5 of the World’s Epic Walks for the Bucket List

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Walking takes you to places that will take your breath away. As you set out on journeys on foot, you get to explore more of the beauty and natural wonders one can find along the way. Not to mention the historical and cultural points of interest that makes for unforgettable treks. With so many trails to choose from, here are some of the world’s most epic walks for the bucket list.

Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia
Cappadocia in Turkey is known for its “fairy chimneys” and otherworldly landscape. While hot air balloons offer stunning panoramic views of the area, taking a walk provides a different perspective that allows visitors to see the surreal vista from up close. Pick a walking trail and see the unusual rock formations and other natural interests you will find along the way.

Cinque Terre, Italy
Manarola
Follow the Sentiero Azzurro or the Blue Path that links the picturesque villages that make up the world-famous Cinque Terre. Stretching to about seven miles, this family-friendly trail is teeming with beautiful scenery including the colorful villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

Drakensberg Escarpment, South Africa
Drakensberg
The Drakensberg Escarpment is a vast place to cover on foot. But there are plenty of options for a great walking experience like the North Drakensberg Traverse. The beautiful rugged landscape, towering cliffs, and majestic valleys are just some of the spectacular scenery to see as you take a walk in the area.

Grand Canyon, USA
Grand Canyon
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon National Park is easily one of the bucket-list places for nature and outdoor lovers. The Grand Canyon covers a vast area that stretches to about 450 kilometers. The walking and hiking possibilities are endless with so many trails to choose from.

Inca Trail, Peru
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The Inca Trail is one of the world’s best known treks. The 26-mile trail offers enchanting views of mountains, verdant forests, ruins, and ancient paths among other interesting natural and cultural attractions. And with the Lost City of the Incas at the end of the trail, this is a walk that you would not want to miss.