Horse Riding in Turkey
Nothing spells out an adventure like horse riding amidst some of the most striking landscapes that Europe possesses. The Persians named this place Cappadocia which translates as the “land of beautiful horses”, that’s thanks to its wonderful wild mountain ponies that are still a revered breed to this day, not to mention it’s deep and wonderous caverns matched only by the peculiarly shaped rocks found there. There are plenty of companies offering trips out on the horses, some that stretch over a few days and offer not only the stunning vistas but trips to villages as well as a camping experience like no other. You’ll pitch your own tipi’s and dine on kilims and rugs in traditional style in the central tent each night. You’ll find yourself riding for around 6 hours a day so best this one is done by intermediate riders and above, it’s worth learning for this trip though, you won’t be disappointed.
Finding Wildlife in Spain
Spain is a hugely popular vacation destination in Europe, it has great weather, fine food, an illustrious history and tons of culture for holiday goers to enjoy all year round, it’s also an excellent place to go on an adventure. If you’re looking to stay somewhere in Europe where you can get in touch with nature then look no further than the Donana National Park which sits on the coast just south of Seville or perhaps the Andujar natural park which is found in the north of Andalucía. Both parks are packed with adventure with everything from guided hikes to 4×4 safari trips. One of the highlights however is the possibility to see the rare Iberian Lynx, at both parks you’ll find expert lead group trips that will teach you all about the conservation of these creatures and may even be able to see one out there in the wild along with other native animals such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle or the Mouflon Wild Sheep.
Cycle Through Romania
Often when we hear the name Transylvania we think of vampires, monsters and maybe the reign of Vlad the Impaler but it’s actually an incredibly beautiful place with one of Europe’s last true wildernesses. It is filled with ancient forests (with plenty of spooky stories surrounding them that are far more spine tingling than Dracula), incredible mountains and villages which are UNESCO protected sites in which life hasn’t changed in centuries. The place is filled with a unique history and culture that you’ll not find anywhere else on earth, let alone Europe. If you’d like to take in as much of this place as you can then you can’t go wrong by exploring it on a bicycle. There are independent companies that will guide you across its impressive landscape with trips lasting from anywhere between 3 days and 3 weeks. You’ll cover miles and miles of this places ground, visiting many of its villages and local homes as well as meeting the locals, it’s an experience unlike any other.