11 Of The World’s Most Awesome And Inspiring Walks
Walking is an activity that every healthy human should be engaged in and is arguably the safest mode of transportation. Additionally, if you want to add seven years to your lifespan as recent studies suggest, set aside 20 to 25 minutes for a daily walk. This simple habit, which can also arguably be one of the most enjoyable parts of your day, has been found to trigger an anti-aging process and even help repair old DNA. On this list you will find 11 amazing walks around the world that you couldn't resist even if you are the laziest bastard on the planet. Written by Theodoros II
THE BERLIN WALL - GERMANY
This memorial is an excellent opportunity to see the section of the Berlin Wall that is still standing and to wander around the death strip, the grassy no-man’s-land that separated the inner wall on the east side from the larger outer wall on the west. It’s a fascinating trip through modern European history, with all the memorials for those who died trying to climb over the wall, reminding tourists of the dark history of the place and how politics can divide a nation, and even a family.
ROB ROY WALK - SCOTLAND
This walk follows the steps of legendary Scottish hero Rob Roy MacGregor, and you will definitely come to know the history of Scotland as you walk through glens, along rivers, and past mountains and lochs. This is undoubtedly one of the most majestic parts of the UK countryside.
BRYCE CANYON - USA
The locals claim that there’s no place in the world like Bryce Canyon and despite this sounding like an overstatement it might not be that far from the truth. They also say that words or even photographs fail to describe the uniqueness of Bryce Canyon and only by visiting it can you sense its rare magnitude. So what are you waiting for?
THE LOIRE VALLEY - FRANCE
The Loire is considered Europe’s last untamed river and so for this reason in 2000 UNESCO gave official recognition to the Loire Valley for its architectural heritage and its breathtaking, untouched natural environment.
HADRIAN'S WALL - ENGLAND
Hadrian’s Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain, begun in AD 122 during the rule of Emperor Hadrian, and today it’s the most popular tourist attraction in northern England. Unlike many other historic locations and attractions, Hadrian’s Wall has something to offer to almost everyone: elite archaeology, striking landscapes, one-of-a-kind wildlife, undisturbed solitude, lively cities, fantastic pubs, and a population of warm, friendly people who will help you enjoy your stay.
BAGAN WALK - MYANMAR
Myanmar has become a hot tourist spot in recent years due to its location. The country is situated around the amazing Bagan plain, peppered with over three thousand religious buildings, which makes the area one of the most sacred destinations in the world. However, the dangerously high temperatures can make the walk an unpleasant, dusty experience, even though just witnessing the ornate stupas, pagodas, and temples close up will make it worth it in the end.
APHRODITE AND ADONIS WALK - CYPRUS
The gorgeous Akamas peninsula, on the northwest tip of Cyprus has a unique beauty. The peninsula owes its exceptional character not only to its attractive, rich natural landscapes but also to the vast wealth of Hellenic history and mythology dating back three thousand years.
PAYS DOGON - MALI
“The land of the Dogon people,” as it is also known, has the reputation of being one of Africa’s finest regions. According to the local tour guides, a proper trek there can last anywhere from two to ten days, and takes in the soaring cliffs of the Bandiagara escarpment inlaid with old abandoned cliff dwellings. Dogon villages dot the cliffs and are the astonishing highlight of the journey.
PETRA - JORDAN
Petra is beautifully situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. It is half-built, half-carved into the rock and it is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
MOUNT SINAI - EGYPT
Mount Sinai is an extremely significant and sacred place and, according to Judeo-Christian tradition, it is the place where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. Even if you’re not the religious type Mount Sinai offers an amazingly distinctive walks where you will see one of the bluest skies ever in your life and the sand-colored mountains make an incredible background for some fantastic photos.
PLAKA - GREECE
Plaka is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods around the world, combining incredible history, architecture, and culture. Also known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods,” Plaka lies right under the cradle of Western civilization, the Acropolis. It was developed mostly around the ruins of the Athenian agora, in an area that has been continuously inhabited since antiquity.
Some of the historical figures who have walked the narrow pavements of this gorgeous area include Alexander the Great, the Apostle Paul, Pericles, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle among others.