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Adventure Holidays in Europe

From the sun kissed coasts of southern Europe, to the frozen wonderlands in the north, Europe has something for every adventure traveller. With more than 40 countries and as many different languages, Europe is wonderfully diverse.

Europe has an extraordinary number of mountain regions to explore, including the Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites, Picos, Tatras, Jotunheimen, Carpathians and Sierra Nevada to name but a few. Whether you want to reach the summit of Mont Blanc, ride Tour de France passes, or simply walk in the sunshine through a spectacular landscape, we have the trip for you, including a range of family holidays during the school breaks.

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Highlights of a European Adventure

Aside from the breathtaking scenery, incredible adventure destinations and diverse range of cuisine, one element that always draws travellers to Europe is its rich and fascinating history. From ancient ruins and the well kept artifacts of Greece and Italy, to historic pilgrimages such as the Camino de Santiago, Europe’s gripping history puts a fascinating spin on an adventure holiday.

Adventure Destinations in Europe

The Alps

The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range that is entirely in Europe, and is a haven for adventure travellers. Stretching approximately 1,200 km across eight Alpine countries: Monaco, France, Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia, the Alps never fail to impress with its stunning snow-capped mountain tops and picturesque mountain villages. The mountains are littered with outstanding trails, calling out to all keen cyclists and trekkers.




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Tour du Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc rises 4,808m above sea level and stands proudly as the highest mountain in the Alps and in Western Europe. It lies along the French/Italian border and reaches into Switzerland with the three main towns of Courmayeur in Italy, and Chamonix and Saint-Gervais-Les-Bain in France, lying beneath its lofty summits. Mont Blanc is an extremely popular destination for climbers, trekkers, bikers and families alike; a fantastic playground for all abilities and ages.


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The Balkans

The Balkans is a wonderful mix of European countries with historical links to the Ottoman Empire and ancient Constantinople.  The end result is a rich melting pot of incredible food and wonderful culture alongside jaw dropping scenery and genuine hospitality. Seen as short haul destinations from the UK, the Balkans offer more of a long haul experience, none more so than Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria with their diverse scenery and exotic architecture. Whilst in Croatia and Greece you’ll be frequently rewarded with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, perfect for a refreshing swim.


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Lofoten Islands

Nestled amidst the turbulent Norwegian Sea, The Lofoten Islands are situated well above the Arctic Circle. This unique wilderness sanctuary unveils an untamed terrain, featuring magnificent mountains, winding fjords, lively seabird colonies, extensive surf-kissed shorelines, and captivating fishing hamlets. Explore the islands on foot along remote coastal paths, and high peaks and dramatic ridges to reveal breathtaking vistas.


Amalfi Coast

Showcasing some of Europe’s most breath-taking landscapes, the Italian Amalfi Coast is a beautiful region of wild mountains dramatically plunging into the sea. Romantic and striking, this incredible region is excellent for walking and the famed Italian culture. Here you’ll experience one of the most stunning coastlines in the world complete with a wonderful labyrinth of footpaths, charming villages, rustic olive groves, zesty lemon orchards and picture-postcard towns clinging to terraced cliffs.


More Information About Europe

The best time for an adventure holiday in Europe varies by activity and destination. Generally, summer (June to August) is ideal for hiking, biking, and water sports, while winter (December to February) is great for skiing and snowboarding in alpine regions.

Worldwide Adventure Holidays

We offer over 360 active adventures in 100 countries worldwide. Best known for our pioneering itineraries and challenging trips with an 'edge', we also offer a range of easier guided and self-guided walking, cycling, family and wildlife journeys throughout the world. Based in Keswick in the Lake District, we are passionate about creating unique travel experiences for our customers.

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From leisurely walking and cycling to push-your-limits expeditions.

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