Mountain Hiking in Europe

Some of the most exhilarating walking experiences in Europe are to be found in its mountain ranges. From the lofty Dachstein massif and Aosta valley in the Alps to the jagged peaks of the Dolomites or the snow-capped Sierra Nevada, the views are rarely less than awe-inspiring. For hikers looking for a new destination as an alternative to the Alps or Dolomites, Bulgaria’s Rila and Pirin mountains offer excellent hiking trails among towering peaks and shimmering glacial lakes

Volcano enthusiasts can explore the surreal landscape around the base of Spain’s highest peak on the island of Tenerife, or combine volcano walking with island-hopping on Sicily’s Aeolian islands.

For lower-level mountain walking, Ireland offers stunning circuits around the base of Kerry’s Macgillycuddy’s Reeks or through the serene glacial valleys of the Wicklow Mountains.

Spain’s Picos de Europa offer easy mountain trails that are ideal for family vacations.


 

Alps: Kitzbühel to Tre Cime

Hike across the Alps from Austria to the Italian Dolomites and the iconic ‘Three Peaks’
8 days
Moderate

Alps: Lech River Trail

Hike the ‘Lechweg’ from high Alpine lakes to Neuschwanstein Castle in Füssen
8 days, 10 days
Moderate

Alps: Mercantour National Park

Discover the stunning alpine landscapes and lakes of the Mercantour
6 days
Moderate to Challenging

Alps: SalzAlpenSteig I

Walk the historic Salt Trail through the Bavarian Alps from lake Chiemsee to Königssee.
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Alps: The Dachstein

Panoramic alpine hiking circuit around the mighty Dachstein massif
9 days
Moderate to Challenging

Alps: Tour du Mont Blanc

Hike through three countries amid snow-capped peaks on the roof of Europe
11 days
Moderate to Challenging

Alps: Valle D’Aosta

Walk among Europe's highest peaks in the Aosta Valley
9 days
Moderate to Challenging

Alps: Valle Maira

Discover a beautiful forgotten area of the Western Italian Alps
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Alps: Zugspitze Circuit

A classic hiking route around Germany’s highest peak.
7 days
Easy to Moderate

Corsica: Mare a Mare Nord

Classic walking trail from the mountains of Corte to the Gulf of Porto
7 days
Moderate

Corsica: Mountain & Coastal Trails

A varied week of walking that takes in the contrasts of Corsica
7 days
Moderate

Côte d’Azur Hiking

Discover the beautiful perched villages of the French Riviera
7 days
Moderate

Cycling Alpine Slovenia

A circular route starting and ending at the beautiful Lake Bled.
8 days
Moderate

Dolomites: Val Badia hiking

The quintessential walking tour in the heart of the Dolomite mountains
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Etna & the Aeolian Islands

Hike and discover active volcanos on the Aeolian Islands, Mount Etna and Taormina
8 days
Easy to Moderate

Hiking in Mallorca

Hike among rugged mountains and rural tranquility in the Serra de Tramuntana
6 days
Moderate

Hiking in the Pyrenees

Mountain trails and Romanesque heritage in the Vall de Boí and Aigüestortes National Park
5 days, 7 days
Moderate

Hiking on Gran Canaria

Discover Gran Canaria’s rugged and beautiful mountainous interior
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Hiking Sardinia’s “Wild East”

A mix of mountain and coastal hiking in the Orosei National Park
8 days
Moderate

Hiking the Gorges du Verdon

A spectacular and challenging hike through Europe’s Grand Canyon
7 days
Challenging