Travelling Europe in Autumn: a Perfect Walking & Cycling Trip for Each Month

Classic Tuscan countryside with the towers of San Gimignano in the distance | Chris Viney
Classic Tuscan countryside with the towers of San Gimignano in the distance | Chris Viney

Travelling Europe in Autumn: a Perfect Walking & Cycling Trip for Each Month

 
If you love to travel with beautiful autumnal colours, small crowds and an ideal not-too-hot, not-too-cold temperature, then explore our collection of walking and cycling trips for the fall season in Europe. We've outlined some of Europe's best regions to visit during the months of September, October, November and December. Take a look and let us know your top picks.
 

SEPTEMBER >>> Swim through rock arches in Sardinia

A Spanish Tower on Sardinia's South Coast
The weather in Sardinia in September is still warm and pleasant, with the lower humidity making outdoor activities much more enjoyable. Explore secluded bays and ancient watchtowers, swim through rock arches and watch the sunset turn the cliffs to shades of yellow and pink.
 
 

OCTOBER >>> Plan a grape escape in Tuscany 

Classic Tuscany scenes abound as you walk along the Via Francigena in Tuscany |  <i>Tim Charody</i>

October is grape harvest time in Tuscany. Pedal past rolling vine-covered hills to the heart of the Brunello wine district, meet local winemakers and wander through ochre-coloured vineyards. When you get to Montepulciano, say 'cheers' with a glass of the famous local Vino Nobile.
 
 

NOVEMBER >>> Experience the ‘real’ Burgundy

Cycling through the vineyards in northern Burgundy
 
By late autumn the crowds in Burgundy have thinned, the weather has cooled and the autumn temperatures will not let you get overly warm while pedalling. Do not miss the major International Gastronomy Fair in Dijon – it takes place every November and the foodie inside you will thank you!

> View the Burgundy Vineyard Trails Self Guided Walking Tour
 

DECEMBER >>> Follow in the footsteps of smugglers in Andalusia

Andalusia, Spain |  <i>Krystal Chronis</i>

Today the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park is a walker’s paradise – but during ‘el hambre’ (the hunger) after the Spanish Civil War many of the locals became ‘Mochileros’ (packmen) smuggling goods using remote high paths, many of which are still in use.
 

 
Have you explored Europe in Autumn before? What was it like? Let us know in the comment section below!
 
  
Autumn, Fall, Europe in the Fall, Europe in Autumn, September, October, November, December, Andalucia, Sardinia, Tuscany, France, Spain, Italy, Burgundy

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