Lares Trek (Peru)

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Dis­tance: 21 miles Du­ra­tion: 3 days One among hun­dreds of old paths through the An­des used by the

In­cas, the Lares Trek, in the moun­tains north of Cuzco (pic­tured), oers high-alti­tude views seen by rel­a­tively few vis­i­tors. The trail passes through the cen­tral hub of the Inca Em­pire, fea­tur­ing well­p­re­served ru­ins. No per­mits are needed. gad­ven­ Hadrian’s Wall Path (Eng­land) Dis­tance: 84 miles Du­ra­tion: 9 days The de­fenses that once marked the north­ern­most limit of the Ro­man Em­pire have eroded in the last 1,900 years, but the land­scape re­mains as over­whelm­ing as it must have ap­peared to the sol­diers scan­ning the hori­zon from its forts. The sea-to-sea trail that traces the course of Hadrian’s Wall is well pro­vided with B&Bs, bunkhouses and pubs.

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John Muir Trail (Cal­i­for­nia) Dis­tance: 211 miles Du­ra­tion: 28 days Named a‰er the great Amer­i­can con­ser­va­tion­ist, Cal­i­for­nia’s premier long-dis­tance trail runs through three na­tional parks: Yosemite, King’s Canyon and Se­quoia. In between, it reaches places never seen by vis­i­tors who stick close to the roads, in­clud­ing the sub­lime Thou­sand Is­land Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilder­ness. /dis­cover-the-trail/john-muir-trail

Camino de San­ti­ago (Spain) Dis­tance: 491 miles Du­ra­tion: 30 days Walk the Camino and you fol­low a tra­di­tion that dates back even be­fore Chris­tian times, when Celts would aim for “land’s end” in rugged north­west Spain. The most pop­u­lar route is the tech­ni­cally un­de­mand­ing “Camino Francés” from just across the French bor­der, but a few pre­fer the moun­tain­ous north-coast route.

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