The Best Hikes to Take Your Dog on in Europe

Holidays are finally back and we love to take our dog with us and have compiled this list of The Best Hikes to Take Your Dog on in Europe.

Now, as people receive the vaccine and lockdown eases, we’re very excited that trips abroad have made a welcome return, and with them comes the chance to travel with our favorite person in the world… our dog!

Hiking with your dog can be a lot of fun as it seems to bond you and them in a way that no other activity does.

Simply strolling through a peaceful path, under trees, and through puddles can be one of the most serene and exciting activities you can do, so it’s no wonder that as people plan their trips abroad, they are doing so with their dog in mind.

If you fall into this category, then the below list is a helpful breakdown of some of the best hikes that you and your dog can take around Europe.

Of course, you should check before booking anywhere that your dog’s breed is one that can handle the walk you’re planning.

By visiting sites such as Pride and Prejudoodles, you will be able to get all manner of information on your dog’s breed.

Our dog diesel and son Eric ready for The Best Hikes to Take Your Dog on in Europe.

The Seven Sisters Path, South Downs, United Kingdom

This hike is in the UK and will take you on a 10-mile journey all the way from Alfriston to Eastbourne.

All the way down South Downs Way is in total around 100 miles, so a small segment of that is the perfect distance for you and your dog to embark on.

As you walk, you will get lush views of white cliffs and rolling hills.

You should keep your dog on a leash on this walk as the trail is inhabited by a variety of different rabbits.

Lake Bled Hike, Slovenia

If when you go abroad, you want to experience alpine scenery and panoramic vistas, then a hike in Slovenia is the perfect place to go.

Slovenia is renowned for being incredibly pet-friendly, so your dog will be more than welcome in this country that is also full of some of the most gorgeous hikes available, one of the best of which is Lake Bled.

Lake Bled is renowned for its picturesque landscape and is suitable for hikers of average fitness, so don’t worry if you’re not a veteran rambler.

On it, you will come across crystal clear lakes and canyons, plus meadows filled with wildflowers.

The scenery is amazing, and there are also some fantastic glamping sites nearby that you can stay in afterward.

Alpine Flower Path, Tyrol, Austria

The alpine flower path is famous for attracting visitors from all over the world; as you walk with your dog along this scenic view, you’ll be able to sniff over 400 different species of alpine flower.

The trail is nine miles in total, and it can get a bit challenging, so it’s a good idea to bring some food and drink for you and your furry friend.

You’ll find a lot of different hotels and campsites that you can use in Tyrol that accept pets as locals seem to love them; in fact, it’s quite common practice for locals to stop you so they can admire your dog.

And who can blame them, right? 

 

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