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The Top European Hiking Tours to Take in 2022

Lace up your hiking boots and fill the cracks with dirt from around Europe on these top European hiking adventures.
Nick Dauk
21 Mar 2022
Exploring Europe’s diversity means venturing far from the cosmopolitan cities and capitals of culture. We’re talking about exploring a remote island off Scotland’s coast, trekking through Finland’s winter wilderness and tracing the mountains of Georgia. Your hiking boots have sat collecting dust long enough; make an impression on their soles with one of these unforgettable hiking tours through Europe, laced and knotted into these TRIPS by Culture Trip.
1 . La Dolce Vita: The Best of Sicily
Leave it to Sicily to put your love of hiking at odds with your love of carbs. Thankfully, this 10-day tour is a balance of both. Start with a cooking class in Palermo, then hike the Madonie Mountains; savour a big bowl of pasta ‘ncasciata in Lipari followed by a calorie-burning trek around Vulcano island’s volcanic rim. It’s living la dolce vita for those of you who can’t resist second helpings of amazing Sicilian cuisine, nor will such a plateful of deliciousness prevent you from wandering the road less travelled.
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2 . Riches and Ruins: Wine, Dine and Step Back in Time in Rural Georgia
You have yet to discover just how much you’ll appreciate Lagodekhi National Park. After five hours of hiking through the Caucasian foothills, with nothing but the sounds of the forest and rivers, you’ll discover a fondness for Georgia that far exceeds your penchant for Georgian wine. Don’t imbibe too much of the vino, though, as your trekking doesn’t end at Tbilisi’s wine bars. It’s a three-hour trudge up to the mediaeval Gergeti Trinity Church the following day.
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3 . Britain’s Last Frontier: Exploring the Outer Hebrides
A hiking trip through Europe need not be limited to the mainland. Explore Britain’s last frontier and see a lesser-visited side of Scotland on this week-long excursion through the Outer Hebrides. You’ll explore these remote islands at a steady pace, admiring the beauty of the Trotternish hills. It’s a ridge so spectacular that no amount of whisky from the Isle of Harris can wash away the memory of grassy plateaus, pyramidal peaks and jagged pinnacles.
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5 . Escape to Iceland’s Frozen Wilderness

There are European hiking tours, then there are excursions across Iceland’s frozen wilderness. This five-day tour of the Land of Fire and Ice isn’t exactly a walk in the park – unless you mean Thingvellir National Park. You and your small group will check a number of Golden Circle sites off of your list before hiking behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and across the Sólheimajökull glacier. With your wet-weather gear already soaked, you might as well get just as pruny during a soak in the Blue Lagoon.

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