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Europe is one of our favorite places to go hiking. There’s no better way to explore the dramatic and varied landscapes here, from the snow-capped Alps to coastal trails to the remote, volcanic interior of Iceland. In this guide we list 20 of the best hikes in Europe, 20 amazing ways to explore this beautiful continent.

About the Hikes on this List

At the time that I am writing this, these are our 20 favorite hikes in Europe.

We are frequent visitors to Europe so this list could change, as we discover more hiking trails and outdoor destinations.

We would love to hear what your favorite hikes are in Europe. Not only will it give us more ideas of where to go, but it will also inspire other travelers who read this post. Let’s face it, we can’t get everywhere (although we are trying!), so I am certain that there are some fantastic hikes in Europe that are not yet on this list.

Best Hikes in Europe

1. Puez-Odle Altopiano


Distance: 17 km (10.6 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Moderate | Elevation Gain: 850 meters ascent, 1500 meters descent | Time: 6 to 9 hours

Let’s start with one of our favorite hikes in Europe and one of our favorite hiking destinations in the world.

The Dolomites are a spectacular place to go hiking. Hundreds of kilometers of trails crisscross this mountainous region, making it a playground for hikers in the summer months.

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View from the Puez-Odle Altopiano Trail


Puez Odle Altopiano Hike

On this hike, the trail runs along some of the highest peaks in the Dolomites. A chairlift lops off the first big climb (shaving off about 700 meters), so you can enjoy those wonderful views without a lot of effort. For the entire hike, the views are some of the best we have seen from a hiking trail.

There is a long list of great hikes to do in the Dolomites, from short, easy trails to multi-day treks. Of the long list of trails that we hiked in the Dolomites, the Puez-Odle Altopiano was our favorite. We could have easily added a few more Dolomites hikes to this guide (the Dolomites are that amazing!) but I didn’t want to exclude some of the other awesome trails in Europe. But if you want a few suggestions, a few more of our favorites are Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cinque Torri, and the Croda da Lago Circuit.

2. Kjeragbolten


Distance: 12 km (7.5 miles) out-and-back | Difficulty: Strenuous | Elevation Gain: 570 meters | Time: 6 to 8 hours

Hiking to Kjeragbolten, this giant boulder wedged between two cliffs, is one of our favorite hikes of all time.


It’s not just because you get the chance to do something absolutely crazy, stepping out onto the boulder, but it’s also because this hike is tons of fun. From climbing sheer granite faces with the aids of chains, to descending down into valleys inhabited by sheep and their clanging bells, to views out over some of the most spectacular scenery in Norway, this hike is a pure joy.

Once at the Kjeragbolten, do you dare step out onto it?

Kjeragbolten best hikes in Europe


This boulder sits 1000 meters off of the ground. It’s a bit unnerving, stepping onto it and then posing for the camera, but what an awesome collection of photographs you will have at the end of the day.

ANOTHER NOTABLE HIKE: Another notable hike in the area is Pulpit Rock. Both Kjeragbolten and Pulpit Rock can be done from the town of Stavanger. Pulpit Rock is shorter and easier to hike than Kjeragbolten and you get to stand on a large chunk of rock with beautiful views of the fjord. It’s a nice hike to consider if you want to stay closer to Stavanger and do a shorter hike.

3. The Eiger Trail

LOCATION: Jungfrau Region of Switzerland

Distance: 7.25 km (4.5 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Easy to moderate | Elevation Gain: 140 meters up and 800 meters down | Time: 2 to 3 hours

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Eiger Trail | Best Hikes in Europe

The Eiger Trail is one of our favorite short hikes in Europe. This point-to-point hike follows the north face of the Eiger mountain. Along the way, you get jaw-dropping views across the Lauterbrunnen Valley to Mürren and Grindelwald.

The views are unbeatable, it is mostly a downhill walk so you don’t have to be super fit to hike this trail, and it can be easily added onto a visit to Jungfraujoch.

If you are planning a visit to Europe with kids, this is a great hike to put on your list. Plus, the entire Jungfrau region is a delight to explore.


4. Mt. Blahnúkúr Mt. Brennisteinsalda Loop

LOCATION: Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Distance: 9.7 km (6 miles) loop | Difficulty: Strenuous | Total Ascent: 610 meters (2000 feet) | Time: 4 to 6 hours

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Hiking up Mt. Blahnúkúr


Hike Blahnukur

View of the Mt. Blahnúkúr Trail

 Landmannalaugar best hikes in Europe

On top of Mt. Blahnúkúr


Hike Brennisteinsalda

Hiking Mt. Brennisteinsalda

Landmannalaugar is one of the top spots to go hiking in Iceland. Its colorful rhyolite mountains, geothermal hot springs, lava fields, and unique hiking trails attract adventurous travelers all summer long.

There are several great day hikes to do in this area. The Mt. Blahnúkúr Mt. Brennisteinsalda Loop combines two of them into one epic day hike.

Starting with Mt. Blahnúkúr, aka the Blue Peak, the trail zigzags up the mountain. It’s a tough climb but your reward is one of the best views of Landmannalaugar.

The trail descends the opposite side of Mt. Blahnúkúr, and from here, you can add on Mt. Brennisteinsalda, for a different viewpoint of the area. From the top of Mt. Brennisteinsalda, you look out over the Laugahraun lava field and the trekkers on the Laugavegur Trail.

Once finished the hike, relax in the soothing waters of the People’s Pool, a naturally occurring hot spring located next to the Laugahraun lava field.

ANOTHER HIKING RECOMMENDATION: The Laugavegur Trek is a multi-day hike through some of the most extraordinary landscapes in Iceland. It is a 55 km (34 mile) trail from Landmannalaugar to Thórsmörk and it is typically done in 4 days and 3 nights, camping or sleeping in mountain huts along the way.

5. Plitvice Lakes


Distance: 8 to 11 km | Difficulty: Easy to moderate | Time: 4 to 8 hours

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes


View over Plitvice best hikes in Europe

View over Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes is one of the most unique places to visit in Croatia. With easy walking trails, boardwalks suspended over the turquoise water, stunning viewpoints, and photogenic waterfalls, this is the type of place that is perfect for visitors of all ages.

This park is a network of hiking trails and boardwalks that are linked together with shuttle buses and boats. There are numerous “programs” you can follow, which are suggested routes depending upon your starting point, your energy level, and how much time you have.

In our Guide to Plitvice Lakes, learn about a great loop you can hike, which is not listed as one of the main programs. See the highlights of Plitvice Lakes plus off-the-beaten-path viewpoints over the lakes.

6. Path of the Gods

LOCATION: Amalfi Coast, Italy

Distance: 5.6 km (3.5 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Easy to moderate | Total Descent: 410 meters (1345 feet) | Time: 1.5 to 3 hours

Located high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano is one of the most beautiful walks in Italy, the Path of the Gods (also called Sentiero degli Dei). This is the most popular hike to do along the Amalfi Coast and it is famous for its jaw-dropping views over Positano and the Sorrento peninsula.

Path of the Gods Amalfi Coast

Path of the Gods | Best Hikes in Europe


Amalfi Coast Path of the Gods

The view along the Path of the Gods

There are several different ways to hike the Path of the Gods. The most common way to do this hike is to start in Bomerano, hike to Nocelle, and then either take public transportation back to your starting point or continue the walk to Positano. By doing it this way, it is a one-way hike and mostly downhill.

With some of the best views of the Amalfi Coast, the Path of the Gods is worth it for those looking to add a hike (and some pretty sweet views) on to their to-do list. We loved this hike, and if you do it point to point like we did, the views are always changing, so there is never a boring moment along this trail.

7. The Ladder of Kotor

LOCATION: Montenegro

Distance: 6.4 km (4 miles) one way; 12.8 km (8 miles) round trip | Difficulty: Strenuous | Time: 3 to 6 hours

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Ladder of Kotor


Bay of Kotor

View of Kotor from the castle walls 

For jaw-dropping views of the Bay of Kotor, hike the Ladder of Kotor.

This trail starts next to the Old Town of Kotor and right from the start, climbs uphill. I read that there are at least 70 switchbacks on the trail. Since we never counted them, I cannot give a definite answer of how many there really are, but it’s a lot. But the higher you go, the better the view.

There are several different ways to do this hike, which is why the hiking stats above list different distances. You can hike all of the way to the top of the Ladder of Kotor and retrace your steps back down the mountain. Or you can return to Kotor by walking the Kotor castle walls.

8. Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First

LOCATION: Jungfrau Region, Switzerland

Distance: 16 km (10 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Strenuous | Elevation: 860 meters (2,820 feet) ascent; 690 meters (2,260 feet) descent | Time: 6 hours

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The start of the hike at Schynige Platte


Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First

Tyler Schynige Platte



First Cliff Walk

At the end of the hike, you have the option to add on the First Cliff Walk.

This is the second time the Jungfrau region is showing up on this hiking list (and it’s not the last), because it is a beautiful area to explore on foot, with a long list of hiking trails. The point-to-point hike from Schynige Platte to First is another one of our favorites.

The hike from Schynige Platte to Faulhorn to First is a big day hike. A scenic ride on a cogwheel train takes you high up into the mountains. For the next 6 hours, you hike past alpine lakes, rustic mountain huts, snow-covered trails, cows and their musical bells, and get to see some of the best views of Swiss Alps.

If you plan to visit the Jungfrau region in the summer months and are looking for a longer hike to do, this is one of the best.


9. Seven Hanging Valleys Trail

LOCATION: Portugal

Distance: 5.7 km (3.5 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Easy to Moderate | Time: 2 to 3 hours

Marinha Beach Algarve

Marinha Beach


Praia do Carvalho Algarve Portugal

Praia do Carvalho

Stretching along the coastline of the Algarve is one of the most beautiful walks in Portugal, the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail. On this hike, you will gaze across some of the most picturesque beaches in Europe, peer into Benagil Cave, and be treated to an endless number of jaw-dropping views of the Algarve.

This hiking trail takes you past some of the most famous beaches in the Algarve, including the very photogenic Marinha Beach. 

The Seven Hanging Valleys Trail is one of the few hikes on this list that ends at a beach, and what better way to end a hike than with a relaxing afternoon on the beach and lunch in a nearby beach cafe?

10. Måtind & the Stave-Bleik Coastal Trail

LOCATION: Vesteralen Islands, Norway

Distance: 7.6 km (4.7 miles) out-and-back | Difficulty: Easy to moderate | Total Ascent: 520 meters (1700 feet) | Time: 3 to 4 hours

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Måtind | Best Hikes in Europe

 Stave Beach

Stave Beach


Hike Vesteralen

Vesteralen coastline

With jaw-dropping coastal views, this is one of the prettiest and most underrated hikes in Europe. It’s also relatively short and easy to do.

The Vesteralen Islands is a group of islands in northern Norway, not far from the Lofoten Islands. Many travelers skip right past the Vesteralen Islands and Senja, going to the more popular Lofoten Islands. But this quiet, less touristy area is home to beautiful landscapes and some of our favorite hiking trails in Norway (Segla on the island of Senja almost made it onto this hiking list).

The Stave-Bleik Coastal Trail is a 9 km trail that runs point-to-point along the coastline. Måtind is the highest point along the coast and this is the spot where you get the best views.

You can do this as a point-to-point hike, starting at one end and hiking to the other or you can do what we did. Start near the midway point, hike to the top of Måtind for the best views of the day, and wander as far as you like towards Bleik and/or Stave. We have the full details on how to do this in our Guide to Hiking to Måtind.

11. Cinque Terre


Distance: 11 km (7 miles) | Difficulty: Easy to moderate | Time: 5 hours+




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Monterosso al Mar from the hiking trail

The Cinque Terre is a group of five towns perched on the coastline of Italy, just north of Pisa. These colorful towns are easily recognizable, with their pastel buildings stacked on top of one another, overlooking the harbors below. Each town offers something a little bit different than the others, and part of the fun of visiting the Cinque Terre is picking your favorite one.

Hiking the Cinque Terre is one of the best ways to explore these five towns.

There is a 11 km trail (called the Blue Trail) connecting Riomaggiore to Monterosso al Mare. Some portions of the trail are very easy to walk, such as the paved section connecting Riomaggiore to Manarola, and other sections climb up and over hillsides with spectacular views along the coast.

It takes about 5 hours to hike the entire distance, not counting the time to explore and linger in each town. To hike between all five towns, set aside a full day.

