Europe is an extraordinary continent that has a lot to offer in terms of tourist attractions. Those who want to go on various trips in Europe should look for accommodation in chalets or campsites for truly unique experiences, especially when talking about hiking. Fresh air, amazing views, and outstanding nature are elements that await you on this list if you are a trail lover.
1. Mont Blanc Trails Tour - Switzerland, France, Italy
Usually called TMB, the Mont Blanc Tour is one of the best hiking trails in Europe. It crosses 170 km passing through France, Italy, and Switzerland, through the entire Massif of the Mont Blanc in the Western Alps. The classic route can normally be traveled clockwise for 11 days, being an extraordinary trip for anyone who wants to explore one of the best hiking areas in Europe.
2. The path of the kingdom - Sweden
Kungsleden is a 440 km route through the Vindelfjällens nature reserve in Sweden, one of the largest protected areas in Europe. Most travelers make only a section of this, being quite difficult to travel.
3. GR20 - Corsica
The GR20 crosses Corsica diagonally from north to south, the distance being 180 km. It is considered the most difficult of all GR routes but also one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Europe. It can be covered on foot in 15 days and, although it does not require climbing equipment, tourists should be in excellent physical condition.
4. Trails in Cinque Terre - Italy
The five Italian cities of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso are connected by an 11 km long route that can be easily covered in 6 hours. However, tourists prefer to spend two days on the whole road to fully enjoy the beauties of the place, the architecture, the view over the Mediterranean Sea, but also to taste the delicious Italian food.
5. Camino De Santiago Trails - Spain
El Camino is a spiritual route, a pilgrimage route to the altar of St. James the Apostle in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. There are many routes to get here, but the most popular is the French way, which starts in Roncesvalles (Spain) or Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (France).
6. Trails in Retezat Mountains - Romania
The Retezat Mountains are part of the Southern Carpathians and offer multiple possibilities to hiking enthusiasts. From day trips to more complicated routes that require a few days on the mountain, tourists have two main areas for exploration. The limestone Retezat has lower altitudes where tourists can visit many caves and gorges, while the central Retezat has higher peaks, valleys, and frozen lakes.
7. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen is the perfect place to have fun as a family. It is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps and offers you picturesque views that you can enjoy at any time of the year. On this trip, you will feel as if you are on your way to heaven. You are surrounded at all times by green peaks, rocks, snow peaks, and blue lakes. Add to the equation the fresh mountain air, the perfect breeze, and the fairytale landscape, and you will feel like you are in a completely new world. We recommend a visit to the top of Schilthorn, but for beginners, the route is quite difficult. If you can’t cope with the altitude and the long road, you can take the gondola back.