travel The Best Countries for Hiking  

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This is a ranked list of the best countries for hiking as voted on by men and women. These places include some of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the world such as Luxembourg, Switzerland, and South Africa. These are all some of the top places to go hiking in the world. This list answers the question, “what are the best countries in the world to go hiking?” Whether you are looking for beautiful mountain ranges, gorgeous bodies of water, or luscious greenery, these places offer all the lovely landscapes you could ever wish to trek upon. Many countries in Europe offer vast hiking routes while other countries just offer gorgeous open landscapes to tread upon. Each of these best countries for hiking offer distinct features as well. Those seeking the thrill of being one with the land and discovering new countries by foot might want to venture to far off lands like Bhutan. Excellent hiking can also be had in North America in the United States and Canada as well.  Whether looking for an extreme activity or a leisurely stroll these ranked places offer great hiking in every part of the world. As a traveler looking for the world’s best hiking you might ask yourself, “Where are best spots to hike around the world?”. Well here we have compiled a list of the very best places for this activity.

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
New Zealand Wellington

2
177 68
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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161 63
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Canada Ottawa

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147 57
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Iceland Reykjavik

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160 67
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Sweden Stockholm

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143 57
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Germany Berlin

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141 60
Australia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Australia Canberra

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131 55
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Scotland Edinburgh

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115 49
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Spain Madrid

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117 51
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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114 53
France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
France Paris

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119 57
Greece is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

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161 95
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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96 48
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Andorra Andorra la Vella

The Best US Cities for Hiking

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95 48
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

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105 56
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
England London

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91 45
Principality of Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
dazter added wales Abergwyngregyn, Dolwyddelan

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93 48
Liechtenstein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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89 46
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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89 50
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Argentina Buenos Aires

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95 55
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Slovakia Bratislava

America's Coolest Cities

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93 55
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
pan__Ali added Czech Republic Prague

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120 88
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Italy Rome

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70 44
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
юлия-остапенко added Russia Moscow

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75 51
Peru is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Peru Lima

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68 46
Chile is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Chile Santiago

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77 55
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kazakhstan Astana

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63 46
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mexico Mexico City

The Best U.S. States for Hiking

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135 119
Nepal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Nepal Kathmandu

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61 47
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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67 56
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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57 47
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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55 46
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kenya Nairobi

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50 42
Mali is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mali Bamako

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50 42
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Uganda Kampala

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50 43
Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Tanzania Dodoma

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51 45
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Venezuela Caracas

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10 5
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Indonesia Jakarta

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11 10
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Portugal

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10 10
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Belarus Minsk

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8 8
Greenland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Greenland Nuuk

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Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Taiwan Taipei

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5 6
China is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added China Beijing

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44 53
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Bhutan Thimphu

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Iran is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
sogol added Iran Tehran

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41 51
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Jerusalem

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is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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Marquesas Islands is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Marquesas Islands Taiohae

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35 47
Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby