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What Are the Best Walking Holidays to Consider in Europe?

Walking holidays are becoming an increasingly popular way to travel, with more and more people discovering the delights of exploring a destination on foot, but just why are they so appealing?

What Are the Benefits of a Walking Holiday?

Walking holidays offer a unique way to see and experience a destination, allowing you to fully appreciate the landscape and scenery and immerse yourself in the local culture.

They’re also perfect for people who like to stay active when travelling, meet new people, and have new experiences. So it’s easy to see why walking holidays are so popular. If you’re planning a walking holiday, here are some of the top locations to consider.

The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are an excellent place to go on a walking holiday thanks to the fantastic footpaths, stunning scenery and Mediterranean climate. With eight islands to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice.

Opt for a walking tour of one of the quieter islands, such as La Gomera or La Palma to experience a lush green paradise with dramatic landscapes that feel off the beaten track. Or if you want to trek mountainous terrain and see a popular destination from an alternate viewpoint, choose one of the ever-popular islands such as Lanzarote, Gran Canaria or Tenerife, which is home to Spain’s highest mountain, the dormant volcano, Mount Teide.

The North of Italy

Another great choice for your next walking holiday is the North of Italy, home to the Dolomites National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This mountain range in the Italian Alps features eighteen peaks and breathtaking views.

Walks are available at different levels depending on your experience and if you don’t fancy a steep ascent, cable cars are available to take you to the top, so all you need to do is enjoy the beautiful views on the way down. You won’t want to miss the TreCime, a trail that circles three iconic peaks: Cima Piccola, Cima Grande, and Cima Ovest, known as Tre Cime di Lavaredo or Three Peaks of Lavaredo.


Croatia is an increasingly popular destination among holidaymakers of all kinds, but it is also a fantastic spot if you’re looking for a walking holiday.

Croatia has no less than eight national parks, including the Plitvice National Park, where you can get up close with rumbling waterfalls, and the National Park Mljet, home to lush forests, saltwater lakes and coves and tiny islands.

Whether you choose to walk the glorious coastline or visit one of the many islands of the Croatian archipelago, you’re in for a treat.

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