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Hiking Quotes And Sayings About Mountains

Hiking Quotes – 50 Sayings About Trekking, Wandering and the Mountains

Looking for inspirational hiking quotes and sayings about mountains? Then you've come to the right place! There's nothing better than hiking in the mountains and valleys, is there? You can really switch off and actively enjoy nature. But not everyone has breathtaking landscapes in their immediate vicinity that can be enjoyed almost every day. And for some of us, the next vacation window is still a while away.

That's why in this article I'd like to give you short, rousing quotes and words of wisdom about hiking that will make you look forward to your next hike immeasurably! Let's go!

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The best quotes and sayings about hiking in the mountains

We need a Balancing out the usual and occasionally stressful tasks of everyday life. The hiking in the fresh air reduces the stress level and serves the mental regenerationlike hardly any other activity.

The following collection should inspire you to lace up your hiking boots more often. Simply use the sayings about hiking in the mountains whenever you feel like it.

Traveling quotes #1 - 10

  1. "When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps." (Confucius)
  2. "Mountains are silent masters and make silent students." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "You conquered the landscape with the soles of shoes, not the tires." (Georges Duhamel)
  4. "Demanding and uplifting at the same time, hardly anything in nature inspires as much awe as the sight of mountains." (Kofi Annan)
  5. "The sense of traveling is to get to a destination, the sense of hiking is to be on the road." (Theodor Heuss)
  6. "I felt at home in the mountains for the first time." (Melissa Arnot)
  7. "I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it." (Søren Kierkegaard)
  8. "The mountain calls." (Luis Trenker)
  9. "To hike a lot makes you very versed." (Peter Sirius)
  10. "The greatest sight there is to see is the world. Look at it!" (Kurt Tucholsky)

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Traveling quotes #11 - 20

  1. "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." (John Muir)
  2. "We don't climb mountains to reach tops, but to return to a world that seems like a life given to us once again." (Reinhold Messner)
  3. "Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom." (Elizabeth von Arnim)
  4. "The pleasure of wandering is to enjoy purposelessness. Finding satisfaction in one's own self is the highest level of wandering." (Lieh Tse)
  5. "It is a primal human experience that you feel closer to heaven on the mountain above." (Anselm Grün)
  6. "Only the wanderer gets to know the sublime language of nature, the sounds of needy humanity." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  7. "Adventure has nothing to do with consumption. It is the 'game of suffering'." (Reinhold Messner)
  8. "When all paths are blocked, the only way left is up." (Franz Werfel)
  9. "IIt is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." (Edmund Hillary)
  10. "The road is always better than the inn." (Miguel de Cervantes)

Traveling quotes #21 - 30

  1. "The goal is not on the summit, but in the valley where the climb began." (Carl-Gustav Jung)
  2. "What I didn't learn, I hiked." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." (Mark Twain)
  4. "You can't become a wanderer, you are born a wanderer." (Henry David Thoreau)
  5. "Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills." (Confucius)
  6. "Those who want to get to their destination can travel by stagecoach. But if you want to travel properly, you should walk." (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
  7. "The big challenge is to start in the first place, to leave behind supposed certainties and to face the uncertainty of the path. Then the path is made by itself." (Gregor Sieböck)
  8. "You always have to go steeply uphill in life, it just keeps you young - and makes you happy." (Anderl Heckmair)
  9. "Up the mountains I want to climb." (Heinrich Heine)
  10. "What you think is the summit is only a step up." (Seneca)

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Hiking quotes #31 - 40

  1. "An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." (Henry David Thoreau)
  2. "Everyone will notice that on high mountains, where the air is pure and thin, you breathe more freely and feel physically lighter and mentally cheerful." (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
  3. "What's the best way to get up the mountain peak? Just climb up and don't think about it!" (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  4. "The mountains allow me to develop. They fill my life without becoming an obsession." (Catherine Destivelle)
  5. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." (Laozi)
  6. "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Jean Paul)
  7. "Happiness on the summit is just a wish of those who stayed down." (Reinhold Messner)
  8. "When there are mountains, I know that I can go up there to get a new perspective on life from the top." (Hubert von Goisern)
  9. "In my mountaineering endeavors, I have always had the principle: it's not the performance that matters, but the experience." (Anderl Heckmair)
  10. "Hiking clears your head and fills your heart with appreciation for the Creator." (Georg Bäcker)

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"It is not the mountain we conquer - we conquer ourselves." (Edmund Hillary hiking quote)

Walking quotes #41 - 50

  1. "A summit only belongs to you when you are back at the bottom, because you belong to it first." (Hans Kammerlander)
  2. "Only where you have been on foot have you really been." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "I go up to a summit, and when I come back down, I'm a different person." (Peter Habeler)
  4. "The mountaineer is neither an athlete nor an artist, but a complex of both." (Gaston Rébuffat)
  5. "Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!" (Ingmar Bergman)
  6. "At the destination of your desires, you will definitely miss one thing: hiking to the destination." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  7. "If you want to see the rays of dawn, you have to walk through the night." (Annelie Mäder)
  8. "Society speaks and all men listen, mountains speak and wise men listen." (John Muir)
  9. "The most important piece of luggage is and remains a cheerful heart." (Hermann Löns)
  10. "Hiking is an activity of the legs - and a state of the soul." (Josef Hofmiller)

Can you think of any other quotes and sayings about hiking? Then share your favorite sayings in the comments!

Frequently asked questions about hiking in the mountains

What is meant by a hike?

A hike is a leisure activity that is characterized by the Walking for more than an hour can be described. A walk is generally referred to when the walking time is less than one hour.

Is hiking healthy?

The Physical exercise is what makes hiking so healthy. It strengthens the cardiovascular system as well as muscles, bones and ligaments - and is easy on the joints. At the same time, time spent on the fresh air as an ideal mental balance and for stress prevention.

What is the difference between trekking and hiking?

Hikes are relatively short excursions lasting several hours that take place on paths (usually specially prepared for hikers).

From Trekking is generally used for much longer hikes in more difficult conditions. They usually last several days and take place in wild, untamed nature, meaning that the athletic demands of achieving the goal are significantly higher.

Hiking quotes - use them as an eternal source of inspiration!

Realize how great hiking is and plan your next hiking trip. Breaking away from everyday life, spending time in the mountains and really calming down is simply great!

I hope that I have been able to increase your anticipation for your next mountaineering or trekking tour with these sayings. You can also use them to inspire other people about our natural world.

Finally, I would like to give you three further articles that should inspire you to move more in your everyday life:

Do you have any questions or other interesting quotes about mountains and hiking? Then just write me a comment.

Stay wanderlustful,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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