On any hiking or cycling holiday in Europe you have the chance to explore some of the most spectacular natural wonders. Just follow your feet, open your eyes and all of nature’s beauty awaits discovery. Sometimes we take for granted the landscapes around us. A trekking holiday is the perfect way to clear your lungs walking alongside breathtaking coastlines and through enchanted forests steeped in history.
Crossing Col de la Seigne into Italy
This is one of the most scenic sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc trail. If you are looking for inspiring views and breathtaking scenery, look no further. As the gateway to the Aosta Valley in Italy this is a nature lovers dream location. Enjoy the scenic descent surrounded by snow capped mountains.
Wild beauty at the Fjord of Furore
On the third day of your Almafi walking tour you will reach the spectacular Fjord of Furore. Climb down the long winding steps to reach the small inlet where you can enjoy relaxing on the beach and take a dip in the bluest water. The old fishing village opposite the fjord has been transformed into an ecomuseum. The Furore fiord is regarded as one of the most fascinating geological features on the entire Amalfi Coast. Sun worshippers take note: furore beach only catches the sun in the early hours of the morning and, as a consequence, never gets too hot, even in high summer.
Garajonay National Park in the Canary Islands
As one of Europe’s only subtropical rainforest’s this is a must see for anyone walking the La Gomera trail. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986. Due to the mild climate and humidity, the forest thrives with a great diversity of plant species. Several types of forests can be found in this epic national park; beech trees, heather trees and beautiful laurel trees are dotted in different areas.
The Dalmatian Islands
Scattered across Croatia’s dramatic coastlines, these other-worldly islands will open up your imagination. From the hidden blue coves of Kolocep Island to the lemon groves of Lopud, you will be surrounding by the colours of the natural world on every step of the Dalmatian trail. This year-round warm climate makes this route easily accessible. Make sure to visit open-air markets and taste the famous Dalmatian cheeses.
Visit the Costa Vicentina Natural Park in Portugal
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and the finishing point for the Via Algarviana trail in Southern Portugal. With over 200 different species of rare birds, such as Peregrin Falcons, bird watchers and nature lovers will be spoilt in this coastal landscape. In the summertime the sunsets are breathtaking, with plenty of pristine beaches with soft sand to sit and enjoy the views.
The cliff edges in the historic town of Ravello
Once home to the famous author DH Lawrence it is easy to see how you could inspired to write your next novel in this enchanting town. This moorish style town is one of the many scenic stopping points on the Almalfi Coast Trail.
Unforgettable views in the Bay of Naples
Buried for centuries beneath metres of volcanic debris, Naples’ archaeological sites are among the best-preserved and most spectacular Roman ruins in existence. Home to the famous Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum this area is steeped in history. It is home to three main islands and the lesser known Islands of Ischia and admire the idyllic fishing village of Procida.
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