Climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and seeing Big Ben in London are some of the most popular things to do on a European getaway. While doing these things is fun, these won’t appeal to adventurous travellers who crave thrilling adventures. If you feel like you have already tried every touristy thing in Europe and want to try something new, check out the list below.

From Interlaken, Switzerland, to Saint Martin Island, here are some European adventures you may not have thought of.

Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken is a mountainous town in the central region of Switzerland. If you’re someone who loves nature, then you should visit this town on your next European adventure. On the eastern side of the town, you’ll find Lake Brienz, a gorgeous lake that extends towards the valley of River Aare. The best way to discover the town’s many hidden gems is to head out to one of its many scenic hiking trails. And if you’re into thrilling adventures, go paragliding and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the enchanting Swiss Alps.

Douro Valley, Portugal 

You have probably been to Portugal’s most popular destinations like Lisbon and Porto. If you want to see something new on your next trip to the country, head to the wine region of Douro Valley. Book a river cruise to tour the Douro Valley and visit picturesque villages and stunning vineyards. Your tour of the Douro Valley will also include wine tasting followed by a scenic riverboat cruise. Whether you are into wine or not, you will absolutely enjoy exploring the Douro Valley.

Berat, Albania

When going for a European adventure in Albania, most tourists would head to its capital city of Tirana. But there are many other interesting places in Albania other than its capital city. The UNESCO-listed town of Berat is a stunning stone-and-alabaster city lined with fig trees and flanked by the Osumi River. Famous for its Ottoman houses cascading both sides of the river valley, exploring this ancient city is sure to leave you in awe.

The Caucasus Region of Armenia 

Located in the mountainous region of the Caucasus sandwiched between Europe and Asia, Armenia is a fascinating country that’s a delight to take an Armenia tour through. Here, you’ll discover a rich cultural heritage and magnificent ancient sites you won’t find anywhere else in Europe. As the oldest Christian nation in the world, the country has an astounding collection of ancient monasteries and churches, not to mention artefacts and relics that are sure to captivate the history lover in you.

Saint Martin Island

St. Martin is a Caribbean Island that consists of two separate countries, the northern French side of Saint-Martin, and the southern Dutch side of Sint Maarten. Like most of the islands in the Caribbean, St. Martin is famous for its sun-kissed beaches. Aside from that, the island is also renowned for its cosmopolitan culture, sophisticated lifestyle, world-class restaurants, and unforgettable adventures that you can only experience in this part of the Caribbean.


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