Hiking trips have always been a popular holiday choice for active travellers but in recent years Exodus Travels has seen an increase in this category, welcoming a record number of hiking clients in 2017.

Good weather paired with lighter evenings and more sightseeing opportunities mean the spring and summer seasons are ideal for hiking trips. The adventure brand notes that Morocco and La Palma are two of the most popular destinations in spring, with Nepal and Costa Rica also making the list for those looking for holidays further afield.

Closer-to-home destinations, Italy and Spain continue to prove popular with travellers and both have seen impressive growth in bookings recently, with Italy seeing a 22% year-on-year increase and Spain a 20% year-on-year increase.

Chloe Knott of Exodus Travels said: “Current lifestyle trends mean our hiking holiday bookings have soared as more and more travellers opt for active trips. The increase in people booking short trips away means our European cities are becoming more and more popular, but with customers looking for a slightly different experience to the norm. Our hiking trips cater for every experience – from first-timers to professionals – so we really can offer the best trip possible for everyone.”

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