The claim related to hiking activities has not stopped increasing in recent years. The pandemic or confinement have caused more and more people to value nature and the tourist opportunities it offers.
For this reason, companies like OrbisWays they have started organizing hiking trips all over the European continent.
Take advantage of the holidays to make routes presents numerous advantages. Among others, the practice of sports, the connection with nature and the low price compared to other destinations are some of the incentives most valued by customers. Besides, Europe has countless corners and roads full of beauty, having our country one of the most famous routes in the world: the Camino de Santiago.
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The most beautiful hiking trails in Europe
Orbis Ways, a company specialized in organizing hiking trails, has produced a list of the most demanded places by the European public. Due to its enormous popularity, the Camino de Santiago takes first place. However, there are other equally incredible alternatives to get to know the European continent.
The Santiago Way
The Camino de Santiago is a hiking route where spirituality, religion and nature merge into the same concept. Due to its destination, the Camino de Santiago has numerous access points and various paths. Thus, travelers can choose to follow the French, Portuguese, English, primitive path, etc. As far as national borders are concerned, the Camino de Santiago from Sarria It is the most reserved route, a journey that can be done in 6, 7 or 8 days.
The peculiarity of the Camino de Santiago, and the reason why it attracts thousands of tourists every year, is related to its spiritual character. Although a few years ago it was a route made only by believers, today there are many travelers who bet on this path, regardless of the individual beliefs of each one. And it is that the road is full of beauty, it runs through towns and temples with a great history and allows you to meet people from different corners of the world. In addition, hiring companies specialized in organizing routes makes it possible to have hotels and individual rooms without worry.
In the Atlantic Ocean there is a little known island but of great beauty: Madeira. Despite being inhabited, the Portuguese island has countless virgin landscapes in which the flowers and the cliffs merge with the blue of the ocean. For this reason, in recent years its hiking trails have become popular among nature lovers.
One of the main advantages of Madeira is related to its mild weather. As in the Canary Islands, Madeira has a spring-like climate most of the year. Besides, the native fauna and flora they do not cease to impress travelers, which can be enjoyed through routes of varying difficulty distributed throughout the island.
Madeira can visit you autonomously or through a travel organization company. In the latter case, the routes will have a guide which will explain some important points of the geography and natural peculiarities of the archipelago.
Amalfi is a city in southern Italy that was declared Heritage in 1997. As in Spain has happened with Ibiza or Mallorca, Amalfi has a beauty that exceeds summer tourism and paradisiacal beaches. In fact, in this part of Italy we can find traditional fishing villages, routes with stunning vegetation and the well-known «path of the gods», an impressive route that culminates with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
In general, Amalfi hosts an important offer of activities for tourists: from impressive towns and cities to beaches with transparent and paradisiacal waters, passing through mountain routes and exuberant landscapes.
Picos de Europa
El Picos de Europa National Park covers an impressive area of our country. Located between Asturias, Cantabria and León, the Picos area is home to some of the most important and protected fauna and flora in Spain, such as bearded vultures. Due to its great extension, Picos de Europa has important hiking trails known throughout the world, with special relevance to the Cares route or the route to Picu Urriellu.
Tourism in Picos de Europa also stands out for its hard-to-reach towns (Bulnes or Sotres) and its incredible cuisine, where Cabrales cheese is, without a doubt, the star dish. For this reason, companies that organize trips book routes, tastings and even overnight stays in rustic and charming hotels.
In addition to these destinations, Orbis Ways clients also book routes of hiking in Tenerife, Cinque Terre, La Palma, Menorca, La Gomera, Santander, Babiera or the northwest coast of Greece.
As you can see, the options are multiple, and all of them include other activities outside the route itself. What are you waiting for to get to know Europe through its nature?