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Mountain hiking holidays. The best trekking routes of Europe

GR20 (France, Corsica). It is one of the most picturesque, interesting and complex trekking routes in Europe. You should move through the mountains of the island of Corsica, crossing ridges, gorges and granite rocks. Tourists are attracted not only by its complexity, but also by the variety of landscapes of the unique nature of Corsica. There is everything you need: mountains, waterfalls, alpine meadows and peat bogs.

Length: about 180 km
The highest point of the route: 2225 m
Duration: 10-15 days
Recommended period: June-September
Difficulty: high

GR20 in France, Corsica

Walker’s Haute Route (Alps. France, Switzerland). This is an exciting and intense trip that includes two countries France and Switzerland. The route runs alongside ten of the twelve highest peaks of the Alps. Firstly, travelers meet glaciers and snowy peaks, then green alpine valleys and villages looking like pictures from magazines.

Length: about 170 km
The highest point of the route: 2987 m
Duration: 10-14 days
Recommended period: June-September
Difficulty: medium

Walker's Haute Route in Alps

Carros de Foc (Pyrenees, Spain). The ring trekking route in the Spanish Pyrenees, most of which passes through the National Park of Sant Mauritius. Everything here is specially selected for true connoisseurs of the beauty of the mountains: granite peaks, magnificent mountain lakes, beautiful waterfalls.

Length: 64 km
The highest point of the route: 2775 m (pass Coll Contraix).
Duration: 5-7 days
Recommended period: June-October.
Difficulty: medium

Carros de Foc in Pyrenees, Spain

Tour du Mont Blanc (Alps). This classic trekking route is one of the most liked and enjoyed by many people in Europe. The spectacular glacier landscapes and magnificent views of Mont Blanc have inspired travelers for hundreds of years. The route is a vicious circle and passes through the territories of three countries – France, Switzerland and Italy.

Length: about 170 km
The highest point of the route: 2665 m
Duration: 8-12 days
Recommended period: June-September
Difficulty: below medium

Tour du Mont Blanc in Alps

Eagle Walk (Alps, Tyrol, Austria). It is the most famous route for long hikes in Tyrol. It is divided into 126 one-day stages. 126 stages of the Eagle Walk are subdivided into the main route, its mountain options, the East Tyrol route and regional routes. The main route (24 stages) stretches for 300 kilometers from St. Johann, crossing several mountain ranges.

Length: about 300 km
The highest point of the route: 2749 m
Duration: 24 days
Recommended period: June-October
Complexity: medium-high

Holiday mountain ski

Val Thorens (France). Located at an altitude of 2300 meters, Val Thorens is the most high-mountain resort in Europe. It is a part of one of the largest skiing areas in the world – the Three Valleys. The total length of the Three Valleys is over 600 kilometers and all routes are connected by 183 lifts. In addition to the ski slopes, there are also 17 cross-country tracks, a snow park and facilities for skating.

Val Thorens in France

Saalbach – Hinterglemm (Austria). It is Austria’s largest ski resort, with a length of over 270 kilometers. The resort has 70 lifts and 50 cozy restaurants of local cuisine. In addition to traditional skiing, freeride is very popular on the slopes of Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

Saalbach - Hinterglemm in Austria

Gstaad (Switzerland). Situated at the junction of four mountain regions 80 kilometers from Bern, Gstaad is one of the most prestigious winter resorts in the world, which is liked by major businessmen, movie stars and even kings of states.

During the year, numerous sports competitions are held in Gstaad, including beach volleyball tournaments, the international polo tournament and the open tennis tournament. The resort is also a popular place for various music festivals. The most prestigious Swiss private school Institut Le Rosey, which is called the “school of kings” come to Gstaad in winter.

Baqueira-Beret (Spain). Located in the heart of the Pyrenees, Baqueira is one of the largest and the best ski resorts in Spain. The resort consists of three large ski areas: Baqueira, Beret and Bonaigua. For example, in Baqueira you can perfectly ride on the classic ski slopes of any complexity, while Beret offers wide trails with gentle slopes that will appeal to beginners and lovers of other outdoor activities such as sledding and dog sledding.

The resort of Baqueira has three children’s parks, as well as one of the best ski schools, employing more than 200 instructors who teach all kinds of winter disciplines: from heliskiing to halfpipe.

Baqueira-Beret in Spain

Åre (Sweden). One of the largest and best quality ski resorts in Northern Europe is located in one of the regions of Sweden – Jämtland. The resort offers some of the best conditions in Europe for active winter recreation: from skiing on snow-covered slopes to extreme adventures like heliskiing.

The total length of the resorts is almost 100 kilometers, all of which are connected by 40 lifts. In 2007 the resort hosted the World Alpine Ski Championships, and in 2009 became the winner of the contest for the best world winter resorts according to the British magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

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