More than 200 historic “levadas” or water channels criss-cross Madeira. Some of the best Madeira hikes are levada walks along these channels!
The less-traveled trekking route to see Mount Everest is Gokyo Ri. The views are astounding. And atop the peak, Tibetan prayer flags release countless prayers into the wind.
Already visited crooked Lombard Street, Chinatown and hoity-toity Nob Hill in San Francisco? Why not climb the Filbert Street steps, past pretty Victorian houses, to Coit Tower, then stop for coffee in North Beach?
There’s plenty of great hiking in Hong Kong, especially on Lantau Island! Favorite hikes? We love hiking to the quaint stilt village of Tai O and to Mui Wo.
It’s just a gentle 10-minute walk through the forest to Brandywine Falls, which thunder down a staggering 220-foot steep-sided gorge near Whistler.