3. The Italian trek
What: Grand Italian Trail (Sentiero Italia)
Where: Across the Italian Alps and through the country
How long: 6166km
Bragging factor: Trekking across the Alps is pretty awesome
How big is Italy exactly? That’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about this trek. The route weaves across the top of the boot-shaped country, across the imposing Alps before making its way down to the point and over to Sicily and Sardinia. You’re sure to see a huge variety of scenery – and no doubt some amazing, carb-heavy food to keep you going.