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Marjan Loop, Split, Croatia

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The best hike in Split, Croatia is the 8km Marjan Loop in the most popular park in town.

vista from Marjan Hill

Actually, there are many options in this park — and I deviated from the AllTrails version several times, getting scolded by my app for being off trail. ????

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Marjan hill (178 m (584 ft)) is a CLIMB. But there are great vistas in every direction.

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Top 10 Hiking Destinations ➙ Australia

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We love Australia. Who doesn’t? What’s not to like? It’s paradise Down Under.

What an exotic treat to have kangaroos and wallabies hanging about your campsite!

“Stunning rocky headlands and perfect beaches, lush rainforests, sun-sharpened deserts and the muted beauty of the bush waking to the trail in Australia offers a kaleidoscope of colours, terrains and adventures for walkers of all levels.” – LP

You have such a wealth of choices: the Blue Mountains (NSW), Whitsunday Islands (QLD), dense subtropical rainforest in Lamington National Park (QLD), Larapinta Trail (NT) out of Alice Springs, wild Kakadu National Park (NT), the rugged Cape-to-Cape (WA) or pretty Wine Glass Bay in Freycinet National Park (TAS).

Those are just a few! Our favourite Aussie hiking guru John Chapman helps you choose by clicking on the map:

More information on our Australia information page.

Our favourite hike in Australia is The Overland Track in Tasmania.

View from the Labyrinth – flickr – Andrew Purdam

See our Overland Track Information page.

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TOP 10 hikes ➙ Sunshine to Assiniboine, Alberta, Canada

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Sunshine Meadows to Mt Assiniboine is one of our top 10 hikes in the world.

Click PLAY or watch a 1 minute introduction on YouTube.

Sunshine to Assiniboine

Our favourite hike in the Canadian Rockies. 

Banff to Sunshine Meadows Ski Resort by bus or tram. Then head for the Matterhorn of the Rockies.

AT A GLANCE

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  • recommended route 6 days, 5 nights. Shorter options are possible and popular.
  • 56km (34.8mi) plus side trip day hikes
  • July to mid-September
  • moderate difficulty
  • accessed only on foot or by helicopter
  • heavenly alpine meadows
  • It can snow any day of the year. Or it can be 30°C (86°F).

Read more on our Sunshine to Assiniboine information page.

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Hill Climbing Dumyat, Sterling, Scotland

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To the east of Stirling, the Ochil Hills dominate the skyline with the highest peak in the range being Ben Cleuch, although Dumyat is more noticeable from town.

Dumyat is a popular climb with tourists and visitors to the Trossachs area, due to the historical nature of Stirling and the proximity of the Wallace Monument.

I downloaded Dumyat via Blairlogie Carpark on AllTrails.

Took the bus from town to lovely University of Stirling. That’s the Wallace monument in the distance.

Picked up some pizza at the Student’s Union.

Then started uphill to intersect the trail.

The reservoir left looked interesting, so I detoured around the water way.

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It’s 394 m ascent from the actual trailhead. I must have climbed another 100 m from the University.

Certainly my legs felt this Hill Climb. ????

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Mostly the trails are good. Well used.

There are plenty of dog walkers.

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Things get rougher as you ascend.