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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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Seceda, Puez-Odle Nature Park, Dolomites

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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Schladminger Tauern High Trail

Austrian Alps

Austria

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Hiking in the Ortler Alps, South Tyrol, Italy

Italian Alps

Italy

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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
  • How to Save Money in the Dolomites:

🏨 Book your accommodation as early as possible.

🚊Travel to the Dolomites during shoulder season. For hiking, we recommend September to mid/late October.

🚠Skip the toll roads and cableways. Choose hikes that don’t require funicular/gondola/chairlift/aerial cable car ascents. Here are some of our favorites: Monte Pic & Seceda, Sass de Putia Circuit, Lake Pisciadù, Baita Segantini, and Val Venegia to Rifugio Mulaz.

🍳Stay in fully-equipped apartments, where you can cook your meals.

🥾Don’t rent a car. Either use public transit, or plan a multi-day hut-to-hut hiking trip (late June - late September only). Hut to hut hiking in the Dolomites isn’t cheap, but it’s cheaper than a road trip. Budget 80 EUR per day (overnight costs and food) for hut hiking.

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  • 10 reasons why we love hiking hut to hut:

1. It makes multi-day hiking accessible.

2. You don’t need heavy gear (e.g. tent). Without the burden of a heavy pack, you can tackle demanding, high-altitude trails more easily and safely.

3. Hut to hut hiking can be a great introduction to local culture and local cuisine (especially in the Alps).

4. You get to wake up in the mountains directly on the trail.

5. Effortless sunrises and sunsets.

6. You’re more likely to see wildlife.

7. It’s inherently simple and stress-free (unless there’s extreme weather). Every day, you get up, eat breakfast, and then hike from point A to point B.

8. Often, hut-to-hut hiking trails are not accessible to day hikers. That means less foot traffic and greater solitude.

9. It’s soul-cleansing. Hiking 5-8 hours a day over the course of several days feels like a complete mind, body and soul cleanse.

10. It’s empowering to travel long distances with only your own two feet.

🥾What questions do you have about hut to hut hiking?

🔗Learn more about Hut to hut hiking here: https://www.moonhoneytravel.com/hut-to-hut-hiking/ (link in bio)

📷 Photo taken in the Hochschwab mountains in Austria.
  • An early morning in the Julian Alps, Slovenia.
  • There are some new official updates re: hiking hut to hut / visiting mountain huts in Austria this summer. We‘ll be sending out a summary of the updates in our newsletter tomorrow.

To sign-up, head to the link in our bio (you’ll also get our guide to secret hiking destinations in Europe).

Photo: Berlin High Trail, Zillertal Alps
  • How much German do you need to know to hike in Austria?

While you don’t need to speak German to hike in Austria, it’s really helpful to know a few words and phrases, so that you can better navigate trails, menus, and mountain huts.

We've put together this pocket dictionary to help you out. Swipe right ➡️

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  • Alpine Pasture Safety in the Alps 🏔🥾🐄🐑🐐

Traditional alpine farming (“alpine transhumance”) is a type of pastoralism in which livestock are seasonally moved to higher elevation mountain pastures in summer and to lower elevation valley pastures in the winter.

For centuries, transhumance has sculpted the landscape of the Alps. Forests have been felled for grazing cattle and sheep, creating large open meadows at high altitudes.

The Alps are synonymous with verdant alpine pastures as much as snow-capped peaks.

Hiking trails and cycling routes often bisect alpine pastures where cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and donkeys freely graze.

It’s really important that you don’t disturb grazing animals (especially cows). As silly as this might sound, your life is at stake. These pastures are not a petting zoo.

There have been a number of accidents and deaths in the last few years because people have provoked, pet, and/or disturbed grazing cattle.

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