Looking for adventures in the Alps to take in during your trip to Europe in 2015? Below, we present you with a few suggestions that will put your pent up adrenaline to good use!
Hiking and climbing in the mountains around Grenoble
The beauty of the French Alps is legendary, and while the views from the mountain valleys are breathtaking all by themselves, getting up into the alpine is the best way to experience this place if you’ve got a pep in your step. Many trail heads are easily reachable via an easy bus ride, with paths in the Belledonne range being the best place for those looking to get above the tree line.
Many kettle lakes where glaciers used to sit are the highlight of these trips, as are the priceless views of Grenoble below. Conversely, those looking for walks through the enchanted meadows and forests in this part of the world will want to find a trail in the Chartreuse and Vercors ranges, and with hikes in this area staying below 2,000 metres above sea level, altitude related maladies shouldn’t pose a problem for trekkers.
Canyoning near Interlaken, Switzerland
Want the adventure experience of a lifetime while visiting the Swiss Alps? When in Interlaken, be sure to inquire with local tour agencies about canyoning, an interactive adrenaline sport that combines hiking, rock climbing, abseiling and most fun of all, riding rapids with your body.
Navigating the tight limestone canyons within the incredibly scenic mountains in the Interlaken area clad in a warm wetsuit, helmet, and a life jacket to keep you safe from undertows, you will have a day filled with thrills that you never saw coming prior to climbing in the van that took you to the put-in point.
Carving up the slopes near Turin, Italy
If you are waiting until this winter to head to Europe, make sure that you head to Turin in the Italian Alps for some world class skiing and snowboarding. Home to the 2006 Winter Olympics, this modern city has all the culture and conveniences that you would expect in a city of two million people, while being within a quick transfer of the massive ski area known as the Milky Way.
Consisting of six separate ski resorts spread atop the border with France that boast over 400 kilometres of trails, there will be plenty of hooting and hollering to be had among your skiing/boarding buddies.