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Ideas for walks in Europe | Recommended hikes in Europe

Discover some of Europe's best walks and trails, selected by us.

Browse great hikes in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Italy's Dolomites & South Tyrol region. Updated frequently!

Tre Cime di Lavaredo – one of the Dolomite’s best known landmarks

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Italian for ‘the three peaks of Lavaredo’), or Drei Zinnen in German, is one of the most impressive natural sights in the Sexten Dolomites of north-eastern Italy. The Tre Cime di Lavaredo walking trail leads hikers past the north face of these three awe-inspiring peaks.

Activity level: Demanding More info  

The Grüschaweg Trail: Vaduz Castle and legends in Liechtentstein

The Grüschaweg Trail in Liechtenstein takes walkers to Vaduz Castle, which perches high above the town; before leading to the 400 year old Museum of Living. Whilst winding a path through the mountains, walkers can also follow the Wals Fable Trail, and discover more about the country’s most fascinating legends.

Activity level: Moderate More info  

The Colfosco Panorama Path – a walking highlight in Alta Badia

The Colfosco Panorama walking trail is well known for its pretty Dolomite flowers, impressive mountain backdrops and scenic valleys. It’s a gentle 6,4 kilometre (4 miles) walk, taking approximately 2 and a half hours to complete; and provides families and walkers with the ideal opportunity to experience the local landscape.

Activity level: Leisurely More info  

Merano High Route: Popular multi-day hike in the Texel Mountains

Explore the mountains, and see the flora and fauna of Italy’s South Tyrol. This long-distance trail is divided into northern and southern sections and is 100 kilometres (62 miles) long in total. It’s physically challenging, but offers superb views of the Passeier Alps, the Merano basin and Val Venosta.

Activity level: Multi-Day Walk More info  

S’Bergle Ruft: a chapel and the beauties of the Kinzigtal Valley

This 6.2 km (3.9 mi) paths provides the ideal way to explore the Black Forest from Gengenbach. The S’Bergle Ruft leads up to the Chapel of St. James (‘Bergle’), where you can take in panoramic views of the ‘Städtle’ (town of Gengenbach) and the vast forests of the Kinzigtal Valley.

Activity level: Moderate More info  

Tyrol’s Adlerweg Trail: one of Austria’s best-known alpine treks

The famous Alderweg Trail in Tyrol covers 300 kilometres (186 miles) in total, and comprises 23 stages. The walk not only leads hikers through a landscape filled with lush alpine meadows, mountains and quaint villages; but gives insight into the history, traditions, culture and the people of the region.

Activity level: Multi-Day Walk More info  

Ancient Ice-Age landscapes on the Geological Trail in Wallgau

Wallgau’s Geological Loop trail is a gentle walk, lasting approximately 2 hours. Five helpful information boards along the way enable hikers to learn more about the ancient Ice Age terrain, see polished glacial rocks and explore the area’s rich mining history whilst on this fascinating walk around the area.

Activity level: Leisurely More info