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Mythical journeys

OUR 7 LEGENDARY ITINERARIES

THE 9 GREAT WALKS

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Heaphy Track 78,4 km

For serious nature lovers or mountain bikers

country: New-Zealand

This is the longest itinerary, which also has the distinction of being accessible to mountain bikes between May and September. In addition, you'll encounter much of the country's native wildlife along Heaphy Track. When it comes to interesting encounters, expect to come face to face with giant carnivorous snails.

distance: Between 30 and 80 km, depending on the hike chosen.

There are many hiking routes in the Oceania region but 9, in particular, stand out: the Great Walks. These unmissable treks let you explore, at your own pace, the million and one facets that make up the New Zealand countryside: its landscapes, flora and fauna. But immersion in the natural world means adapting to climatic conditions. It's possible to encounter snow, even in summer, which means that adequate advance preparation is called for. The vast majority of the Great Walks are open throughout the year, but in winter no one should set out hiking without crampons, an icepick and a 3-piece kit comprising spade-probe and avalanche transceiver. For your safety, all footpaths are signposted and punctuated with numerous refuges and campsites along the way. Here's a little foretaste of these 9 Great Walks, from the North to the South of New Zealand.

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Milford Track 53,5 km Perfect if you're well organised! This is one of the most famous hikes in the world thanks to its high mountains, breath-taking views and clear lakes, which means, of course, that you won't be alone. It seems that even the accommodation is booked a year in advance. So reservations are essential!

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Routeburn Track 32 km

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Perfect for exploring the New Zealand Alps A beautiful alpine adventure awaits you on the "Routeburn Track."On the agenda: vast, wooded valleys, high altitude lakes and waterfalls. A small bonus: moderate elevation gain/loss in a superb mountain setting.

Rakiura Track 32 km Great for kiwi-spotting Evidence of Maori culture is still visible on this southern island, with its unspoiled landscapes, lush forests and golden sand; you'll also have the best chance of spotting a kiwi, this small, famous, southern bird which is the symbol of New-Zealand.

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Hiking on the Moon #11 - Mythical journeys - By Quechua  

In this issue, Quecha brings you on mythical journey among the 5 continents! So come on, get going!

Hiking on the Moon #11 - Mythical journeys - By Quechua  

In this issue, Quecha brings you on mythical journey among the 5 continents! So come on, get going!

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