Where to get off the beaten track in Europe*

Europe is full of well known destinations and landmarks – the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, Barcelona, etc – but sometimes it’s nice to go somewhere different and explore things that feel a little bit undiscovered. Here’s my list of where to get off the beaten track in Europe…

Verdon Gorge

Gorges du Verdon, France

Perfect for adventurers and lovers of the great outdoors, this river canyon situated in the Verdon Natural Regional Park in south eastern France has everything you need for an active holiday. There’s plenty for water sports lovers as the canyon is an ideal spot for paddle boarding, wild swimming or kayaking in the brightest blue waters. On dry land, take the Sentier Vidal trail or the Blanc-Martel trail to Point Sublime look out for incredible views. This is going straight to the top of my European bucket list as it just looks so epic and beautiful.

Kotor, Montenegro

I’ve had Montenegro on my bucket list for a while now, as it’s an up and coming destination, a bit like Croatia was a few years ago. This fortified town on the Adriatic coast is full of winding streets and town squares as well as a medieval old town and a Romanesque cathedral – perfect for history lovers to explore.

Saranda, Albania

This resort on the Albanian Riviera welcomes five months of glorious weather per year and is home to beaches, promenades and great nightlife. It’s situated opposite the Greek island of Corfu and you can cross the sea by boat in 20 minutes. If beautiful beaches are your thing, hop on a bus to Ksamil for white sands and turquoise waters.

Segovia

Segovia, Spain

This historic city in central Spain boasts Romanesque churches, medieval town walls, a gothic cathedral and an ancient Roman aqueduct with over 160 arches. Just half an hour’s drive away from Madrid, Segovia was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985.

If that’s not enough inspiration for your next trip, find out more about Europe’s hidden gems with eDreams.

[post in collaboration with Opodo]

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