Quit chasing the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to. Why not head for Europe’s hidden waterfalls, coastal adventures, and epic views instead?

They say the best travel experiences are the ones you don’t expect — and there’s nothing better than finding an amazing place and having it all to yourself.

Europe is dotted with emerging destinations with all the beauty, and none of the crowds. Here are 3 of the best experiences, with intimate tours to guide you to the secret places along the way…

 

1. Cycle through Baltic cities and coastline

Leader and clients in front of Trakai Castle

Set foot in the Baltics, and you’ll wonder why it’s not at the top of everyone’s list. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are dotted with charming cities, fairytale villages and national parks, linked by beautiful backroads and trails. The sunny days and mostly flat landscapes make this area prime for a leisurely cycle tour. 

In Estonia, ride by waterfalls, cascades and mossy pine forests. In Latvia, whiz through the buzzing capital before biking along a 33km coastal path. Then, weave through Lithuania to see the spectacular Trakai Island Castle. This ride is an odyssey of a lifetime.

 

2. Get a taste of the Mediterranean in Albania

The Albanian Riviera, Albania

You may not know much about Albania now — but once you visit, it’s a place you’ll never forget. This is one of the most untouched areas of the Mediterranean, complete with turquoise beaches, rugged landscapes, and great wine.

Exodus’ small groups get a guided introduction to the heart of Albania – including a visit to hidden hot springs, a chance to sample local delicacies, and a home-cooked meal with locals in a traditional village. As one of the best-kept secrets of Europe, you’ll be one of the first to discover the Albanian Rivera. Once you spend a day on its golden beaches, you’ll never want to leave.

 

3. Alpine adventures in the European Alps

Mont Blanc Circuit

Mont Blanc is one of those destinations with nothing but rave reviews – yet it’s somehow still a destination that flies under the radar. If you’re a buff for natural beauty, it’s beyond compare. Get your adrenaline kick crisscrossing the mountains on a suspension bridge, or take it easy with a wander through the lush forest, beside white-water streams.

There are beautiful places in the French, Swiss and Italian corners of the Alps, and this tour will take you on a five-day blitz through the best of each. After getting your blood pumping on the trails each day, you’ll be able to return to a bubbling hot tub by night.

 

PLUS a little something for agents…

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We get it, you might be feeling a bit of FOMO as you book clients in for their trips? If you’re craving the chance to explore these gems yourself, you’re in luck! Exodus are giving agents the chance to WIN a famil to the AMAZING Mont Blanc. You could be enjoying an alpine adventure in no time.

To enter take a photo of you and your favourite Exodus brochure, email it through to [email protected] and tell them in 25 words or less which is your favourite Exodus trip in that brochure and why. Brochures can be ordered from TIFS

Don’t miss out of this amazing opportunity!

 

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This article was written by KARRYON contributor Kelsey Cooke

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