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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.

Winter Hiking Destination: Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Anaga Mountains, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Anaga Mountains

Best Hikes

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Roques de García Circuit Trail, Teide National Park

Teide National Park

Best Hikes

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Teno Mountains, Tenerife

Teno Mountains

Best Hikes

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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.

Hiking in the Julian Alps, Slovenia, Hiking Destinations around the World | Moon & Honey Travel - the Hiking Blog for Travelers

Julian Alps

Slovenia

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Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy, Hiking Destinations around the World | Moon & Honey Travel - the Hiking Blog for Travelers

The Dolomites

Italy

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Hiking in New Zealand, Hiking Destinations around the World | Moon & Honey Travel - the Hiking Blog for Travelers

New Zealand

Hiking Guide

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Hiking in Prokletije National Park, Montenegro, Hiking Destinations around the World | Moon & Honey Travel - the Hiking Blog for Travelers

Prokletije

Montenegro

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Montenegro Hiking Blog, Moon & Honey Travel

Durmitor

Montenegro

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High Tatras, Slovakia, Hiking Destination

High Tatras

Slovakia

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Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Hiking Destinations around the world | Moon & Honey Travel - the hiking blog for travelers

Slovenian Alps

Slovenia

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Hiking in the Austrian Alps, Hiking Destinations around the World | Moon & Honey Travel - the Hiking Blog for Travelers

Austrian Alps

Austria

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Ortler Alps - Best Hiking Destinations | Moon & Honey Travel and Hiking Blog

Ortler 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. 

Day Hikes | Moon & Honey Travel - Hiking Blog

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:

Culinary Hikes | Moon & Honey Travel Hiking Blog

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:

Coastal Hiking | Moon & Honey Travel Hiking Blog

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:

Hut to Hut Hikes | Moon & Honey Travel Hiking Blog

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. Use these itineraries for inspiration: Triglav National Park Traverse (Slovenia), Alta Via 1 (Italian Dolomites), Berlin High Trail (Austria), Rätikon High Trail (Switzerland and Austria).

More hut to hut hiking trails:

Long Distance Hikes | Moon & Honey Travel Hiking Blog

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).

Via Ferrata Hikes | Moon & Honey Travel Hiking Blog

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.

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  • Thanks everyone for your Slovenian Alps questions! We‘ll be answering most questions in on our stories tonight. 

Is there public transportation that goes to the main attractions and hiking points in Triglav National Park?

Yes, though limited. If you’re relying on transit, it’s best to come during the high season: July & August. It’s possible that some seasonal buses will operate starting in June and ending in September. The 2021 timetables have not been posted.

If you’re planning on visiting Triglav National Park without a car, Stara Fužina/Ribčev Laz (Lake Bohinj), Kranjska Gora, and possibly Bovec (Soča Valley) are the best gateways.

Lake Bohinj 
If you stay in Stara Fužina/Ribčev Laz (Lake Bohinj), you’re already in the park, and you can hike directly to destinations like the Bohinj high alpine pastures, Mostnica Gorge, Voje Valley, etc...

In summer, there’s a bus to the Vogel cable car valley station. From the mountain station, you can hike to Rodica and Mount Vogel. 

There should also be a summer bus connection from Lake Bohinj to Rudno Polje, a popular trailhead on Pokljuka Plateau. From here, you can hike to Viševnik, Vodnikov Dom, and even Mount Triglav (with an overnight in Dom Planika pod Triglavom).

According to the Bohinj Tourist Board, there might be a shuttle operating between Lake Bohinj and Planina Blato. This is a great place to start the day hike to Seven Lakes Valley and other destinations. 

Kranjska Gora
If you stay in Kranjska Gora, there’s a summer bus that connects Kranjska Gora to the Soča Valley via Vršič Pass. Various hikes and via ferrata climbs (Mt. Mala Mojstrovka and Prisank) start at Vršič Pass. 

Other trailheads (Planica Nordic Center, Aljaž Lodge in Vrata Valley) are only accessible by car.
  • Happy Birthday Sabrina!
I love the way you motivate me every single day. I admire your persistence, courage and (American) drive. You are the best hiking and life partner I could have ever dreamed of. Thank you for being my “happily ever after.“ I hope I spoiled you as much as you wanted me to today :)! I love you 😘❤️
  • Hi, it’s been a while. 👋🙋🏻‍♀️We’ve been really quiet here, because Kati and I have been busy (overwhelmed/delighted/exhausted) setting up (repairing/renovating) our apartment in Vienna, Austria.

For the last four years, we’ve been nomadic/semi-nomadic. We’ve lived and traveled in a van in New Zealand. We’ve petsat cats and dogs in Istanbul, Brighton, Porto, and other cities. We’ve hiked hut-to-hut across the Austrian Alps and Slovenian Alps. We’ve road tripped across the Balkans. And, we’ve backpacked across Asia.

It’s been a wonderful life chapter, filled with so many rewards and just as many challenges (like getting salmonella, an E. coli infection, Shigella and Parvovirus B19 while trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal).

In the near future, we’ll be moving into our permanent base in Vienna. More than ever, we need our own home, our own sacred space.

We're mostly looking forward to sleeping on our new mattress, having all our things in one place, and taking long luxurious baths.

How are you???

Xoxo,
Sabrina & Kati

Photo: @beludei - our fantasy home away from home :)!
  • Dreaming of epic hiking trails, glaciated peaks, and cozy mountain huts. #austrianalps
  • Today - January 20, 2021 - marks the beginning of a new chapter for the US-American people, the world, and our beautiful planet. Feeling optimistic that our imperfect, yet resilient and brave nation is finally back on track and moving in the right direction. May all that is good in this world bless @joebiden and @kamalaharris as they forge ahead and rebuild a traumatized, but not broken USA.
  • We’re answering a bunch of your questions about the Dolomites in our stories. If you’re curious about underrated hiking trails, where to stay (with/without a car), and when to go (good weather/less people), take a look.