Top 10 Multi-Sport Vacations in Europe
Wander the emerald Ireland hills on foot, bike through the Black Forest, canoe the remote highlands of Scotland or trek a volcano in Italy. European itineraries showcase unique aspects of nature while allowing you to take in everything from the art to the architecture, wine and cuisine.
- Black Forest, Germany
Sophisticated networks of hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails make this a favorite Multi-Sport destination. Work off enough calories and you’ll enjoy the Black Forest cakes, wines and microbreweries even more.
- Mt Etna, Italy
There aren’t too many places you can hike, bike, ski, horse ride or taste wines on a volcano then head back to the coast for a refreshing swim in the ocean or to dive or snorkel. Mt Etna and the coastal region near Catania is unparalleled for adventure travelers.
The magnificent alpine scenery, open hospitality and old world charm of Slovenia is perfect for itineraries of hiking, biking, climbing, caving, rafting, canyoning or hydro speeding. The beauty of this part of Europe is that its gorges, national parks, castles, mountain farms and alpine meadows are still largely undiscovered.
- Highlands and Isle of Skye, Scotland
Hike, canoe or bike from the Highlands to the Hebrides in remote regions with rocky highlands, windswept moorlands, deep lochs and towering pine trees.
- Dolomites, Italy
This fairy tale setting of soaring peaks is best explored on hikes, mountain bike excursions or on a pair of skis. The mix of Italian and German cultures with its culinary specialties and fine wines is a wonderful addition to the invigorating mountain air and alpine experiences.
- Swiss Alps
Pedal or hike your way through the land of cheese and chocolate, grazing cows and lush meadows. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to take in views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains and their craggy peaks and turquoise glaciers.
The Dalmatian Coast is renowned for its warm waters, wooded islands and towns steeped in history. Sail or sea kayak the unspoiled coast between Dubrovnik and Split. Mountain bike through the wild beauty of Krka National Park. Or whitewater raft and canyon the Cetina River.
- Counties Cork and Kerry, Ireland
Networks of roads and trails for biking or walking wind above seaside cliffs, cheery villages, green hills and all the nooks of Cork and Kerry.
- Dordogne, France
An ideal family vacation exploring the wonderful cuisine of the region, ancient castles and fortresses while strolling through forested hills, canoeing the Dordogne River and biking through the fields to small villages.
- Norwegian Fjords
The inspiring landscape of southwest Norway is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The fjords provide a perfect playground for kayakers and paddlers. Camp beneath towering peaks, hike to some of Norway’s highest peaks and take a stroll on a glacier.