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.

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

 

Mt. Olympus & Pieria

Explore the mystical home of the Ancient Gods among Greece’s highest summits
8 days
5: Challenging

Slovenia Lakes & Valleys

Beautiful walking trails in the Alpine meadows and valleys of the Triglav National Park
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Julian Alps Peak Walk

A walking holiday in the heart of Slovenia’s Julian Alps and along its mountain ridges
8 days
4: Moderate to Challenging

Hiking Valle Maira

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

Madeira drive & hike

Discover the 'Flower Island' at your own pace – walk as much or as little as you like
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Sardinia’s “Wild East”

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

Picos de Europa

Choice of easy or challenging walks in one of Europe’s finest hiking destinations
8 days
3: Moderate

Timeout in the Lungau

Family-friendly hiking among idyllic Alpine pastures and crystal-clear mountain lakes
8 days
1: Easy

Schladminger-Tauern High Trail

Stunning hiking trail along the high ridges of the Austrian Alps
7 days
5: Challenging

Corsica: On the trail of the GR20

Walk Europe’s best and most challenging trek with the comfort of luggage transport
13 days
5: Challenging