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.