Many Brits will head off on a hiking vacation this summer but the question is - where's best to go? Hiking trips are extremely popular in the UK and it is easy to see why we love them because, in terms of exhilaration and freedom, there really are few pursuits which can compare. For anyone looking to book a hiking vacation in the next few weeks, you may do well to consider some of these spectacular locations - where the hiking trails are certainly amongst the most breathtaking out there;
Zion Narrows, Utah - One of the world's most breathtaking places to hike - it is easy to see why so many head here for their hiking vacation. The colourful, sculptured sandstone that you make your way through it utterly spectacular and this is one hiking experiences that won't be soon forgotten.
Inca Trail, Peru - Unquestionably one of the most recognisable backdrops in the world, the Inca trails in Peru serve as the perfect location for an unforgettable hiking vacation. Taking in sights and sounds from ancient civilisations, you will be in a constant state of awe during this hiking adventure.
North Island, New Zealand - Well known for its excellent hiking vacations, the North Island in New Zealand is likely to see another influx of eager hikers in 2010. Taking in volcanic and desert type terrains, this certainly isn't a hike for the feint-hearted but those who do go will be rewarded with some of the best hiking trails out there.
Kalalau Trail, Hawaii - A truly spectacular spot for a hiking vacation - the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii is some 4,000 feet above the ocean in places and boasts multiple valleys to be traversed during the 11 mile hiking trail. Definitely not one to be missed.
Once you've decided where to actually head to on your hiking vacation, it makes sense to turn one's attention to the hiking equipment that you will require. Most of the trails mentioned above are fairly rigorous treks and may need a high quality selection of equipment. The most important piece of kit to get right is that of hiking boots - and many people will opt for all round performer such as the Hi-Tec V-Lite Trail Eruption HPi.