Off-track thrills with an old-world backdrop… Europe, you’re all class.

Europe’s picture-perfect classicism seems to pervade both its manmade and natural beauty. Even the glacier views from Switzerland’s Bernina Express train, a haven from civilisation, seem thick with legend. But Europe isn’t just about the famous stuff. We find those epic adventures your friends back home haven’t experienced, let alone heard of. Europe’s about pedalling past timeworn farms in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, kayaking over a Byzantine metropolis in the Turkish Mediterranean, and hiking to a 17th century mountain castle with the fire of homemade Dalmatian brandy the belly. Ready? Let’s do it.

Active Adventures in Europe

8 Days From 1724

Mountains, forests and beaches – soak up the spectacular scenery of Italy’s Amalfi...

8 Days From 800

Walk, ride and raft in the outdoor paradise that is the Pyrenees. Visit Andorra, bike...

8 Days From 1384

Pump up the excitement and heart rate on this active Croatia adventure. Enjoy hiking,...

8 Days From 1744

Walk into a world that's a play of colourful houses and blue sea as you amble between...

12 Days From 1428

An adrenaline charged tour of Turkey. Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, hike the...

Tailor-Made trips

Take two or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

8 Days From 1232

Based in Bohinj, hike Mt Vogel, bike through Triglav National Park and raft the rapids...

8 Days From 2076

Pamper the appetite and treat the senses on this exquisite journey through Italy’s Lake...

Create your own Active Adventure

There aren't many places Intrepid hasn't been, so even if you've got a destination in mind that isn't on our list of Active Adventures, our Tailor-Made team is here to help. We'll use our 30 years of experience and regional specialists to help you create your perfect active escape.

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Why choose Intrepid

We will give you the best experience on trekking

Adventure is in our genes

We’ve been running our active adventures for over a decade, which means we know the best local suppliers and experts on the ground to give you an exciting and safe experience.

We have experienced local leaders with Intrepid

Experienced Leaders

Don’t know what a carabiner is? No problems! Our experienced local leaders and adventure enthusiasts can help show you the ropes while also showing you the sights.

Safety is our first priority.

Safety First

Whether it’s an included activity or an optional extra, we conduct safety assessments on all our activities to meet local standards as well as our own comprehensive safety policy. 

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Learn New Skills

Discovering a new destination also means unlocking new skills, like horse riding, canyoneering or mountain biking. Our Active Adventures are uniquely designed to teach you something new (and make you an enthusiast too.)

By choosing to travel with us, you also empower local communities.

Local Matters

We have close relationships with the communities we visit and always use local adventure providers on each of our trips. By choosing to travel with us, you also empower local communities.

Sustainable travel

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

Highlights of Europe

Hiker in the Pyrenees

Hike in the pristine Pyrenees Mountains

For a tiny, landlocked country, Andorra offers a serious bounty of summer fun. Delve into the pristine Pyrenees Mountains and walk along a single track through forested slopes, where the scenery shifts from pine forest plants and rhododendrons in June, wild fruit in in midsummer, and mushrooms in September. Watch for thickset mountain horses grazing on the high slopes. Ascend to the Cabana Sorda Lake for lunch, which sits below an impressive amphitheatre; from there hardcore hikers can continue to the peak – sitting at around 2,600 metres – and be rewarded by bird’s eye views of the valley.

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Travellers whitewater rafting in Spain

Raft world-class whitewater rapids in Catalonia

The town of Sort, in Spain, translates to ‘good luck’ in Catalan, but you won’t need much of that when rafting around here. The local waterways are rated in the top five in the world, for their optimal combination of safety and enjoyability. And the best bit is, they’re just a hop, skip and jump across the border from our adventure base in Andorra. Take a detour from the hiking and biking and enjoy 14 kilometres (9 miles) stretch of exhilarating whitewater rapids. You’re in good hands with local guides, and, crucially, there’s a bar at rafting HQ for a well-earned tipple afterwards.

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Paklenica National Park

Cycle the beech and black pine forests of Croatia

The rocky landscapes of Dalmatia were made for two-wheeled touring, and this stuff calls for some knobby tyres. Jump into the saddle of a mountain bike, click on those suspension forks and hit the forests of Paklenica National Park. Just don’t let those views of serrated Velebit mountain peaks distract you too much – or the eagles, deer and bears. This is a land of untouched nature, eclectic wildlife, and zillions (OK, definitely thousands) of plant species, many of them endemic. Historic stone villages one minute and Adriatic Sea views the next… this is not your average MTB adventure.

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Kayaking at Amalfi Coast

Kayak along the picture-perfect Amalfi Coast

The beauty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast really comes alive when seen from the water. The walking trails linking the tiny villages, such as the famous Footpath of the Gods, are an absolute must; but kayaking is the way to go to soak up the postcard views of those colourful clusters of houses built into those much-photographed hills by the sea. The excursion ends up in the quaint little beach Santacroce, a secluded hundred-metre long strip of rugged Amalfi perfection. It’s the perfect spot for an afternoon aperitivo before the return paddle begins.

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