Have You Been Considering Walking Tours in Europe
Whether you are planning to conduct a pilgrimage, or just for the sheer exercise and adventure, walking tours in Europe are a great way to see a country up close. The great thing about Europe, is proximity of towns and villages to each other. There is always an opportunity to stop for a break.
Spain’s Camino de Santiago is quite popular, as is Italy’s Cinque Terre, but have you thought about trekking past ancient Greek ruins, or braving the cool weather while taking in stunning scenery in Greenland? Walking across an island or exploring a local village trail gets you in touch with the local culture, history, food and people.
These are not high altitude hikes, but low level and easily doable for people with reasonable fitness levels.
Here are just a few tours in Europe
Austria – Walk through the Tyrol. 8 days from $1575 CAD ($1199 US). Be surrounded by the lush meadows and jagged peaks. This trek will involve a higher fitness level than the others mentioned and walking can be 5 – 7 hours per day.
Greenland – 8 days walking through untouched regions of wild Greenland. From $5985 CAD ($4556US). A spectacular walking journey through the mountain and coastal wilderness of Greenland’s fjorded east coast.
Greek Islands – Walk on the islands of Santorini, Paros and Naxos 8 days from $1675 CAD ($1275 US). The Greek islands have much more to offer than most would think: archaeological treasures, history, culture, dramatic landscapes overlooking an azure coloured sea and, of course, delicious food. Our week starts on the beautiful island of Naxos, before heading to Santorini and Paros.
Norway Trekking Weekend – Take in the jagged edges of Norway in just a few days’ jaunt. 4 days from $2275 CAD ($2112 US). Take a glacier walk on the Folgefonna glacier and walk up to the famous Trolltunga.
Italy’s Cinque Terre – 8 days for $1525 US. This is a rare jewel that changes with the light of the day, a play of colours, mainly reflected by the blue of the sea, dotted with gold, pink and green houses.
Spain – Walking the Camino de Santiago. 8 days from $1899 CAD ($1446 US). This is a well known adventure trail. Trace the steps of pilgrims walking from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela.