Top 5 walking destinations in Europe
Are you planning to take a walking vacation?
An unforgettable way to discover a country is to go on a hike to see all its natural wonders up close. Whether you like to walk at a moderate pace or are an experienced walker, there are a range of remarkable places in Europe that offer the best hiking routes to suit you. Discover some of the best destinations for a walking vacation.
Some of the best trails in Europe can be found near you. You can experience the stunning scenery of Kerry and experience the kingdom’s highlights like Killarney National Park, Knock Nadobar Mountain and the Dingle Peninsula. Wicklow has spectacular scenery and mountains, it’s no wonder it’s often referred to as the ‘Garden County of Ireland’. Donegal is often overlooked, perhaps wrongly called the ‘forgotten county’, but you can experience Slieve League Mountain which offers exceptional coastal views or explore Glenveagh National Park, Ireland’s second largest national park.
You can hike through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a beautiful region of Spain, or conquer the Camino de Santiago, an iconic ancient pilgrimage route. The Camino, or Way of St. James, is a vast network of ancient pilgrimage routes that stretch across Europe and meet at the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, in the northwest of Spain. It is more than a pilgrim’s walk, it is a social, cultural and picturesque experience. As you travel the Camino, you get a tremendous sense of accomplishment and camaraderie from the friends you meet along the way. There is a tranquility to traveling the Camino that cannot be fully described, only experienced.
A predominantly rural country offering breathtaking scenery, you can experience Hungary’s outdoor pleasures including hills, forests, waterfalls and the sparkling Danube. The bend of the Danube, a region of peaks and river towns, is where the hills on both banks force the river to turn sharply and flow south. It is arguably the most scenic stretch of the Danube and a popular destination for hikers.
With the Julian Alps as a backdrop, Slovenia is a country that offers limitless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The country has unspoiled natural beauty, you can hike through gorges, explore national parks, tackle Mount Triglav – the highest mountain in Slovenia and discover Lake Bohinj.
With its stunning landscapes, medieval towns and historic castles, Transylvania is an incredible hiking destination. You can enjoy invigorating hikes in the Bucegi Mountains, the Fagaras Mountains and the Carpathian Range. Of course, a trip to Romania wouldn’t be complete without visiting its most famous monument, Bran Castle, the home of Dracula!
During TD Active Vacations, local expert hiking guides, amazing routes and accommodations are all included; all you have to do is pack your hiking boots! Book before September 30, 2021 and save € 50 per person * on any 2022 walking trip of 7 nights or more using the code VP-WALKING50BT.
* Offer is £ 50 per person on Brand New 2022 walking holiday of 7 nights or more using the code VP-WALKING50BT for any new reservation made between August 9 and September 30, 2021. Offers are non-transferable, subject to availability, cannot be combined with other offers and have no monetary value. All deposits are non-refundable.