Europe is one of the most diverse continents with so many wonderful cultures, exciting landscapes, amazing cities, historical structures and endless opportunities for adventures. A great number of snow-capped mountainsare another important feature of Europe. In fact, there are plenty of mountains in Europe that are worth exploring. Here are five of the most popular and most beautiful mountains in Europe that you must explore if you consider yourself to be a mountain lover and avid traveler:
The Matterhorn, located in Zermatt, boasts the most scenicmountain views in Europe. It is known for its steep summit and is ahypnotic pyramid of a mountain. The summit of the mountain is 4478m high, making it one of the highest mountain summits in the Alps. You can find so many wonderful luxury resorts around Zermatt. Walking and ski runs are the most popular activities amongst tourists visiting Zermatt. May to Mid-October is regarded as the best time to behold thebeauties of Matterhorn.
The Troodos Mountains
Stretching across most of the western side of Cyprus, Troodos is the largest mountain range in the county with Mount Olympushaving the highest summit of 1,952 meters. The Troodos Mountains boasts a number of wonderful mountain resorts, Byzantine churches and monasteries, stunning valleys and picturesque mountain villages. The views of the Mediterranean along with the Troodos Mountains’ scenic landscapes will ensure you love every second of your holiday in Cyprus.
The Pyrenees Mountains
Extending for about 491km from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees Mountains forms a natural border between France and Spain. The mountains boast of a diverse collection of flora and fauna, some remote glacial lakes and streams, small and beautiful rivers creating around three-dozen wonderful valleys and the Romanesque art in a thousand hermitages.
Located in the Southeast Italy, the Dolomites mountain range is also known as the Pale Mountains. It is one of Europe’s most popular destinations for skiing in the winter months, hiking, mountain climbing and mountain biking, and also for BASE jumping. During the summer Italy is a perfect luxury villa destination, it is perfect for adventurers looking for activities such as paragliding and hang gliding as well. Marmolada is the highest peak in the Dolomites mountain range. You will love both the views of the mountains and taking part in a great number of sports and activities around the mountains.
Mount Blanc, meaning White Mountain, is the highest mountain in the Alps with the highest peak in Europe outside Caucasus range. It lies in the mountain range called the Graian Alps between Haute-Savoie, France and Aosta Valley, Italy. The Mont Blanc massif is popular for snowboarding, skiing, hiking and mountaineering. A cable car ride around the mountains will be an experience of your lifetime.
Every year, these marvelous mountains attract thousands of adventure loving travelers from around the world. If you are someone who loves to behold these mountains are the perfect places to explore in Europe.