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View from Kausani in the Indian Himalayas, India

Mountain view from Kausani, Indian HImalayas

 ‘There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.’ (Paul Scott Mowrer, The House of Europe)

Walking is an international activity and although hiking varies in popularity from nation to nation, pretty much anywhere you visit will provide the opportunity to explore with a walk should you so wish. Below are a growing collection of international walks, most of which are particularly suitable for those with babies and small children. I hope you find inspiration for that next international holiday as you browse. 

If you have a suggested walk outside the UK you would like to share, don’t forget to share it with other outdoor parents and carers on Baby Routes by adding your international walk here.

USA Walks and Hikes Family Friendly

Walks & Hikes in the USA

In the USA if you talk about going for a walk people will assume you are on the way to Starbucks to pick up a coffee. You don’t walk in the USA, you hike! When you realise just how vast and varied the terrain is for outdoor recreation you can …

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Walking in the Netherlands

Walks in The Netherlands

Think of Holland and you will no doubt think of cycling, You are probably wondering why you are even carrying on reading. It’s true. The Netherlands is a Mecca for bikes with a largely flat landscape and fantastic cycle path provision making for an amazing family holiday experience. It’s the perfect place to introduce the …

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View towards Iveragh Peninsula from Castle Hill, Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland

Ireland

With wild interiors, spectacular coastlines, dramatic, brooding mountains and not to mention peat bogs a-plenty, it is no surprise that Ireland is full of both keen walkers and some fantastic walking routes.

With plenty of charming towns and cities there are lots of urban walks to explore in …

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Jersey coastal path

Jersey Walks

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and whilst it is a British dependency, this idyllic island gem is actually much closer to France than the British mainland. Despite its relatively small size, Jersey is a great place for walking with something to offer for everyone.

The …

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Walking in the Swiss Alps

Walks in Switzerland

Switzerland is a great place to enjoy a walking holiday with babies and young children and is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. Packed into its 41,290km² are numerous mountains, including 48 summits over 4000 meters, beautiful lakes, rushing rivers and stunning alpine scenery. Switzerland is also home to one of …

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