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

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Iceland Reykjavik

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Canada Ottawa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Greece Athens

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France is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
France Paris

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

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Principality of Wales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
dazter added wales Abergwyngregyn, Dolwyddelan

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Liechtenstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking

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United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

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

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Argentina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Argentina Buenos Aires

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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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

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

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Peru is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Peru Lima

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Chile Santiago

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
юлия-остапенко added Russia Moscow

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Nepal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Nepal Kathmandu

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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Kazakhstan Astana

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Mexico Mexico City

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

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

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

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

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

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Bhutan Thimphu

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Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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Iran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
sogol added Iran Tehran

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Ozturk Yalcin added Turkey Ankara

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

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Papua New Guinea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby

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Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Tajikistan Dushanbe

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South Sudan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Sudan Juba

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Morocco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Morocco Rabat

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Jordan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Jordan Amman

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

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Pakistan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Hiking
Pakistan Islamabad