Ten Must-Do Hikes in Europe


Often passed over for its cuisine, culture and cities, the great hikes of Europe are a lesser-known feature. Imagine walking through dense forests or olive groves, along stunning coastlines and past hamlets and picturesque villages, all the while enjoying stellar food and wine. What are the best hikes in Europe? Read on to find our top ten of best hikes in Europe.

Iceland - Laugavegur Trail

Guided

Rated Moderate, 3 out of 10

5 days from $3159 Perfect for those short on time and wanting to see the best Iceland has to offer, the 5-day Laugavegur Trail. From the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar, pass by the foot of Eyjafjallajökull volcano (which created so much havoc in 2010), walk by steaming hot springs, through black deserts, over yellow rhyolite mountains and into the green Þórsmörk valley. Rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top hikes in the world. View trip

Norway - Hiking the Fjords

Guided

Rated Moderate, 3 out of 10

8 days from $3415

Walks that are nothing short of spectacular will lead you past steep-sided fjords, blue glaciers and cascading waterfalls climb to panoramic views and immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful places on earth. View trip

England - Coast to Coast

Guided

Rated Challenging, 7 out of 10

15 days from $3097

Rolling hills bordered by stone walls, heath and moors, small hamlets and cozy pubs - this hike offers all the classic English features as you hike from the Lake District through the Yorkshire Moors and Dales. View trip

Spain - Best of the Camino

Guided

Rated Moderate, 3 out of 10

13 days from $3959

The Camino de Santiago, or Compostela Trail, has for centuries represented an important pilgrimage route from France, across the Pyrenees and the north of Spain to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela. This trip follows the most interesting sections. View trip

France, Italy & Switzerland - Mont Blanc Circuit

Guided

Rated Moderate to Challenging, 4 out of 10

8 days Highlights trip from $1655, 15 days full circuit from $2465

The full Mont Blanc Circuit circuit crosses three borders, climbs over six passes, traverses beneath huge glaciers, and meanders through beautiful alpine meadows and picture-book villages, offering unrivalled views of the Alps and Mont Blanc. If you have less time, choose for the 8-day Highlights of Mont Blanc trip. View Highlights trip View Full Circuit trip

Italy - Classic Tuscany Guided Rated Moderate, 3 out of 10 7 days from $2049 An inspirational trip linking the two famous cities of Florence and Siena, this walking tour has you explore the Chianti wine region, an area of rolling vine covered hills, medieval villages and olive groves. Ample opportunity is set aside to visit markets, taste wine and olive oil, explore the narrow streets of small towns and visit museums, galleries and vineyards en route. View trip

Italy - Classic Dolomites

Guided

Rated Moderate, 3 out of 10

8 days from $1895

Through the spectacular, jagged limestone peaks of the Dolomites we enjoy an excellent choice of routes with the opportunity to relax in comfort at the end of a day's walking.

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Italy - Spirit of Amalfi

Guided

Rated Moderate, 3 out of 10

8 days from $2795

Set on the shores of the sparkling Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe. Visit the ancient Roman town of Pompeii and the volcano that destroyed it, and walk along the spectacular Sentiero degli Dei, one of the most scenic trails in the world. Explore the powerful cliff faces enclose secluded coves, grottos and spectacular Mediterranean scenery or the island of Capri and enjoy free time to explore the culinary treats this area is so well known for, as well as the faded renaissance glory of Naples. View trip

Greece - Santorini to Crete

Guided

Rated Introductory to Moderate, 2 out of 10

8 days from $1590

The Aegean islands of Santorini and Crete provide the perfect combination for walkers looking for a packed week of stunning walks along the most magical of the Greek Islands' coastlines steeped in fascinating Greek history and mythology. View trip

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