Our Summer Best: Europe walking holidays in pictures

Europe: what's not to love? For Brits, it's right on the doorstep, and you can't beat that killer combination of world-class walking and convenience. The incredible diversity of scenic splendour is draw enough - it's hard to believe such variety is packed in to such a comparatively small continent.

Mont Blanc Massif

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Alpine adventures don't come more iconic than this. Round off your day in the outdoor hot tub at the traditional Chalet Chantel.

Country: Tick off France, Switzerland and Italy
Flight time from London: 1 hour 35 minutes
In a sentence: The best of the Tour du Mont Blanc in one week
Take me there: Mont Blanc Highlights

 Andalucia

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Olive and lemon groves, agricultural landscapes and pastoral traditions: Andalucia is a delight.

Country: Spain
Flight time from London: 2 hours 40 minutes
In a sentence: Gentle rolling hills and rural life
Take me there: Walking in Andalucia

The Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Exodus' bestselling holiday year after the year - the numbers speak for themselves.

Country: Italy
Flight time from London: 2 hours 30 minutes
In a sentence: Sea breezes, phenomenal vistas and gelato galore
Take me there: Walking the Amalfi Coast

Slovenia

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Jewel-coloured lakes and fairytale forests decorate the Julian Alps, an unsung hero of the European trekking map.

Country: Slovenia
Flight time from London: 2 hours
In a sentence: Go unusual and see the Alps in a new light
Take me there: Slovenia Lakes & Mountains

Camino de Santiago

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Follow the scallop shell: this historic pilgrimage route will have you waxing evangelical about the beauty of northern Spain.

Country: Spain
Flight time from London: 2 hours 10 minutes
In a sentence: Cross-country in the footsteps of pilgrims
Take me there: Camino de Santiago Trek

The Lycian Way

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A long distance footpath with an edge, literally: the dramatic cliffs of the Turkey's southern coast earn the Lycian Way a place on the world stage.

Country: Turkey
Flight time from London: 4 hours
In a sentence: Coastal colours in the Mediterranean sunshine
Take me there: Walking the Lycian Way

Chianti, Tuscany

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There's no better time to enjoy a glass of world-class wine than after a day discovering the vineyards on foot.

Country: Italy
Flight time from London: 2 hours
In a sentence: Become a connoisseur of both wine and walking in just one week
Take me there: Chianti Walking & Wine

Albania

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Literally off the beaten path, underrated Albania has a folkloric feel and surprisingly beautiful mountains.

Country: Albania
Flight time from London: 2 hours 55 minutes
In a sentence: Avoid the crowds in the Albanian Alps
Take me there: Walking in Albania

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