Top 6 European Activity Holidays

If you want a thrill-seeking adventure or jaw-dropping kayaking or rock climbing experience, then Europe has everything for you. No wonder why Europe has been one of the most sought-after travel places in the world. Here are the 6 European Activity Holidays you shouldn’t miss. 


Portugal has been one of the best surfing capitals in the world. Located in the west of Spain, it has direct access to the north of the Atlantic Ocean while having a Mediterranean climate. That makes it an ideal spot for surfers due to large swells generated while having warm weather. 

As of now, there are at least 40 spots where you can go surfing in Portugal. The Peniche area has the most number of opportunities to surf under the country’s weather. Some of the best waves can also be found in Supertubos, Buarcos, Matosinhos, Nazare, and Coxos.


As the country in which the Olympics started, a Greek vacation tour boasts a very great terrain for cycling. There are various challenging mountain trails in Parnitha, Pentedli, Varibobi, and Dionisos. Bike lanes also are present in many Greek cities like Athens, Thessaloniki, and Volos Karditsa to mention a few.

Not only you traverse in a country with many ‘bike-able’ places closer to nature, but you also conveniently experience the remnants of one superpower from ancient history. Cycling in Greece is truly worth the tour.


Known as the romantic capital in the world and filled with plenty of high-end restaurants and shops, France also had many elevated terrains. These mountains are ideal for outdoor winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and many others. 

Skiing in France doesn’t require you to be a professional. Many skiing spots like The Three Valleys, Portes du Soleil, and the rest of the Alpine regions have a wide range of accommodation types and serving that exquisite French cuisine. 


Portugal’s direct neighbor has no shortage of varied landscapes. Many trails are being found on several mountain ranges. Hiking in Spain not only challenges your physical activity but also lets you connect more with nature. 

The beautiful Ruta del Cars stretches 12 kilometers of amazing rock formations and clear water streams. The famous Camino de Santiago draws many tourists and pilgrims for the many sites to see and visit from the northwestern part of the country unto the borders of France. 


The country is known for its classic cuisines and everything related to the Roman Empire. It is also known for many awesome rock formations. Rock climbing in Italy gives you a lot of opportunities to pump your adrenaline. 

From the limestone cliffs to granite ridges, you can enjoy the views of either the Aegean Sea or the Italian cities while exploring that competitive spirit in you. You can find over 800 climbing spots all over the country.


As a country with a deep, whirlwind political background, Bosnia also provides many reasons for tourists to visit them. One of which is the water trail. Kayaking in Bosnia lets you enjoy the thrill of riding water streams on the mountain and appreciate the rich forests surrounding the areas. 

There are at least 6 kayaking trails, one of the most exciting is the waters of Una National Park, and the mightiest current is on the Neretva River.

These are just some of the most popular European activity holidays that will surely pump-up your adrenaline. Do not miss out on the thrill and the experience when you visit Europe. 

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Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.

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