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Moon & Honey Travel

The Hiking Blog for Travelers

The Hiking Blog for Travelers

Travel to Hike

Moon & Honey Travel is a blog dedicated to travelers who love to hike. It’s for the travelers who strive to integrate the great outdoors into their travel plans. This website brings you the best hiking trails in the world, personally curated by us, Sabrina and Kati. Whether you’re a day hiker or long-distance trekker, you can use our in-depth guides and itineraries to plan your next adventure. Learn more about us.

Summer Hiking Destination: European Alps

Everything you need to know
Leutkircher Hütte, Lechtal Alps, Austria

Hut to Hut Hiking

The Alps & Beyond

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Alpe di Siusi, Hiking in the Alps

Hiking in the Alps

Essential Tips

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Mount Triglav, Slovenia

The Alps in Summer

Safety & Planning

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Top Hiking Destinations

Hiking Blogs & Guides

Hiking enriches travel. We believe that a trip isn’t complete without discovering a new trail. So, we always make hiking a priority when we’re traveling. Here are the best hiking trails and destinations we’ve experienced thus far.

Julian Alps, Slovenia

Julian Alps

Slovenia

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Dolomites, Italy

The Dolomites

Italy

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New Zealand

New Zealand

Hiking Guide

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Montenegro

Prokletije

Montenegro

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Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

Durmitor

Montenegro

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Chata pri Zelenom plese, High Tatras, Slovakia

High Tatras

Slovakia

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Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia

Slovenian Alps

Slovenia

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Portugal Hiking

Portugal

Coastal Hikes

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Schladminger Tauern High Trail

Austrian Alps

Austria

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The Best Hikes in the World

for every type of hiker

Hiking is for everyone. Whether you enjoy short day hikes or long distance treks, you’ll find inspiration for your next hiking adventure here. We’re curating the best hikes in the world one trail at a time. Find out where to hike below. 

Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

Day Hikes

It’s easy to incorporate day hiking into your travel itinerary. Pack water, sunglasses, and some snacks and you’re pretty much all set.

Here are some of our favorite day hikes: Kamnik Saddle in Slovenia; Col dala Pieres in the Italian Dolomites; and Bobotov Kuv in Durmitor National Park, Montenegro.

More day hikes:

Dachstein Alpine Pasture Hut, Salzburg, Austria

Culinary Hikes

Culinary hikes are those that combine the art of food with the beauty of nature.

Imagine going on a wine tasting hike through the Ahr Valley, Germany’s largest red wine region. Or, perhaps rewarding yourself with a delicious Rösti after a spellbinding hike in Appenzell, Switzerland. Dining and hiking go hand in hand in the Tierser Alpl mountain hut in the Dolomites.

More culinary hiking destinations:

Anaga Coast, Tenerife

Coastal Hikes

Coastal hiking is one of the best introductions to hiking. There’s something so cleansing and purifying about walking along huge bodies of water.

Coastal hikes are more accessible than alpine hikes because they don’t require the same amount of fitness, preparation, and technical expertise. However, proper gear is still a necessity: sun protection, sufficient water, and hiking boots.

Our favorite coastal hiking trails:

Rifugio Auronzo, Sesto Dolomites

Hut to Hut Hikes

Hut to hut hikes are multi-day hikes where you overnight in mountain huts (Rifugios, Hütten) along the way.

We’re obsessed with hut to hut hiking in the Alps. You don’t have to bring any food, or heavy camping gear with you.

Here are some of our favorite hut-to-hut hikes: Triglav National Park Traverse (Slovenia), Alta Via 1 (Italian Dolomites), Berlin High Trail (Austria), Rätikon High Trail (Switzerland and Austria).

Learn More about Hut to Hut Hiking:

Lago di Coldai, Dolomites

Long Distance Hikes

Long-distance treks are lengthy multi-day hiking trails. What is deemed “long-distance” is entirely subjective, but let’s say it’s 7 days or more. Depending on the destination, you would either be backpacking, or hiking hut to hut (or inn to inn).

Because some of these long-distance routes total 5,000 km (3,107 miles), these trails are broken up into stages. So, you could hike a segment or chunk of a long-distance trail, without having the hike the whole thing.

The Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites and the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal are approachable long-distance hiking trails.

Other famous long-distance treks: the Eagle Walk (Austria), Via Alpina (Europe), Te Araroa Trail (New Zealand), Via Dinarica (Western Balkans), Pacific Crest Trail (USA), and Appalachian Trail (USA).

Mount Triglav Via Ferrata, Slovenia

Via Ferrata Hikes

A via ferrata (Klettersteig in German) is a protected climbing route.

You need specific via ferrata equipment to tackle these climbs. Via ferrata routes can be very challenging, even with the steel cables, ladders, and fixed anchors aiding your ascent, or descent.

They are generally graded on a letter scale from A to F (easy to very difficult).

To summit Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain, hikers must climb a via ferrata route.

@moonhoneytravelers
  • A few photos from the easy hike across Ochsengümple and over the Rauhekopfscharte saddle to Stuttgarter Hütte in the Lechtal Alps, Austria.

This hike begins with a cableway ascent to Rüfikopf from Lech am Arlberg. 

Trail guide on the blog. 😃🥾🏔
  • September is hands down the best month to hike in the Alps:

☀️The weather is generally stable. Thunderstorms are extremely rare. 

🥾There are far less people on the trails. 

🍺Mountain huts and alpine pasture huts are open most of the month.

💶 Hotel rates are lower than in July & August.

🌅 The days are shorter, so it’s easier to experience brilliant sunrises and sunsets in the mountains.

📍Pala Group, Italian Dolomites
  • I recently learned a new German word and I’m obsessed with it: Kuschelwetter.

“Kuscheln” means to cuddle or to snuggle.

“Wetter” means weather.

So “Kuschelwetter”means cuddling weather. 

Isn’t that the sweetest word?

📍Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi, South Tyrol
  • A few photos of the Sesto/Sexten Dolomites. 

1. Dreischusterspitze
2. Innichen/San Candido
3. @naturhotel_leitlhof 

📍South Tyrol, Italy (Dolomites)
  • The Emperor’s Crown Trail (“Kaiserkrone” in German) is a 65-km trail that circuits the Wilder Kaiser massif in Tirol, Austria.

This is one of the most enjoyable and leisurely treks we’ve hiked in Austria because of the superb quality of the mountain huts, the comfort of the valley accommodations, and the easy-moderate difficulty of the trails.

The Emperor’s Crown is one of the best treks to do if you’re new to multi-day hiking in the mountains. The entire circuit follows red trails (intermediate), steering clear of highly-exposed and technically-difficult pathways.
  • View of Haunold from @naturhotel_leitlhof in San Candido/Innichen in Alta Pusteria/Hochpustertal. 

We wrote about our stay here: www.moonhoneytravel.com/best-dolomites-hotels-italy/

📍South Tyrol, Italy (Dolomites)