12 Virtual Hiking Trails Around the World
Avid hikers everywhere are staying disciplined and staying at home. Although it’s a simple sacrifice, it’s still significant for the betterment of the world.
For now, your hiking poles need to take a rest, but it doesn’t mean you have to forgo the pleasure of hiking even when you’re at home.
One way hiking enthusiasts can still feel a bit of the excitement or joy of hiking is through virtual hiking trails. You can find virtual tours of several hiking trails all over the world from the comfort of your own home. Here are 12 that you can start viewing online:
Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
There’s a reason why the Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine, holds that name. The idea behind the name is because of its beautiful and verdant atmosphere.
If you want a calming virtual walk, then this is the one for you. It certainly is a place that looks like a fairytale, and it looks romantic as well. On that note, you can experience the Tunnel of Love through this virtual walk available online.
Village of Positano, Italy
The village of Positano in Italy is a sleepy, little fishing village to the West of the Amalfi Coast. This village has a Mediterranean climate. Therefore, it will feel warm still during the winter season.
This gorgeous village also has a virtual tour you can experience. So if you’re missing the Mediterranean feel, you should try the tour out.
Juan de Fuca, Canada
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is in the country of Canada. You can find it within the confines of Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.
The entire trail stretches to about 47 kilometers and will take you three to four days to finish. The entire trail goes from China Beach down to Botanical Beach.
And since it’s a coastal trail along the southwestern part of Vancouver Island, you’ll be able to see in the virtual tour a good number of beaches. You can also enjoy the green wilderness around it.
Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
The Cayo Guillermo virtual tour in Cuba is going to help you scratch that itch calling for the beach.
Since it’s on a tropical island, you can enjoy views of shallow waters around you, and a lot of dunes and beaches are present as well.
This site in Cuba is worth a visit, both virtually and in real life.
Havasu Falls, Arizona
There’s nothing quite like encountering natural sites while hiking. So if you’re missing the sight and sound of a walk like that, then you can enjoy this virtual tour of the Havasu Falls in Arizona.
Best known for its beautiful blue and green hue, it’s a sight for sore eyes.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Few places on this Earth are as fascinating and unique as the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Luckily, if you want to behold this human-made glory yourself, you do so by going on a virtual trip around this iconic site.
Yellowstone National Park, USA
People know the Yellowstone National Park in the USA for its geysers. However, it offers so much more than that. There are forests, lakes, and many more to find.
In their virtual experience for the park, you can see all the natural sights that you can enjoy. Plus, it’s in snowy weather too.
Canada’s first national park, the Banff National Park, also has a virtual tour. The majestic mountains and other natural marvels make the park a sight to behold.
It’s even a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so take a peek and see a tease of what you can expect from Banff.
Wailea Beach Path, Hawaii
A lot of people miss the beach the most these days, and if you’re one of them, you might want to see this next virtual tour of Hawaii.
In particular, you can get a good view of the Wailea Beach Path to ease your desire to be around the sea and under the sun.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
One of the most popular activities to do in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is to go stargazing.
If you want to do this in the comfort of your own home, then look no further. You can also find a virtual nighttime tour of the National Park online and spend some time under the stars.
Trakai Trails, Lithuania
Lithuania has plenty of forests and hiking trails that you can experience. One of these trails that you can experience virtually would be the Trakai Trails.
The virtual tour itself is on a bright and sunny day, so you can truly feel the delight of walking along the landscape of Lithuania on a good day.
Kodiak Island, USA
Kodiak Island in Alaska combines forests and mountains in a harmonious landscape to create a gorgeous scene.
In this virtual tour of this island, you can enjoy the scenery of the woods and all. You can even walk or jog along to this if you have a treadmill.
It is our responsibility towards each other as well as to ourselves right now to stay at home for a while. Although it requires us to withhold on pleasures that we usually have, it’s for the good of us all anyway.
Luckily, technology finds a way for us to seek these pleasures in the comfort of our own homes. With these virtual hikes above, you can still enjoy the trails' view even when you are stuck at home.
In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and plan out your hiking trips for the future.
- Geraldine Mills