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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
  • Julian Alps, Slovenia.

Three years ago, we hiked hut-to-hut from Vršič Pass to Lake Bohinj, a trip which cemented our love for this region. We’ve revisited every year since, unable to resist the call of these gorgeous limestone mountains.

Have you hiked in the Julian Alps?
  • 5 things to do before going on a hut-to-hut hike:

1. Download a few books on your Kindle or preferred e-reader.

2. Download relevant maps on Map.me, so you can navigate offline.

3. Cut your toe nails.

4. Pack your passport and Alpine Club Membership Card.

5. Print train/transit tickets.

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  • New Dolomites Trail Guides on www.moonhoneytravel.com:

🥾Lago di Braies to Hochalpenkopf

🥾Val di Funes to Tullen Summit

🥾 Gran Cir 

🥾Alpe di Siusi to Rifugio Bolzano and Rifugio Alpe di Tires

🥾Santa Maddalena Panorama Trail in Val di Funes

Happy hiking!
Sabrina & Kati
  • Sunrise walk on Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm, Mont Sëuc).

One of the luxuries of staying on the plateau is being able to easily experience sunrise. 

From @hotel_steger_dellai, we set out on an early morning walk, savoring the solitude and stillness of the plateau. It’s the most magical time of day. A few hours later, the same trails are overrun with e-bikes, cyclists, large groups, and even horse-drawn carriages.
  • Rätikon High Trail Circuit in Austria and Switzerland.

We‘d do this hike again in a heartbeat.

What’s the most beautiful hut to hut hike you’ve trekked?
  • Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm) in South Tyrol, Italy, is the largest alpine pasture in Europe. The rolling plateau is home to wonderful huts, hotels, and of course hiking trails. Here are some places/trails we recommend: 

1. Rauchhütte is a gourmet hut well-known for their fine selection of wine and food. This is a great place to eat when hiking the Hans and Paula Steger Trail.

2. Alphorn concert. Each week, an ensemble of alphorn players casually gathers together at a hut on Alpe di Siusi to play. You can show up and listen (no fee/no registration needed). The destination changes each week. You can ask @alpedisiusi.seiseralm when and where the next concert is.

3. Gostner Schwaige (alpine pasture hut). They produce their own dairy products. If you visit, you have to try their Heublütensuppe (hay flower soup).

More tips in our Alpe di Siusi Guide (Link in bio).