Top New Hiking Trips for 2024

By: Claire Van Winkle

Over the course of the past ten years, Claire has worked in various roles throughout the tourism industry - leading backpacking expeditions for teenagers in far-off destinations like Costa Rica and Iceland. She also manages operations for multi-day programs everywhere from Bhutan to Alaska. Claire spends her winters in Boulder, Colorado and her summers guiding expeditions up in Alaska. She enjoys backcountry skiing, seeking out Alpen-glow moments, trail running in the foothills, sipping strong coffee, inhaling dark chocolate, and listening to good tunes.

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February 29, 2024 | Adventure Experts

Calling all ambitious travelers! 2024 is about lacing up your hiking boots and exploring the unknown on foot. From trekking in the high Andes to walking in the footsteps of pilgrims on the Camino Portugues, we’ve chronicled our top 10 new hiking trips for 2024.

We love an epic journey—and this selection of hiking trips should get you in the mood to dust off those hiking boots and hit the trail.

Enjoy the list below!

New Hiking Trip for 2024: Italy Sorrento Peninsula & Amalfi Coast Hiking

Statue at garden on Capri Town in Italy, Europe with Amalfi coastline as backdrop
Statue at garden on Capri Island town, Italy. Amalfi scenery and Solaro mountain. Landscape with sculpture and Blue Mediterranean Sea, Italian coast.

A sign on a stone wall with flowers on it, with stairs leading to the Path of Gods in Amalfi Coast, Italy, Europe
Stairs to the Path of the Gods in Amalfi coast, Italy.

If crashing waves, sand-pebbled beaches, colorful coastal towns and olive groves are on your list, this Italian paradise is worth the trip. Pull on your hiking boots and explore Italy’s hypnotic sapphire waters, cliff-side walks and Greek history. Begin your journey with a hike around the Bay of Ieranto, where you’ll disconnect from cell service and uncover a rich history of Greek temples, towers and mineral abundance. Later, walk on the Path of Gods from Agerola to Positano, an unforgettable track, uncovering the legend of the gods and sirens who resided there along the way.

Cool off from your hike with a scoop of lemon granita, pull up a chair to chat with locals about the area’s hidden caves or take a dip in the saltwater pool at Reginna Palace Hotel. World-famous wines, orchards, cheeses and steamy hot neapolitan pizzas reward your efforts on the trail. 

Save your spot on a journey to Italy with us today for an active, cultural and foodie adventure on the cerulean sea!>>

New Hiking Trip for 2024: Argentina & Chile Patagonia Luxury Hiking

group of hikers walking in a guided tour on trail in Torres del Paine National Park in the falltime in Latin America
“Patagonia is the farthest place to which man walked from his place of origins. It is therefore a symbol of his restlessness. From its discovery it had the effect on the imagination of something like the moon, but in my opinion more powerful.”
Bruce Chatwin, travel writer and author

Bruce Chatwin

Travel writer and explorer

From the remote grasslands to the jagged Andean Peaks to the calving glaciers, it’s hard to imagine a place more powerful or perfectly situated for a hiking trip. Join us at the end of the world for a rugged and epic adventure through the heart of Patagonia’s wild landscape. Start off with a trip to El Chalten, a tiny (and relatively new) Andean town wedged in the shadow of the Andes. Hike high into the alpine to experience pristine views of Cerro Torre and catch a glimpse of the famous, but illusive, Mount Fitz Roy. Back in town, feed your hiker’s hunger with mouth-watering alfajores at La Nana bakery or savor tapas and Argentinian wine at the quaint La Vineria. End the evening at your boutique luxury mountain retreat—perched above the town.

Next, venture to the town of Calafate, basecamp to the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, where you’ll stay at EOLO lodge, an exclusive Relais & Chateau property overlooking the vast steppe and the Andes range. Visit the mind-blowing Perito Moreno Glacier, and return to town for an afternoon at leisure. Don’t forget to try Argentina’s legendary calafate berry ice-cream—a lick of which (local legend) guarantees your return to Calafate.

Lastly, head to Patagonia’s prized gem, Torres Del Paine National park, where you’ll stay in luxury inside the park and hike hard miles to stunning alpine view points. Take in the magnificent views of the granite Torres Towers, tramp through remote terrain, and marvel at stunning waterfalls. The wilds of Patagonia await.

Get me there: Explore Argentina & Chile Patagonia Luxury Hiking Tour dates today!>>

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New Trips for 2024: Utah Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks Hiking

family on a guided hiking tour in Utah's Zion National Park in USA

There’s something grounding and spiritual about hiking in the Southwest. Join us as we explore an iconic American landscape of river-carved canyons, sandstone hoodoos and towering mesas. Uncover the beauty of the lesser-known Snow Canyon State Park and then head to Bryce Canyon National Park, where we warm up with a hike on the Queen’s Garden and Navajo Loop trails.

Inhale the vanilla-scented Ponderosa Pines and take in the sight of orange hoodoos as the sun descends. Later, explore Rainbow Point (located at the end of the park road) for an 8-mile hike through lush forests and colorful sandstone formations (once completely submerged underwater). By night, enjoy the silence and stars above Bryce Canyon Lodge, ditching light pollution and experiencing the magic of a certified dark-sky zone.

