If you are part of an adventurous group of friends and you are planning your next vacation, you should choose your destination carefully. Europe is full of great places where you and your girlfriends can have a lot of fun, but there are some destinations no adventurer should miss.
To make sure you choose the best place for your escape, check out this list of outdoor activities your girl squad will instantly love.
Enjoy Exciting Watersports in Tenerife
If you love relaxing beaches, but you are also into watersports, Tenerife is the perfect destination. Not only do you get to do the things you love, but you will also enjoy an exotic destination without having to leave Europe.
This Spanish piece of heaven is set in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, and it is waiting for you with huge waves perfect for all kinds of surfing, powerful winds for paragliding enthusiasts, as well as the chance to enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, and many other exciting activities.
You can enjoy these activities almost all over the island, but El Medano is the best place for adventurers like you and your friends. The small surfers’ village is filled with enthusiastic travelers and locals and welcomes you with a great number of cozy restaurants and coffee shops, where you can rest after hitting the waves.
And if you are into waterparks, Siam Park, located in the south of the island, will blow your mind. Take your girl squad and spend a day in a Siamese paradise, considered by many the most spectacular water attraction of Europe.
For those who want to combine watersports with a bit of land exploration, hiking the Teide volcano and the surrounding mountains is a fantastic idea.
Walk the Busy Streets of Barcelona
If you are interested in having an outdoor adventure but you and your friends also love art and architecture, how about an urban escape? Barcelona is the perfect destination for travelers who love to spend time outside, enjoy a charming beach, hike a small mountain, but also explore impressive architectural gems. So, pack your walking shoes, your camera, and of course, your bathing suit and get ready for a vacation that has everything you desire.
Get closer to Gaudi’s genius while admiring his best artworks, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila, and Casa Batllo, explore Mount Tibidabo and admire the mesmerizing view of the city from its top, and don’t forget to indulge in the mouth-watering Catalan dishes and wines.
After wandering around Barcelona’s beautifully arranged streets, you can grab some fruits, cheeses, and a bottle of Cava from Mercado de La Boqueria and go to Barceloneta beach to relax for a while. Then, you can rent a bike and go on another memorable adventure around the city.
Hike Scotland’s Mesmerizing Trails
If you and your friends enjoy hiking, you will instantly fall in love with Scotland. This charming country is full of great hiking paths, and it is welcoming all travelers who are eager to explore the beauty of nature and discover interesting historical sites.
A great choice for you and your squad would be the Ayrshire Coastal Path, which was declared one of Scotland’s Great Trails by Scottish Natural Heritage. Even if it is considered a fantastic adventure, you don’t need to be a frequent hiker to complete it. The path welcomes all kinds of visitors who have a good level of fitness, and are able to walk along cliff-tops, over rough rocky shores, and up gullies.
Another great option for hiking in Scotland is the Arran Coastal Way. Both paths give you and your best friends the chance to have an outdoor adventure together, get closer to each other, and spend an unforgettable vacation in the middle of nature. You will have the opportunity to see breathtaking landscapes, admire fascinating wildlife, and, as mentioned before, learn more about Scottish history while visiting its historical sites.
Hunt for Mythical Creatures in Transylvania
For those who want to have a different type of vacation, Transylvania is the perfect destination. Located in the middle of Romania, this region was made famous by Bram Stoker’s infamous character, Dracula. While you don’t have to wear garlic and fear a vampire’s bite, the legend didn’t come only from Stoker’s imagination. So, if you love myths and legends, exploring Transylvania will be a memorable adventure.
In addition to Dracula’s castle, the charming villages and the other imposing citadels, Transylvania is also heaven for people who love nature and unexpected culinary experiences. This is one of those regions that promise to amaze your eyes with every place you visit and makes your taste buds run wild with every meal you order.