I am a big fan of hiking. Really big. I love it, I enjoy it, I embrace it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Actually, the theme of this blog is hiking. I sometimes write about other stuff, but hiking is maybe my biggest passion.

But even though I love hiking sometimes it’s quite hard to find the perfect place for hiking. I don’t really like to hike in same place over and over again. Yes, I have some of my favourite spots, especially in my home country Lithuania, but it’s mainly because Lithuania does not have too many hiking routes. It has many many forests, beautiful hoods, but they are not signed, you kind of need to know where you are going or otherwise you can be lost.

But it’s different story in Switzerland. There are thousands of routes. THOUSANDS.

So when you hike one weekend in one place, next weekend in other place, you kind of get a feeling of missing something, because there are so so many stunning places to hike there. And you do not want to come back to same place and wanna try other. That’s how I feel ๐Ÿ™‚

I wrote an article about best resources (websites) there to find a perfect hiking route (hiking in Switzerland), but these websites mostly do not have enough pictures to really feel the place.

So here comes maybe the best place in the world to look for inspiration in peoples pictures – Instagram ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram magic

Instagram has hundreds of thousands of pictures of places where you may hike or wanna go. The supply of pictures is endless. You can even get lost or find like hundreds of places you wanna go ๐Ÿ™‚

But, if you want to narrow your search, you may consider such hashtags:ย  #hikingย  #hikingdayย #hikingtrail #backpacking #golookexplore :)))) The last one is mine ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are going to hike in Switzerland, you may try those as well:ย  #switzerlandย  #swissmountains #swissalps #switzerlandpictures

And you are going to find many many many amazing places.

I do some research in Instagram as well and I get blown away of how much I still haven’t seen. I try to travel every weekend in Switzerland and it looks that I saw maybe 5 percent of Switzerland ๐Ÿ™‚ So I still have so much to look for ๐Ÿ™‚

What else?

If you are not in Switzerland, you just may try to use your country (or country you are going to travel) or city, or region as a hashtag and look for nice places on Instagram. You will for sure get amazed of how much stuff you may even haven’t seen in your own country or city ๐Ÿ™‚

So if you are feeling desperate to find a new place to hike and enjoy fresh air, go to Instagram and get lost in many opportunities it offers ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope this helps you to plan not just your next weekend, but maybe weekends for the whole year ๐Ÿ™‚

And do not forget to follow me on Instagram as well: @golookexplore

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