The Ultimate Girls Trip: Why You Should Add Hiking with Friends to Your Bucket List

September 22, 2023
The Ultimate Girls Trip: Why You Should Add Hiking with Friends to Your Bucket List

Life is a beautiful journey, and what better way to make the most of it than by having a bucket list FULL of amazing adventures to tick off? 

If you're looking for an experience that’ll leave lasting memories, one of our top bucket list items is a hiking adventure together (friends, cheese & champagne in the French alps, anyone?!). Hiking trails can be anywhere from extremely accessible to expert level so there’s always plenty of options for everyone, no matter what your fitness level or adventure-level preference. Here we'll delve into the reasons why we’re personally adding a hiking adventure with friends to our bucket list (and think you should too). 

Unforgettable Shared Experiences.

One of the most compelling reasons to embark on a hiking adventure with friends is the unparalleled bonding experience it offers. Sharing the challenges, triumphs, and awe-inspiring moments of a hike can bring you and your friends closer together. There's something magical about conquering a challenging trail, and the shared sense of accomplishment can create lifelong memories. In a nutshell: life is better when it’s shared with people you love, and hiking is no different.

Nature's Therapy

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the therapeutic embrace of nature. Hiking allows you to disconnect from screens and stressors, helping you find solace in the great outdoors. With friends by your side, you can collectively recharge your body and soul.

Safety in Numbers

Hiking (and travel in general) with friends offers an extra layer of security (and feeling of safety). In case of unforeseen circumstances, having a group of friends provides a support system that can make all the difference; including when you’re first making the decision to book a trip.

Variety of Perspectives:

Every hiker experiences a trail differently. When you hike with friends, you get to witness the diverse perspectives and reactions of your companions. This enriches the overall experience as you share insights, stories, and even humorous mishaps. Each friend brings a unique flavour to the adventure!

Shared Responsibilities

Hiking as a group means sharing responsibilities. From planning the route to carrying essential gear, everyone pitches in to make the trip a success. This collaborative effort not only eases the workload but also fosters a sense of unity and purpose among friends.

Memorable Campfire Nights

Hiking adventures often include camping under the stars. Picture gathering around a campfire with your friends, sharing stories, playing games, and gazing up at the night sky. These campfire nights are a highlight of any hiking trip and provide the perfect setting for deep conversations and bonding.

Disconnect to Reconnect

In today's hyper-connected world, it's easy to become disconnected from the people around us. Hiking adventures allow you to disconnect from technology and reconnect with your friends on a deeper level. Without the distractions of screens, you can engage in meaningful conversations and forge stronger connections.

Here's our hot take: adding hiking adventures (Hello Peru, France & New Zealand just to name a few of our faves) with a group of friends to your bucket list is a decision you won't regret. It's a chance to create lasting memories, strengthen bonds, and experience the beauty of nature in a profound way. So, gather your friends, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Your bucket list will thank you for it!

Written by Alice Abba

Part time Events Aficionado at Connected Women. Full Time Dreamer of International Hiking Trails.