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10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

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When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to the iconic Swiss Alps, there's something for everyone on this list. Grab your passport, pack your bags, and get ready for your next adventure to Europe.
1. Hike In Cinque Terre National Park, Italy

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The trails are very well-maintained and easy to hike, with beautiful views of the coast, beginning with the romantic La Via dell'Amore trail from Riomaggiore to Manarola. Learn more.2. Hike In Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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Once in the park you can walk miles and miles of boardwalks and trails while taking in the many lakes and waterfalls. The park consists of 16 lakes interconnected by a series of waterfalls. Learn more.3. Hike The Coastal Path From Doolin To The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

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This walk is part of the Coastal Path connecting the villages of Doolin and Liscanoor, and enables you to enjoy the coastal cliffs of County Clare without the crowds that the Cliffs of Moher draws or paying the entrance/parking fee for the Cliffs. Learn more.4. Hike From Amalfi To Ravello And Atrani, Italy

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Hike up an ancient winding staircase alongside citrus orchards and Italian houses and catch gorgeous views of the Mediterranean. Learn more.5. Backpack Tour de Mont Blanc, France

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If you want to spend your days in the backcountry but sleep in a bed at night, this multi-day backpacking trip linking up town in the French countryside is for you. Learn more.6. Explore The Matterhorn, Switzerland

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Explore arguably the most famous mountain in the world and get up close views. Learn more.7. Hike Zugspitze via Reintal, Germany

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Head back to the US with bragging rights that you summited the tallest peak in Germany. The best part...you can take the tram down from the peak if you don't want to make the return hiking trip. Learn more.8. Stay In A Bothy On Isle Of The Sky, Scotland

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The Lookout Bothy is at the northern-most tip of the Isle of Skye at Rubha Hunish. It is a small, primitive hut that overlooks the North Sea. There are binoculars and whale charts, a shovel for a biff, but not much else by way of amenities - just amazing views and shelter from the wind and rain! Learn more.9. Explore The Hochschwab In Styria, Austria

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Enjoy awesome 360 degree views of the eastern part of the Northern Limestone Alps & Central Eastern Alps in Austria. There is also very little light polution making it a great spot for stargazing. Learn more.10. Explore Bagni Della Regina Giovanna, Italy

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This is a leisurely adventure, perfect for a day of relaxing and eating well. Swim in the pools then make the short hike back up and expore the ancient ruins. Learn more.

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