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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
Lechtal Alps, Austria

Hut to Hut Hiking

Austrian Alps

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Alps in Summer

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.

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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  • 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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  • Austrian mountain hut etiquette.

Rule #1 Take your shoes off before entering any of the bedrooms/dormitories.

Rule #2 Never ask to be seated alone.

Swipe right ➡️ for the basics. For more guidelines, read our Hut to Hut Hiking in Austria guide.

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  • How much does it cost to overnight in an Austrian mountain hut?

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  • Just wrote 3,986 words about visiting the Alps in summer. Our latest blog covers alpine transhumance, wildlife, weather, hiking infrastructure, and more. 

Head to https://www.moonhoneytravel.com/alps-in-summer/ (link in bio)
  • It‘s time to start planning for summer! If you’ve ever wanted to go hut to hut hiking in Austria, we just published 10 essential tips on www.moonhoneytravel.com. We’re sharing everything we know: when and how to make hut reservations, essential gear, hiking routes, mountain hut etiquette, how to save money, and a lot more.