Hiking is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Walking in the nature with nothing but a backpack is a wonderful experience that’s also good for your health. It does not matter whether you prefer hiking for a few hours, a day or doing multiple-day treks, Ecuador makes a perfect place to go to and here is why:
Ecuador has some of world’s best hike/trekking trails.
Ecuador is a country famous, besides it’s Galapagos Islands, for its many volcanoes (and corresponding lakes). All the routes are exceptionally well maintained, and you will most likely not find any trash along the trails at all, unlike many trails in other countries. There are trails for beginners, who would like a casual walk while enjoying the scenery to hard multiple-day treks that require decent equipment and a guide with mule and porters.
Amazing diversity of landscapes
Wherever you go, none of the trails will feel and look the same. From active volcanoes to blue turquoise lakes and seemingly endless valleys to the Amazon rain forest covered in clouds, arguably no country is as diverse as Ecuador is. Let yourself be amazed by the rapidly changing surroundings. From Quito you can leave the mountains for the beach or the amazon rain forest within just a few hours. Even by foot the transition into the different vegetation zones is incredible.
Trekking is a great exercise.
When you are trekking, you will most likely be so busy being focused of the beauty around you that you totally forget that your body is working very hard. Unlike running on a treadmill where you are in the same sweaty room for your whole exercise, trekking in the fresh nature feels much lighter. Bonus points for hiking/trekking at altitude, where you will burn even more calories due to the thinner air and less oxygen, making your body work even harder. With the many volcanoes and mountains, Trekking in Ecuador can as be challenging as you want it to be.
When you’re walking through beautiful nature, it’s hard to think about things that bother you during your daily life. It’s the perfect opportunity to clear your mind, and to appreciate what you have. Change your perspective and experience something new by getting out of your comfort zone and step into the wild!
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