European Best Destinations has made the ranking of the ten best European walks.
- Route of the Seven Hanging Valleys (Lagos, Algarve, Portugal)
Route of the Seven Hanging Valleys, which owes its name to the seven valleys formed by the force of the water, is a route with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean that crosses cliffs, beaches, lighthouses, caves and other geological formations.
The entire route covers 11.5 kilometers and lasts between 4 and 6 hours. You can also make a part of the tour and stop at the beach that you want the most (although the choice is difficult).
- Plitvice lakes (Croatia)
The Plitvice Lakes Natural Park in Croatia is one of the most famous in Europe. A crystal bright water paradise with 30,000 hectares of untouched nature. Lush beech forests, fir trees, and pine trees decorated with 16 lakes connected to each other by a hundred waterfalls that serve as home to Wildcats, wolves, eagles and a long et cetera of the fauna of the Old Continent.
- Caminito del Rey (Malaga, Spain)
The Caminito del Rey is a historic pass built on the walls of the highest and steep gorge of the Gaitanis (Malaga). In 2018 300,000 people approached this trail, the maximum allowed per season to preserve the natural landscape and for safety reasons. The difficulty level is medium, and the entire duration is between 3 and 4 hours.
- Kjeragbolten (Norway)
With a high level of difficulty and a duration of six hours, the Kjeragbolten trail is one of the most frequented by adventurers around the world.
- Pico de Arieiro (Madeira, Portugal)
Madeira, known as the Pearl of the Atlantic, is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, among other things, for its impressive landscapes. The most famous walk is from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo (about two kilometers). It is recommended to wear good shoes and some shelter, as the temperature drops as we approach the summit.
- Besseggen Ridge, Norway)
The Besseggen route has a very high level of difficulty, with about 13 kilometers and seven to nine hours of duration.
- The Adršpach-Teplice Rocks (Czech Republic)
Six kilometers of rocks, caves, and overflowing nature populate this path whose complete journey will take about three hours. The best thing is to fly to the Polish city of Wroclaw, located an hour and a half drive from the park.
- Isle of Skye (Scotland)
The island of Skye in Scotland offers many excursions and experiences highlighting the beauty of the velvety mantle that covers Plains and plateaus, its rugged mountains, its lakes, and its Wild Cliffs.
- Bled (Slovenia)
Lake Bled is one of Slovenia’s most famous attractions. You can reach it by car or bus from the capital, Ljubljana. The surrounding forests will fall in love with amateurs and expert hikers.
The best views are from the hill opposite Bled Island, which is reached in less than an hour. You can also take the boat that leads to the island, visit the church, and ring the so-called Happy Bell.
- GR20 (Corsica, France)
The GR20 is one of the most beautiful –and long– hiking routes on the European continent, 170 kilometers long. It is also one of the most complicated trails in Europe, with massive slopes and frequent rains. There are shelters where you can sleep along the way.