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Adventure tourism in Europe

Adventure tourism: the most exciting destinations in Europe

We know it is impossible not to think about your next holiday, especially when day-to-day life seems a little heavy. But, are you also one of those cautious people who like to prepare everything in advance?

If you are a lover of adventure trips and want to start preparing your next holiday so that all you have to worry about later is enjoying it, you’re in luck. Today we have some suggestions to enjoy the best adventure tourism without leaving Europe.

Adventure tourism in Spain

We already knew that Spain is a prize destination. But, did you know that at the latest World Travel Awards, Huesca was chosen as the best adventure destination in Europe? The renowned magazine has highlighted the Aragonese province as the best option on the continent thanks to its broad offering to enjoy climbing, canyoning, hiking, rafting, horseback riding… Practically everything you can imagine.

But if your thing is to be closer to the sea, Spain has another destination that will fascinate you, Cádiz. There not only can you enjoy water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing or surfing with impressive waves, but also practice canyoning and rappelling in the surroundings of the Guadiaro River. Choose some practical unisex flip flops before travelling to the Cádiz coast and enjoy the thousand different plans it offers you.

Adventure tourism in France

France is also known for having many places where you can enjoy adventure trips. We have chosen the Calanques National Park, between Marseilles and Cassis. There you can choose between different excursions along the trails that will show you the treasures of its geological, plant and animal heritage. You can also swim in the incredible waters of the Calanques or enjoy water sports.

Also near Marseilles are the Pagnol and Garlaban hills, between Marseilles and Aubagne. The place invites you to discover its valleys with its hiking routes, offering a spectacular panoramic view between land and sea. If you are travelling as a couple, make sure you put a spare pair of women’s and men’s sneakers in your backpack because you’re going to need to walk as comfortably as possible. This will ensure you won’t have any problems if any unforeseen event arises. 

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Adventure tourism in the United Kingdom

Choosing the United Kingdom for adventure tourism means visiting not so well-known regions and being captivated by nature in its wildest form. Therefore, for us, your first destination should be Wales. In the Snowdonia region you can follow some of the best hiking routes in our country suitable for all ages and abilities. There you can also go climbing or enjoy a day’s rafting on Llyn Tegid, the largest lake in Wales.

And, of course, let’s not forget the wild landscape of Scotland. Near Edinburgh and Glasgow you have the opportunity to discover the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The lake is the largest expanse of water in the entire United Kingdom and its tranquillity invites you to enjoy fishing, hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding.

Adventure tourism in Germany

If you thought that Germany couldn’t be an ideal destination for adventure trips, you’re very mistaken. On the coasts of Schleswig-Holstein, in the Bodden, as well as on the beaches of Mecklenburg-Pomerania you can enjoy water sports such as extreme kitesurfing or surfing on waves that will cause you more than just the occasional fall.

If you prefer to be in contact with the water without leaving the continent, you can choose to go canyoning with a totally professional team that will take you through waterfalls and caves in gorges such as Bad Reichenhall, Berchtesgaden, Allgäu and Starzlachklamm.

Adventure tourism in Italy

When it comes to adventure tourism in Europe, nothing compares to the Italian Dolomites. These UNESCO World Heritage site mountains offer many hiking routes where you can enjoy deep valleys or visit small towns. It is also possible to find places for climbing, enjoy mountain biking routes or fly over this impressive landscape on a paraglider.

For adventure trips more in contact with water, you have the opportunity to visit the Amalfi coast and explore its sea routes on a kayak. An exceptional way to enjoy the magic of this coast that captivates more and more people from within and outside Europe every year.

Adventure tourism in Portugal

Portugal has also become a leader in adventure tourism thanks to the attractions that its nature offers. In mainland Portugal you have the opportunity to travel the 12 km long wooden path, a World Travel Awards winner, that runs along the Mondego River and is located within the Estrela Geopark, protected by UNESCO.

But if you want something more active, we recommend a canyoning and rappelling adventure in the Azores Islands. The archipelago offers spectacular experiences to visitors with the advantage of enjoying an exceptional climate throughout the year and totally wild landscape.

Have you already chosen the perfect destination for your adventure holiday?


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