Glacier walking in Iceland The Dingle Peninsula, Ireland |  <i>Nadia Haralampou</i> Swirling northern lights in Swedish Lapland |  <i>Ross Baker</i> Explore Portugal's Algarve coastline by bike
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Winter Active Travel

Explore European Walking and Cycling Holidays in Winter

There's a wonderful Norwegian saying - “Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlig klær!” that translates to “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing!” If you are properly prepared, winter can be a fantastic time to experience Europe. With fewer people sharing its tracks and trails, it can lead to more authentic interactions, more solitude and unique opportunities that you may never considered before. Why not try something new by visiting one of Europe’s winter wonderlands, like Sweden or Iceland, or visit a popular walking or cycling destination in December, January or February to experience a different side of classic countries like Spain, Portugal and Ireland. There is no shortage of landscapes, landmarks, cultures and gastronomic delights to be enjoyed year-round in Europe.

Group walking in the Alpujarras |  <i>Erin Williams</i>

Winter Walking

Provided you have the right gear, winter is a magical time to experience some of Europe’s classic landscapes without the crowds. When you venture out in winter to destinations that ...

Explore Portugal's Algarve coastline by bike

Winter Cycling

If you want to experience Europe without the crowds, consider booking your next active holiday in December, January or February. The winter months are much quieter ...

Swirling northern lights in Swedish Lapland |  <i>Ross Baker</i>

Northern Lights

The phenomenon of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world and something that everyone should witness ...

Glacier walking in Iceland


The tranquillity of walking in the winter months will introduce you to frozen ‘ice-scapes’ where you can enjoy the eerie silence broken only by the sounds of your feet ...

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