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Europe has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Camp in the clouds and explore. - A guide to the best walks across Europe. - Top 5 high altitude campsites of Europe.

Some of the best walks in Europe are:

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Camino Francés, Spain

The Camino de Santiago is also known as the Way of St James. There are no set starting points for this series of pilgrimages but all trails end in Spain in Santiago de Compostela. One of the most popular routes begins in St Jean Pied de Port in France. Each route will involve covering approximately 25km every day but don’t worry, the routes are well maintained. We recommend that you allow seven days for this trip.

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Alsace Wine Trail, France

If you’re looking for a more relaxed walk where you can indulge in a little wine as well then this is trail is perfect for you. There are plenty of towns nearby for day long walks including Bergheim, Turckheim and Kaysersberg. This is a fairly relaxed walk but always ask at the tourist office for some footpath pointers. We recommend that you allow five days.

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Hallstatt, Austria’s lake district

Exploring the Austrian Lake District is something that we think everybody should do at least once! The picturesque villages are easily accessible by footpaths and you can even enjoy the occasional lake crossing. This is a pleasant trail that is suitable to almost anyone. Depending on how long you want to stay, we suggest that you should allow anything from three to seven days.

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Kastelli Kissamos, Crete

This trail in the North West of Crete gives you the freedom to take a variety of different routes. Choose between coastal paths, olives groves and gorges; whatever takes your fancy! The trails are fairly easy and suitable for most walkers but beware of the high temperatures. We recommend allowing 5 to 7 days.

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Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is a stunning location with some spectacular walks. The hilltop villages of San Gimignano, Strov, Monteriggioni and Colle di Val d’Elsa are steeped in history and linked well with one day walks. We recommend spending a long weekend here.

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Tour du Mont Blanc France

There are some fantastic views along this trail and the path above Chamoinx is the perfect place to go. Depending on how much of a challenge you’re looking for, you can choose between taking shorter, one day sections of the route or going for the full tour. The full tour is a 250km route with some very challenging terrain and even the shorter walks require a good level of fitness. We recommend allowing a long weekend for the shorter trails and 10 days for the full tour.

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Kerry, Ireland

The hills around Kerry are the perfect example of beautiful Irish Mountains and make the ideal location for a long weekend away. The hills are relatively easy for most walkers but if you’re after something a little more exhilarating then traversing the Reeks Ridge will hit the spot. You’ll need good mountaineering skills to traverse the ridge and we recommend that you allow 4 days to explore the landscape.