Europe is full of diverse and varied hikes with breathtaking landscapes. This article is made for nature lovers, novice or experienced hikers.
CaraMaps has therefore selected the most beautiful hikes in Europe for you.
1. Hadrian’s Wall (England)
Hadrian’s Wall was originally a fortification built between AD 122-127 in northern England. Now transformed into a 118km long hike, it allows you to discover English history from Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria, to Wallsend in the county of Tyne and Wear. You will be able to admire the exceptional landscapes, discover pieces of the wall which are still intact and finally visit the excavation museum of the Roman Fort of Segedunum.
2. Tour du Mont Blanc (France, Switzerland, Italy)
Three countries, one mountain and not the least. Mont Blanc, 4696 meters high, the highest peak in Europe. Embark on a medium difficulty 167 km hike lasting 11 days. Some portions can be done by cable car and offer you a breathtaking view of the entire massif. Unforgettable memories of snow-capped peaks, glaciers and lakes are waiting for you.
3. Via Algarviana (Portugal)
240 km and two weeks of walking await you to cross the Portuguese Algarve region from East to West. A hike made for lovers of rural landscapes. You will pass through traditional villages, countryside and hills that will make you discover a new side of Portugal. This path originates from the old road that led pilgrims to the tip of Sagres where the relics of Saint Vincent were found.
4. UKK hiking trail (Finland)
Close to the Russian border, the UKK is the longest marked trail in Finland with its 250km. Sown with shelters throughout the hike, you will cross forests and natural parks. With a bit of luck, you might spot wildlife such as brown bears, wolves, or even lynxes.
5. Hiking in the Carpathians (Romania)
The Carpathians are the main mountain range in Central Europe and cover almost a third of Romania’s territory. The bravest can access, through a difficult level course, Bran Castle, known to be associated to the legend of Dracula. Such as the UKK trail in Finland, this one too can give you the chance to spot brown bears, wolves or even lynxes, so keep an eye out!
We hope this article has inspired you for future nature excursions. We also advise you to read our other blog articles such as: “The most beautiful coasts in a motorhome” and “5 most beautiful lakes in Europe“.
And don’t forget, enjoy your travel in motorhome with CaraMaps!