One of the best things about this hike is that you don’t have to do the full thing. When you get tired, take the train to the next town, rather than hiking the trail.

This is also the only hike on this list where you can refuel with gelato, pizza, and wine, as you hike from town to town.

Could this be the best hike in Europe? 😊

12. The Green Lake (Zelene Pleso) & Vel’ká Svišt’ovka

LOCATION: High Tatras, Slovakia

Distance: 13.2 km (8.2 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Moderate | Elevation: 365 meters (1,200 feet) ascent; 1,200 meters (3,930 feet) descent | Time: 6 to 8 hours

Green Lake Tatras

Green Lake (Zelene pleso)

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On the trail from Vel’ká Svišt’ovka to Zelene Pleso


Zelene Pleso Slovakia

Another view of Zelene Pleso

The High Tatras is another fantastic hiking destination in Europe. Jagged mountains, emerald green lakes, rugged hiking trails, and cable cars all come together to form the perfect adventure destination.

Hiking to the summit of Vel’ká Svišt’ovka was our favorite hike in the Tatras. The stunning mountain views and a visit to several vividly green lakes makes this a gorgeous hike.

A cable car shaves off the first major ascent, so this hike is easier than many of the hikes in the Tatras. Even so, this hike is not to be underestimated. It is a long hike, with a surprisingly difficult downhill section, parts of it requiring the use of chains. To get back into town, you also need to be prepared for the long, monotonous walk through a pine forest on a rocky, uneven trail. But it’s worth it for the views.

ANOTHER NOTABLE MENTION: Rysy is another popular hike to do in the Tatras. Rysy is the highest point in Poland and the highest point in the Tatras that you can hike to without a guide. Most people get here by hiking from the Slovakian Tatras. We hiked to Rysy from Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia. This tough hike is 20 km (12.5 miles) long with 1,345 meters (4,415 feet) of elevation gain.

13. Hveradalir Geothermal Area

LOCATION: Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland

Distance: 11.5 km (7 miles) out-and-back | Difficulty: Moderate | Time: 4 to 5 hours


Hveradalir Geothermal Area | Best Hikes in Europe



Hveradalir Hike best hikes in Europe

Kerlingarfjöll is a mountain range located in Iceland’s central highlands. Tucked away within this mountain range is Hveradalir, a geothermal wonderland of steaming vents, boiling mud pools, and rainbow-colored hot springs.

The combination of hiking trails, rust-colored mountains, and clouds of steam creates one of Iceland’s most unique hiking and photography destinations.

From the Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Resort, you can drive or hike to the Hveradalir Geothermal Area. If you hike out-and-back, it’s awesome to see how the terrain changes from the lush, green landscape around the resort to the steamy, orange and yellow mountains of Hveradalir. The hiking stats above include the hike to and from the resort plus exploring the Hveradalir area.


14. Mürren Via Ferrata

LOCATION: Jungfrau Region, Switzerland

Distance: 2.2 km (1.4 miles) one-way | Difficulty: Moderate | Elevation Loss: 300 meters (1,000 feet) | Time: 3 hours

Murren Via Ferrata best hikes in Europe

View from the Mürren via ferrata


Murren Via Ferrata

This is the shortest but the most thrilling hike on our list of favorite hikes in Europe.

The Mürren via ferrata is a 2.2 km journey, part via ferrata and part hiking trail. You’ll cling to a cliff, climb down steep ladders, walk on a tightrope and a suspension bridge, and (with a guide) zip line across a ravine.

The best part is dangling over the Lauterbrunnen Valley, because the views are unbeatable.


15. Fira to Oia

LOCATION: Santorini, Greece

Distance: 10 km (6 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Easy to moderate | Time: 3 to 5 hours 

Fira to Oia Hike best hikes in Europe

Fira to Oia hiking trail | Best Hikes in Europe


Hike Fira to Oia

Santorini Sunset

Santorini sunset

Walking from Fira to Oia is one of Santorini’s top experiences. Hike along the rim of a caldera, explore the towns of Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, and Fira, and enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the islands.

If you go the entire distance, you will walk just over 10 km (about 6 miles). The walking path is a mix of paved, pedestrian streets and dirt hiking trails.

