October 24, 2018

we need more diversity in outdoor sport

My favourite gear shop — Mountain Equipment Co-op — got called out by one of their members. She was right. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. To their credit, MEC responded. Here’s their CEO: Do white people dominate the outdoors? Let that question sink in for a moment. If you consider every advertisement you’ve […]

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Canada’s 24,000 km Great Trail is complete

The longest network of recreational trails in the entire world. … It is exclusively designated for recreational purposes and only allows bikes, hikers and horseback riders in the summer and in the winter it is used for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. … MTL Blog This evolved out of the Trans Canada Trail. It’s been rebranded […]

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“Route of Parks” in Chile – #FakeNews

Lonely Planet got it wrong. Vogue got it wrong. Other sites, as well. The new marketing campaign by the Chilean government called “Route of Parks” is not a hiking trail. It’s a series of roads with occasional trails. And other outdoor adventure options along the way. I’m hoping to bikepack part in 2019. Click PLAY or […]

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Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. The Vintgar Gorge  or Bled Gorge is a 1.6-kilometer (0.99 mi) gorge in northwestern Slovenia four kilometers northwest of Bled. … The sheer canyon walls are 50 to 100 meters (160 to 330 ft) high … Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. The boardwalks make it easy. You can do a half day hiking circuit from Bled. But […]

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Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. If you want to tramp Abel Tasman yourself, check our information page.

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870-mile Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path (Welsh: Llwybr Arfordir Cymru) is a long-distance footpathwhich follows, or runs close to, the majority of the coastline of Wales. It opened on 5 May 2012, and offers a 870-mile (1,400 km) walking route from Chepstow, Monmouthshire, in the south to near Chester, in the north. … The idea was developed from a desire to build on the economic success […]

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unreal Tasmanian Winter Traverse

One of the toughest journeys on foot … ever. Louis-Phillipe Loncke …. This was an epic journey that left him exhausted, pushed to his limits, and 15 kg (33 pounds) lighter than when he set off. The video below is from a new report aired in Australia that caught up with the Belgian adventurer just as […]

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Wales – Pembrokeshire Coast Path – day 4

Trip Report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles I made coffee in the vestibule of my tent in the dark. Packed up and was on my feet by 8am. BIG day ahead. The toughest and most physically demanding of any on the Coast Path. It was about 2 miles to town. Another 14 miles more (at […]

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Wales – Pembrokeshire Coast Path – day 3

Trip Report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles I had a plan. And plenty of doubts whether or not I’d make all the connections. 8am breakfast at the Manorbier Youth Hostel 8:33am bus to Tenby 9:37am train to Fishguard That all worked! I was pleased. I wanted to continue my hiking on the spectacular northern end of […]

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Wales – Pembrokeshire Coast Path – day 2

Trip Report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles Day 1 had gone perfectly. Day 2 would be problematic. I could hike in the opposite direction from the hostel … but it was unlikely I’d find a bus to get me back. In the end I decided to take a chance. If I couldn’t find a bus, […]

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