You can hit the treadmill and embark on a virtual walking tour to your favourite cities. Right. Now.

Since we all have been trying to kill our boredom in one way or another, perhaps, it’s time to discover the YouTube phenomenon of virtual walking tours.

Whilst most of the videos have little production value and really no editing involved, with raw footages of vloggers, a Go Pro or phone, walking through the city streets and capturing those sights is what really makes it exciting.

Prior to the lockdown imposed around the world, these types of videos may have held moderate to little appeal for the average YouTube watcher. But today, with two-fifths of the world’s population quarantined in their homes and many a travel plan dashed by Covid-19, these virtual walking tour videos may be the most authentic way to experience a city right now.

To augment the reality, lace up your walking shoes, hit the treadmill and pretend you’re walking the cobblestone streets of Europe or strolling through the night markets of Seoul.

Along with a cinematic travel experience, you’ll get a good workout: the walking tour of Paris is three hours long and covers 19 km of terrain.

Here are a few virtual walking tours for cities:

Walking tour of Paris

Seoul night market

Walking tour of Rome

Tokyo Walking Tour

Manhattan

Chicago

Dubai

Vancouver

This article is published via AFP Relaxnews.

Staff Writer