di lavaredo
Complete guide to hiking Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop

Hiking Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop is an excellent day in the Dolomites with stunning views of jagged limestone peaks, top quality rifugios and awesome photo opportunities

summer in the alps Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
Best destinations for hiking in the Alps in summer

Hiking in the Alps in summer is stunning. But should you go to the Dolomites, Tyrol, Swiss or French Alps? Here are our recommendations.

Turtagrø Hotel, Hiking in jotunheimen
Misadventures hiking in Jotunheimen from the Turtagrø Hotel

With clearly marked paths, excellent facilities and inspirational scenery, you'd think hiking in Norway would be a breeze. Not so for us. Here's our account of our walking trip from Turtagrø hotel.

skagefla hike geirangerfjord norway
Stunning Skageflå hike in the heart of Geirangerfjord

Our fantastic day hiking up to Skageflå Farm in Norway's impressive Geirangerfjord with some incredible viewpoints along the way.

Exploring the matterhorn glacier paradise view
Exploring the Matterhorn on cable and foot from Zermatt

One fantastic day riding Switzerland's impressive cable cars and completing a tricky, yet exhilarating walk up to Hörnlihütte

Sassolungo in the Italian Dolomites
Walking bliss in the dramatic Italian Dolomites

Our 7-day walking holiday in the Italian Dolomites, featuring dramatic scenery, interesting walks and a few spectacular rifugios.