You can do this hike in either direction. For the best experience, walk from Fira to Oia. This makes it an overall downhill walk (although you will still have to walk up some hills), you get to see the amazing views of Oia in front of you, and you can end in Oia. Spend the rest of the day exploring the village, watch Oia’s legendary sunset, and then return to your hotel.

16. Hiorthfjellet

LOCATION: Svalbard, Norway

Distance: 5.4 km (3.4 miles) kayaking + 8.7 km (5.4 miles) hiking | Difficulty: Strenuous | Time: 11 hours

This experience is one of the most adventurous on this list. Due to its location, it is also the most remote.

Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago that is located in the Arctic Ocean. If you look at Svalbard on globe, it looks like it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from the North Pole.

Longyearbyen is the largest settlement in Svalbard. At 78° north, it is also the world’s northernmost city. This is a town where the streets have no names, reindeer wander through town, and there are more snowmobiles than people.

And this is where this adventure begins.

From Longyearbyen, you will kayak across Adventfjord. Once on shore, it is a 9 km hike out-and-back to the summit of Hiorthfjellet. Along the way, you get great views of Longyearbyen and the chance to see Svalbard reindeer.


View of Hiorthfjellet from Longyearbyen

 Kayaking Svalbard

Kayaking across Adventfjord


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View of Longyearbyen (and a few reindeer) from the Hiorthfjellet hiking trail

When we did this at the end of June, it snowed during the final part of our hike up Hiorthfjellet, making this hike even more memorable. We didn’t get to enjoy the view from Hiorthfjellet because of the snow, but I hear it’s an incredible view of the area.

To finish the experience, hike and then kayak back to Longyearbyen.

17. Gornergrat to Riffelsee & Riffelberg

LOCATION: Zermatt, Switzerland

Distance: 5 km (3.1 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Easy | Time: 1.5 hours

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View from Gornergrat


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View of the Matterhorn from the hiking trail


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This is another spectacular hike that does not require a whole lot of effort. And every step of the way you are treated to epic views of the Matterhorn…just as long as the weather cooperates.

Gornergrat is the location of the highest open-air railway in Europe. From Gornergrat, you get to see the second largest glacier in the Alps (Gorner Glacier), Switzerland’s highest peak (Dufourspitze), and the Matterhorn.

The hike from Gornergrat to Riffelberg is an overall downhill walk, so it’s a great hike for all ages and ability levels. Along the entire trail, the Matterhorn is right in front of you, which creates dramatic photo spots and great places to take a family photo.

You can end the hike early, going just to Riffelsee, or go a bit farther to Riffelberg. From Riffelberg, ride the train back to Zermatt or go even higher, adding on a visit to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

18. Koscielec


Distance: 18 km (11.2 miles) loop | Difficulty: Strenuous | Total Ascent: 1,310 meters (4,300 feet) | Time: 8 to 10 hours

Dolina Gasienicowa

Wildflowers along the trail


View from Koscielec best hikes in Europe

View from Koscielec

The hike to Koscielec is one of the toughest hikes on this list.

This hike starts and ends in Zakopane, Poland’s gateway into the Tatras. Along the trail, you will hike through fields of wildflowers, past alpine huts, and next to crystal-clear lakes. It is a very tough hike up Koscielec but your reward is panoramic views over both Poland and Slovakia.

19. Fimmvörðuháls


Distance: 25 km (15.5 miles) point-to-point | Difficulty: Challenging | Total Ascent: 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) | Time: 8 to 10 hours

This is the toughest hike on the list and it’s one of the best.

26 waterfalls, 1 volcano, 2 glaciers, and 3 unique landscapes all combine for one of the most extraordinary hiking experiences on the planet.

Waterfall Way

Sunset Falls

 Fimmvorduhals Hike Iceland best hikes in Europe

Baldvinsskáli Hut


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Starting at the mighty Skógafoss waterfall, the land is lush and green as you hike past 25 more waterfalls along the Skógá River.

As you approach the ice caps, the green grass fades away, leaving behind a rocky, barren landscape.

From here, you hike between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, on fresh, black, volcanic soil, which is one of the youngest landscapes on the planet.

Once you begin the descent into Thórsmörk, the contrast is startling. Lime green moss covers the black soil and rocks, and eventually you will hike through a forest before arriving in Básar.

