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.
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Summer Hiking Destination: European Alps
Top Hiking Destinations
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.
The Best Hikes in the World
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.
It’s easy to incorporate day hiking into your travel itinerary. Pack water, sunglasses, and some snacks and you’re pretty much all set.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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
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.