Traveling through Europe is one of the ultimate experiences that everyone should have at least once in a lifetime. Let us take a quick look at some of the most thrilling outdoor experiences that you can enjoy when you go to Europe:
Cape Wrath Trail in the Scottish highlands
The Cape Wrath trail has been around for millennia. It is around 230 miles long and it is located in Scotland. Once you go there and actually start hiking, it is more than likely that you and your friends will go for days on end, without seeing anyone. Here, you should do well to remember that it is an unmarked trail. This means that there are actually no paths at all in many places. You will have to trudge through wild landscapes and soaring mountains, not to mention across swollen rivers. This trial has beaches that have sand as white as anywhere else in the world. You can start at Fort William via a boat crossing. After that, the Cape Wrath trail goes on to hug the vast and rugged west coast. The trail dips and curves in and out of various well-known and gorgeous sea lochs, until it ends at a spectacular lighthouse at the end tip of the island.
Tackle Sweden’s premier coastal cycle path
The good people of Sweden have embraced the concept of eco-friendly healthy living in a big way. This is why they are world-famous for their cycle path trails. By far and large, the most magnificent one of the lot would be its coastal cycle path. You can start from Helsingborg where you park your car and break out your bikes. It is a long ride over hundreds of kilometers that includes multiple stops in different cities all over the country. It is an inexpensive way of taking in the breathtaking Swedish countryside and getting rid of some extra pounds along the way. Not only are the rest stops quite reasonable, but also perfectly safe as well. The trip will take around eight days to complete.
Climb up the side of an active volcano
The Stromboli volcano is located close to Mount Etna in Italy. It is smaller but more active than its larger mountain cousin. It is located on one of several islands that rise straight out of the sea off the Italian region of Sicily. You will need to park your car nearby and get a guide to help you along. You will also need helmets, food, water, and a few extra layers. It is not an easy hike, but is well worth it, as you will be serenaded by massive plumes of smoke amidst thunderous booms. Once you hit the crater’s rim, you will be able to see nature’s awe-inspiring fireworks show in the dark. It is quite an impressive display, to say the least.
Take a hiking tour in Iceland
Iceland is often referred to as the ‘land of ice and fire’ and with good reason too. After all, it is probably one of the single most spectacular countries to visit in all of Europe. Iceland is simply brimming with all kinds of adventures and otherworldly landscapes. For example, the Laugavegur trail is considered by intrepid travelers to be amongst the most epic of hiking adventures available in that country. On this trail, you will be able to walk and hike through vast fields of lava as well as glaciers. Add to that the amazing vista of hot springs, geysers, and massive mountains. You can even take a rental car and visit all the sightseeing places you like in the comfortable confines of your vehicle.
Make sure you have all the right documents
You can have very interesting experiences when you decide to go traveling in Europe. Since it is more than likely that you will be driving to all those different places, you will definitely need an international driving license, irrespective of the fact that you will be driving a rental car or even your own car.
Europe is a land full of high adventures and it can cater to all tastes. From volcanoes to mountains and from lochs to white water canoe rides, Europe has enough to keep the adventure bug fully satisfied. However, you will be able to enjoy your trip more if you have your own transport such as a rental car.