20. Trolltunga


Distance: 28 km (17.4 miles) out-and-back | Difficulty: Strenuous | Total Ascent: 800 meters (2,625 feet) | Time: 10 to 12 hours

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Trolltunga | Best Hikes in Europe

Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most popular hikes and one of the best hikes in Europe. It is a beautiful hike from start to finish but the main reason for doing this hike is to stand on the Troll’s Tongue, a thin sliver of rock that creates one of the most unique photo spots in Europe.

The hiking stats above are for the full hike but it is possible to shorten it. A small car pack was added which eliminates the first big climb of the hike. If you can get one of the few spots here, the hike comes in at 20 km (12.4 miles) with 300 meters (1,000 feet) of elevation gain. Not only is the hike shorter, it’s also a lot easier.

On Our Bucket List

In the summer of 2022 we hiked the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland and spent 9 days hiking in the Dolomites. 

We would also love to hike the Hardergrat Trail in Switzerland, Aonach Eagach in Scotland, and the GR20 in Corsica. All of these are challenging hikes. The GR20 is a 112-mile trek that is often labeled as Europe’s toughest hiking trail.

Madeira and the Azores are high on our to-do list. We had a big trip here planned that was cancelled during COVID and you’ll see us in Madeira later in 2024.

What are your favorite hikes in Europe? We are always looking for new hiking trails and new hiking destinations and we would love to hear your list of best hikes in Europe (let us know in the comment section below). Thanks!

More Great Hikes from Around the World:

IN THE WORLD: 20 Best Day Hikes in the World
IN THE US NATIONAL PARKS: 20 Epic Hikes in the US National Parks
GREAT WALL OF CHINA: Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu on the Great Wall of China
NEW ZEALAND: How to Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing


For more great hikes from around the world, check out our Hiking Travel Guide.


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  1. Avatar for Simon

    Hi, don’t know if you made it in the meantime to Azores and Madeira, but a wonderful easy hike is certainly “Vereda da Ponta Sao Laurenco” on the most Eastern tip of Madeira. Another hike you may try is the ‘Gole di Celano’ close to Avezzano in the Italian Abruzzi (I am living in Italy). ciao Simon

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Thank you Simon! No, we haven’t made it to the Azores or Madeira yet, but are hoping too soon! Thanks for the recommendations. Cheers, Julie

  2. Avatar for Jorge

    Hello, super interesting the article.
    Maybe this rookie will do a stupid question but can you explain what each mean (I’m a bit confused):
    – Out and Back
    – Point to point
    – one way

    Thank you,

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Hello Jorge. Out and back means you start at one place, hike out to another spot, and return to your starting point. Point to point means you start in one spot and hike to another (and don’t return to the starting point). One way is the same as point to point, but some hikes have a best direction so we use this terminology for these hikes. Cheers, Julie

  3. Avatar for Wolfgang

    Awesome! Great that you can manage to live your dream! We also love to mountain hike and mountain bike a lot in the Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps but your modus operandi is amazing! 😉

    However, I am missing 1. a tour on the Isle of Skye + the Highlands in Scotland as well as 2. a tour crossing the very spectacular Austrian High Alps (eg a treck across the highlights of the high alps sections Glocknergruppe, Schobergruppe and Grpßvenedigergruppe)

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  5. Avatar for Gerry

    Two hikes to try which are etched in my memory are the Caminito del Rey, north of Malaga Spain and the Sentiero deli Dei above Amalfi to Positano in Italy. Both fairly easy day hikes. Both about 4 hours but remembered forever.

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Hello Gerry. Thanks for writing in. Just a few days ago, Tim and I were discussing that we need to add the Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) to this list, since we did it last fall and it really is a great hike. I’ve heard of the Caminito del Rey but haven’t done it yet. Hopefully we will be planning a trip to Spain soon and we’ll put it on our list. Thanks for the recommendations! Cheers, Julie

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    suma mudan

    have you done the tour de mont blanc? I didn’t see it in your lists. or may be I missed seeing it. Would love to hear your experience. thanks

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      No, we have not done the Tour du Mont Blanc, although last summer we did the Walker’s Haute Route, which is a similar but slightly more challenging trail than the TMB. However, since this article is about day hikes, we don’t have the Walker’s Haute Route listed, since that typically takes 13 to 14 days. Cheers, Julie

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