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Appalachian Trail Virtual Team Challenge (Run, Walk, Cycle, Steps etc.)

Also known as the A.T, this Eastern American adventure is the longest hiking only trail in the world. You'll start at Springer Mountain in Georgia and finish the trip at Mount Katahdin in Maine.


The Appalachian Trail Challenge covers a distance of 3,119 kilometers (1,940 miles), offering a virtual journey along one of America's most iconic long-distance hiking trails. Whether walking, running, or cycling, this digital challenge allows you to experience the rugged beauty and diverse landscapes of the Appalachian Trail from the comfort of your home.

How Far is the Appalachian Trail Challenge?

Embarking on the Appalachian Trail virtual challenge spans 3,119 kilometers (1,940 miles). This digital adventure lets you explore the vast and varied terrains of the Appalachian Mountains, from the rolling hills of Georgia to the rugged peaks of Maine. As you log your kilometers, you'll virtually travel through dense forests, across scenic ridges, and past historic landmarks.

How Long Would it Take to Walk the Appalachian Trail Challenge?

Walking the Appalachian Trail Challenge, covering 3,119 kilometers (1,940 miles), depends on your daily step count. If you log 40,000 steps a day, you could complete the journey in about 78 days. For those recording 26,000 steps daily, it would take around 120 days. A more leisurely pace of 13,000 steps a day would extend the challenge to approximately 240 days. This virtual challenge accommodates various fitness levels, allowing participants to enjoy the journey at their own pace.

How Long Would it Take to Cycle the Appalachian Trail Challenge?

Cycling the Appalachian Trail Challenge, covering 3,119 kilometers (1,940 miles), varies based on your daily distance. If you cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles) a day, you could complete the journey in about 31 days. At a pace of 70 kilometers (43 miles) daily, the journey would extend to around 45 days. For those cycling 50 kilometers (31 miles) daily, it would take approximately 62 days. This virtual cycling challenge caters to different fitness levels and schedules, ensuring a thrilling experience for all participants.

What's the Significance and History of the Appalachian Trail?

The Appalachian Trail is one of the most famous long-distance hiking trails in the world, rich in history and natural beauty. Established in 1937, the trail stretches over 14 states from Georgia to Maine. It offers a unique journey through the eastern United States, passing through numerous state and national parks. The trail is known for its scenic beauty, biodiversity, and cultural significance, providing a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers seeking to connect with nature.

How Can I Complete the Appalachian Trail Challenge?

You have two options for completing the challenge, depending on whether you want to go solo or collaborate with others. The first option is for each member of your team to individually complete the full challenge, racing against each other. The other option is to work as a team to collectively cover the distance, dividing the total kilometers among team members.

There are three ways to record your activities:

  1. Just daily steps
  2. All distance-based activities (e.g., cycling, running, walking)
  3. Our inclusive points system which allows you to do the equivalent amount of exercise as walking the route

How Do I Log Activities for the Appalachian Trail Challenge?

The Myles app integrates with over 30 fitness trackers, including Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit, Strava, and many more. Your activities automatically sync to Myles for convenience. If you don't use a fitness tracker or need to add extra activities, you can also manually record your efforts.

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