What with budget airlines, package holidays and low-cost tour operators, these days Europe is easier to explore and discover than ever before.
So whether you live in the centre of London or the wilds of Andalucia, there’s no excuse not to get out and experience some thrilling European mini breaks.
Feria de Abril in Seville
Two weeks after the Holy Week or Easter Seville sheds off the winter blues with one of the biggest parties around, its April Fair.
From midnight on the Monday until the following Sunday, thousands of people descend on the city to drink, dance and be merry in the streets with specially-erected party tents that give the whole place a unique and magical atmosphere and provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable weekend away.
Sahara Desert, Morocco
If you prefer a less hedonistic approach to thrill seeking, why not head to the Sahara Desert in Morocco and experience some of the biggest extremes that Mother Nature has to offer.
Easily accessible from both southern Spain and the rest of Europe, visitors to the Sahara can see what it’s like to sleep under the desert stars, ride camels through the sand dunes and trek under the African sun.
Silver Coast, Portugal
If your idea of a thrilling mini break involves rugged coves, adrenaline-inducing activities and fantastic food, then Portugal’s Silver Coast is the place for you.
Less crowded and less developed than the Algarve, the Silver Coast stretches from just north of Lisbon to just south of Porto and provides some of the country’s best surf spots and least spoilt beaches along the way.
Try your hand at surfing, kite surfing, paragliding and wind surfing or for those who like to keep their feet on dry land, horse riding, mountain biking and trekking are also available.
The Inner Hebrides, Scotland
Like the coast of Portugal, the Inner Hebrides, off of the west coast of Scotland, are ruggedly beautiful and provide lots of opportunities for adventure sports and activities.
Their clean, clear air, breath taking landscapes and otherworldly feel will also help you to feel fully revitalized and energized following your long weekend away.
With a little bit of imagination you’ll find a wealth of exciting mini-breaks across the European Continent. So why not book yourself a few days away and see how many thrills you can find.
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