Europe is well set up for activity and adventure holidays, with a large number of countries right across the region catering for those looking to be outdoors and active.
Walkers are spoilt for choice with classic routes available in France, Switzerland and elsewhere - climb Mont Blanc, cross the Alps, traverse the Julian Alps, play in the Pyrenees, tackle the GR20 or stroll the Lycian Way to intimately get to know a destination.
Mountain biking and multi-day cycle touring are also available all over Europe, whilst white water rafting is available in a number of places too. Thrill seekers should test their nerve on some via ferrata or by running with the bulls at Pamplona whilst those looking to get off the beaten track should consider Iceland or Scandinavia for dog sledding and other activities specific to the region.
These options are just a small selectionof the things that it is possible to do in Europe; talk to a destination specialist to tailor-make your trip to your personal preferences.
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Take in the spectacular summer beauty of Swedish Lapland under the glow of the Midnight Sun, staying in island farmhouses, the iconic Treehotel and the innovative ICEHOTEL 365. It's all knitted together by scenic country drives and delicious seasonal dining.
There are very few experiences in the world quite like ‘hopping’ around the Greek islands. Whilst the Greek islands share some general characteristics, each island has its own character.
Combine Reykjavik's city buzz and the icons of the Golden Circle with the lesser-visited gems of Northern Iceland. After an included soak in the Blue Lagoon, an epic road trip will see you among mighty waterfalls, lakes and fjords.
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On this short break, you'll enjoy the very best of winter in Finnish Lapland, staying in a remote log-cabin hotel and enjoying a host of included activities. Just remember to watch out for the Northern Lights.
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All Northern Lights enthusiasts should have their sights set on Lapland and this four-day trip gives you every opportunity to view the celestial spectacle.
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Book by: 29 September 2019
This twin-centre break is a superb introduction to the Arctic region, pairing the fun of a stay in Tromso with high adventure in Svalbard, just a short hop from the North Pole.
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Book by: 20 March 2020
This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.