If you really love nature and the outdoors, you can make the experience a multi-day hiking-camping vacation. Hiking over long distances or over difficult terrain requires both physical ability and knowledge of the route but the rewards are immeasurable.
Not prepared to rough it after a day of physical exertion? There are plenty of outfitters who combine the benefits of walking with relaxation of comfort. You can spend the afternoon hiking a trail and arrive at a B&B in time for tea. Or after a day traversing mountain passes you can arrive at a well-appointed lodge for a gourmet meal and a soak in a hot tub. Well appointed huts are found strategically placed along many national and international trails.
One day hiking trips also have a number of advantages. They are great for the recreational hiker. You can take pleasure in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings without distractions.