The strangest types of hiking - The strangest types of hiking

The term ‘hiking’ does not only cover the activity of wandering in the forest with a map or GPS. It means so much more than that, and if you’ve ever been hiking before, you should know that. In this article, we collected a few very – and I mean VERY – strange types of hiking, which some of you haven’t even heard of before. Feel free to try any of the below-mentioned activities and share your experience with us! (And no, hitchhiking is not a type of hiking, don’t let the name fool you!)

Nude hiking

Yes, you read that right. Nude hiking is an activity preferred by actually a lot of people from all around the world. Considering that it also has an unofficial annual celebration (June 21 – Unofficial Naked Hiking Day) I’d say it’s a very popular form of exploring the forests and the national parks. If you want to have a fun day, leave your clothes at home, and hit the road (or hiking trail), but please, avoid children! I guarantee, that this will be the day you won’t ever forget (probably because someone will call the cops on you).

Llama hiking

Basically, llama hiking means nothing more than being accompanied by a llama while hiking. Llamas are quite friendly and make a good hiking buddy. They are very good listeners and won’t disagree with you on any matter. If you’re bored with your dog, just buy a llama to hike with – it will definitely add some new colors to your life. Also a great way to get the children out of the house – parents say that children are more willing to go hiking when a llama is involved as well.

Glacier hiking

I mean, why not?! What’s the fun in the good ol’ forest anymore? Let’s just start pushing the limits and experience something truly awesome. Glacier hiking is a very serious business though – you need to have special knowledge and buy some fancy equipment if you want to engage in this kind of activity. From one day to the next you won’t become a glacier hiker. Plus, you probably won’t become a glacier hiker master in Hungary either.

Mental hiking

That is something everyone can do. The absolute barrier-free, non-discriminating way of hiking happens in your own head. It all depends on you, how, where, when and with whom you hike. So, take the imagination-train to Neverland and explore the wilderness with all its elements! You won’t get any fitter from it though.

Easy: < 10 km 
Moderate: 10-20 km
Difficult: > 20 km