20 Incredible Adventures in Europe

Skip the guided tours and opt for adventure.

By: The Outbound Collective
August 12, 2016

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Sure, the cities of Europe have a lot to offer. Museums, nightlife, and amazing food and drink draw millions of people to places like Paris, Berlin, and London every year, but we know you've got others things on your mind when you plan a trip. How about hiking through the Swiss Alps, backpacking across rolling green hills of Scotland, or spending the night on a ridge high above the glacial lakes of of Norway? Yeah, that sounds like more fun than a crowded tour of yet another cathedral, right? Right. So whenever you make it across the pond, be sure to take this list with you.  

1. Hike Besseggen Ridge


Photo: Katch Silva

2. Hike or Run the Alta Via 1 in the Dolomites


Photo: Josiah Roe

3. Ryten Mountain Hike


Photo: Christin Healey

4. Walk Along the Cliffs of Moher


Photo: Eric Bennett

5. Hike over Bunderchrinde Pass in the Bernese Alps


Photo: Justin Dong

6. Hike up to Lake Schrecksee


Photo: Daniel Ernst

7. Ski and Snowboard Chateau D’oex


Photo: Josh Currie

8. Explore the Matterhorn


Photo: Eric Bennett

9. Backpacking Tour du Mont Blanc


Photo: Drew Robinson

10. Hike in Plitvice Lakes National Park


Photo: Michael Matti

11. Hike Laps around Lake Dauben


Photo: Luan Baruti

12. Backpacking Scotland’s West Highland Way


Photo: Eric Bennett

13. Hike and Climb the Via Ferreta de la Tour D’Ai


Photo: Talia Touboul

14. Explore Norway’s Lofoten Islands


Photo: Ben Ashmole

15. Explore Santorini Greece


Photo: Michael Matti

16. Paraglide in the Swiss Alps


Photo: Jeremy Meek

17. Hike to Röthbachfall in the Alps of Berchtesgaden NP


Photo: Brian Fulda

18. Backpack to Richetlipass in the Glarus Alps


Photo: Justin Dong

19. Explore Pragser Wildsee


Photo: Jason Hatfield

20. Trek in the Swiss Alps


Photo: Dan Loch

Cover photo: Katch Silva

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.