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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 Destinations in Europe

Carvoeiro Beach, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal

Coastal Hikes

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Taganana to Playa de Tamadite Hike, Anaga Mountains, Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Best Day Hikes

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Anaga Mountains, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Anaga Mountains, Tenerife

Best Day 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.

Julian Alps, Slovenia

Julian Alps

Slovenia

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Dolomites, Italy

The Dolomites

Italy

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Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife, Spain

Best Hikes

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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 and Planjava in Slovenia, Sentiero Bonacossa Trail in the Italian Dolomites, and Bobotov Kuv in Montenegro’s Durmitor National Park.

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 hiking is a type of multi-day hiking in which you overnight in mountain huts along the way.

You can hike hut-to-hut in many places around the world. However, the best hut system is in the European Alps.

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), Karwendel High Trail (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.

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  • View of Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen from the summit of Monte Specie/Strudelkopf.

You can walk to Monte Specie from the Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese plateau in Braies/Pragser Tal Valley.

📍Italian Dolomites
  • Best hikes in the Dolomites by region:

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🏔 Cortina d’Ampezzo

🏔 Alta Pusteria 

🏔 Val Gardena & Alpe di Siusi 

🏔 Val d’Ega 

🏔 Val di Funes 

🏔 Alta Badia 

🏔Pale di San Martino 

💛 Our favorite trail: Sentiero Bonacossa through Cadini di Misurina 

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  • 25 Best Day Hikes in the Dolomites + 5 Viewpoint Hikes

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These hikes span across multiple ranges in Trentino, Belluno and South Tyrol. 

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📍Pale di San Martino, Trentino
  • Lago Federa in the Ampezzo Dolomites. 

You can hike up to this lake directly from Cortina d‘Ampezzo, but the fastest ascent route starts at the Ponte di Rocurto trailhead, which is located along SP638 - halfway between Pocol and Passo Giau.

📍Province of Belluno, Veneto, Italy
  • South face of Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen) in the Sexten Dolomites.
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the best places to stay in the Dolomites for hiking (and of course skiing).

Cortina is located in the center of Ampezzo Valley, ringed by the Tofane, Sorapiss, Cristallo, and Croda da Lago mountains.

➡️Swipe right for some of our favorite huts, places, and trails around Cortina.

🌙🍯For the full guide, head to our blog: 
https://www.moonhoneytravel.com/cortina-d-ampezzo-italy/