Top 10 Experience Holidays in Europe
There are so many amazing destinations to discover and explore in every corner of Europe – so, if you planning on travelling to Europe this year – then do check out the top ten most amazing experiences:
Cycling, Austrian Tyrol
With fabulous mountains everywhere, this self-guided cycling holiday starting in Fügen – will take you along quiet cycle trails in the Tyrolean valleys. It can either be a relaxed cycling tour or faster-paced, depending on the chosen routes each day. You can ride to the dramatic gorge at Wolfsklamm and even swim in the lakes of Krummsee and Reintalersee.
Rock Climbing in Spain
This is definitely a top 10 experience holidays in Europe for families – If your children love the climbing walls at home, try them on the real thing in Costa Blanca, whereby the limestone cliffs and mountain crags provide the perfect learning setting. Holidays are designed for level and age and for a younger child one morning session a day is often enough.
Surf and yoga retreat, Portugal
This is a rather different experience holiday in Europe Having kids doesn’t mean giving up doing the things you love, just bring them along so they can get excited about them too. Surf camps and hostels are getting more family-friendly as are yoga retreats, and places such as Karma Surf Retreat (near Cascais, just outside Lisbon) combine the two for parents and kids over six, and childcare is also available.
Back to Nature, Slovenia
Staying in a fabulous glass mobile home is another great holiday experience in Europe. It is built from wood and natural materials and set in a picturesque valley near the beautiful lake Bled. You can enjoy hiking on the doorstep, swimming and kayaking on the lake. A hop-on hop-off bus will take you to the glacial lake of Bohinj, and the amazing Savica waterfall in the f Pokljuka forest.
Cycling – Romania
Transylvania offers one of Europe’s most stunning wildernesses, and plenty of amazing history and culture. There are holiday cycling choices lasting from three days to three weeks. You can take a four-day superb Saxon Transylvania trip covering 90 miles, from the Saxon village of Cund to Viscri.
Sea kayaking – Estonia
Estonia’s Baltic coast is fabulous to explore by kayak – paddling between islands with remains of Russian watchtowers and remote abandoned farmhouses. There are several kayaking trips that include hiking and camping on remote isles.
Mountain hiking – Slovakia
For a less expensive alternative to hiking in the Alps, try Slovakia’s High Tatra, which runs right along the border with Poland, offering stunning walks and amazing views of rocky hills, lush valleys and clear blue lakes. There are plenty of trips to be recommended that include flights, accommodation and expert guides.
Canyoning – Corsica
This amazing French resort maybe a super beach holiday but it is also a superb experience holiday in Europe. With over 50 summits it offers challenging hiking and canyoning. Trips include a seven-day individually tailored canyoning experience which includes abseiling and swimming in the clear blue rivers. You can either choose camping or hotel accommodation.
Diving and trekking – Iceland
With its fabulous volcanic landscapes, glaciers and hot springs, Iceland has just about everything you need for a fun-filled adventure. Diving between the North American and Eurasian plates is an amazing experience. There are three-night trips, including flights or five day hiking tours.
Road trip – Norway
Norway is a beautiful country to enjoy an adventurous self-drive. The most spectacular drive has to be from Bergen north to Trondheim taking you along the Atlantic Road, with eight bridges linking various islands. It’s about 430 miles and goes through the longest tunnel in the world and the breath-taking bends of Trollstigen.