Hiking/walking tourism is considered to be special interest tourism and a challenge for local development. This activity has changed in recent decades from a leisure activity to a tourist activity, capable of generating economic benefits locally and contributing to the establishment of visitors, job creation for rural diversification, urban regeneration, and the preservation of the environment.

The creation of new trails has led to a growing demand for outdoor recreation and rural tourism. Several hiking trails have become a successful tourism product model, such as the Danube Trail in Austria, the C2C rail trail that connects the two shores of Great Britain, the trail of pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela, the GR 20 that runs through the north and south of Corsica, the trail of the ...

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