One of the reasons that Europe is so special is that, within a relatively small geographic area, you can visit incredibly diverse landscapes with their own histories, cultures and scenic wonders. While Backroads provides everything you'll need to enjoy any of our trips, these 10 destinations are especially great for first time travelers to Europe. With accessible airports and hotels, friendly locals who often speak English and dependable public transportation, among other welcoming attributes, they offer a perfect introduction to European beauty, food and charm.Read more
About: Sophia Treakle
Sophia loves to explore the world by foot whether she’s running or hiking. She’s run throughout western and northern Europe, Hawaii and Costa Rica thanks to four years of leading trips with Backroads. Sophia completed her Bachelor’s at Duke University, where she captained the women’s track and field team as a 400-meter hurdler. Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains, she feels happiest spending the day on a dusty trail followed by a hearty meal of beans and corn bread.
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