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136 travel features tagged “Hiking”

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


India’s hidden Himalayas of Ladakh

India’s semi-autonomous region of Ladakh shares Tibet’s Himalayan peaks, Buddhist culture, spectacular scenery and traditional living – yet receives only a fraction of its visitors.
01 August 2014


Europe’s first Peace Walk begins

Reaching 550km from Vienna to Trieste, the 23-day walk stops in some of the areas most affected by both world wars. Yet recent events in Ukraine add a new layer of importance.
Read more… 28 July 2014


How Iceland’s baby volcano was born

In 1973, a 1,600m-long fissure erupted on Iceland’s island of Heimaey, spewing lava, ash and destroying 800 houses – and birthing a new volcano that remains live, and warm, even today.
Read more… 22 July 2014


Trekking to Bhutan’s 'Tiger's Nest'

This Buddhist monastery clings to a granite cliff more than 3,000m above sea level, and every Bhutanese person is expected to complete the pilgrimage at least once.
Read more… 19 July 2014


On this Turkish trail, kindness is the compass

Walking an ancient 330km route alone seems solitary. Except for friendships struck with farmers – and for the ghosts of Ottoman sultans and Roman soldiers who trod the trail before.
Read more… 28 June 2014


Cappadocia's twin-peaked shadow

Climbing Turkey’s Mount Hasan is not just about bagging another summit: it is a journey to the rumbling heart of Neolithic man's fear.
Read more… 28 May 2014


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