Europe is a bucket list travel destination and a great place to go hiking. Indeed, some hikers and travel bloggers say that hiking is the best way to truly explore the numerous, distinctive, dramatic landscapes located there. Whether it’s the snow-topped Alps, the rugged coastal trails, or even Iceland’s volcanic interior. In order to assist you in narrowing down your day hike choices, here are the 20 best day hikes in Europe.

20 Best Day Hikes in Europe

1. The Puez-Odle Altopiano Hike, Italy


The Dolomites are said to be a spectacular spot for hiking. Hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails can be found there crisscrossing this mountainous area. Here you can complete easy, short hikes, multi-day adventures, and everything in between.

During the summer months, it’s a regular hiker’s playground in the summer. This specific popular day hike is 17 kilometers in length. It is rated moderately difficult.  

You will experience an elevation gain of 850 meters during your scent and 1500 meters when you descend. You will need between six and nine hours for this hike. This hiking trail actually runs next to some of the Dolomites’ highest majestic peaks.  There is a convenient chairlift that cuts nearly 700 meters off the first climb, so you can take in some great views with no effort.

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