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Ten great hikes for 2017

There are few better ways to explore the world than on a walking tour. Here is our list of ten fantastic hiking holidays to put on your 2017 travel wishlist. We have listed them in ascending order of intensity.

Walking wild Greenland

10 days from $5985

Rating: leisurely to moderate, 2 out of 10

A spectacular walking journey through the mountain and coastal wilderness of Greenland’s fjorded east coast. During this exciting 10 day itinerary we explore this untouched region, bursting with mountains, icebergs, huge glaciers and rivers. We will combine well-paced daily walks with exploration from the air thanks to two short helicopter flights above the iceberg filled coastal waters, seeing the best of this unique destination. View trip

Italy: Prosecco Hills

8 days from $1865

Rating: leisurely to moderate, 2 out of 10

Just an hour’s drive north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, is one of the world’s best yet largely undiscovered wine regions where ancient terraced vineyards cling to the sides of every possible slope. Based in an elegant converted villa we spend a week walking through picturesque rolling hills and sampling the area’s delicious cuisine and authentic bubbles. View trip

Highlands of Sri Lanka

15 days from $2845

Rating: moderate, 3 out of 10

Behind the dazzling beauty of Sri Lanka’s world famous beaches is an island of lush jungle, spice gardens, ancient Buddhist temples and an abundance of wildlife - all of which makes for a unique trekking experience. We hike through the unspoilt Knuckles Mountain Range, past rice paddies and brush emerald-green tea plantations. We tackle the challenging Adam's Peak (2243m) and then enjoy the spectacular 1000m cliff drop of World's End. View trip

New Zealand: Milford Sound & Stewart Island Trails

8 days from $3659

Rating: introductory, 3 out of 10

Hike up peaks for extensive panoramic views, explore other-worldly rainforest and dramatic seascapes and visit unique Stewart Island, for a change of pace. Walk in the lower reaches of Fiordland National Park and cruise Milford Sound before a spectacular helicopter flight over dramatic mountain peaks. View trip

South Africa: Drakensberg and Kruger Walking Safari

11 days from $2990

Rating: Introductory to Moderate, 4 out of 10

Spectacular canyons, cliffs, near vertical escarpments and gullies form an ideal terrain for the keen walker wishing to explore and scramble through the Drakensberg. The highlight of the trip is the strenuous ascent of the Amphitheatre before heading to a private reserve on the boundary of the Kruger Park. Viewing wildlife on foot with our expert game rangers offers a breathtaking safari experience like no other. At night the campfire and sounds of the African bush make for a truly special wilderness adventure. View trip

Trekking in Myanmar

14 days from $4365

Rating: moderate to challenging, 4 out of 10

A truly remote trekking trip that visits Myanmar's cultural highlights as well as exploring the isolated Chin Hills of north west Burma, home to the Chin people whose culture and traditions have changed little over the centuries. View trip

Chile & Argentina: Great Patagonian Traverse

15 days from $6695

Rating: moderate, 5 out of 10

This trek is sure to captivate the most seasoned trekker and offers the opportunity to traverse Patagonia from north to south, mostly on foot and by boat via some of the most captivating and untouched national parks in the region. Come and enjoy some of the most unforgettable mountain views in the world. View trip

Canada: Gros Morne Traverse

9 days from $2590

Rating: moderate to challenging, 6 out of 10

Who hasn't dreamed of hiking Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a nature-lover's dream? This 9-day itinerary includes two of Canada's most unique and incredible backpacking routes across the Long Range Mountains and the otherworldly Tablelands, with the added support of porters to lighten your load. There is no better way to experience the natural beauty and wonder of Gros Morne's back country. View trip

USA: Grand Canyon Unexplored

7 days from $2759

Rating: challenging, 7 out of 10

A trip for experienced, fit backpackers who are looking to explore the heart of the Grand Canyon with the guidance of professional guides and the solitude of backcountry trails. We take on a route seldom travelled, and visit during the 'off peak' season when the North Rim is completely closed to tourists. View trip

England: Coast to Coast: classic guided walk

15 days from $3097

Rating: challenging, 7 out of 10

Covering 190 odd miles and traversing three national parks, this classic hike offers magnificent scenery with rolling hills bordered by dry stone walls and charming little villages with a sprinkling of houses and cosy pubs. Winding through the Lake District and into the Yorkshire Dales we follow the beautiful River Swale for a couple of days before hiking through the North York Moors National Park to the North Sea Coast. This really is one of our favourite walks in Britain. View trip

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