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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Embark on an odyssey with this six day itinerary, visiting the famous Blue Lagoon, spotting whales, sinking into hot springs, absorbing the cities and admiring the landscapes of the less crowded Northern Iceland.
Enjoy a five-day coastal voyage of Noway's most scenic fjords, mountains as you sail with Hurtigruten from Tromsø in the arctic north to Bergen, gateway to the country's Western Fjords.
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.
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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.
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Just minutes from the golden sands of Mallorca's pretty northern shore, this traditional boutique hotel pairs all those must-have modern comforts with private balcony rooms and sweeping Mediterranean views. It's all complemented by fine wines, tempting Mallorcan menus and a stunning outdoor pool.