Top 10 Hiking Destinations to Travel to in 2022

By Ihab Ou-ouda | 23, Feb, 2022

Trekking vacations always hold a special place in your heart because they have this sense of connection with Mother Nature.

As children of Mother Earth who dwell in the cities of concrete, glass, and a few trees here and there, we are deprived of the connection with nature our ancestors had.

We can only live that experience by taking a vacation to somewhere remote where we can trek and have an adventure.

Here are some of the best spots on Earth where you can have the best trekking adventure in 2O22.

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Aphrodite trail, Cyprus

If you're a couple seeking a mythical trekking adventure, you really have to consider visiting Cyprus.

The trail of Aphrodite near the western coasts of the Island is one of the most iconic spots on Earth for those who appreciate Greek mythology.

The Greek deity Aphrodite symbolizes feminine fertility, how nature resurrects every spring as fertile as ever. As you can tell from the myth, the trail is really a fantastic destination during springtime when plants resurrect from the death of winter.


Bright Angel & Grand Canyon, United States

Fans of the American West aesthetic will surely appreciate the vibes of the Grand Canyon.

The United States is undoubtedly one of the most amazing countries in terms of nature, especially the Grand Canyon in Colorado.

Bright Angel trail is one rite of passage to a trip to the Grand Canyons. The trail allows you to experience the feeling of wonder, looking at the majestic landscapes.


Mount Yoshino, Japan
Blooming Sakura on Mount Yoshino, Japan

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The Mount Yoshino adventure is definitely a springtime journey, mainly because the cherry blossoms make the view magical during that time.

We forget to appreciate visual pleasure in the concrete jungles of modern cities.

When we visit places like Mount Yoshino, nature strikes us with her beauty to confirm that she's undoubtedly a great artist and designer.

No amount of glassy skyscrapers can match the natural beauty of the color pink of the cherry trees during spring.

That imagery is so close to the hearts of the Japanese; they even have a name for it, which is sakura, meaning cherry tree blossoming during spring. Instead of using five words to describe the phenomena, they just gave it its own noun.


Mount Toubkal, Morocco
Hiking down Mount Toubkal Morocco

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The Mount Toubkal hike is probably the most iconic mountain journey in North Africa; the most popular one to say the least.

Back in the early 20th century, many significant figures like Winston Churchill have popularized this journey among Westerners.

By the second half of the century, the Mount Toubkal trail has become one of the most popular destinations for Europeans and other Westerners.

If you're looking for an easy-going experience, surrounded by beautiful nature and pleasant weather, then the Mount Toubkal Trail is where you want to go.

Don't forget to visit Ouzoud Waterfalls after you finish the Mountain Journey; they're some of the most charming waterfalls in the world.


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

In the heart of the African jungles hides the impenetrable forest, but don't let that name scare you.

Though it might've been impenetrable to people in the past, in our days, Bwindi is as penetrable as any other hiking trail.

The highlight of this journey is the gorilla population that you can pay a visit to, along with all the unique African flora and fauna that you got used to looking at in National Geographic's wildlife documentaries.


Tiger's Nest, Bhutan

Even if you're not a Buddhist, you will surely appreciate the art behind building a monastery 1 kilometer above the ground between the mountains.

While the journey isn't relatively that easy, you'll feel mightily rewarded when reaching your destination.

As you get closer, you can smell the incense burning from the monastery. Once you get there, you'll have all the time to admire the mystical vibes of the Tiger's Nest. You can also pay respect to the peaceful monks.


West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island
Sea side view at the West Coast Trail in Vancouver Island Canada

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The wilderness of Canada's sheer scale makes it so overwhelming in a good way; it reminds you that even a tiny geographical spot on the map of the globe can hide some gigantic landscapes that you'll probably never see in your life.

With stunning ocean scenery, West Coast Trail in Vancouver Island offers the perfect destination for campers who like mountains, forests, and coasts at the same spacetime.


Inka Trail & Machu Picchu, Peru

The Inka Trail to Machu Picchu adventure isn't for the faint of heart, but it's totally worth it if you're willing to embrace whatever the journey has for you.

All along the journey, you'll find traces of the ancient Inka civilization. The Inka Trail to Machu Picchu is a journey to the ancient, remote world of South America.

If you're willing to take this journey, keep in mind that it's not as easy as you might expect it to be.

It's actually an adventure that requires some strength of character, and that's what makes it so rewarding.


Lechweg Trail, Austria

Europe is very underrated when it comes to its natural beauty. Most people think Europe is Paris, Rome, and those Renaissance landmarks.

Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate all the history and culture Europe has in store, but, I'm also a big fan of nature.

And the Lechweg Trail in Austria is one of the best spots to experience the epic nature of Europe.


Milford Track, New Zealand
Flowing rivers of Milford Track in New Zealand

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This one is definitely for all of you: Lord of the Rings fans. Taking the Milford Track trail feels like a journey from the Lord of the Rings.

You can almost feel the presence of elves, dwarfs, and all sorts of magical creatures from the lore of J. R. R. Tolkien.

As you might've already guessed by now, the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in New Zealand, mainly because of how magical and raw nature looks in this corner of the Earth, or shall we say: Middle Earth.

You'd definitely get a cool stock of pictures that you can flex with on your social media profile from this trip to New Zealand.


Bottom line

There are dozens of trails that I haven't mentioned on the list that might be as great as the ones I did mention.

Leave us a comment below if you think there are some cooler spots that I might write about in the future.


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