This article was written by Alex Pierce
While the cold winter months seem to drag on forever, the summer holidays tend to feel as though they last no more than a blink of the eye. Make the most of this short, and plan your ideal holiday today!
Trips for the Beach Bum
If you’re idea of the perfect summer holiday includes feeling the sand between your toes as you sip on an ice-cold drink and listen to the soft waves of the sea, then consider spending some time at one of Europe’s many seaside vacation resorts. The island of Corsica, with its 1000km of coastline, has many gorgeous beaches; Pinarello Beach is an especially beautiful spot, offering white sand and craggy coves. Greece is an absolute must-see for beach-lovers; Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia is absolutely stunning, and its perfect crescent shape makes it the iconic Mediterranean beach. For a more luxurious beach vacation, head to France; St.Tropez on the Côte d’Azur is a gorgeous beach that is filled with equally gorgeous people, lounging about on yachts and dining in the high-end restaurants.
Trips for the Thrill-Seeker
Are you always looking for your next big adventure? Do you thrive off the exhilaration that is experienced when diving from a cliff or leaping from a plane? Why not enjoy a hot-air balloon ride over the exotic landscape of Cappadocia in Turkey, or go glacier-walking in Norway? Europe has a never-ending list of extreme activities for you to try. After all, there isn’t much that is more nerve-wracking than running with the bulls in Spain! Mountain-biking enthusiasts will find plenty of great trails in Europe; head to Lagos in Portugal to ride down a volcano, visit Glentress in Scotland to see its well-maintained bike park, or bike through the Swiss Alps in the Berner Oberland. Do you prefer getting your thrills in the water? Believe it or not, Europe has some of the best surf spots on the planet. Portugal has tons of great surfing beaches, including the famous Amado beach, and you can even surf in more northern areas such as Ireland and Scotland if you’re up for it!
Trips for the Family
Europe has some excellent family-friendly destinations, and while it can sometimes be expensive to travel with the family, there are many of deals to be found, giving you the chance to save up to 20% on summer breaks in Europe. A beach vacation is always a safe bet with the family; Sardinia in particular is a good destination for those travelling with kids. If you’re looking for a more culturally-rich vacation, Barcelona is a terrific choice; young ones will surely be impressed Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the quirky Picasso Museum. The city’s cable cars are always a blast, and there are plenty of parks and accessible beaches for the kids to enjoy. When it comes to the ultimate family-friendly holiday in Europe, it’s hard to beat Disneyland Paris. While you do have to deal with crowds and over-priced snacks, kids will swoon over their favorite Disney characters and gravity-defying rides.
The possibilities for accommodations during your summer holidays in Europe are endless. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option and don’t mind roughing it a little, consider a camping holiday. Chateaux de Lez-Eaux is a great campsite located on the grounds of a 19th century castle located between Normandy and Brittany, and its indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and fishing lake make it an ideal family destination. However, if you’re on a tight budget but are hesitant about spending the nights without a solid roof over your head, don’t panic; there are plenty of ways to save money on your stay at a hotel. Booking ahead is always a good idea. For example, you can save a good deal by booking in advance at Hilton Worldwide. If you’re a big group and will be staying in one place for a while, consider renting an apartment or a villa; it gives you the chance to settle in and relax.
Enjoy your summer holidays!
About the Author: This article was written by Alex Pierce. I am a travel-holic, adventure hunting and adrenaline lover. I am building my career as a travel journalist as I can’t imagine any other activity the will enrich my life at a greater extent. Huge part of travelling experience is to meet people and exchange different views, so please share your comments below this article I would be glad to come back to you asap.