Presenting a variety of outdoor pursuits,Europe is one of the best places for travellers who love exploring new activities. Here are some of the best places for outdoor exploration in Europe.
Walking in Crete
Crete, the ancient Greek civilization’s and theRoman empire’s shining jewel, till date maintains its historic charm serving as the perfect destination for historical exploration on foot. There are many reasons to visit Crete, and walking around the historical island, canyon climbing through the gorges, is the best way to encounter the unique scenery. A must-visit is Samaria, Crete’s largest gorge famous for its ‘Iron Gates’ which is one of the most extensive places to trek for tourists. Walking in Crete is truly an amazing experience as tourists are likely to come across remnants of ancient Greece and ancient Rome such as theKnossos Palace and the Phaistos Minoan Palaces.
Horseback Riding inTurkey
The Persian settlers upon discovering Turkish city of Cappadocia named it “the land of beautiful horses” and quite rightly so as the city is blessed with a great population of wild mountain ponies.Horseback riding in the outstanding Anatolian plains amid subterranean lunarscape canyons and rose-tinted valleys is a must do for every travel enthusiast.
Camping in Wales
Wales is renowned for offering a sense of tranquillity like no other place in the world. Going camping on the spectacular Pembrokeshire coast to exploring the massive mountains of Snowdonia or the rocky Brecon Beacons– exploring Wales should be on every traveller’s wish list. South Wales offers traditional tent-based campsites, while the North is renowned for its luxurious tree houses. It is the ideal place for happy campers!
Trekking in Norway
Trekking across the country of Norway is the best way to explore the ancient history and myths that surround it. The country boasts several UNESCO-preserved mountains including the famed Fjord hills, which offers one of the best trekking routes in the world. The route from Bergen to Voss is a great place to start as tourists can warm up for regions that are situated in the heart of the uplands with an abundance of lakes and waterfalls on the way. There are some amazing road trips in northern Norway youcan take, and park up along the way to explore the many incredible areas.
Southern French Alps
The Southern French Alps’ claim to fame is definitely its fantastic weather, offering over 300 days of complete sun shine per year toppled with access to one of Europe’s most treasures natural reserve- the Ecrins National Park. There are many activities to do here throughout the year. The Southern French Alps cover the region below Grenoble up to Provence. For locals, the place is known the Hautes-Alpes and a winter visit is ideal for tourists to explore the beautiful Serre-Poncon lake and surrounding valleys such as Dévoluy, Valgaudemar andGapençais.
Bicycling in Switzerland and Italy
The Tour de Monte Rosa on the border of Switzerland and Italy is ideal for tourists interested in Alpine hiking and bicycling. Bicycling on these charming boulevards is the best way for one to get immersed in the astonishing Alpine backdrops. On top of that there are quite a lot of local restaurants which are famous for Alpine delicacies that taste even more amazing after a round of heavy bicycling. Here are some other great mountain biking routes in Italy.