MOUNTAINS AS TOURIST DESTINATIONS
The low and high mountain ranges of Europe are used to varying degrees for summer and winter recreation. For winter sports, sufficient snow conditions with not too low temperatures, easy accessibility and the appropriate infrastructure are necessary prerequisites. Depending on the orientation of the respective region, the location to national parks and other large protected areas also plays an important role.
By far the most important target area of this type are the Alps. The high-turnover winter tourism in particular is much more pronounced here than summer travel, in certain regions, for example in Tyrol (outside the Inn Valley), it even has the function of a lead economy. Other less important target areas compared to the Alps are located in the form of islands in the Scandinavian mountains, in the Giant Mountains and the High Tatras, in the Pyrenees, the Sierra Nevada, the Dinaric Mountains and the Rhodope Mountains.
In summer, the mountains in the Mediterranean are traditionally used as a summer retreat to escape the great heat in the lowlands (including the Sabine Mountains / Abruzzo near Rome). Mountains are also used for summer tourism in Western, Central and Northern Europe. In the low mountain ranges and their valleys, hiking and cycling are popular leisure activities. For more information about the continent of Europe, please check computerannals.com.