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Adventurous things to do in Europe
Written by Arunkumar P on June 17, 2021 Share on

Top 10 Adventurous Things to Do in Europe for Adventure Seekers

Europe the continent with vast land and culture.From Scandinavian mountains to Refreshing wine and food in the beautiful Italiano, cities rich in culture, heritage, and passion for different sports. We all agree that a trip to Europe or to particular cities in Europe is a great idea, Travelers from across the world would agree. Planning a trip to Europe is a mystery to most travelers, and planning a trip takes up much effort and research on culture, must-do attractions, and more. So here I’m listing out the Top 10 Adventurous, fun-filled yet relaxing activities to do across Europe.

10 Adventurous Things to Do in Europe

  1. Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia
  2. Bathe in Budapest, Hungary
  3. Experience the adrenaline rush watching IL PALIO in Italy
  4. Get soaked in the Haro Wine Festival in Spain
  5. Climb the cotton castle in Pamukkale, Turkey
  6. Glide around the Lake Bled in Slovenia
  7. Take a Dip in the Mývatn Nature Baths in Iceland
  8. Explore the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland
  9. Trinity of Hotel Experience in Sweden
  10. Push yourself to Fjords edge in Norway
 

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1. Plitvice Lakes National Park : Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park : Croatia
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The Land of the Kokasti’s as they call the Land of Thousand Islands, In Croatia lies the Beautiful Plitvice Lakes, National Park. The National Park received the Work Heritage Status by UNESCO in 1979 situated between the Capital City Zagreb and Zadar along the coast side. The Park is wide open for tourism throughout the year. You can experience the park during the Summer and the Winter season. Both seasons give you a different perspective and experience altogether. But to give you a Heads-up the park could be quite a bussing bee-hive during the early summers, The Park consists of Two Entrances, Entrance-1 which for the lower lake views, and Entrance-2 for the Higher Lake views, Entrance-2 is predominantly closed during the Winter season because of the Heavy Snow-fall. Bottom-Line a must-visit place in Europe to have a great experience, You do have options to explore the places in a relaxed manner as there are accommodation’s available near the Park, Which Helps you to stay and Explore the Beautiful park in a relaxed fashion.

 

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2. Bathe in Budapest : Hungary

Bathe in Budapest : Hungary
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The City of Spa and Thermal Baths located in Eastern Europe, Budapest which is synonymous with caves and its Photogenic views is must visit place for Hot-springs Bath’s. The city extends its experience which gives you a once-in-a-lifetime experience such as Spa Parties and also provides Aqua Therapy which is used in regular medicinal practices. Budapest offers a variety of Spa experiences and it ideally comes to the requirements you have. The popular ones are the Szechenyi Baths and Pool in the City Park, Secondly comes the Turkish Rudas Baths. These Bath Experience can be Pre-booked which avoids you missing out on the experience.

3. Experience the Adrenaline rush watching IL Palio : Italy

Experience the Adrenaline rush watching IL Palio : Italy
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Bel Pease (Italy) it’s how the Italians call it. A must visit Adventure Sports which takes places in Seina, A city in Italy, The IL Palio – Annual 2 day sporting event where Ten horse riders represent Ten out of Seina’s 17 neighborhoods, Palio is the victory flag which belongs to the one who finishes 1,000 Meter circuit in 2 Minutes You can watch the Palino which is held on the Piazza del Campo. The IL Palio races have a standing place for around 28,000 people (first-come, first-served basis) and 33,000 reserved seats, which are usually booked far in advance. The standing seats are free of cost you can also stay near the Race stadium but the hotel gets booked in a jiffy 3 Months before the event. The first race is held around July 1st week and The second is around August. The race is all about pure passion which is deep-rooted to the people’s identity in Seina, The adrenaline rush is matched to none.

Also Read : Top European Train and Bus Journeys Faster than Aircraft Travel

 

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4. Get soaked in the Haro Wine Festival in Spain

Get soaked in the Haro Wine Festival in Spain
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The Land of Rivers as the Spaniard’s would recall, Spain has an interesting fun-filled event which Indian’s could relate more (Holy – The Festival of colors), Are you a fan of Holi then this event is a must for you, The event takes places in the Rioja region, which is located south of Bilbao a city in Spain where the annual event – Haro Wine Festival takes place on 29th of June every year on Saint Peter’ day. After the Wine splashing all over each other, then they go in for the Bull-ring in the town and chase Young Bulls around the Town, this takes time till past Mid-day, after which the festival follows with hours of dancing, singing, and eating. A must-visit place for you if you want to drench in the Nectar of the Gods.

