Looking for a new way to pick a bucket-list destination? Why not sort by step count, or how many calories you’ll burn! Here are 12 “Bucket List Burners” to add to your itinerary.
Run a Polar Night half marathon in Norway – 39,996 steps, 1,676 calories
The sun won’t rise until the end of the month, so when you set off for this run at midday it’ll be under a night sky, and maybe the northern lights.
Ski the longest ski run in Vallée Blanche, Chamonix – 54,000 steps, 2,667 calories
It takes about 5 hours to ski from the top of the Aiguille du Midi peak down into Chamonix, where you’ll fully deserve that 1,000 calorie cup of Raclette!
Walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain – 960,000 steps, 41,760 calories
If you walk 20 miles a day, you should complete this epic trail in about a month. The 420 mile walk is well worth it if you like an experience with ever-changing vistas.
Hike Italy’s Cinque Terre – 8,448 steps, 1,600 calories
Follow trail numbers 587, 598, then 507 for a hike that’s relatively easy on the legs, and totally pleasing on the eye with uninterrupted coastal views.
Hike around Uluru, Australia – 13,728 steps, 1,600 calories
The 6.5 mile perimeter walk should not be seen as an opportunity to scale the rock. Attempts will be met with hostility, and will be illegal from October this year.
Hike through Yosemite National Park, USA – 15,206 steps, 2,286 calories
It’ll take roughly 8 hours to cover the 7 mile trail mostly due to the fact that the path takes you 2,700 feet up to the top of the tallest waterfall outside Hawaii.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro – 103,488 steps, 13,549 calories
This 7-day adventure will take you to the heady height of 20,000 feet, that’s just 15,000 feet below the space that aeroplanes fly!
Run a marathon at Angkor Wat – 52,400 steps, 3,429 calories
By running a marathon you can see everything this place has to offer (40 ancient temples, forests and rice fields) in just 5 hours as opposed to a full day.
Cycle the Bolivian “Death Road” 711,480 steps, 3,048 calories
The 5 hour cycle ride on Yungas Road is safer than ever! The narrow road flanked by sheer drop one side, and sheer cliff the other is largely free of the trucks that once took the same route.
Trek the Inca Trail, Peru – 54,912 steps, 11,888 calories
It will take 4 days to complete this 26 mile trek through the Andes to Machu Picchu passing historic ruins and the iconic Amazonian cloud forest.
Walk (some of) the Great Wall of China – 47,000 steps, 2,515 calories
It would take 10 months to walk the entire thing, but if you take the most popular stretch from Hexi Village to Gubeikou and Panlong you’ll be done in just two days.
Go on a Gorilla Trek in Rwanda – 10,560 steps, 500 calories
Volcanoes National Park is big on adventure even if it isn’t on steps, within 5 miles you can expect to see endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Don’t forget your travel insurance! Worldwideinsure.com cover a wide range of activities as standard, with plenty of options to add-on something more challenging should adventure call!