Europe is a rich continent with exceptional natural landscapes. Lakes are part of this wealth and diversity. They all have particularities that make them unique.
CaraMaps presents today its selection of the 5 most beautiful lakes in Europe worth being discovered in a motorhome.
1. Lake Como, Italy
Located at the foot of the Alps, Lake Como is one of the most famous Italian lakes. Now a “seaside” area, thousands of tourists come every year to enjoy the colorful villages and the activities to do around the lake. It has its particularity in its inverted Y shape. The famous towns of Como, Lecco and Colico are found at the ends of the lake.
Very popular in the past by the Lombard nobles, the lake remains today a “chic” destination. Here you can contemplate the ancient villas located around the lake.
In 2014, it was even considered one of the 20 most beautiful lakes in the world according to Huffpost.
2. The lakes of Covadonga, Spain
The Lakes of Covadonga are two glacial lakes located in the Asturias region of Spain. More precisely called Lake Enol and Lake Ercina, they are located in the heart of the Picos de Europa National Park created in 1918. These lakes are known in part thanks to the Tour of Spain cycling race which passes each year through the peaks of Europe.
With an altitude of 1,200 meters, let yourself be surprised by a most exceptional panorama. Both in summer and winter, the climb is worth the detour.
3. Lake Leman, Switzerland
Also called Lake Geneva, Lake Leman is one of the largest lakes in Europe and is the largest European Alpine lake. Located between Switzerland and France, it is visible from the mountains of Haute Savoie and Jura, offering an extraordinary panorama.
In summer, many water activities are offered such as kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing… There are also pebble beaches and fine sandy beaches providing a Mediterranean beach air.
4. Lake Annecy, France
Known for its turquoise color and cleanliness, Lake Annecy inspired the famous painter Cézanne for his painting Le Lac Bleu in 1896. Like Lake Geneva, it lies at the foot of the Alps and takes its origin in the glaciers.
The lake is a popular tourist site appreciated for its various activities. You can go paddle boating, canyoning, paragliding, hiking and much more. The lake can reach 28° in summer, so make the most of it by exploring the bottom of the lake.
5. Killarney National Park, Ireland
Three lakes are part of this park located in the famous County Kerry. There are Lower Lake, Middle Lake and Upper Lake. Since 1982, the park has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a biosphere reserve. It is also Ireland’s largest natural park. Hikers will be the happiest in this wild park of 10,000 hectares.
And don’t forget, enjoy your trip in a motorhome with CaraMaps!