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Published on : 08/10/2016

Hiking holidays for rambling and active cruise lovers


Just like biking holidays, hiking holidays invite you to be active whilst enjoying a relaxing and refreshing holiday. Cruises combining hikes whiles going from location to location by boat are more and popular in European river cruising. Ramblers of all levels can enjoy walking along scenic footpaths and pay a visit to local sites to sample culinary delicacies. Follow the guide!


Hiking holidays in France combining a relaxing cruise

A Bordeaux hiking holiday will take you to the wonderful natural region of Médoc, located at the confluence of the Gironde Estuary and Atlantic Ocean. On your walk along sundrenched footpaths you will catch a glimpse of dramatic cliffs, troglodyte houses and fishing dens. In the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, including the Saint-Emilion estate, you will stop by small French villages characterized by their old church and stroll through picturesque streets shaded by their lovely stone houses. Some of the highlights of your Gironde holiday will be the tour of Bordeaux and the tour of the fortifications of the Blaye citadelle, built under the famous French architect Vauban.


Hiking in the Rhone Valley in South-East France, you will see the Pilat mountain, the small Alpes, the Ardèche Gorges. You will also enjoy walks through wonderful towns, including Viviers and Vienne. Ramblers will have the pleasure to pay a visit to Avignon, and catch a glimpse of the Palais Des Papes, classed as a UNESCO site, a legacy of the of rich medieval past. You will be able to enjoy a well-deserved rest cruising from one hiking location on your refreshing and culturally enriching active holiday. Ramblers hungry to discover nature beauty will be able to admire typical Camargue landscapes with their pink flamingoes, famous bulls and beautiful wild horses.


Hiking holidays in Central Europe for rambling and cruise lovers

The Rhine is one of the most popular rivers in the world when it comes to river cruising in Europe. It is also one of the most charming and unique rivers. Come on board to discover it for yourself! Enjoy a hiking holiday in order to discover the natural park of the Pfälzer Wald, the Eberbach abbaye, and famous rock of the Lorelei reminiscent of the legend of the Lorelei, and the Siebengebirge a volcanic site. 


A rambling holiday combining a Rhine river cruise in the region of the 3 countries between France, Germany and Switzerland will be ideal to discover the beauty of the Kaiserstuhl. You will enjoy an amazing view of the Berstein and Ortenbourg castles, two medieval architectural masterpieces, and a very rewarding hike in the Voges Mountains. A tour of Strasbourg will also be a welcome introduction to the Alsace heritage sites.


A hiking holiday through the former Austro Hungarian Empire, will let discover the beautiful capitals of the Danube differently. You will ramble in the heart of the Wachau Valley all the way to the ruins of the Aggstein castle. Hiking along gorgeous footpaths The charms of the Little Carpathianset the natural reserve of Devinska kobyla, you will discover the famous Schönbrunn castle, the Austrian Versailles and finally the wonderful city tours of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna, a wonderful cultural escape.


Hiking cruises in Southern Europe

Let’s take a look at Southern Europe for a closer look at Croatia. In the Wonderful baye of Dubrovnik, the perl of the Adriatic. The Slavic hikes have so much on offer: wonderful landscapes, wonderfully preserved nature, mythical national parks such as the island of Miljet and the Krka falls. We have to also mention the most stunning walking paths on Montenegro.


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