2016 was a chaotic, hectic year for my guided tour company, and me personally. When guiding guests from all corners of the world, one question was never skipped: “what is the best hike where YOU come from?”. After a while, recommendations of stunning hikes all around the globe started to pile up. So I had to do something with this valuable information. Why not travel around the world and hike some of them?
It resulted in six weeks of roller coaster traveling, starting in Hong Kong – a city with 7 million people, unknown for its great outdoor opportunities. I thought it was a good idea to start the holiday with the longest day hike I have ever done: Hong Kong Trail. After some days in Melbourne, Australia, the nature and the people along the 117 km long Overland Track through Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, gave me so much more than I could have hoped for.