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Best Hikes in Europe

Hiking to Krimml Waterfall: Europe's Highest Waterfall - Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog

· by · Krimml Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Europe and the world's fifth highest waterfall! It's no wonder the 380 meter (1246 ft) waterfalls are one of Austria's most visited attractions. I normally avoid touristy places, but I couldn't resist the lure of seeing what sounded like an impressive waterfall.

Fall Hiking in Triglav National Park Slovenia: A Photojourney

It's no secret that fall is my favorite time of year to hike. What is a secret is just how incredible fall hiking is Triglav National Park, Slovenia's only national park! I've spent the last 9 days with Hedonistic Hiking on a hiking tour of Slovenia and a part of north-east Italy.


Hiking the Jochberg - Monkeys and Mountains

· by · The Jochberg is a popular mountain for day hikers and is accessible year round. As long as you don't mind hiking in snow. Located near Urfeld and only 80.5km south of Munich, it's popular with both locals and Münchners.

Laber Mountain: A Wonderful Hike in the German Alps

Despite being an avid hiker, I confess to having spent little time in the Ammergau Alps. Instead, I hike more in the areas of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Walchensee, Tegernsee, Spitzensee and Mittenwald. You can start this hike from the famous abbey in the town of Ettal, which makes for an easier hike, but when it comes to hiking, I'm not really one for easy.

Tour du Mont Blanc: How to Plan for This Epic Adventure!

The 160km, 8000+ elevation gain hike around the highest peak (4810 m) in Western Europe is a classic! Having just completed it through France, Italy and Switzerland, I can highly recommend it. Although you don't actually go to the peak itself (that involves mountaineering), it's tough.

Dolomites Self-Guided Trek in Italy's Most Dramatic Mountain Range

Hike some of the most beautiful trails in the Dolomites, located in northeastern Italy. It's one of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Europe.

Hiking the Italian Riviera: Cinque Terre and Beyond

Our self-guided hiking tour of the Italian Riviera takes you beyond Cinque Terre into some of the most stunning part of the Riviera. Rejuvenation awaits!

Self-guided Coastal Hiking Tour from Spain to France

On this self-guided coastal hiking tour you'll explore the dramatic coastlines of Spain and France, stay in seaside villages and eat delicious cuisine.

Why You'll Love Hiking to King Ludwig II's Palace in the German Alps

Follow in the royal footsteps of King Ludwig II on the Königsweg, (King's Way) as you hike to his mountain retreat, the Schachen House in the German Alps. 

How to Hike From Bologna to Florence on the Path of Gods Italy

The Path of Gods is an ancient ~135 km hiking route from Bologna to Florence through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines mountain range. Here's who will love it:

The Wicklow Way: How to Plan for this 7-Day Walk

The Wicklow Way is Ireland's oldest way-marked long-distance walk with the Wicklow Mountains being the highlight. Here's what you need to know:

West Highland Way in Scotland: What You Need to Know Before Hiking It

The West Highland Way is Scotland's first official long distance walking route & it's most famous. It's also one of the best long-distance hikes in Europe.

The Camino de Santiago: What It's Really Like to Walk the Last 100 km

Interested in walking the last 100 km of the Camino de Santiago in Spain? Find out what it's really like to walk this 1000-year-old route pilgrimage.

  • Laurel is the founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel Blog which she documents her search for wild places and wild faces - especially those in the form of monkeys and apes! An avid hiker, she loves to explore mountains wherever she is. Although Canadian, she calls Munich, Germany home, and the Alps her second home.

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