Ten great hiking and walking trips for fall around the world


On the Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand

Autumn is one of the best travel seasons - not just because of the cooler, wetter days here, but because for so much of the world it is the perfect time to visit. And places such as Italy Greece, Spain, France, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, Malaysia, Ethiopia and New Zealand are perfect for a holiday on foot.

Here are ten great hiking and walking trips to do in fall.

1) Italy: Dolomites

8 days from $1,705 Physical rating: 3 out of 10​

From a small village nestled between the spectacular, jagged limestone peaks of the Dolomites we venture into the Fanes-Sennes and Dolomiti di Sesto National Parks for great views of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The week is based at a 4-star hotel with a superb indoor pool and wellness centre. The well-known restaurant appears in the Michelin Guide! Classic Dolomites - Premium

2) Greece: Walking the Islands

8 days from $1,935 Physical rating: 1 out of 10​

The Greek islands offer archaeological treasures, history, culture, dramatic landscapes overlooking an azure coloured sea and, of course, delicious food. Hopping from one wonderful island to the other, we enjoy a relaxed week of gentle walks through picturesque villages, lush valleys and sandy beaches. Exploring the irresistible island of Santorini on foot will certainly be the highlight of our week. Walking on the Greek Islands

3) Spain: Walking the Picos de Europa

8 days from $1,705

Physical rating: 3 out of 10

Spain's third highest mountain range, the Picos de Europa is a region of dramatic limestone peaks and lush valleys. Its terrain, tranquillity and inaccessibility make the Picos a walker's paradise. Chamois, Griffon vultures, Golden eagles and many other species are regularly seen, and, although more rarely spotted, bears, wolves and boars still survive in this incredible wilderness. Walking the Picos de Europa

4) France: Mont Blanc Highlights 8 days from $1,805 Physical rating: 3 out of 10 The circuit of Mont Blanc is one of the finest walking routes in the Alps. Based in a delightful chalet with dramatic views of Mont Blanc our walk covers the most beautiful sections of the famous circuit. Mont Blanc Highlights

5) Jordan: Dana Trek to Petra and Wadi Rum

11 days from $3,899

Physical rating: 4 out of 10

Jordan's wilderness is astonishing and the route from Dana to Petra is considered one of the finest multi-day hikes in the Middle East. We trek through remote canyons and alongside near-vertical gorges, experiencing wilderness camping in breathtaking oases. We explore Petra before heading to Wadi Rum where the spectacular landscape is superb for exploration by jeep and on foot. The Dead Sea, provides a great finale to this amazing adventure. Jordan: Dana Trek to Petra and Wadi Rum

6) Morocco: Atlas Panorama

8 days from $1,005

Physical rating: 3 out of 10

The perfect introduction to Morocco; an insight into the colourful city of Marrakech along with some varied walking exploring the striking High Atlas Mountains. Our trip is based in the remote and picturesque village of Tijhza, were we stay in a simple but pleasant riad and enjoy optional walks each day. Atlas Panorama

7) Nepal: Annapurna Dhaulagiri

16 days from $2,840 Physical rating: 5 out of 10 This popular trek in the Annapurna region offers incomparable views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Ascend through small settlements and dense forests to the alpine heights of Kopra Ridge. where the views are incredible: colossal ramparts plunge to the misty depths of the Kali Gandaki gorge. A further highlight are the ancient pilgrim trails leading to the sacred waters of Khayer Lake. Ultimate Annapurna Dhaulagiri

8) Malaysia: Trekking Borneo & Beyond

15 days from $4,175 Physical rating: 4 out of 10 S. E. Asia’s tallest mountain, Mt. Kinabalu, towers over Borneo’s sweeping jungles. Orang-utans populate the trees of Sepilok, whilst on the Malayan Peninsula rivers gush through Taman Negara, Cloud forests share the highlands with tea plantations while the country’s modern capital is a melting pot of cultures. Trekking Borneo & Beyond

9) Ethiopia: Simien Mountains and Beyond

17 days from $4,699

Physical rating: 6 out of 10

The Simien Mountains of Ethiopia offer superb wilderness trekking with stunning scenery, enormous cliffs and escarpments and the chance to spot unique wildlife. We combine this exceptional trek with a journey across a land dotted with rock-hewn churches, medieval castles and ancient obelisks reflecting a culture dating back more than 3000 years. Simien Mountains and Beyond

10) New Zealand - explore the best hiking trails and landscapes

22 days from $6,290

Physical rating: 6 out of 10

Get access to some New Zealand's best kept secrets as well as must-see highlights. The six multi-day hikes in this adventure are carefully chosen to highlight the diversity of New Zealand's landscapes. Hike the best sections of the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk and explore the volcanic wonderland of Tongariro National Park. Hike, swim and paddle a waka in the pristine waters of the Abel Tasman National Park before travelling to the lush rainforests of the West Coast. Head into the mountains at Arthur's Pass and hike into a remote backcountry hut for a night. Explore the hiking trails of the Southern Alps before travelling to Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. At Milford Sound you will explore deep canyons, hike, kayak and cruise the fiords. Ultimate New Zealand Adventure

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