People that live in urban areas have only one problem – they want to spend more time in nature. Living in a big city is great; kids can get a proper education, grownups can work on their career improvement and ensure a normal life. However, you will never have the opportunity to enjoy silence and peace. There will constantly be crowds and noise made by people and vehicles. That is the reason why people barely wait for their holiday to come so they can go to nature.
On the other hand, people often forget about their physical activity. They don’t have enough time to go by a walk to different places, and they will often do that with the car. If they don’t have a driver’s license, they will use a bus or taxi to come from one place to another.
Holiday and physical activity can go together if you decide to use your free time on visiting some hiking destinations. However, in this article, we would not like to talk about the regular hiking tours; we will more focus on those destinations that people can reach only by helicopter.
The so-called heli-hiking is becoming more and more popular among people. It allows them to enjoy hiking in some of the remote backcountry areas that are not too accessible. This makes the adventure of people even more entertaining and they get the chance to make some unique memories.
The question you probably have now is – where can I find something like this? Let’s find out together some of the breathtaking hiking destinations you can only visit by helicopter.
1. All the Greek Islands
We will start with one of the countries in Europe that welcomes millions of tourists every single year. Greece has a big number of islands that most people don’t manage to explore. Many of them are inaccessible, and the only way to reach them is to travel by helicopter.
Thanks to companies like IcarusJet, you have the opportunity to reach islands such as Mykonos, Ios, Patmos, and others. The amazing views you will experience between Athens and Mykonos or any other island is something you will remember for the rest of your life. Despite that, the hiking experience will be amazing; you will enjoy a beautiful climate, fantastic natural beauty, and improve your physical activity.
2. Tokoriki Island, Fiji
People that have visited Fiji so far will tell you how beautiful this place is. On the other hand, those that haven’t been there yet will tell you that they have a big desire to visit this destination.
Anyway, the hiking destination you can visit only by helicopter is Tokoriki Island. You will need around 15 minutes of traveling to reach this island.
After you finish with the hiking activity, there are two options that you can choose between. One option is to go to Sheraton, a hotel where people can come with their kids. On the other hand, you can also go to Tokoriki Island Resort that is an adult-only hotel. Both places will ensure a spa, freshwater pools, and other relaxing options that are perfect after you spend the entire day hiking and exploring the island.
3. The remote Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands is a small country, but it has a lot to offer. Have you ever heard about Koltur island? It is one of the islands where only 2 people live.
Believe it or not, this place is soo peaceful and calm, and you will manage to explore the island for the entire day and enjoy hiking even more.
However, keep in mind that the Faroe Islands are located between Iceland and Norway. Because of that, you need to be ready for a tough (and cold) climate. Despite that, the location like Koltur island and others are completely remote, and you will have to ensure your own safety until the helicopter comes once again to get you back. However, if you are an adventurous type of person, we are sure this won’t be a problem for you.
4. Caribbean Beauty in St. Lucia
Whenever you open an article about traveling, one of the tips will surely be connected with Caribbean islands. Well, things are not different when we talk about hiking destinations. St. Lucia is a perfect place for that activity and other entertaining activities, and the only way you can reach it is by helicopter.
All the hotels and resorts are somehow unique here. They all contain some area that is open to the outdoors. Despite that, the beds, furniture, and other stuff are often made of wood. Of course, keep in mind the only problem you will have here when hiking and enjoying others at the hotel is mosquitos. Because of that, we suggest you use creams that will protect you from these small insects. However, most resorts and hotels have mosquito netting that will keep you perfectly safe.
On the other hand, after you spend the entire day in nature, you will get the chance to enjoy some of the St. Lucia restaurants, spas, etc. Additionally, if you want to search around the areas of this beautiful island, you can also rent a bike. Other activities you can enjoy are yoga, tennis, and a wide range of watersport activities.
5. Niihau, Hawaii
Believe it or not, people call this place “The Forbidden Island“. When you hear its name, we are sure you will get an even stronger desire to hike here and explore the environment. However, there is one thing that you need to know – coming to this place is not easy. It is a property of the Sinclair family that invites only special guests. Of course, we are not talking here only about the friends of the family; “random people” like you can also grab the chance to visit this place, but you will need to be persistent.
Anyway, the entire island is nearly 20 miles long and 6 miles wide. The only way to reach this island is by Niihau helicopters that are owned by the owners of the island. We can probably agree the island is not too big, but it is enough for people that want to hike and explore nature. Besides, you will also enjoy a beautiful climate, white-sand beaches, and crystally blue waters. Because of that, we are sure you will like this place.