Donegal’s magnificent landscapes have been listed in a travel guide to the Top Walking Destinations In Europe.
TD active Holidays have shared their expert suggestions for the best hiking destinations in Europe.
The inspirational list includes some popular trails such as the Camino de Santiago alongside lesser-known gems.
Donegal’s impressive Slieve League mountain is included among the great walking places that are close to home.
See below for the guide in full from our partners at TD active Holidays, owned by Travel Department who are Ireland’s leading escorted tour operators:
Are you thinking about taking a walking holiday? Reconnect to nature, explore the best national parks, hike with a group of fellow outdoor enthusiasts and experience a new country by foot. Whether you are an experienced walker or prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace, there are plenty of trails to choose from. Here are some suggestions for the best hiking destinations in Europe.
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Combining stunning nature and scenic islands, Croatia is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Hike the magnificent National Park on the island of Mljet, which is believed to have inspired some of Homer’s Odyssey. Wander through the woods, get off the beaten track and enjoy views of Croatia’s stunning coastline.
Sometimes you don’t need to venture far away, as the most incredible hiking trails and scenery can be found right near your doorstep. Explore Killarney National Park in Kerry, Slieve League mountains in Donegal, Glendalough in Wicklow or the Green Roads of The Burren.
Explore the rugged terrain of southern Spain with a hiking trip through the Sierra Nevada Mountains or discover the most famous pilgrim route in the world, the Camino de Santiago. There are many Camino routes across Europe to choose from, the most famous of which is the French Way.
The Danube Bend, a region of peaks and river towns, is where the hills on both banks force the river to turn sharply and flow southward. It is arguably the most picturesque stretch of the Danube. The Balaton Uplands offers ancient historical sites, medieval churches, traditional Hungarian architecture, and stunning mountain range views.
Explore the Romanian countryside on a guided walking holiday to Transylvania. Along with invigorating treks in the Bucegi Mountains, Fagaras Mountains and, Carpathian Mountain range
Transylvania also has picturesque medieval towns and is home to the famous Dracula’s castle.
Has this inspired you to trek the great outdoors? TD active Holidays has a great range of walking holidays and You can choose from Europe’s most stunning destinations. Their walking holidays cater for all levels of walkers, whether you are an experienced walker or just enjoy a good hike. Their walking holidays, local expert walking guides, incredible itineraries and accommodation are all included, so all you have to do is lace up your walking boots on arrival!
Don’t forget, TD active Holidays want to give one lucky person the chance to win a 7-night walking holiday for 2 to Croatia departing on 1st of October 2022, worth nearly €2,000*! Hurry competition ends on Tuesday 10th of May! Enter Now: www.tdactiveholidays.com/competition
TD active Holidays are small group adventure holidays full of unique activities specifically designed to suit your quest for exploration. Holidays range from a range of Walking tours through some of the most beautiful trails in Europe, Yoga and Photography tours plus an Explore range of tours that combines cultural immersion and must-see highlights in some of the world’s most fascinating locations. TD active Holidays are filled with action-packed experiences, fun and amazing activities – all shared with a like-minded group of people.
Flights can be included from Dublin or if you prefer to make your own way, TD active have a range of flight exclusive options.
TD active Holidays are owned by Travel Department who are Ireland’s leading escorted tour operators with over 25 years’ experience of crafting beautifully curated, inspirational itineraries to worldwide destinations, all accompanied by expert local guides. They offer a wide range of guided group holidays from City Breaks or Solo Travel to Irish Homegrown and even Active & Adventure (including Walking, Yoga and Photography holidays).
Travel Department’s escorted holidays typically include flights, accommodation, transfers and guided tours. They carefully plan your trip, so you experience the best holiday highlights accompanied by a friendly local guide. With Travel Department you see more!