/ Cheapest way to some mountains abroad
The main problem we have is that there are too many options - so where to go at the start of June this year that's as cheap as possible?
Requirements are few, but basically, large area for hiking over 3 / 4 days, and public transport from airport to the moutains.
Is plane the only option, or is train on the continent doable if you don't speak the lingo?
I'd also second the High Tatras, (suppose I would as a person of Polish descent and proud of it!)- but the walking/climbing is immense, it's a real mountain wilderness and the nearby tourist town of Zakopane, (on the Polish side), has everything you would want in terms of good food, decent accomadation and even great live music (why do you think Nigel Kennedy lives there?) all at very reasonable prices.
Why not 'hop' onto the ferry going to Santander in N. Spain and visit the Picos de Europa ?
Longish ferry journey, but you'd get there in a nice relaxed manner !
Fantastic climbing in the Picos, with the bonus of spotlessly clean Atlantic beaches afterwards. Good local food, wine and cider !
Atlas Mountains. Easyjet to Marrakech, haggle a taxi to Imlil and walk up to the mountain refuges. Maps available from Stanfords. We spent less than £500 for 2 of us a couple of yrs ago doing this, including 2-3 nights in Marrakeck chilling out afterwards.
Considering you have no toll roads, fuel costs etc, and accom is cheap, I'd say it's probably cheaper than the Alps, and far quieter.
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