An urban hike is a great way to get to know a new city, says travel blogger Elica Sue. Here are her top five:
- You could spend a whole day in Holyrood Park in the middle of Edinburgh, Scotland. A six-kilometre walk takes in the highest peak in the park, Arthur's Seat, with great views to the sea on a clear day.
- Not every city boasts a walk with Gaudi architecture among tree-lined avenues. In fact, only Barcelona does. Take the funicular to the top of Mt Tibidabo and enjoy those commanding coastal views.
- Walk, jog or even ski in the 200-hectare Mont Royal park in Montreal. After all, that's what the locals do.
- You can take a tram to the 30-metre statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, but an even lovelier walking route to the top takes you through Tijuca Forest National Park.
- The Georgian town of Bath is built on seven hills. The 10-kilometre Skyline walk makes a great vantage point from which to view the famous Baths, Sham Castle, Bath Abbey and the imposing Royal Crescent.