European Hidden Treasure

Could you imagine so much variety in Europe ? From Finland to Azores or From Malta to Ireland, 71 destinations decided to gather to promote sustainable tourism under two words : Eden Network. That means within these destination you could walk with bogshoes on mires in Soomaa National Park (Estonia), listen to heaven within the Star Park of Zselic (Hungary), talk to bears in Wild Taiga (Finland) or eat local products with a Chef in Durbuy (Belgium) !

Eat local products with a Chef in Durbuy (Belgium)

The common goal of these destinations is to work on sustainable tourism. That means every Destination Manager trends to be local as much as possible : local population are part of the interest to interact with, restaurants are working hand in hand with local producers, mobility is managed regarding local priorities, waste management is a key element, sometimes even they have created a local currency to keep the finance as much closer as possible.

Walk with bogshoes on mires in Soomaa National Park (Estonia)

As this Network was launched by the European Commission in 2006 it is also based on different thematic : Best emerging rural destination, intangible heritage, protected areas, aquatic tourism, regeneration of physical sites, accessibility, local gastronomy and culture tourism. These destinations are therefore quite relevant for some of these aspects but always you will live a personal experience based on a true story.

At least if you like to walk off tracks!

Talk to bears in Wild Taiga (Finland)

Things to consider before traveling

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Some tips to consider while traveling


Best European Summer Getaways

If you’re looking to spend your summer vacation in Europe, look no further. The weather in and around the Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula is perfect in summer; it’s just warm enough to remind you what season it is without roasting you. The Douro valley in Portugal is famous for its wines, and what better time to sample it than summer? Mild temperatures make for ideal for sipping outside or on a cruise ship. Port wine was once shipped on the Douro River, from the steep wine valleys inland, to Porto. Difficult to navigate in the past, the river is now a smooth ride for cruise boats that offer breathtaking views of the Douro Valley, topped with visits to regional monuments, folk music and, of course, wine.

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