Hiking is one of life’s great pleasures. If you can wild or free camp in your motorhome or tent close to the hike start point and step out the next morning to a glorious view before heading off, that’s even better! Click on the country and find a map with links to each hike.
Trolltunga (literally Troll’s Tongue) is one of Norway’s iconic hikes. In an area of wild and dramatic outstanding natural beauty, hiking Trolltunga has to be on your Norway bucket list. Our Trolltunga hike guide has all the information and tips you need to tackle this epic hike.
The fascinating Covao dos Conchos, high in the Serra da Estrela natural park in Portugal is called the ‘eye’ by locals. This incredible man-made hole is actually a spillway and well worth the short hike to get up close to the mesmerising spectacle, set deep in the rugged Portuguese mountains.
If you love taking your holidays in mountains and walking, then head to the Pyrenees for some amazing hiking routes! The combination of clean air, spectacular views and well maintained trails make hiking the Pyrenees an absolute pleasure. We think these are amongst the best hikes in the Pyrenees.
Possibly the most beautiful hike in Sicily! This gorgeous mix of mountain and coastal route is fabulous on a sunny day, the views across the Baia Santa Margherita and the Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano are spectacular. This hike is so versatile, you can traverse Monte Cofano, climb to the summit or both. Check out the post below for more details of how to hike Monte Cofano.
If you’re looking for one of the best day hikes in the Spanish Pyrenees, then this is it! Hiking the spectacular Circo de Soaso and the Ordesa Valley via the famous Faja de Pelay offers steep switchbacks, undulating paths and valley floor woodland, all the while following the crystal clear waters of the tumbling Rio Arazes. The scenery is dramatic, the waterfalls breathtaking – you will not be disappointed!
The hike up the Pic du Tentes from the Col de Tentes, followed by an easy amble out to the Port de Boucharo, is perfect for day when your legs need a rest from the larger mountains. The views are incredible and Spain is so close you could just keep going….
The Cirque de Gavarnie hike in the Pyrénées mountains of France is relatively easy and very family friendly. Much of this gentle route is within the Cirque, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the many waterfalls that cascade down the walls of the Cirque.
The Lac de Gaube hike in the French Pyrenees is spectacular. A truly breathtaking hike around the lake and surrounding valley, make sure to stop often to enjoy the stunning mountain and lake views.
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If you are going to Morocco, visiting the Sahara Desert should be at the top of your bucket list. The total tranquility and infinite beauty of the rose gold dunes is like nothing else on earth. Being there as the sun rises on the day or sinks into the horizon is one of life’s great privileges. Find out all you need to know about visiting Morocco desert here.
Flåm is a small village situated in Western Norway, surrounded by steep mountains, thundering waterfalls, turquoise fjords and truly spectacular scenery. Visit in summer and use our travel guide to find outdoor adventures and activities, for an exhilarating stop on your tour of Norway.
In Hampshire New Forest is perfect for outdoor adventures. This national park is home to ponies, rare breed cows and pigs (yes, pigs!) roaming wild, and is a playground for hikers, cyclists and water sport enthusiasts. Head here for a New Forest activity holidays and you will find so much to see and do. Our guide will provide all the information you need to visit the New Forest and we’ll share a few local secrets too!
At 2962m high, the Zugspitze is Germany’s highest peak. And what a mountain it is; standing at the northern edges of the mighty Alps, home to three glaciers and with views of 400 mountain peaks in four countries, the Zugspitze is primal, raw and breathtakingly beautiful.
Visit Innsbruck Austria summer and you will discover a stunningly beautiful and dramatic city. Capital of Austria’s western state of Tirol, Innsbruck is surrounded by awe-inspiring, enormous mountains, cool green pastures and offers a huge variety of summer sporting activities. Find out what to do in Innsbruck in summer and make the most of your time in this glorious city!