You can find just about any type of trekking and walking holiday on this beautifully diverse continent. Whether you love a hut to hut journey in the Julian Alps or conquering high altitude passes around the Mont Blanc massif, our friends at KE Adventure Travel have listed their top 7 unmissable trekking holidays in Europe for 2017 that are either iconic, new or classic bestsellers.
Expect to see Alpine fauna and unique wildlife such as wild mountain goats and furry marmots on this famous long distance walk in the heart of the European Alps. This is one of the world’s greatest walks, a high-altitude trail around the entire Mont Blanc massif that takes you anti-clockwise from France to Italy to Switzerland, then back into France. An irresistible attraction for the world’s adventurers.
8 days, departures Jun - Sep. From £995 Land Only
Love hut to hut trekking? Then it doesn’t get any better than this spectacular journey across the Julian Alps of Slovenia to the summit of Mt Triglav (2864m). This itinerary is exclusive to KE and impossible to beat. Offering some of the most impressive mountain scenery in Europe, you’ll walk jaw-dropping trails, cross magnificent passes and enjoy lush alpine valleys. All before a brilliant scramble to one of the most sublime summit views in the Alps.
8 days, departures Jul - Sep. From £725 Land Only
New for 2017 and exclusive to KE. This superb Balkan trekking adventure includes everything you could wish for - three dramatic peaks to summit, genuine mountain days, stunning landscapes, wild regions, expert mountain guides and all meals included! Venturing into the recently named ‘Best of the World’ Destinations 2017 by National Geographic Traveler, it’s a genuine trekking journey that visits parts of the Via Dinarica on a real off the beaten track experience in Eastern Europe.
8 days, departures Jul - Sep. From £995 Land Only
Known in Norse mythology as the Land of the Giants, the Jotunheimen is the biggest and most impressive mountain region in Norway. With a network of good paths and excellent mountain huts, this is a simply superb area for trekking amongst dramatic peaks and glaciers. This is probably the most famous and best mountain walking route in Norway. The beginners glacier day on the fairy-tale blue ice of Svellnosbrean is the ‘ice’ing on the cake! It’s great value with all meals and glacier equipment included.
9 days, departures Jun - Jul. From £1395 Land Only
Heard of the legendary Kings Trail in Europe’s last wilderness? It’s one of Europe’s most wild and remote hikes, staying in mountain huts and refuges in Sweden’s Lapland. In summer, the approach to Kebnekaise (2117m) Sweden's highest mountain, crosses an unspoiled land of flower-carpeted birch forest and spectacular glacial valleys where the indigenous Sami people tend their herds of reindeer. KE are one of the few tour operators in the UK that offer this holiday as a fully guided and inclusive package.
9 days, departures Jun - Jul. From £1145 Land Only
Set yourself a challenge. This unique European trekking holiday is not for the light hearted and requires a good level of fitness, good stamina and head for heights. It offers the perfect combination of Mediterranean sunshine, inspiring scenery and challenging hiking. Staying in mixed accommodation, it’s a great social holiday while walking the complete route from north to south across the spine of this beautiful island. You'll be returning home with a real sense of achievement!
15 days, departures Jun - Sep. From £1845 Land Only
The Picos de Europa still retains an essential wildness that parts of the Alps have lost due to development. Seeing chamois and large birds of prey is a daily occurrence rather than a rarity. Don't settle for walks on the periphery; mountain lovers will adore the Picos, and by making use of the charming mountain refuges, you’ll be able to get out there and enjoy the steep-sided valleys, isolated villages and picturesque limestone peaks while trekking through the very best of the region to complete a real mountain journey.
8 days, departures Jul - Sep. From £945 Land Only
For more information about KE Adventure Travel and their range of tours and treks visit www.keadventure.com