4 Hiking Trails In Europe That You Would Want To Follow


Hiking is a beautiful way to connect with nature. Trails meandering through forests, occasionally passing by a stream, with birds chirping and sunshine peeking through the branches is an enchanting experience.

Some of the best hiking routes in the world are found across Europe. With spring, autumn, and winter bringing about striking differences in the burst of colors, these trails have something new to offer every time.

Before you put on your hiking shoes or your rain jacket and embark on your next journey, we bring you five beautiful hiking trails to follow when in Europe.

Tyrol, Austria

The Heart of the Austrian Alps reveals the fascinating world of mountains and valleys in all its glory. If hiking and climbing is your thing, this is the perfect place for you to roam around. 

The gentle uplands, lush green valleys, long-distance trekking trails, snow-capped mountain peaks, and the distant tinkering of the alpine cows, will enchant you thoroughly. Whether you are walking, hiking, or trekking: you are bound to find a route suitable for you amongst the 24,000 kilometers of marked trails. 

The Eagle Walk, which is Tyrol’s most famous long-distance trekking trail, traverses the heart of the Alps over 413 kilometers and impressively demonstrates the beauty of the land. The individuality, character, and richness of nature in the Alps, will surely make you return to this trail over and over again!

Wiesental, Germany

Located in the Baden-Wurttemberg region of Germany, Wiesental is a beautiful place to find a hiking trail. Named after the river Wiese, this small town is nestled in the famous Black Forest region. 

Basing your stay here in Wiesental, you can go for the famous trail through the Black Forest, known as the Westweg Trail. 

The Westweg Trail passes through the Enz valley. From Pforzheim to Dobel, this trail covers about 15-25 km and can be joined or left at any point across the route. Running through high moors, past the Wildsee and Hornsee lakes, to the Hohloh (the mountain and moor lakes, this trail presents breathtaking landscapes with stunning variations. 

Trentino, Italy

The mighty Dolomites in Italy has one of the best hiking routes in Europe, the Brenta Dolomites of Trentino. Stretching over a length of 40 km, Brenta Dolomites is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

With numerous peaks and valleys to choose from, the Dolomites of Trentino will stun you with its lush beauty and rugged mountain tops.

The Brenta Group is also home to one of the most famous alpine highways, and the most amazing via Ferrata of the Alps called, “Via delle Bocchette.”

Lika Region, Croatia

Home to the oldest and most famous place in Croatia, The Plitvice Lakes National Park, the Lika region is a stunningly beautiful place to hike. 

This place offers mesmerizing views, peaceful hikes through dense forest along with numerous lakes. From the maps marking the trails at the main access point and you can choose any hike or trek that suits you the best. Along the route, the information boards can provide you further details about the history, geography, and climatic conditions of this place.

Final Thoughts

Whichever trail you choose to follow and wherever it takes you, enjoy nature and its beauty, and appreciate all the wonders this beautiful blue planet has to offer!