Europe’s Best New Walking Trails for 2016

Searching for new and exciting walking opportunities in 2016? Then check out these 4 bucket-list contenders.

The Laugavegur Trail: Iceland

Europe's best new walks for 2016: Iceland's Laugavegar trailEurope's best new walks for 2016: Iceland's Laugavegar trail is a must do Iceland’s most popular trek crosses the largest geothermal zone in the world where steaming hot springs are dotted through the landscape, over the yellow rhyolite mountains, through black deserts, past great canyons and into the green valley of Thórsmörk. If you only have one shot at a walk in Iceland – this is it. Walk the Laugavegur Trail guided walk.

English Way to Santiago de Compostela: Spain

Pilgrims on the Spanish CaminoPilgrims on the Spanish Camino We continue our pioneering ways along the Camino with yet another exciting route to Santiago. Pilgrims from northern European countries, such as England and Ireland, traditionally arrived by ship in Coruna or Ferrol then journeyed through Galicia on a route that today serves up classic seaside towns, woodlands of fragrant eucalyptus and rolling meadows with the occasional vineyard. The Ferrol to Santiago route will qualify you for the Compostela certificate.

Rheinsteig walking trail: Germany

Europe's best walks for 2016: Visit the castles of the Middle Rhine in Germany on footEurope's best walks for 2016: Visit the castles of the Middle Rhine in Germany on foot Few walks offer more storybook landscapes each day than the Rheinsteig walking trail between Bingen and Koblenz on the Middle Rhine. Packed with castles perched high above the river, many of which were reduced to ruins during the Thirty Years War, as well as dramatic cliffs, pretty wine villages with half timbered houses the UNESCO listed region is as spectacular as it is fascinating. Learn more about the Rhine River & Castles Walk.

Rota Vicentina – The Fisherman’s Trail – Portugal

Europe's best new walks for 2016: Portugal's Rota VicentinaEurope's best new walks for 2016: Portugal's Rota Vicentina Created in 2013, Portugal’s new Rota Vicentina long distance trail and its’ offshoot, the Fisherman’s Trail represents a successful eco-tourism initiative to develop low impact tourism in a relatively untouched and quite poor region of Portugal – the Alentejo. These fantastic walks, from Porto Covo to Odeceixe and Zambujeira and Cape St Vincent, aim to promote tourism through active engagement in a beautiful location at the western edge of Europe. We support that. Find a trip on Portugal's new Rota Vicentina trail.
Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey

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