Europe is considered one of the best destination for an adventurous vacation in the world. It is well known for its varied cuisine, history, culture, and most importantly its unforgettable adventures. You can’t stop yourself from strapping your boots and rush to an adventurous place when you see the great Alps of Switzerland. There are numerous places for outdoor adventures in Europe. Ranging from expert level to beginner, you can find an outdoor adventure guide according to your level of expertise. Here are the top 10 must-visit places for best adventure tours Europe:
1.Mt. Jungfrau, Interlaken
Hiking in Jungfrau region in Interlaken is perfect for a beginner as the whole hiking route is signposted through summits and mountain lakes to valleys. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, if you are following the yellow signs nothing can go wrong. There are 7 hiking routes around Mt. Jungfrau that you can explore.
2. Matterhorn, Zermatt
This is the best place for Snow-shoeing in Switzerland. During the winter season, Matterhorn is fully covered snow making it one the best place for outdoor adventures in Europe. Zermatt is a house of one of the most famous peaks in the world ‘Matterhorn’ which is best for winter hiking. It takes 6 hours to complete the hike and is recommended for intermediate to expert level hikers.
There are many campsites around the lake in Zurich. Camp in a scenic and beautiful location in a Zurich’s valley covered with Swizz Alps. Whether you plan to camp around the lake or mountains in Zurich, you are surely going to enjoy the beauty of nature from this breathtaking place.
4. The Berner Oberland
It is considered one of the most beautiful alpine mountain lake because of its blue-turquoise water. Explore the beauty of this lake while hiking down the valley and walk back to Kandersteg at the end. It is difficult hiking not fairly recommended for beginners.
5. Oeschinensee Lake
It is considered one of the most beautiful alpine mountain lake because of its blue-turquoise water. Explore the beauty of this lake while hiking down the valley and walk back to Kandersteg at the end. It is a difficult hiking not fairly recommended for beginners.
6. Five lakes, Pizol
Another hiking place around the beautiful five lakes in Pizol is one of the best adventure tours in Europe. In order to reach the starting point, you can take the Pizol cable car. You don’t need expert-level hiking skills to hike this trail. It takes around 5.5 Hours to complete this five lake trail.
7.Mt.Pilatus, Adjacent to Lucerne
Mt. Pilatus mountain is around 2120m tall that attracts many adventure seekers from around the world. This place is easily accessible through cable cars. This will be a marvellous addition to your bucket list of Outdoor adventures in Europe.
8.Aletsch Glacier trail
The Aletsch glacier trail is the biggest in the Swizz Alps. You can hike and climb in the breathtaking glacier. This place is not suited for beginner, but if you have a guiding tour guide then you can trek this trail. It is an amazing destination to visit throughout the year; as you can go for hiking and climbing during summers and snowshoeing in winters.
9. The Eiger trail, Interlaken
Interlaken is a hub of adventure as it houses some of the best hiking and climbing trails in Switzerland. If you are an adventure enthusiast and looking for a place for best adventure tours Europe then Interlaken is the best place to visit.
This is one of the most visited towns in Switzerland. Well known because of the highest Alps in the town, this place offers numerous opportunities for adventure-seeking, especially during the winter season. You can climb the Alps, hut-to-hut hike or trek in the scenic mountains throughout the year.
These are the top 10 places to visit for some outdoor adventures in Europe. Contact us for booking a hiking, climbing, camping or snowshoeing tour. Browse our website to know more.
Switzerland has always something to offer, no matter what time of year you choose to visit. Also, it is an ideal place for all type of travelers- couples, adventure seekers and families. The Alps are the longest and highest in Europe. In the heart of the mountains lies, Switzerland. It is one of the many destinations offering some of the best skiing, snowballing, hiking and camping in Switzerland. Hiking is popular even during spring and summer. So its no wonder that so many people visit Switzerland for hiking in Swiss Alps. Switzerland hiking trail range from walks for beginners to difficult treks for the experts. It is known for its beautiful and scenic hiking trails. Here are the five most amazing trails in Switzerland:
The Eiger trail
The Eiger trail is one of the most beautiful and jaw-dropping Alpine hikes in the world. It is a classic one-way route in Jungfrau mountains that can be hiked in either direction. Starting from Eigergletscher station to Grindelwald or vice-a-versa. Starting from the Grindelwald glacier, you will reach Alpiglen in about two hours. You can stop over for lunch or overnight or continue to hike to the Eigergletscher station to the west. While walking to the west, you will get amazed by the draining water off the North face even in early July. The showstopper of the Eiger trail is the North face. The best time for hiking here is between July and October. Seeing the level of difficulties, you can even hire an adventure guide service.
The Faulhorn trail takes its hikers from Faulhorn to Fierst while exploring the scenic Bernese Alps. It is located near Grindelwald providing the mind-boggling view of two peaks. However, the view of the crystal clear Bachalpsee lake is what takes away the heart of the hikers in this trail. The best time to hike the Faulhorn trail is in August but the weather conditions are also good for hiking from late June to early October.
The trail is in the Jungfrau region which is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most beautiful places on the earth. It starts from Stechelberg through to Obersteinberg. This trail is very challenging, not for the beginners but the views are breathtaking. You will observe beautiful towering peaks and waterfall along the way.
Oeschinensee hiking trail
The main highlight of this trail is the Oeschinensee lake, which is said to be the most beautiful lake in Switzerland. You can start from Kandersteg and hike towards the lake or if you can acclimate fully you can move towards the lake from Bluemlisalp massif. You can plan for hiking in Switzerland oeschinensee trail throughout the winter and summer expect from mid-march to mid-may.
Five lake Trail
The five lake trail covers Grindjisee, Stellisee, Grünsee, Moosjisee, and Leisee This hike is best for beginners and families with children. It is the best way to explore Switzerland five lakes along the way of the trail. You can even capture the glimpse of Matterhorn in three of the five lakes. It is stretched to about 5.8 miles, which you can cover in around two and a half hours. Once the snow is cleared, it is open for hikers.
There are bountiful of places for hiking and camping in Switzerland. You can also take help from an adventure guide service if you are a newbie in hiking in Switzerland.
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