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Hannah Mackenzie June 12, 2017

Fitbit has taken over the world. Ok, not quite. The revolutionary wearable fitness tracker has encouraged more walking to be done, so we’ve provided our own holiday exercises that are a bit more challenging than a walk in the park.

*Stamped as gentle / moderate / challenging*

1. Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston (gentle)

The two and a half mile red brick-lined Freedom Trail will lead you past 16 fascinating historical sites. Explore at your own pace or take an organised walking tour of approximately 90 minutes and get your steps going.

2. Hike from Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa to Anse Mondon (moderate)

Take the four-hour trek from the Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa, through the National Park to Anse Mondon. With stunning panoramic views, this is your perfect excuse to get your steps in, even on a beach escape.

3. Climb the Great Wall of China (moderate to challenging)

Depending on the challenge and how advanced a hiker you are, the Great Wall of China has routes for all. From a couple of hours to seven days; see the untouched, part-restored and reconstructed sections of the Great Wall – definitely a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.

4. Walk the entire length of the Las Vegas Strip (gentle)

Lined with hotels, casinos, shops, restaurants and attractions, walking The Strip is the best way to see Las Vegas. Four miles in total will ensure you get your daily steps in.

5. Reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (challenging)

Far from a walk in the park, this is one for the ambitious walkers. Through every type of climate, from misty rainforests to its snowy peak, the seven day summit will be an unforgettable journey of discovery.

6. Climb Mount Kinabalu in Borneo (moderate)

Not quite ready for the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro but still need a challenge? Then Mount Kinabalu is for you. Standing at 4095 metres embark on a two day summit trek; bound to make your Fitbit buzz.

7. Shop 'til you drop in the world's largest shopping mall, the Dubai Mall (gentle)

Filled with luxury brands, peruse the shops with a gentle stroll. For a challenge, add some weight with some purchases to carry. Who said shopping wasn’t exercise!

8. Trek to Machu Picchu (challenging)

You’ve seen the photographs, now see it for real. As well as reaching beyond your steps, walk the ancient and beautiful Inca Trail as you hike through dense forests, over mountains and through ruined fortresses.

9. Take a village tour of Chiang Mai with Tamarind Village (gentle)

Get your steps in while taking in the local culture as you set off on Tamarind Village’s The Village Walk tour of some of the neighbourhood’s most interesting temples and sites.

10. Climb to Everest Base Camp (challenging)

Surprisingly achievable for people from all walks of life. Climbing to Everest Base Camp is challenging but the personal sense of accomplishment plus the awe-inspiring views of the world’s highest peak is a story you can dine off for years to come.

Visit our holiday types pages to reach your goals and for more inspiration for your next big trip