Summer mountain destinations for adventure holidays

Insbruck, Austria - Summer mountain destinations for adventure holidays

As beach destinations seem to be the most popular in the summer, there are those who prefer mountains, regardless of the season. And they’re right! With fresh air, spectacular views and crystal-clear lakes mountain holidays can be just as relaxing.

Admire the magnificent views of the Alps

Stretching through Europe, the Alps offer a variety of views, activities and weather. If you like to spend your holidays actively, you should take a trip to Les Deux Alpes in France where you can enjoy countless sports and activities. Starting with the famous hydro-speeding, through water rafting, mountain biking and ending with go karting. If you’re not into such extreme sports, but still enjoy being active, consider visiting Innsbruck in Austria. It is the best place for hiking among picturesque sights and enjoying all the tourist attractions and nightlife the city offers. Those who prefer high temperatures and low prices will fall in love with the Kranjska Gora in Slovenia. With the beautiful lakes and easy walking trails, this place guarantees the best family holidays in Europe.

Have an amazing adventure in the Pyrenees

In the summer the Pyrenees turn into one of the most romantic places you’ve ever seen with dense forests and lush green valleys covered in fragrant flowers. To really enjoy the views, you have to take a trip to the top of the Pic du Midi and watch the surroundings through the telescopes in the observatory. For more challenging rock climbing visit Sallent de Gállego or Tena Valley. If you’re into water sports, take part in kayaking, canoeing or white-water raft down the Noguera Pallaresa river.

Enjoy an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas

The Himalayas stretch across six nations: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, China and Bhutan. As Pakistan and China are hardly ever considered as tourist destinations due to the security risks and travel restrictions, Nepal and India (from Ladakh, through to Darjeeling and Sikkim) offer a great opportunity for both adventure and cultural holidays. Have in mind that Himalayas is the highest mountain system in the world and therefore the most challenging one, even for the experienced climbers.

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