The Tyrol region of Austria is a hiker’s paradise, with nearly 15,000 marked hiking trails and luxurious hiking hotels serving gourmet food.
Visit Portuguese Hill Towns to sample ancient castles, great scenery, locally produced cheeses and wine, & unique lodging.
Austria’s Neusiedler See National Park is a great destination for couples or families. If you want to experience UNESCO-listed landscapes and culture, sample local wines, bike and walk near a beautiful steppe lake, and bird watch, the Neusiedler See National Park is a great find.
Gran Paradiso National Park, located in northern Italy near the French and Swiss borders, is off-the-beaten path for most Americans. That’s probably why the idea of hiking there appealed to my husband David and me.