Missing the great outdoors while staying in? Bookmark these virtual walking trails, which will take you around the world—from the scenic beaches of Cayo Guillermo in Cuba to the Grand Canyon.
1. Grand Canyon National Park, USA
Take a closer look at the majestic Grand Canyon, with its layered bands of red rock that reveal millions of years in geological history. Within the park are various lookout points such as the Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station, and architect Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio and her Desert View Watchtower. At sunrise and sunset, the Lipan Point is the place to be, thanks to its unobstructed views of the canyon and Colorado River.
2. Mannlichen, Switzerland
Plan for your trip to Mannlichen, Switzerland with this virtual tour of the 2,343-meter-high mountain in the Swiss Alps. Located within the Canton of Bern, the spectacle can be reached from Wengen by the Wengen–Männlichen aerial cableway or the new Grindelwald Terminal station using the Grindelwald–Männlichen gondola cableway. From there, it takes a mere 15 minutes to reach the summit, with stunning views of snow-capped mountains and lush green trails along the way.
3. Juan de Fuca, Canada
The rugged 47-kilometer hiking trail along the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island is not for the faint-hearted. Watch this video and admire the panoramic views of the coastline, which boast sights of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains. Look closely and you might even spot wildlife such as sea lions, bald eagles, herons, and more.
4. Trakai Trails, Lithuania
Dive into the natural beauty of Lithuania with a virtual tour of the Trakai Trails, which offers picturesque views of jagged coastlines and green forests. Look out for the legendary Trakai Castle, a quaint stone fortress first constructed in the 14th century by Kęstutis, a ruler of medieval Lithuania, and marvel at three lakes, namely Galve, Totorishkiu, and Lukos.
5. Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
Bring your tropical dreams to life with this virtual tour of Cayo Guillermo, an island off central Cuba. Home to shallow waters, towering dunes, and white-sand beaches, the isle is known for its abundance of dive sites. Coupled with the sound of crashing waves, this virtual tour will have you yearning for a dive into a sea teeming with colorful marine life.