From Resort’s “extreme sports” take on athleisure to what fashion insiders like Nicolas Ghesquiere and Giovanna Battaglia are doing for some R&R (just look at their IG), outdoor recreational activities like trekking and hiking are the new cool. Here are some cool places where you can take your hiking adventure to a new level.
#1:Hverfjall, Northern Iceland
Game of Thrones’ fans would know this circular volcanic crater as “The Wall”. Climb 420m up to the top and have your breath taken away by the 360-degree view of the otherworldly landscape and bubbling mud pools.
#2: Franklin Canyon Park, Los Angeles
Situated between glitzy San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills, this public park is a favourite of the city’s hottest It girls, and offers Instagram-worthy views of downtown LA.
#3: GR20 footpath, Corsica
At 180km, it’s the longest and toughest trail in Europe, running from the north to the south of the entire island, but the sights of glacial lakes, lush forests and cliffs make it all worthwhile.
#4: Palau, Micronesia
Everyone knows this island country for its clear, turquoise lagoons, and for being the site of Survivor (Season 10). Equally impressive: trek-perfect limestone formations and tropical jungles that earned it the title of a Unesco World Heritage Site.
#5: Lofoten Islands, Norway
With rugged mountains overlooking fishing villages dating back to the 1890s, this is one of the most charming places in Scandinavia to hike through and catch the Northern Lights.
#6: Murray River Walk, Paringa, South Australia
Started by The Luxury River Tours Company that specialises in high-end tours, this 4D3N programme that launches May 2017 includes strolls through red gum forests, houseboat living (there’s a spa!), and gourmet meals by a local chef.