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142 travel features tagged “Hiking”

Father Christmas' Mediterranean island escape

Little is known about the neglected, earthquake-shattered buildings on Turkey’s mysterious Gemiler Adasi, the island where St Nicholas escaped persecution in the 4th Century.
24 December 2014


Exploring Switzerland’s green legacy – on foot

One hundred years after the creation of the country’s first – and only – national park, Switzerland’s conservation efforts are anything but idle.
Read more… 14 November 2014


In Ireland, hiking for ancient relics hidden by fog

Few others have been devoted enough to traverse the grey, barren Maumturk mountains.
Read more… 06 November 2014


Hiking to the top of Jasper National Park

Two million people visit the park each year, but only a tiny fraction trek into the breathtaking backcountry of the 44km Skyline Trail.
Read more… 24 October 2014


The hidden Scottish Highlands

Hikers roam freely in this glacier-carved land of lonely sea cliffs, winding trails and breathtaking views.
17 September 2014


Camping on the Canadian tundra

Visited by only 75 or so people a year, Canada’s Ivvavik National Park is so remote, many of its beautiful peaks remain unnamed.
Read more… 14 September 2014


In Bolivia, awe-inspiring scenes at every turn

Unlike neighbouring Peru or southern Chile – even Bolivia’s most well-known routes remain relatively untraveled.
Read more… 31 August 2014


In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.
22 August 2014


Trekking in China, where dragons stand guard

Get a different perspective on Tiger Leaping Gorge by walking the 22km High Path, a two-day trek through remote Naxi hill farming terraces that is far removed from the tourist hordes.
Read more… 07 August 2014


Turkey’s religious ghost town

Until the deportations of 1923, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously in the Turkish town of Kayakoy. Today, the ghost town remains a poignant reminder of happier times.
Read more… 05 August 2014


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