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Best Europe’s walking routes for beginners

Hiking or trekking is one of the most stimulating activities, since it let us to become in contact with nature at the same time that we do physical exercise. If you are one of us, in this post you will find out 5 fantastic walking routes to do in Europe:

  1. Jotunheimen (Norway)

Popularly called as “The House of the Giants”, the Jotunheimen National Park is one of the most emblematic places in Norway, where you will enjoy walking through the highest mountains in the country, such as the Galdhopiggen (2,469 meters), the highest mountain in Europe, while you will discover landscapes dotted by lakes, peaks and glaciers.

This idyllic landscape encompasses routes of different difficulty; If you are beginners, you can enjoy short routes with little unevenness, and trails with excellent roads.

Summer is the best station to visit this place, since the temperatures, generally cold, are warmer at this time of the year, this doesn´t mean that you can’t find some snow. 

  1. The Black Forest (Germany)

The Route of the Two Valleys, in the heart of the Black Forest, is one of the most idyllic landscapes to begin your hiking activity: with an incredible wild nature, dotted with rocks, gorges and waterfalls, here you can contemplate wonderfulls landscape such as the Zweribach waterfall or the rivulets of Elztal.

This area can be visited in spring or summer, although you should be careful to book accommodation in advance, since it is high season, and there are usually lots of tourists in the area, attracted by the spectacular landscapes of Ottenhöfen im Schwarzwald.

  1. Rob Rob Way (Scotland)

Just a walk through the Scottish Highlands dis enough to find out how beautiful can be a place, in this area you can find routes of diferent difficulties: for the more seasoned, it will be a challenge to do the West Highland Way, which consists on 152 kilometers,  this route take you from the outskirts of Glasgow to the highest mountain in the country, Ben Nevis, passing through Loch Lomond.

However, if you just a starter as a hiker, is better to choose a quieter and simpler route, such as the Rob Roy Way: although we don’t recommend you taking the whole route (between 124 and 151 kilometers), you can take one of the parts, where you could contemplate some of the most beautiful landscapes of Scotland.

  1. Camino de Santiago (Spain)

This route is a halfway between devotion and hiking is called “Camino de Santiago”, the main route cover 450 kilometers (the French Way). Across the layout you can find magical spaces, such as the church of San Martín de Tours in Frómista

or the frescoes of the collegiate church of San Isidoro. Apart from that, you can combined this routes with landscapes of incredible vegetation, with good trails, that will makes this route a different and unforgettable experience.

  1. Route of the Mirrors (Spain)

On the west of Spain, you can find a really beautiful city called Salamanca, here you can find this little wonder, perfect for those who make their first hiking route. It is a circular route of 11 kilometers, which can be completed in about 4 hours, there you will pass across three picturesque towns: Sequeros, San Martín de Castañar and Casas del Conde.

The main difficulty of this route lies in the slopes, which can be both ascending and descending, however, they are completely salvageable.

The highlights of this route are the different sculptures, which encompass from carved trees to doors, and which makes this experience a memorable moment for all nature lovers.

We hope you liked this collection of routes for beginner hikers. Is there a route that you have made and that you can recommend us? Tell us, we would love to meet you.

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