Intense and sporty, the trek is an activity which has met with great success among tourists from all over the world. From one week to several months, in discovery or sports mode, famous or clearly less known, Petit Futé offers you a selection of 10 essential treks to do in Europe. In the north, east or in countries that benefit from higher sunshine rates, the old continent is indeed a great playground for lovers of walking and nature. Sometimes demanding hikes, but spectacular landscapes as a reward and memories that remain etched in our memories!

Tour of Mont-Blanc (Switzerland-Italy-France)


Without a doubt, the most beautiful trek in Europe! Playing with borders, the Mont-Blanc tour is one of the legendary circuits that allow you to get to know the high mountains and walk in the footsteps of prestigious pioneers. The routes, well marked, are at the origin of the communication routes, used for some since Antiquity. The great classic of alpine hiking and we know how privileged the mountain environment remains for hiking lovers! Huts and lodges around Mont-Blanc also open their doors to hikers for restful and restful stops.

GR20 from Corsica (France)


Small passage through Corsica for this exceptional trek. The Isle of Beauty is perfect for hiking lovers. With its breathtakingly beautiful mountain panoramas, it is one of the areas to be privileged for a moment of communion with nature. Opened in 1972, the GR20 links Calenzana (in the North) to Conca (in the South), and takes around 14 days. Renowned as demanding, this legendary hiking trail is full of breathtaking landscapes and treasures, including many lakes, waterfalls and natural pools. One of the most beautiful treks in Europe without hesitation.

Alta Via 1 des Dolomites (Italy)


Between Lake Braies in Trentino and Belluno in Veneto, Alta Via n ° 1 runs more than 2,000 m across the Italian Dolomites. Under the sharp peaks and the airways, hikers are welcomed like princes in inns and mountain huts. We find ourselves facing steep rocks that we never tire of contemplating for long minutes, then we continue along paths of stones or vegetation between conifers. The sunsets are also magnificent. A Haute Route, literally. Remote, preserved and panoramic!

West Highland Way (Scotland)


Going on Scotland's most famous hike means discovering the vastness and diversity of breathtaking landscapes! This famous course sinks into the heart of the Highlands, bypasses the splendid Loch Lomond, to reach the mountain of Ben Nevis, the highest point in Great Britain at 1,344 m. How beautiful Scotland is and just waiting to welcome walkers from all over the world! It is also common along the route to end up following other hikers, especially in high season. The opportunity to meet and share a drink after dark, in the most relaxed of atmospheres.

Kungsleden (Sweden)


"La Piste Royale" is one of the most famous trekking tours in the country, located in the far north in Lapland, far beyond the Arctic Circle. Original destination for a pedestrian trip, its route is to the Swedes what the GR20 is to the Corsicans: a great classic still little known to French speakers. You can meet deer and elk there, and a good chance of seeing an aurora borealis there after dark. The best months to avoid snow are June, July, August and September. In any case, the weather is changing in this region of the world and this undoubtedly adds to the charm of this hike. A great moment of adventure.

Laugavegurinn (Iceland)


How about 90 km of trail running in Iceland? Laugavegurinn is a famous and exceptional hike, between the rhyolitic and multicolored massif of Landmannalaugar and the valley of Þórsmörk. An unusual setting, which offers volcanic landscapes in various colors and the bewitching contrast of the ice caps. Do not forget to mention the hot springs that we see at the start of the hike. And for those who do not have enough at the end of the route, it is possible to continue to Skogar to marvel at the panoramas offered on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier and the Skógafoss waterfall.

 Kerry Way (Ireland)


This magnificent hiking tour starts and ends in Killarney, a renowned tourist destination, and allows you to discover the beauties of the Ring of Kerry, as well as the Gaelic culture, still well established today. The jagged Irish coasts are breathtaking with their wild beauty and their alternating shades of green and blue. The route follows very varied routes, and one goes from country roads to paths in the heart of the forest via plank paths. Fauna, flora, there is really enough to take full view. Bivouac side, you will be spoiled for choice!

El Camino del Rey (Spain)


On the cliff side and carved out of the rock, the Camino del Rey hiking trail (also known as Caminito, King's path, in French) overlooks the Guadalhorce river by around 100 m in some places. The gorges of El Chorro offer breathtaking panoramas, between steep rocks, streams and touches of vegetation. The altitude and narrowness of certain areas make it a potentially dangerous place and caution is advised. For thrill seekers who appreciate good doses of adrenaline, here is one of the most beautiful treks in Europe available to you!

Berchtesgaden National Park (Germany)


Located in the Free State of Bavaria, the only Alpine national park in Germany, created in 1978, offers an imposing decor: steep cliffs, dark forests, deep gorges and glaciers softened by green valleys and high sunny pastures. Nature lovers find here an ideal terrain for hiking (on foot, on snowshoes or even on skis). The route is famous for its unforgettable panoramas, its pleasant breaks by the lakes and for the presence of many animal and plant species that make up the landscapes and arouse all curiosities.

Bernese Oberland (Switzerland)


The Bernese Oberland region is one of the most diverse in Switzerland and has long attracted tourists, mountaineers and nature lovers. Its mythical mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, form a trilogy of summits at more than 4,000 m. The trails are marked and have different levels of difficulty. They offer an infinite variety of mountain landscapes: balconies, green valleys, traditional and flowery villages, mountain lakes ... The stops in mountain restaurants around Swiss specialties allow them to recharge the batteries and live friendly moments . One of the most beautiful treks in Europe and an unforgettable trip!