travel The Best Countries for Hiking  

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List Rules Upvote the country that has the best terrain, mountains or hills to go for a leisurely hike

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

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172 62
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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158 57
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Sweden Stockholm

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144 49
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Iceland Reykjavik

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155 57
Canada is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Canada Ottawa

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141 49
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Germany Berlin

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139 51
Australia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Australia Canberra

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127 48
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Scotland Edinburgh

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115 45
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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112 45
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Spain Madrid

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113 47
France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
France Paris

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114 51
Greece is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

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90 39
Principality of Wales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
dazter added wales Abergwyngregyn, Dolwyddelan

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89 39
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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93 42
Liechtenstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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94 43
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

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95 44
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Andorra Andorra la Vella

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104 51
England is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
England London

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154 91
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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95 51
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Slovakia Bratislava

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92 51
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
pan__Ali added Czech Republic Prague

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83 48
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Argentina Buenos Aires

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70 40
Russia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
юлия-остапенко added Russia Moscow

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116 85
Italy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Italy Rome

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71 49
Peru is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Peru Lima

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74 53
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kazakhstan Astana

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63 44
Chile is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Chile Santiago

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59 43
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Colombia

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60 44
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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60 44
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mexico Mexico City

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

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

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Nepal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Nepal Kathmandu

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55 44
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kenya Nairobi

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50 39
Mali is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mali Bamako

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50 39
Uganda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Uganda Kampala

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50 40
Tanzania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Tanzania Dodoma

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51 42
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Venezuela Caracas

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9 3
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Indonesia Jakarta

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11 7
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Portugal

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8 4
Greenland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Greenland Nuuk

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10 7
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Belarus Minsk

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

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Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Taiwan Taipei

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

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Bhutan Thimphu

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Marquesas Islands is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Marquesas Islands Taiohae

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Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added Papua New Guinea Port Moresby

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State of Burma is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mark Lanzarotta added State of Burma Yangon