Top 5 European Destinations For Fall Foliage

Cyclists near Lake Constance in Germany
Cyclists near Lake Constance in Germany

Here are some of the best destinations for viewing spectacular foliage this fall season. Walk or cycle past mountains, around lakes, and through fairy tale-like forests in some of Europe’s most attractive locations.

GERMANY | Bavarian Beer Trail Cycle

Cycling through historic BambergCycling through historic Bamberg Beer brewing traditions are an art form in Bavaria and the Franconia region is home to a third of the country’s breweries. Following the Beer Cycle Route, averaging a brewery every kilometre, travellers can experience the laid-back atmosphere of the lively beer gardens, as well as plenty of sausage-tasting opportunities, and both medieval and wartime history in the exciting cities of Bamberg, Rothenburg, and Nuremberg.

SLOVENIA | Walking in the Julian Alps

Hikers on the Julian AlpsHikers on the Julian Alps Characterized by high mountain lakes, peaceful alpine valleys, and rugged limestone peaks, the Julian Alps offer the perfect glimpse of this spectacular mountain range. The walk ascends thematic paths and passes by beautiful turquoise lakes for a beautiful, memorable journey. With an option to ascend Slovenia’s highest mountain and spend time in the fairy tale town of Bled, it is an exhilarating adventure appealing to a variety of alpine enthusiasts.

ROMANIA | Transylvania Castles and Mountains

Bran Castle in RomaniaBran Castle in Romania Explore some of Romania’s most stunning mountain landscapes and soak up the unique culture of Transylvania on this inspiring self guided walk. Home to a diverse range of landscapes, the Bucegi mountains offer limestone cliffs with exceptional views, pine and beech forests, and flower-laden meadows. Also the site of Dracula’s castle, the folklore and the atmosphere make this a unique and diverse adventure.

FRANCE | Cycle the Loire – Nevers to Orleans

autumn in europe - loire valley cycling with UTracks travelExperience autumn in Europe: cycle along the Loire Valley in France Discover the wild side of the Loire on this cycling trip that passes over the oldest bridge on the Loire River, through nature reserves and vineyards, and by some of the region’s most spectacular chateaux. With plenty of opportunity to admire the unspoilt surrounds and explore the delightful villages, this section of the “Loire a velo” cycle path offers a little something for every traveller’s interest.

SWITZERLAND | Lake Constance by Bike

Cyclists near Lake Constance in GermanyCyclists near Lake Constance in Germany Beginning and ending in Constance (Konstanz), the cycle route takes you through three stunning and culturally rich countries - Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Following mainly designated cycle paths and some quiet regional roads, the route passes through the medieval towns of Constance, Stein, Meersburg and Lindau all while enjoying the amazing landscape of the lake against the stunning backdrop of the glorious Alps. Contact our teams around the world for personal travel support or browse the complete overview of active holidays in Europe.
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