The following is an excerpt reposted from an article on Vogue.com written by Michaela Trimble.


 Photo: Courtesy of Sam Elkins / @samuelelkins

Photo: Courtesy of Sam Elkins / @samuelelkins

With new trails and lodges opening all around the globe, there’s never been a better time to lace up your hiking boots and set out for adventure in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Whether you seek to summit South American mountains, thru-hike in the European wilds, or march side-by-side with Antarctic penguins, now is the time to get acquainted with the world’s most rugged and pristine lands. Here, the top adventurous destinations every woman should visit in 2017.

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The Balkans
If you whisper the words Via Dinarica in a room of adventure travelers, heads will turn. In 2017, the official map completion of the 1,200-mile Via Dinarica will be finalized, creating a reliable, graphed system for travelers to self-hike through the western Balkans. The trail begins and ends in Slovenia and Macedonia, respectively, running through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania along the way. Trekkers can experience the rich, cultural heritage of the region during homestays in local villages and mountaintop or seaside huts. On a trip with Mountain Travel Sobek, carve out 22 days to explore six of the eight Via Dinarica countries. The 128-mile route weaves through the unexplored region, where limestone peaks meet the Adriatic Sea and views of glacier-fed lakes prove frequent. If you prefer to cycle the Balkans, opt for a spot on The Odyssey with TDA Global Cycling, a seven-week tour from Athens to Amsterdam that stops in Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia.

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AuthorNicolas Segura