Europe: what’s not to love? For Brits, it’s right on the doorstep, and you can’t beat that killer combination of world-class walking and convenience. Here are some of the best hiking holidays in Europe.

The incredible diversity of scenic splendour is draw enough – it’s hard to believe such variety is packed into such a comparatively small continent.

Europe Walking Holidays

Mont Blanc Massif

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Alpine adventures don’t come more iconic than this. Round off your day in the outdoor hot tub at the traditional Chalet Chantel.

Country: Tick off France, Switzerland and Italy

Flight time from London: 1 hour 35 minutes

In a sentence: The best of the Tour du Mont Blanc in one week

Take me there: Mont Blanc Trips


Wildflowers in AndaluciaWildflowers in Andalucia

Olive and lemon groves, agricultural landscapes and pastoral traditions: Andalucia is a delight.

Country: Spain

Flight time from London: 2 hours 40 minutes

In a sentence: Gentle rolling hills and rural life

Take me there: Trips to Andalucia

The Amalfi Coast

Amalfi CoastAmalfi Coast

Exodus’ bestselling holiday year after the year – the numbers speak for themselves.

Country: Italy

Flight time from London: 2 hours 30 minutes

In a sentence: Sea breezes, phenomenal vistas and gelato galore

Take me there: Trips to the Amalfi Coast


julian alpsJulian Alps

Jewel-coloured lakes and fairytale forests decorate the Julian Alps, an unsung hero of the European trekking map.

Country: Slovenia

Flight time from London: 2 hours

In a sentence: Go unusual and see the Alps in a new light

Take me there: Julian Alps trips

Camino de Santiago

camino de santiagoCamino de Santiago

Follow the scallop shell: this historic pilgrimage route will have you waxing evangelical about the beauty of northern Spain.

Country: Spain

Flight time from London: 2 hours 10 minutes

In a sentence: Cross-country in the footsteps of pilgrims

Take me there: Camino de Santiago Treks

The Lycian Way

turkish coastTurkish Coast

A long-distance footpath with an edge, literally: the dramatic cliffs of Turkey’s southern coast earn the Lycian Way a place on the world stage.

Country: Turkey

Flight time from London: 4 hours

In a sentence: Coastal colours in the Mediterranean sunshine

Take me there: Trips to Turkey

Chianti, Tuscany

tuscanyTuscany landscape

There’s no better time to enjoy a glass of world-class wine than after a day discovering the vineyards on foot.

Country: Italy

Flight time from London: 2 hours

In a sentence: Become a connoisseur of both wine and walking in just one week

Take me there: Tuscany trips


Albanian countrysideAlbanian countryside

Literally, off the beaten path, underrated Albania has a folkloric feel and surprisingly beautiful mountains.

Country: Albania

Flight time from London: 2 hours 55 minutes

In a sentence: Avoid the crowds in the Albanian Alps

Take me there: Walking in Albania

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