Travelling the length of Himalayas on a royal enfield bike.
Start point: Delhi
Destination: Tawang valley
Route: From Delhi to Leh, backtrack to Manali, Crossover into Shivaliks, make a trek to the Ganga Glacier, get back on road, cross Nepal, re enter at Darjeeling, make a detour to Bhutan, get back on the road to Tawang.
Estimated time: 45 days.
In 1995, I had seriously planned on going from Athens to New Delhi, overland. I worked on a fishing boat in Alaska for three months to earn the money for the trip. When I returned, I was so exhausted that i put it off. I ended up spending most of the money on guns (an L1A1, an unfired Fazakerly No4.MKI Enfield, Russian SKS, S&W M29, etc....), and a few months later met the girlfriend who became wife #1...end of dream.
Plan was to go by local busses or hitchhike, stopping in Istanbul, Damascus, Tehran, Kabul, Kandahar, Peshawar, Jaipur, and points in between.
For reasons of personal safety as well as responsibilities, that trip is no longer possible, and there's a part of me that will always regret not having done it.
In the Spring of 1994 I started off on a trip from Guatemala with my intended destination Bogota or Cartagena, Columbia. I made it through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and started to run out of money in Nicaragua. I ended up stopping and turning around in Managua, spent a couple of days in Leon, and returned to El Salvador to hook up with a chick I met there. Even though I fell far short of my goal, it was a great trip.
Once I was dreaming about circumventing Australia on a bike. Other pretty serious plan - a walk along all the fjords and shores of Scandinavia, including Arctic and Finland coasts, starting in S.Petersburg and finishing in the Murmansk.
But extreme levels of lazyness allow me only to post about it
Start point: New York
Destination: Los Angeles
Route: Unsure, but would have to include the Grand Canyon and some genuine Deep South redneck country
Pretty much mine. But I'd start from Montréal, QC, Canada. Crossing the border near the Niagara Falls, I have cousins on the Canadian side to visit.
Hopefully before I get married and/or a dad.
Start Point : Sydney
Destination : Perth
Method : not sure yet, bike if I'm crazy, car if I'm lazy
Route : Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, whatever between it and Perth.
Faisability : damn, I need time and to win the national lottery !!
Buenos Aires in body, the beautiful and green Sharon in my heart
Start Point: Buenos Aires ( ARG)
Destination Cape Horn ( Chile)
Method: Sail Boat
Route: Buenos Aires - Mar del Plata - Pto Madryn - Isla de los estados - Usuahia- Pto Williams ( Chile ) - Cape Horn ...........and back in one piece
Start Point: Neuquen ( ARG)
Destination: Torres del Payne (Chile)
Route: 40 National Route to Rio Turbio and then cross to Chile to Payne.
Start point: Maine
Route: Appalachian Trail
Wandering the Appalachian Trail is a plan that´s in the back of my head, as well. But as you said, you´d need quite alot of money and, even more important, time, both of which is limited for me.
Another thing I´d like to do would be a cross-country tour through the USA. Start at the West Coast, get a car and then drive on untill I reach the East Coast. Again, time and money are factors that severly limit that. A more realistic approach would be taking inland flights from big town to big town. Unfortunately I don´t see myself having enough time and money to do that in the next years...
Hiking in Ireland is another option and sounds quite interesting to me. The so-called Kerry Way would be my favourite, with a length of 213 km (or 133 miles), especially since it goes along the coast line and through more mountainous terrain, as well. Hopefully I´ll get that done either this summer or maybe next year. I´ve already talked to some friends and they seem to like the idea, too, so a 10-day hiking trip through Ireland would be really, really nice.
Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Start: St Jean Pied de Port, France
End: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Method: Shank's mare (foot)
Distance: 485 Miles
Why: No particular religious or devotional reason, but a chance to take an epic walk across northern Spain. It's my retirement wish for my wife and I, so we've got a few years to whip ourselves into shape.