20 Incredible Adventures in Europe

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    Skip the guided tours and opt for adventure.

    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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