The second half of our journey takes us to Zion, Utah’s first national park. There, we pull on specialized river boots and embark on a different sort of trek, wading through the cool waters of the Virgin River to explore a water-carved canyon called The Narrows. When the summer sun peaks, we head into town for downtime. Opt to enjoy Springdale’s quaint shops (such as the Worthington Art Gallery), indulge in an iced-mate-latte at Cafe Soleil, or soak your tired feet in the cool Virgin River. This spiritual, red-rock adventure is an American classic and is not-to-be-missed.

Claim your space on a hiking trip to Utah’s Bryce Canyon and the Zion Narrows!>>

New Hiking Trips for 2024: Wyoming Yellowstone National Park Hiking

Best US adventure tours include witnessing a bison walking through a field of yellow flowers.
Sight wild buffalo during your visit to Yellowstone National Park in the springtime

If you’re seeking the classic Americana hiking experience, look no further than Yellowstone National Park—home to the wild West’s most iconic landscapes, wildlife and unique geological features. Experience a kaleidoscope of colors and geothermal features at Mammoth Terraces, challenge yourself to a hike up Mt. Washburn, savor a picnic by Fairy Falls, keep your eyes peeled for Yellowstone’s legendary wolf packs in Lamar Valley, witness Old Faithful erupt, ascend to great heights on Avalanche Peak and hike atop the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

During the evenings, return to your oasis at Canyon Lodge, tucked away inside the park. Conclude your journey with a night in the mountain town of Big Sky (a New York Times Top Destination for 2024) where you’ll stay at 320 Guest Ranch, one of Travel and Leisure’s Top 6 Guest Ranches.

Save your spot today! Join us on our Wyoming Yellowstone National Park Hiking Journey>>

New Hiking Trips for 2024: Peru Cordillera Huayhuash Trekking

group of trekkers hiking Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru, South America

Hiking the Cordillera Huayhuash is both arduous and awe-inspiring. Glacier-cloaked spires, remote tracks, thin air, gauchos, hot springs and high-mountain passes dot the landscape. It’s a place that feels both unimaginably alive and also impossibly remote. Begin your journey by acclimatizing in Huaraz, where you’ll visit pre-Incan heritage sites and test out your hiking legs on the Cordillera’s more moderate 12,000ft peaks. Then, embark on a remarkable route through the world’s second highest mountain range—camping beneath the stars and enjoying hot meals prepared by your guides every night. Ascend eight mountain passes over 15,000 feet, and soothe your tired feet in natural thermal springs.

Sip mate from your tent as the magic of the Southern sky reveals itself over the jagged peaks at night. Once back in town, toast to the journey with a Peruvian Pisco Sour and new friends.

Prepare to be humbled by this once-in-a-lifetime high altitude Andean trek>>

New Hiking Trips for 2024: Portugal & Spain El Camino Portugues Hiking

Forget the “fly and flop” vacations of the past. Today’s post-pandemic world beckons a new type of traveler—one who is willing to slow down, put in the miles and reconnect with local people and landscapes along the way. More than earning its place on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2024 list, El Camino Portugues (The Portuguese Way), provides hikers with the opportunity to explore a centuries-old pilgrimage by foot. Join us in Europe where we follow the pilgramage’s iconic scalloped-shell trail markers and slow down to marvel over the Spanish and Portuguese countryside.

Become a true perigrino/a as you bop between ancient villages, meander alongside romantic vineyards, visit Roman churches and rub elbows with local legends. Stay with us in hand-curated luxury and boutique accommodations (such as a former 16th-century palace) and savor moments of pure awe as you travel.

Commit to an epic pilgrimage join us on our Portugal & Spain El Camino Portugues Hiking Trip>>

New Hiking Trips for 2024: Montana Glacier National Park Hiking

Grouse Mountain Lodge lobby in Glacier National Park in Montana, USA
Lobby of Grouse Mountain Lodge in Montana near Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park holds all of the wild beauty of the American West—with features of snow-capped glaciers, alpine meadows and spectacular lakes mixed into a prehistoric display. Wildlife complements the park’s impressive geological features and the park abounds in grizzly bears, mountain goats, moose, elk, cougars, lynx, beaver, wolves and more. For an unforgettable trek, join us as we tackle the 11-mile round-trip trail to Grinnell Glacier, located in the Switzerland-esque, Many Glacier Valley. Next, marvel at the iconic American alpine on the Going-to-the-Sun-Road, and continue whittling down your trekking-musts with an epic day trip to Iceberg Lake. Spend three nights at the historic Glacier Lodge Hotel, located inside the park.

Swap stories with other travelers, warm your boots around the stone fireplace, and get the inside-scoop on the park’s many mysteries (such as the Night of the Grizzlies) from your expert local guide. Cap off your expedition in this often-missed (but epic) national park, with an overnight stay at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, MT, a vibrant western town. Ohh—and don’t forget to reward yourself with a slice of Montana’s famous huckleberry pie at Loulas while you’re there!

