A celebration of and practical guide to Europe's areas of incredible natural beauty. Step into a world boasting hilltop coastal villages, frozen Arctic landscapes and sweeping mountain ranges - and discover the 60 most breathtaking national parks, as well as itineraries for experiencing their top sights and activities. The beautiful hardback includes:
Suggested itineraries for long and short visits
The essential activities for every season
Awe-inspiring landscape photography
How to get to each park and where to stay
Illustrations of local wildlife to look out for
Europe's national parks are incredibly diverse - and that's what makes them so special. They protect areas of coast, high-altitude peaks in the Pyrenees and Alps, and even parts of the frozen Arctic, and include wildlife from Carpathian squirrels and fin whales, to peregrine falcons and polar bears. Setting out to choose Europe's top 60 national parks was no easy task, so we called on our expert writers and well-travelled editors. We asked them to tell us which parks provide the best experiences and why. The final selections were those that offered something truly unique, often an enthralling mixture of stunning natural beauty, incredible wildlife, fulfilling activities, local culture and, occasionally, a compelling history too.
We hope the following pages inspire you to explore more of Europe's wild and wonderful spaces.
Includes 60 national parks:
Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici
Arcipelago di La Maddalena
Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park
Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs
National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades
Picos de Europa
Swiss National Park
Vikos-Aoos National Park
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