If you’re out of travel ideas, here are some destinations in Europe that should inspire you and they have nothing to envy to the most distant exotic lands… Lovers of hiking, wild landscapes and clean air: Europe is full of small treasures still preserved from mass tourism. We have selected 10 destinations in Europe for a nature trip: from Scotland to Italy via Slovenia and Macedonia.
Balearic Islands: a hiker’s paradise
The Balearic Islands are no exception to their festive tradition! However, the archipelago is full of wild landscapes to discover: the turquoise waters at the foot of the mountains, the canyons of the Serra de Tramuntana, the wild and secret coves, the pretty beaches of Majorca or Menorca which are home to a rich and varied ecosystem.
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Croatia: holidays between the sea and the mountains
Already very popular with lovers of beaches and fine sand, Croatia is also an ideal nature destination for outdoor sports: hiking, canyoning, paddleboarding, kayaking, diving, etc. With its 8 national parks (including Plitvice Lakes National Park, the most famous with its waterfalls and turquoise-colored waters), Croatia is a perfect balance between sea, mountains and greenery.
Finland: a magical and inspiring nature to recharge your batteries
Finland has not finished surprising you yet. A wild and fascinating nature with its enigmatic forests, its fjords, its labyrinths of lakes, its cabins lost in Lapland where to recharge your batteries while contemplating the northern lights in winter.
Scotland: change of scenery and thrills in the Highlands
Loch Ness, mountain ranges crossed by long rivers, forests and mysterious mansions, or the Fairy Pools located on the Isle of Skye: Scotland is full of breathtaking landscapes. breath.
Iceland: a land of contrasts on the borders of Northern Europe
Land of fire and ice, Iceland compiles unique and surprising landscapes for lovers of nature, fishing or hiking. Glaciers, ice caves, fjords, volcanoes, geysers, lagoons or even the immense Vatnajökull national park: Iceland leaves no one indifferent.
Macedonia: a green jewel in the heart of the Balkans
A former Yugoslav province, this small country is the perfect travel destination to escape mass tourism! The Matka Canyon for hiking or a kayak ride, its mountain ranges (Mount Korab culminates at more than 2000 m above sea level), its national parks which are home to exceptional fauna or even Ohrid, a city-museum listed as a heritage UNESCO World.
Italy: Umbria a still little-known nature destination
Considered the green lung of Italy, Umbria is a region where green dominates with its landscapes made up of hills, lakes and vineyards. The Marmore waterfall (Terni), on three levels, is an essential stopover. Whether for excursions on foot, by bike or by canoe, Umbria will delight nature lovers.
Slovenia: a country with an exceptional natural heritage
Located in the Balkans, Slovenia (same area as Belgium) is the perfect place to connect with nature: Lake Bohinj in the heart of a national park for kayaking or hiking, Vintgar Gorge (breathtaking) for long walks, or its landscapes and exceptional flora.
Gulf of Morbihan: a green trip by the sea
Considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world, the “little sea” is a haven of peace with an exceptional natural heritage. Wild flora, varied fauna, landscapes of menhirs and dolmens, cliffs, streams that cross the forests: Morbihan is a little paradise.
Switzerland: a small country with XXL spaces to discover
Land of lakes (more than 1,500), forests (one third of the area), famous ski resorts (Gstaad, Saint-Moritz), magnificent alpine panoramas with Lake Geneva. Switzerland is a small natural setting for a unique tourist experience.
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