Europe’s Adventurous Greenways

There are a number of ways to travel through Europe. But only some of these ways bring you closer to Europe’s core, making how you travel part of the adventure. It’s traveling by vigor instead of motorized vehicle. And sprawling paths called greenways stretching throughout Europe make it possible.

Greenways are a relatively new trend in Europe, but are gaining in popularity. They provide sustainable pathways for non-motorized vehicles throughout both urban and rural parts of Europe. Types of greenways range from quaint grassy trails, newly laid bicycle roads, winding city walkways and more.

So, trade conventional modes of transportation for something more adventurous on your next outing in Europe. Whether you’re a hobbyist photographer, a casual hiker or a professional cyclist, greenways offer a unique look at Europe on paths less traveled.

The winding countryside paths of Vias Verde in Spain are some of the best in Europe.
The winding countryside paths of Vias Verde in Spain are some of the best in Europe.

Try biking from Prague to Vienna along 250 miles of greenways while taking in the vast rural landscape along the way. Travel by foot through Spain along the reclaimed railways named Vias Verdes. Or simply take an afternoon walk through North London along the Parkland Walk. Be sure to visit Sweden’s Klarälvsbanan Greenway and enjoy 90 km of luscious riverside scenery. It’s just a glimpse of the thousands of miles of greenways scattered throughout Europe.

Of course, greenways provide more than just an adventurous form of transportation. They also play an important role in the preservation of European travel ways and culture. In a region as historic and well traveled as Europe, sustainable travel protects the infrastructure while helping the environment. By traveling via greenways, tourists and locals alike have the opportunity to experience Europe’s untouched and most preserved locations, giving them an active, spiritual travel experience they just can’t get with traditional travel.

Do your part to maintain Europe’s natural beauty by making it just part of the fun. Travel greenways.

Things to consider before traveling

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Some tips to consider while traveling


Tourism with Good Taste

If you love cooking as much as you love traveling, why not combine your passions and embark on the ultimate tasting tour? With gastronomic tourism on the rise, travellers from all over the world are able to get a unique perspective on a country’s native cuisine and how it’s prepared while sampling the local culture, sights and attractions. Try a cooking class in Europe and learn culinary secrets from world-renowned chefs in some of Europe’s most spectacular settings. Learn to make paella in Valencia, how they make cheese in the South of France, or about nose-to-tail butchering in the English countryside.


Through the Grapevine

Wine has influenced the culture of Europe for centuries. Dating back to 1600 BC, the Romans spread wine grapes throughout Europe and quickly became skilled at classifying grape varieties and colors, observing characteristics, and building fertilization techniques. By the first century AD, wine was being exported from Italy to Spain, Germany, England and France. The world’s oldest operating winery, the Château de Goulaine in France, is still open to visitors today and was a reason the country and its surrounding area quickly dominated the world wine market.

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