Slovenia is a charming country for outdoor adventures. Enjoy discovering its capital, Ljubljana, on foot or bicycle. Head to Bled, famous for its incredible turquoise lake, and the nearby Vintgar Gorges, a trail that takes you through narrow mountain paths. In winter, grab your skis or snowboard and head to Kranjska Gora. It is located next to the Julian Alps and, together with the Triglav National Park, make an ideal area for nature lovers. Planica is another great spot for winter sports. Don’t miss the chance to spend an exhilarating active holiday in Slovenia!
Slovakia features 10,000 km of mountain bike routes, rafting options in wild rivers, canyoning adventures down deep ravines and trekking programs along endless trails. Most of these activities take place in the High Tatras, an alpine mountain range with eleven peaks at an altitude over 2,500 meters, shared between Slovakia and Poland. The highest point is Mount Gerlach (2655 m). Enjoy winter and summer climbing, mountaineering, and multi-adventure tours in the beautiful Slovakia.
Georgia will surely draw you in with its landscapes and mystique. For winter adventures, head to Gudauri, a ski resort located at an altitude of 2,200 meters in the Greater Caucasus. The slopes in Gudauri are completely above the tree line, which makes it a perfect choice for heliskiing and cross-country skiing, especially from December to April. Another important location in Georgia is Svaneti, a region dominated by mountains of more than 3000 meters of altitude. If you like high mountain expeditions, you can’t miss a guided ascent to Mount Kazbek, a fantastic 5047-meter high stratovolcano. Whichever your choice, Georgia’s landscape and culture will leave an everlasting mark in your heart.
Poland is home to the Polish Tatras and to 23 national parks, plenty of wilderness for outdoor adventures. The ski season in Poland is from November to February and the best place for winter sports is Zakopane, a charming town in the south of the country, at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. In the warmer months, you can also enjoy mountaineering and hiking in this stunning location.
Russia is the largest country in the world, with unique landscapes and a rich cultural heritage. Siberia is an extensive geographical area that covers 76% of the Russian territory. Whether for winter sports and hot springs in the cold months, from December to April, or to go hiking around Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world, Siberia is perfect for outdoor adventures. The ascent to Mount Elbrus is another must in Russia. It is located in the western part of the Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardia-Balkaria, near the border with Georgia. In the Far East is the Kamchatka peninsula, a fascinating volcanic area declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO where you can explore the valley of the geysers, climb volcanoes and see bears.
With its fantastic climate, Greece is a great year-round destination for outdoor adventures. Climb Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in the country (2,918 meters), and discover a unique cultural landmark, or go rock climbing in Kalymnos. Skiing is also possible, in one of the many Greek ski resorts. The best ones are in Parnassos, in the Peloponnese, and in Macedonia. In Athens, you can enjoy cultural tours and historical walks. Additionally, you can also discover special places like Mount Lycabettus, a limestone hill 300 meters high.
Bulgaria is home to the Rila Mountains, a stunning range which is famous for its Seven Lakes, a group of glacial lakes that belong to the Rila National Park. They are located at an altitude of 2100-2500 meters and are interspersed in a unique way. Musala, the highest peak in Bulgaria and in the Balkan peninsula, is another excellent place for those looking for a mountaineering adventure. If you love skiing, we recommend Bansko, a city with a popular ski resort at the foot of the Pirin Mountains.
The Czech Republic is considered a new destination for active holidays. The Krkonoše Mountains are home to amazing waterfalls, some that feed the Elbe River. Podyjí National Park is an intact wilderness area on the border with Austria and is a great place for hiking and enjoying wildlife diversity. Adršpach, near the border with Poland and the central Sudetes, is the perfect location to enjoy sandstone climbing. Both winter and summer activities attract travelers from all over the world in the stunning Czech Republic.
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