Great Hikes of Europe

Europe is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Ripe with history, culture, and above all amazing landscapes, if you’re a trekking enthusiasts, here are some hikes that you must check out.

 

Jungfrau, Switzerland

Tucked away deep in the Bernese Alps, Jungfrau is a summit alongside Monch and Eiger. Take a train that travels year round to this beautiful area, and test your skills. Ranging from day treks to multi-week excursions, there are options for all skill levels.

 

Trolltunga, Norway

Norway is known for being one of the most beautiful countries in the world, so this is a no-brainer. The Trolltunga is most commonly known for its ‘Lion King’ style peak, pointing out, with views of the amazing valley.

This hike takes around 10-13 hours and is open between mid-June to mid-September. It’s a fairly hard hike, so make sure you’re prepared with boots, water, and other essential hiking gear. The trek is well worth the views, and beautiful scenery.

 

Grande Travesata delle Alpi, Italy

Located in the Piedmont region of Italy, this long distance hike is also located in the Alps of Italy. This trail lasts for 621 miles, so there are plenty of options for day trails, to month long trips. Along this trek, you will find small, mostly abandoned hamlets, occasionally populated during the summer months. If you find yourself in Italy, this is a great area to check out.

 

Tour of the Oisans, France

Also known as Tour de l’Oisans, this classic trail is located in the French Alps a has a circular route which is about a mid-hard level hike. It will take around 7-12 days, so again it’s important to pack necessary hiking equipment, although heavy equipment isn’t needed.

On this hike, you will be exposed to amazing scenery of the French Alps, small towns, and French country. If you have a week to spare, this is a great summer hike,

 

Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany

Located in Southeast Germany, the Berchtesgaden National Park is one of the oldest protected areas in the Alps. Here you can find various activities, along with amazing lakes, and mountains regions. You can find 6 different information centers, which have maps for the plethora of walking trails available. This national park is great for all skill levels.

 

Aiguilles Rouges, France

Opposite the Mont Blanc Massif (another trail worth checking out), you’ll find the Aiguilles Rouges. French for ‘Red Peak’, the mountains get their name from the iron rich landscape. The Trail des Aiguilles Rouges is probably your best choice and is also considered one of the most beautiful trails in all of Europe.

The trail ranges from 50-60 km and is for mid-level trekkers.

 

Liechtensteinklamm, Austria

Liechtensteinklamm is located in the Austrian Alps, and is fairly easily trail, at the length of 4km. The trail is accessible by wooden walkways, and don’t let the length fool you, the gorge is a must see. With over 100,000 visitors a year, this is easily accessible by car, and a great trek on this list.

 

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