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HikeTheWorld: Eight Countries in Six Months!

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Six months of travel across eight European countries confirmed both HikeTheWorld's passion for traversing scenic locales on foot.  The video includes footage of their native Slovakia plus stops in Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy (the Dolomite mountains), Bosnia & Herzogovina, Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania.  This video was nominated for Drone Video of the Week in October 2018 and subsequently for the second annual Drone Video Awards in the People & Lifestyle category. 

Hiking the Epic Soufriére Saint Vincent Volcano

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La Soufrière: A Volcano Hike on Saint Vincent Island

For volcano lovers seeking a Caribbean island vacation, the go-to spot is the tiny island of St. Vincent.  The primary island of the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it's dominated by the Soufrière Saint Vincent  volcano.  The mountain towers over the northern part of the island, rising to a peak of 1.2k meters (just over 4k ft.) above sea level.  In this video from Aerial Norway, you'll get a great bird's eye view of the volcano, one of the highest mountains in the Caribbean.  

Climbing the Andes' Rainbow Mountain

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Hiking the Rainbow Mountains of Peru

Unraveled Studios

Unraveled Studios used a drone to capture the unbelievable beauty of Peru's Rainbow Mountain, a truly unique geological phenomenon.  Also known as Vinicunca, it's part of the Andes range in the south central part of the country.  The mountain is known not for its height (5.2k m or 17k ft) but rather for its stunning rainbow colors which derive from a unique sedimentary pattern.  Unrivaled Studios gives us a breathtaking aerial look at the mountain, which has only recently opened for tourism. 

Ascending Norway's Ryten Mountain

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Ryten - One of Lofotens most popular hikes offers magnificent views of the Kvalvika Beach


Ryten Mountain is one of the top sights of Norway's Lofoten Islands, which sit off the country's northern coast.   The mountain stands 540 meters (about 1.8k ft) above the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.  In this amazing video, contributor Droning Thomas hikes to the top of the mountain with his drone.  The resulting video provides a stunning view of Kvalvika Beach and the surrounding mountains.  It will take your breath away. 

Hiking through Fresh Snow in the Spanish Pyrenees

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Mavic Pro + GoPro 5 | Pyrenees - A walk in the snow

Karl Veca

The Pyrenees Mountains, by which the Iberian Peninsula attaches to the rest of Europe, are not the Alps.  With a maximum altitude of about 3.4k meters (11.1k ft), the peaks of this range are generally accessible by (physically fit) hikers.  Even in the snow, as Karl Veca shows us in this great video of an epic hike in the Spanish Pyrenees.  It was created with a DJI Mavic Pro drone supplemented with GoPro ground footage.  

A Beautiful Climb Up the Easily Accessed Rax Mountain

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Hiking on Rax


If you've watched the movie Sound of Music, you may have an image of Austria as a country filled with hikers.  While this is an over-generalization, the fact remains that this Alpine country offers some of the best hiking areas in the world.  Contributor ClearSky created this spectacular drone video on a hike in the Rax Mountains, in in the eastern region of Styria.  These "little" Alps are generally accessible by hikers and do not require technical mountain climbing equipment.    

The Ultimate Spot for Hiking and Droning: Hawaii

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Trekking The Spectacular East Oahu

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Hawaii is a hiker's paradise.  The islands of this Pacific archipelago are full of volcanic mountains and rock formations which are easily reachable by well-equipped walkers; in most cases no climbing equipment is required.  In this video, top contributor Ryzone brought a drone along for a hike in the mountains of eastern Oahu, the states's most populous island.  The video shows the hikers reaching the tops of some spectacular seaside rock hills and shoot some epic dronies.

Volcanic Hiking Adventures in the PNW

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Secret Hike to Volcanic Ruins || OREGON


Some of the best hiking areas of the continental USA are in the country's Pacific Northwest.  Washington and Oregon both offer a huge tracts of forests, mountains, and river valleys which offer spectacular natural scenery to some of the world's most avid hikers.  In this video, contributor Shanestiles took a Nikon camera and a DJI Phantom 4 drone on an epic hike to some remote volcanic mountains in Oregon, resulting in some epic views of Oregon's amazing geology.

Exploring New Zealand's French Ridge

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Hiking up French Ridge track - Mount Aspiring National Park


Contributor YoumiTrip is an avid world-traveling hiker who was one of the first to discover what drones can do to record an epic foot expedition.  In this video, he records a hike up French Ridge.  These hills are part of the mountains around Wanaka, a resort area on the South Island of New Zealand.  As you will see, the drone extends his ability to see and record the entire area in all its (aerial) splendor.  

The Ultimate Hiking Itinerary (and Inspiration!)

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Hiking Motivation: Best Places for 2019


Top contributor HikeTheWorld, a Finalist for the second annual Drone Video Awards, created this inspiring reel which resulted from a decision to travel the world in 2018.  The video, which itself was nominated for Drone Video of the Week, features fantastic bird's eye views of locations in Montenegro (Durmitor and Prokletije National Parks), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Prenj Mountains), Switzerland (Grindelwald area), Montenegro (Tara Canyon), Italy (Dolomite Mountains), and Austria (Schladminger Tauern).

