European Hiking Trail Bucket List


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A good hike always leaves me feeling inspired and regenerated. Nature in Europe is very versatile and you can enjoy it while hiking near blue lakes with waterfalls, impressive mountains, green woods and even volcanoes. Below is a list of hikes, which I find impressive. I have been on several of these and would feel happy to hike the rest of them.

Plitvice lakes national park, Croatia

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In Croatia 16 amazing lakes and their surroundings create one of the oldest and largest national parks. Lakes are interconnected by smaller cascades of waterfalls. The lakes are known for their amazing colors, as they can be blue and green and everything in between. For a fee of about 24 Eur, tourists can wander through the paths created between the lakes.

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Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, Spain

This hiking route leads to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is a popular pilgrimage, which leads to the buried remains of a saint. The route is quite popular and there are a lot of accommodation options in small Spanish villages on the way. This is a popular way for hiking enthusiasts as well. I have tried hiking along the Costa Brava in Spain, and Camino de Santiago is on my bucketlist as well.

Trolltunga, Norway

This massive stone formation looks like a Troll’s tongue and is one of the most iconic views in Norway. People struggle for more than 11 kilometers to climb up the mountains to take a picture with this amazing view. I was lucky to enjoy two amazing days on a hike to Trolltunga, as it was possible to build a tent near it. The feeling of waking up to this magnificent view was totally worth the freezing night in the tent.

Alsace wine route, France

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Who says hiking and wine don’t go together? Around 170 Kilometers long route connects picturesque villages that are known for producing great wine and food. There is a list of charming French villages surrounded by mountains that are like straight out of a fairytale.

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Liechtensteinklamm, Austria

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Liechtenstein Gorge is very narrow and has around 300 meters high walls. Only 1 kilometer of it is accessible to visitors by walking on a wooden pathway. The gorge ends with a waterfall. It is not accessible in winter. The color of water running through the narrow gorge is quite fascinating.

Masca, Tenerife, Spain

Masca is a small village on Tenerife, where a hiking route through a gorge begins. It takes about 3 hours to go from the village to the end of the route – ocean. Then the strongest hikers can go all the way back up, but others may choose to use an option to go by boat to a nearby city. I have gone through the Masca valley and it was something different from all other places where I have hiked.

16 thoughts on “European Hiking Trail Bucket List

  1. Really wanted to do the santiago pilgrimage one day! Even watched a movie recently based on this amazing place, its called ‘The Way”. Have you watched it??
    Happy travelling 🙂

    1. No, I haven’t yet seen “The Way”, but an inspiring movie sounds like a great way for educating oneself about the travel destinations. 🙂

  2. Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia and Trolltunga in Norway are surely my first pick if I get a chance to hike in Europe. The views are breathtaking!

  3. These look like some beautiful hikes! I love the troll’s tongue and the interconnected falls in Croatia look amazing. Great list you put together of some impressive areas!

  4. Seriously incredible list, thanks for sharing! I have added a few of these to my existing list. Great photos. Another biggie on my list is the Cinque Terre hike 🙂

  5. This is such an awesome list! I’m always interested in learning about amazing hiking trails. I want to see Plitvice Lakes National Park so badly. The photos I’ve seen of it are gorgeous. Trolltunga is another place I’d love to visit!

  6. Ahh I’ve always wanted to do the Trolltunga in Norway! So beautiful. And the gorge in Austria is gorgeous – one of my favorite countries! This list and the pictures are awesome. Love me some good hikes!

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