Made up of series of sharp jagged mountain peaks, the Alps are arguably one of the most spectacular mountain ranges on Earth. About 1,200 kilometers long, they are spread across no less than eight European countries—France, Monaco, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein and Slovenia. A region of rugged snowcapped mountains and lush green valleys dotted with cows and lakes, the Alps are a spectacular place to explore on foot.
With a rich history and culture as well as plethora of natural resources, Turkey became the third most popular destination in the world last year. In 2013 alone, the country was visited by 39.7 million travelers from Europe and foreign nations, which was predicted to increase last year and in 2015 as reported by the Daily Sabah. If you’re visiting Turkey anytime soon, here are some of its hotspots to include in your list of must-see places.
Alupka Park on the southern coast of Crimea is an unrivaled masterpiece of landscape art. If you go to Alupka, you should definitely visit Vorontsov Palace Park (another name of this place), no matter whether you take an organized tour or just go for a walk in search of a shade under a crown of an old tree. The park was created in the romantic XIX century, and by the present day it’s considered to be one of the most significant cultural heritage objects on the peninsula.
Any green traveller planning a visit to the Netherlands to enjoy it national parks won't be disappointed. The country has a virtual plethora to choose from which is not surprising for a country that has a reputation for being so beautifulWhilst it is permitted to drive around certain areas of the park cycling would probably be far more appealing to the environmentally conscious eco-tourist. What is more, there is no need to take a bicycle along.
Ai-Petri Mountain is truly the best known and one of the most visited mountain peaks of the Crimean Peninsula. Its height is 1234 meters exactly - one-two-three-four - as if someone calculated this figure on purpose!
Ballycroy National Park is Ireland's sixth National Park and was established in November 1998. Situated in northwest Mayo on the Western seaboard, it is comprised of 11,00 hectares of unspoilt wilderness - mountain ranges, Atlantic blanket bog, and marshes. Green travellers who are looking for a hiking adventure will find acres and acres of open country to explore.
The French Alps are a relatively young mountain range, and therefore offer some of the most breathtaking vistas - sheer, angular snow-capped peaks, with secluded valleys nestled between them. As a holiday destination, the Alps are most often associated with ski-resorts and over-priced chalets. Increasingly people are now flocking to the French Alps during the summer months thanks to numerous eco-lodges which have sprung up in the region over the last few years.
Just 125km from Tokyo you come across one of Japan's most beautiful natural experiences, Nikko National Park. Towering forests, cascading waterfalls, peaceful plateaus and serene lakes are surrounded by ancient bridges, temples and shrines, combining the unparalleled beauties of nature with some of the most pristine and decorative ornaments Japanese heritage. It as an absolute must for any green traveller looking for scenery and quietude.
There are currently 59 national parks peppered across the diverse terrain of the United States, but not all are treated with equal admiration. Some park landscapes have been photographed so often, their natural features are as recognizable as Mona Lisa's smile.
There is no objective method to definitively name "The 10 Most Scenic National Parks," therefore the following compilation is based on landscapes with startling contrasts or uncommon characteristics. So grab a camera and the car keys to discover some of America's most stunning scenery.
There can be few more beautiful sights in Europe than the Bavarian forest. Tens of thousands of beautiful trees stretching out in to the wilderness as far as the eye can see in all directions.
The green traveller won't have any trouble finding suitable accommodation during a trip to the Bavarian Forest. There are plenty of eco-friendly options ranging from camp sites to apartments where you can enjoy a break.