This delightful hiking route takes you on a traverse through the heart of Kahurangi National Park. This ancient Maori trail is now one of New Zealand's "Great Walks" and is a well formed track stretching 82 kilometres from Golden Bay to the West Coast. Climbing up through ancient beech forests you break out into expansive tussock lands. With its gorgeous red tussocks, limestone cliffs, caves and twisted forest you could be in a Hobbit film. On the descent to the coast you pass giant gnarled rata trees, broad rivers (via bridges) and finally arrive at the wild nikau palm-fringed beaches of the West Coast. The scenery and habitat are forever changing and the breathtaking views of rugged mountains all around will make you feel truly immersed in the wilderness. Simple but comfortable huts provide apt accommodation at the end of each day and offer a real "kiwi tramping experience".
» ‘True’ New Zealand hiking experience with accommodation in back-country huts
» Magnificent scenery and changing landscapes
» Rolling tussock grasslands to beech forest, limestone outcrops to granite country
Do you enjoy sweat breaking out on your forehead and your heart racing like mad as you find yourself half suspended in the air with the few thousand meters beneath your feet? I bet you are an avid climber looking for just another dose of thrill.
Surprisingly enough, when it comes to the most popular destinations for travelling, Bolivia is not a country on the list. Well, your loss. There are a few negative factors which keep on pushing the tourist away from the country, such as a lack of public transport and the necessity to get visa, which might set you back 150$ dollars. However, I dare say that the astounding scenery awaiting you will make amends for all inconveniences. The combination of high-rise mountains, jungles filled with wild life and the unfathomable variety of within a single country is what makes Bolivia so unique and irresistible to visit. Here are the top things not to miss out on.
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To conquer each continent’s highest mountain is the greatest challenge of each climber, yet not even 300 mountaineers have claimed this prize yet.
Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets.
We decided to make a roundup of the greatest hikes in some of the world's most gorgeous islands and archipelagos, but at Adventure Compass we understand that not many people even barely consider great hiking areas when they think of tropical island paradises. So if your partners prefer to lie on a beach and you want to go hiking on your next adventure travel, there's no need to compromise. Simply take a look at these trekking areas on paradise islands from the Caribbean to the Pacific.
Triglav is the Slovenia’s highest mountain, featuring three peaks with the highest one reaching 2864 meters. According to one of the legends, there was a magical Goldenhorn inhabiting the Triglav Mountains. The horns of the mysterious creature were made of gold and would make anyone who caught Goldenhorn forever rich. The Goldenhorn was never caught due to its artfulness in escaping from the chasers, even when injured. The magic power of Goldenhorn was hidden in a divine flower protecting him from deathly wounds. The flower was growing in the crevices of Triglav and boasted unfathomable beauty.