The best time to go will depend on the country and hiking trail you have chosen. In general, Spring and Autumn are popular seasons for trekking and walking in Europe, when the weather is mild and drier in general. Summer is ideal for hiking trails in coastal areas so you can make the most of the seaside views, or even go for a swim after your walking day. Summer will be also the best time to trek in high mountain areas such as the Alps.
If you intend to walk during the summer months, please be aware that the summer months can be very hot in certain regions of Southern Europe, especially areas with no shades (trees), along the trail, and therefore it’s advisable that you bring along the essential items to avoid sunstroke.
Certain tours such as Kilimanjaro, have specific departure dates to make sure you travel at the best possible time of the year.
Most of our holidays are available all year round; each tour has a ‘weather’ tab where you can check average temperature and rainfall per month.
Ask our team if you need advice on the best time to go on your chosen trekking or hiking trail.
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