Ascending the French Pyrenees

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A Beautiful Hike in the South of France


This drone video from the Pyrenees Mountains will demonstrate that "Mountains" in France does not always mean "Alps".  While the Pyrenees peaks lack the altitude of a Mont Blanc, they are stunningly beautiful, perhaps all the more so for being less well known than the taller mountains to their northeast. LeVoyagedesKoumoul captures the graceful beauty of these mountains which separate France from Spain.  

Picturesque Peru: Hiking Paradise

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Ausangate Trek: The Beauty of Peru


Part of the Andes system, Peru's Ausangate is one of the highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere.  The might mountain stands nearly 6.4k (21k ft.) above sea level, making it the highest peak in the Cordillera Vilcanota subrange.  Contributor Jturner took a DJI Mavic Pro drone on a 5 day hiking trek around this mountain, which sits in southern Peru.  Prepare to be astounded by the sights these hikers encountered: turquoise lakes, red mountains, golden pastures, alpaca, and llamas.

Hiking the Natural Beauty of Wales

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Brecon Beacons Hike at Sunrise

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Part of what makes Wales so attractive to outdoors-seekers is that it's accessible.  Virtually all of the Kingdom's many mountains can be reached by hiking, often in just a few hours.  Case in point is Brecon Beacons, a range in South Wales, whose peaks are at an altitude of less than 1k meters (about 2.9k ft).  In this video, contributor Jjay51 hiked to the top of one of the peaks with his DJI Mavic Pro drone, creating an epic sunrise view of this stunning corner of the UK. 

Vertical Relief in the French Prealps

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The French Prealps


Top contributor Zimy da Kid took a drone along on a hike into the French Prealps.  These are essentially "mini Alps" which lie to the west of the "real" French and Swiss Alps.  It's actually a series of ranges, including the Chartreuse and Vercor Mountains.  With modest elevations, they are generally accessible without climbing equipment.  In this video, you'll get a bird's eye view of this epic hiking trip as they walk to the top of Grand Veymont, which at 2.3k meters (7.7k ft) is the highest peak in this range.  

A Remote Adventure: Hiking Alpine Glaciers

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To the glaciers! Awesome flying in the Alps.


The Alps Mountains are home to some of the world's most spectacular glaciers as well as its most epic hiking spots.  The temperatures, altitude, and rock formations of this mountain system make them conducive to forming these huge ice sheets that have helped to shape much of the range.  Top contributor Scientik hiked his way into these mountains with his drone, and was able to capture some astounding bird's eye views of glacier heaven. 

Climbing the Trails of the Chile's 'W' Circuit

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Torres de Paine, Chile: Hiking the W Circuit


Contributor Where-is-Fab created this amazing drone video of one of the top hiking trails in South America.  He and a group of friends tackled the "W" circuit at the Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia.  The park is one of the larger tourist attractions in Chile, receiving about a quarter million visitors per year, many of whom are foreigners.  The stunning beauty of the area has caught the eye of filmmakers; Torres del Paine was a filming location for the 2012 action movie Wrath of the Titans.

Hiking the Smokey Mountains of Appalachia

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Max Patch


Going back to the days of the Appalachian Trail, the gentle slopes of the various Appalachian ranges of the eastern USA have been highly accessible by hiking.  In western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, where the mountains are known as the Smokies, the most important spot on the Trail was Max Patch Mountain, a "bald" mountain of about 1.4k meters (just under 5k ft.).  In this video, AshvilleAerial used a drone to memorialize a birthday hike to the great rolling top of the mountain.

New Zealand's Hiking Destination: Milford

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Road to Milford | DJI Mavic Pro + Sony a6500


Without doubt, New Zealand is a hiker's dream.  On both the North and South Islands you'll find a wealth of walking treks through some of the world's most beautiful scenery.  In this video, contributor Michael Roberts used a DJI Mavic Pro supplemented with a ground camera to record the highlights of a five day hike to Milford Sound.  Situated in a national park on the South Island, Milford routinely appears atop authoritative lists for the best hiking areas in the world.

Climbing the Big Crater in Israel

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Daylight: Hike on "Big Crater" in the Negev Desert

Ori Feldman

The desert areas of southern Israel are home to some of the world's most unusual rock formations.  One of these is the HaMakhtesh HaGadol ("Big Crater") in the Negev Desert.  It's actually not a volcanic crater but rather a makhtesh, a landform which is caused by unusual erosion patterns and which is almost unknown outside of southern Israel and the Sinai Peninsula.  In this video, Ori Feldman used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an epic aerial video of a hike on this amazing formation.

Exploring the Dolomites on Foot

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The Dolomites - The World's Most Powerful Mountains

Ryan Shirley

Contributor Ryan Shirley experienced pure awe and wonderment when he hiked through the Dolomites in northern Italy, which form part of the Alps Mountains system.  The overwhelming power of the mountain peaks comes across in his intensely edited aerial reel that features shots from Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Seceda, Sassolungo, and Lago di Braies. This video was chosen as a Finalist in the Nature and Landscape category in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.

Georgia's Popular Hiking Trail along the Algeti River

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Weekend hiking in Birtvisi Canyon, Georgia


Check out this stunning drone video of one of the most beautiful spots in the Caucasus republic of Georgia, compliments of contributor Andrey_stepanaov.   Birtvisi Canyon is located in the province of Kvemo Kartli, which occupies a portion of southern Georgia.  The gorge was created by the Algeti River which flows through it.  The canyon is home to a well known medieval fortress which is almost natural - ie, most of the structure was created by the limestone rocks of the canyon.   


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