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The Best Travel Destinations For Hiking Holidays in Europe

Hiking is wonderfully versatile, great for your mental health and fitness, and accessible for all levels. The choice of destinations, hiking routes and camping options is so vast that it can sometimes be overwhelming. But don’t worry, we have an overview of the most beautiful European hiking destinations for your road trip with a motorhome.

Hiking Holiday in Europe

Hiking regions in Europe are quickly and easily accessible by motorhome and require only a few hours of travel or sometimes a day or two. However, these hiking destination in Europe will all reward you with great hiking routes and scenic trails.

The Best Hiking Destinations in Europe


The country where locals seem to have hiking in their DNA. You’ll find a wide range of hiking trails, from challenging glacier tours to cosy alpine pasture walks. Every hiker will find the right route in the Hohe Tauern National Park, where Austria’s highest peak towers. The Arno Weg is an XL hiking route covering 1200 km with 60 stages for really ambitious hiking holidaymakers.


Where surfers meet hikers and yogis in the Algarve. Sports and nature-loving travellers come together with campervans and motorhomes to explore the rocky, windy south coast. Here you can hike the seven hanging valleys path, explore the beaches of Cova Redonda and Carvoeiro and discover the caves of Benagil. But the summit hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo in Madeira is also worth the trip.


Go hiking in the National Park surronding the Plitvice Lakes which is considered to be one of the most beautiful National Parks in Europe. You also have a choice of eight different hiking trails, which vary in distance and difficulty.


Set off on El Camino del Rey near Malaga and either hike the full 8 km or get off at various points and reduce the difficulty of the route.


The Kjeragbolten hike is considered one of the most spectacular hikes in Europe. It is also the optimal destination for a road trip with a campervan because there are hardly any overnight accomodations in the area so you will have to camp. The Besseggen Ridge hike on the Besseggen Ridge is also very popular. However, it is more suitable for experienced and fit hikers. The Trolltunga is the most famous cliff in Norway and one of the most photographed rocks in Europe. An enchantingly beautiful hiking trail will lead you there.


The Swiss Alps are a real hiker’s paradise and can be reached quickly and easily with a motorhome. Zermatt in southern Switzerland is a wonderful starting point for a number of unforgettable hikes. Here you will find, among other things, the picturesque 5-Lakes Trail with views of the Matterhorn.


There are dozens of walking routes just waiting to be discovered on the Isle of Skye. One of the most beautiful leads to the “Fairy Pools”.


You can reach Lake Bled quickly and easily by motorhome from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Here you can hike around the lake and through the surrounding forests, but you can also take a boat trip to the small island.


The GR 20 route is as picturesque as it is demanding. Fast hikers can complete the 170 kilometres in two days. But you can also take up to a week to complete it. The route was created in 1952 and is considered the most difficult hiking trail in Europe. It is long, has steep sections, and it often rains. For enthusiastic and skilled hikers, this trail definitely belongs on the bucket list.


The Italian Alps are well known for it’s picturesque peaks, combined with an Italian dolce vita feeling when you sit down for pizza and wine in the evening after your hike. Above all, the Dolomites are an absolute must for nature-loving travellers. There is a wide choice of hiking trails, but one of the most scenic is probably the “Three Peaks Trail”.


A Serbian Orthodox monastery was excavated from the interior of the mountain Ostrog in Montenegro, to which a leisurely but particularly beautiful hiking trail leads today.

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