Many of us expect holidays to be the time for rest and peace, the perfect moment to take a break and enjoy the special moments with family and friends. But people are different and enjoy various things, this is why we propose 5 winter wonderlands for those who enjoy walking in their spare time.
While Europe is filled with amazing winter destinations, Salzburg is an overlooked city that offers a wide range of terrain. Surrounded by the Alps, there are plenty of opportunities for both easy and more challenging mountain terrain.
Banff National Park, Canada
If you love the outdoors, there’s no better place to visit in the winter than Banff National Park in Alberta. Depending on weather, hiking season can stretch into the end of October. … Be sure to check Banff National Park’s trail report first, and bring hiking boots that’ll stand up to snow and muddy conditions.
Hiking in Bavaria
Hiking / walking in Bavaria is as diverse as the landscape itself! The south is dominated by the majestic Alps whose hiking tracks and mountain trails guarantee breathtaking views. The many lakes in the pre-alpine landscape such as Tegernsee, Chiemsee, Starnberger See or Forggensee near Füssen wait to be explored and are ideal for a refreshing swim after an exhausting hike.
The East Hokkaido Walk tour is a fully-guided tour suitable for anyone who is an occasional walker and can walk for more than three to four hours in comfort. In general, the route is gently undulating but it also includes some short, steeper climbs.
Alton, New Hampshire
For hikers, New Hampshire’s 48 different 4,000-foot peaks are a winter haven. While there’s no shortage of options, Mount Major in Alton is a standout if you’re looking for a moderate day-hike. The Main and Brook Trail loops are less than 4 miles long, and provide epic views of the treasured Lake Winnipesaukee. If you want more of a challenge, try the peaks in the Presidential Range, which are every bit as scenic.
We hope our article inspired you. Have a lovely walking holiday and don’t forget to keep it moving!