These hikes will help you stay fit while travelling or see more of your own backyard.
Have you been looking for more adventurous ways to meet your 10,000 steps? How about smashing your record while on holiday? New research from adventure travel and tour company Flash Pack, reveals how many steps it takes to hike across some of the most iconic trails in the world.
Included in the list are trails for novices, experienced trekkers and everyone in between so you can keep fit while on holiday on some of the world’s most popular climbing and non-climbing hikes.
The piece also reveals that England’s Hadrian Wall Path is twice as long as climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, believe it or not. Further north, in Scotland, you can walk the West Highland Way in 190,000 steps which is the equivalent of hiking up Cape Town’s Table Mountain in South Africa, a feat in itself, over 27 times.
Looking at the 28 hikes included across the globe, North America has seven hikes and trails with a combined step count of 812,000. Europe follows closely behind with six hikes and a combined total of 620,674 steps.
Australia and New Zealand lag a little behind but still show up strong with a combined total of 160,000 steps across three of our most popular hikes.
The Bay of Fires in Tasmania clocks in at 32,000 steps, Routeburn Track in New Zealand will score you 40,000 steps and the Queen Charlotte Track in New Zealand tops our list at 88,000 steps, the same as the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim hike in the USA.
There has never been a better time to pack your walking boots and smash your step counter targets. You can tick off those big bucket list items like the Inca Trail in Peru or finally see The Treasury in Petra with your own eyes, all in the name of the best step count.
Make sure to check out our Destination Guides when you’re planning your next trip where you can find the best times to visit each location so you don’t get caught out attempting your record-breaking hike in the wrong season.