 

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5. Climb the cotton castle in Pamukkale : Turkey

Climb the cotton castle in Pamukkale : Turkey
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The land of Four seasons as they call it, Turkey provides you with adventures to climb what they call The Cotton Castle, Know as Pamukkale. Pamukkale is located in Denizli Province, in southwestern Turkey The place is classified by UNESCO. The area is famous for its Thermal Spring water, Must visit place for you to have a relaxing bath in hot springs after trying your hands-on experience on climbing the Cotton Castel.

 

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Also Read: Pamukkale Hot Springs: Expert travel guide, 3 Things to do & Many more

6. Glide around the Lake Bled in Slovenia

Glide around the Lake Bled in Slovenia
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A must-visit place in your checklist to tick off, Heaven on Earth in Slovenia, The Lake Bled provides one’s in a lifetime experience From the views which would mesmerize anyone from Bled castles, Dip in the Bled lake and extend the adventure by rowing around the bled lake. A visit to the church and ring the wishing bell. You could find accommodation beside the lake banks and enjoy the paradise, To top the list you could end your day having the famous desert The Bled Cream Cake and have a last ride on the Pletna (the traditional gondolas made by locals) which transport passengers across the lake, are wooden flat bottomed boats with a pointed bow and a trip which is a unique Lake Bled experience.

7. Take a Dip in the Mývatn Nature Baths in Iceland

Take a Dip in the Mývatn Nature Baths in Iceland
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The Land of Fire and Ice is what the Nordic Country is known as. Fire represents the Volcanic terrains and the Ice represents the Glaciers. Another country which is known for its Hot-springs, The Golden ring road gives you an adventurous look but the Mývatn Nature Baths are for Relaxation. The Natural Baths are known as The Blue Lagoon of the North as the name is derived from the mineral waters along with the algae found in the water when the sunshine the turquoise blue appears. After Relaxing you can enjoy delicious Icelandic Quisen in the Restaurants nearby.

 

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8. Explore the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland

Explore the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland
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Auld Reekie is what the Scotts call their capital affectionately, If your Improv comedian, Theater, or stage artist then Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a must-visit for you. Edinburg Festival Fringe is a 28 days Art festival where numerous performers enact over 100+ Venues. There is no selection committee to participate but tickets are issued to view this spectacle of a show, the cost varies from year to year. It’s a must-visit place to immerse into the world of art while enjoying the Scottish cuisine on the streets.

9. Trinity of Hotel Experience in Sweden

Trinity of Hotel Experience in Sweden
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Det avlånga landet as the Swedes call it, which means the elongated country, has 3 Must visit places in your checklist starting with the Ice hotel located in Jukkasjarvi which situated 200km above the Arctic Circle, the hotel rooms are made of natural ice and snow, Yes! you read that right, it’s an experience that you can only experience and can’t express in words. The Hotel also has an Art-Exhibition to stroll around, they also have traditional rooms and chalets.

From Icehotels we directly jump into the plane, this time not to travel but to stay, Yes! you read it right again. Jumbo jet turned into a hotel, where you can stay in the cockpit, The Hotel is open throughout the year and a One Night stay would be ideal, they do have different room categories ranging from Dorm rooms to suites. The hotel is located in the Capital city of Stockholm.

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You can end your stay adventure in peace by staying in the TreeHouse, If you are Travelling between September to March you can be fortunate enough to catch the Northern Lights. The TreeHouse has Different Accommodations, The MirrorCube, Bird’s Nest, The Cabin, The UFO, The DragonFly, The Blue-cone which are different types of room-categories provided by the Tree-house. The Tree-house is located in Luleå, you can commute by flight or car or by mini-van from Stockholm.

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10. Push yourself to Fjords edge in Norway

Push yourself to Fjords edge in Norway
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The land of Midnight Sun as the Norwegians call the Scandinavian Country, When you step in Norway, You must experience the Fjords of Norway which makes you wonder that the Nordic Gods must be great creators.
In simple words Fjords is long narrow intel with steep sides or cliffs, created by glaciers, There are more than 1,000 Fjords in Norway, you can’t experience all the Fjords Present in Norway, So to list a few, Nærøyfjord, This Fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage site, When you see this magnificent Fjord you’ll understand why it has been designated this prestigious status. Sognefjord, One of the longest Fjord in Norway. Geirangerfjord This Fjord is also a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its spectacular beauty. One of its most notable features is the Seven Sisters waterfall which you’ll be able to find in the middle of the Fjord and The Friar waterfall.

 

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So there you have it, The Adventure checklist in one place, The best things to do for adventure junkies in Europe has been handpicked for you. Planning a trip anytime soon? Well, don’t forget to log onto Pickyourtrail.com and check out some of the Europe Tour Packages. Although your travel plans might be on the ropes due to the current pandemic situation, the Majority of the European cities have open and the rest would be opening soon. Feel free to reach out to Destination experts from Pickyourtrail and get ready to pack your bags with your loved ones to embark on the adventure road ahead.

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