28+ Of The Best Hiking Songs and Travel Songs

June 23, 2017 by
Alex hiking in Connemara
POSTED BY June 23, 2017

At Hillwalk Tours, we know that hiking is all about rhythm. It’s putting one foot in front of the other, and repeating. Again and again and again. Hiking songs are an excellent way of keeping that rhythm, while also taking your mind off whatever steep incline you happen to be ascending.

Take a look at some of the best hiking songs and travel songs as (loosely) recommended by Hillwalk Tours. We hope to have included something for everyone!

Hiking Songs and Travel Songs

  1. Rise (Eddie Vedder)

  2. Send Me On My Way (Rusted Root)

  3. Welcome Home (Radical Face)

  4. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers) – The Unofficial Hillwalk Tours’ Anthem!

  5.  Best Day Of My Life (American Authors)

  6. Going Up The Country (Canned Heat)

  7. Wagon Wheel (Old Medicine Crow)

  8. Guaranteed (Eddie Vedder)

  9. Dreamer (Tallest Man On Earth)

  10. Walkin’ to New Orleans (Fats Domino)

  11. Walk of Life (Dire Straits)

  12. You’ll Never Walk Alone (Gerry & the Pacemakers)

  13. Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)

  14. Walk This Way (Run DMC & Aerosmith)

  15. Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)

  16. Walk On The Wildside (Lou Reed)

  17. Up Around The Bend (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

  18. Tuolumne (Eddie Vedder)

  19. Mute (Radical Face)

  20. Home (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

  21. Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)

  22. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)

  23. Open Road (Roo Panes)

  24. You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)

  25. Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)

  26. Hero (Family Of The Year)


Listening to music in the countryside

Listening to hiking songs or travel songs can be a great way to enhance your trip, but remember – be respectful of others!

Listen to music through your headphones instead of speakers, and try to keep the volume down. Spontaneous singing is, of course, very acceptable.

And most importantly, remember to enjoy your natural surroundings without music for an even better experience!

We hope that you enjoyed this guide to hiking songs. If you’re interested in listening to some of this classic hiking music while on one of the best hiking trails in Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales or on the Camino, check out our range of self-guided hiking tours.