After hiking for quite some time now, I realized how amazing it felt. There’s something about feeling the burn and sweating your butt off as you climb the rocky terrain. It isn’t just about the beautiful scenery once you get to the top, but admiring the journey, meeting the locals, and feeling like you earned that massive plate of food right after!
With the many mountains interestingly carved and built for our legs to explore, it can get overwhelming choosing the best for your day hike! When I visited Europe, there wasn’t only a smorgasbord of wonderful attractions to visit, but mountains to hike as well!
That’s why I did my research and found beginner to intermediate hikes good for a whole day of burning calories. After exploring mountains with breathtaking views and adventurous experiences, I’ve set out here ten of the best day hikes in Europe.
1. LAUTERBRUNNEN IN SWITZERLAND
What makes Lauterbrunnen one of the perfect spots for family fun is its excellent location. It’s found in the heart of the Swiss Alps, with scenic hikes you can enjoy any time of the year.
The hike alone feels like you’re on the way to heaven. You’ll be surrounded by green, pristine peaks, snow-capped peaks, and turquoise lakes. With the crisp mountain air, the perfect breeze, and breathtaking scenery, you’ll feel like you’re in a whole other world.
While I recommend you hike to the Schilthorn Peak, it’s quite challenging for beginners. If you’re not able to handle the altitude and long distance, you can ride a gondola to head back.