View the Montana Glacier National Park Hiking adventure>>

New Hiking Trips for 2024: Iceland Eastern Fjords Hiking

solo hiker on a expedition to see Iceland's Eastern Fjords in Europe
A lone hiker exploring the magical Stórurð valley, East Fjords, Iceland

With outstanding hikes and surprises around every turn, Iceland is a destination that should top every hiker’s bucket list. From the legendary glacial lagoons to the towering waterfalls, geysers, lavender fields, Icelandic horses, volcanoes, fairy homes and therapeutic hot springs, there is no shortage of beauty in this isolated country of contrasts.

Start your journey with a night in the colorful town of Reykjavik at Fosshotel. If time permits, don’t forget to order a classic Icelandic hotdog, or sneak out early the next morning to secure a crumbly croissant at Sandholt Bakery (you’ll smell the deliciousness before you see it).

Kick off your hiking adventure with a scenic flight to the eastern region of Iceland (far from the main tourist track). Trek from hut-to-hut along the remote Víknaslóðir trail, navigating alongside rhyolite mountainscapes, black sand beaches and verdant green pastures. Sleep in rustic, but cozy Scandinavian huts and fall asleep to legends of the huldufólk (the hidden people of Iceland).

After completing your hut-to-hut hike, head south along the coast pausing in Höfn for an evening of harbor views and fresh seafood. Later, don a glacier suit and hop aboard a zodiac for the life-changing opportunity to motor past Jokulsarlon Lagoon’s glacial outflow of bergs (you’ll want your camera out for this). Finally, hike in Skaftafell National Park and hit the geothermal highlights of the Ring Road as you make your way back to Reykjavik. Cap your epic adventure off with a therapeutic soak in the geothermal-fed Blue Lagoon waters – toasting to new friends and stories that won’t soon be forgotten.

Hike in Remote Iceland with Us: Check out our Iceland Eastern Fjords Hiking Itinerary>>

New Hiking Trips for 2024: Nepal Annapurna Lodge-to-Lodge Trek

solo male hiker hiking trail in adventure in Annapurna range in Nepal
Hikers traveling on rocky terrain in hiking trail in a lodge-to-lodge adventure in Annapurna

For serious mountain-lovers, Nepal is the place to be. Boasting 8 out of the 10 tallest peaks in the world, this high-altitude paradise provides a dreamy retreat for avid trekkers. Journey with us as we tackle a series of moderate hikes in the foothills of the Annapurna range.

Along the way, savor splendid mountain views, sip tea in the shadow of the Tibetan Plateau, cross suspension bridges, navigate subtropical forests and warm up with Nepalese momos in the comfort of remote teahouses. Visit Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for the chance to spot one-horned rhinos, deer, leopards, monkeys, and (only if you’re very, very lucky), Nepal’s elusive bengal tiger. Balance your stay with rustic on-trail lodges, wellness-inspired accommodations at Temple Tree Nepal in Pokhara and 5-star splendor at the luxurious Yak and Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu (a Conde Nast-must).

How to visit Nepal? Join us on our Nepal Annapurna Lodge-to-Lodge Trek.

For those up for more of a physical challenge that this route provides, we encourage you to check out our Nepal Everest Lodge-to-Lodge journey or our Nepal Ancient Passes Trek.

New Hiking Trips for 2024: Italy and Switzerland Heart of Gran Paradiso Hiking

group of female friends hiking famous trails in Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park in Europe
Hikers take a rest observing a mountain panorama. Mont Blanc Massif, Italian Alps, Val D’Aosta, Italy

Satisfying both cultural and mountain aspirations, the European Alps offer the ultimate active adventure. Begin your journey in Geneva, Switzerland before heading to Italy, where you’ll explore the Alp’s best kept secret, Gran Paradiso National Park. Established over a hundred years ago to protect Ibex, Gran Paradiso is home to 59 glaciers, 183 lakes, and Italy’s tallest mountain at 13,323ft. Join our professional Alps guiding team as we complete a challenging hike in the Graian Alps – crossing from Italy into France – and navigating alongside roaring waterfalls, colorful wildflowers, conifer forests and scenic alpine pastures. Stay in charming alpine hamlets each night – connecting with other travelers and learning local mountain lore as you go. Hike to Cogne, the largest village in the Aosta Valley, home to generations of lace makers and the family-owned wellness retreat La Madonnina, your basecamp for two nights. Cap off your trip with a Sound-of-Music-esque hike through the verdant Bardonnay Valley – celebrating a journey well had with once-in-a-lifetime views of Mont Blanc near Lac de Loie.

Save your spot, this trip sells out fast! Chat with an Italy specialist about this Italy and Switzerland Heart of Gran Paradiso Hiking Tour>>

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There is an art to exploring the unknown on foot. Our Mountain Travel Sobek Trips are carefully crafted with superlative adventures, globally recognized accommodations, wellness stops and cultural experiences you won’t want to miss. Here at MTS, we know it’s your path that matters. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or are just starting out, allow us to show you some breathtaking trails. Chat with a Mountain Travel Sobek expert today or request a free catalog here.

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