Backpacking is a special kind of travel that takes perseverance and a can-do attitude, but unfortunately so many of the popular places to backpack nowadays are actually filled with backpackers! Gone are the days where you could just walk onto a trail and see no one for weeks, at least that is the case for the most popular destinations.
While these destinations are popular for a reason, they are also overhyped, which is why these ten up and coming backpacking places are expected to be more popular in 2017, but still quiet enough to enjoy the experience.
1. Porto to Algarve, Portugal
Portugal is a beautiful country and although many people think of Lisbon first, Porto is a stunning city and has a great walking route to Algarve along the coast, then end up near the border with Spain.
Not only is this a beautiful place to backpack, but also it is perfect for those who want to make use of public transport on a long journey. Because it is so well-linked between the two, it means it will not be nearly as crowded, however, it is gaining more traction so in the next year it will probably be vastly popular.