The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the jewel in the crown. But there are other epic things to see on the French Way when hiking the Camino de Santiago. Like the stained glass windows in the Leon Cathedral, the Iron Cross and the heady La Rioja vineyards.
Hiking + Walking
Looking for information on great hikes and walks?
When we travel (and at home), we love to get outside and stretch our legs.
We’ve enjoyed all sorts of epic hikes around the world – from clambering up ancient rock temples in Sri Lanka to hiking majestic mountains in the Canadian Rockies.
3 Fabulous hikes in the world
South Africa: Hiking up Table Mountain in Cape Town isn’t exactly a walk in the park. But the views on top are epic!
Madeira: The levada trails criss-crossing the Portuguese island of Madeira follow historic irrigation channels. They lead to beautiful waterfalls and mountaintop villages.
BC, Canada: Will you see bears on the Joffre Lakes hike?
One of the best hikes in Jasper National Park is the 1/2-day Old Fort Point hike (a loop trail). Hike clockwise for epic views up top, then take the stairs back down.
Lace up your walking shoes! Victoria, BC, is blessed with miles of seaside paths and flower-filled parks. So check out these 10 great walks and easy hikes!
Several hiking trails scale Table Mountain in Cape Town. The shortest is Platteklip Gorge. Skeleton Gorge and 12 Apostles are more scenic routes, but longer. Here’s our hiking guide!
You don’t really want to see lions on walking safaris. It’s thrilling enough being unprotected in the bush on a walking trip in Zambia’s unmatched South Luangwa!
So you want to hike Joffre Lakes? It’s one of the best hikes near Whistler! The 10 km (6+ mile) roundtrip trail takes you to three beautiful popsicle-blue lakes. And we only bumped into one bear, the wood one.
The best thing to do in Dubrovnik? Walk on top of the medieval city walls. Gaze down on one side at churches, palaces and carved fountains, all crammed together with apartments and cafes. On the other side, gawk at the turquoise sea.
Some of the best hiking in the Canary Islands is on La Palma at Caldera de Taburiente. Here’s our how-to guide to hiking the crater on your own.