Lima, Aug. 07 (ANDINA).
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru, has been named in a list of top ten hiking trails worldwide by a travel website.
Online travel adviser Cheapflights on Sunday released its top 10 list, including hiking destinations in the United States, Spain, Wales, Tanzania, New Zealand, Chile, Canada, China and Peru.
"As one of South America's most celebrated ancient sites, Machu Picchu attracts travelers from all over the world trying to catch a glimpse of Inca life thousands of years ago.
"Most visitors opt for train service to Machu Picchu, but the adventure traveler will appreciate a guided four-day hike along the Inca Trail. Much of it passes through cloud forests that are so surreal, it's easy to forget where you are, not to mention traveling past ruins like the vast agricultural terraces and climbing the infamous Dead Woman's Pass.
"For those who aren't quite up for the full 50-mile trek, two-day options are available, and like many guided tours, porters can be paid to carry any belongings," the travel website noted.
Besides Machu Picchu, the list features the Appalachian Trail, Camino Frances, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Mount Kilimanjaro, Zion Narrows, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Paine Circuit Trek, West Coast Trail and Tiger Leaping Gorge.