Trip Author

Nina Petersen

Walkable Cities Europe

Maldive Islands, Maldives

If you're looking to explore a new city on foot, give one of these a try! Whether you're a foodie, artsy explorer or hopeless romantic we've got you covered. Get your daily step goal in and save money by staying away from public transport and taxis.

Weekend Getaway

Are you looking for the next place to explore entirely by foot?

Look no further - here is my take on some great walkable cities around Europe!

Whether you're seeking cultural insight, a romantic getaway weekend, or a foodie adventure there will be something for you!

Barcelona - For the artsy explorer

A major city bursting with life, rhythm, and interesting architecture. Take a stroll down La Rambla or feel the fresh breeze from the ocean, walking down the boardwalk and beachfront. 

🏙 Barcelona boasts of quirky and fun buildings and is actually the only city in the world to have been awarded a Royal gold medal for architecture by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The city has 9 UNESCO-protected monuments - 7 of which were made by Antoni Gaudi, and therefore is an ideal city to explore by foot!

Paris - For the hopeless romantic

Travel to the city of love, and experience everything this beautiful city has to offer! 

Paris is split into 20 districts also known as ‘arrondissements’ and they are all very well suited for exploring by foot! If you have a lot of time on your hands, seek out to explore a variety of districts and get a wholesome experience of the different parts. 

The walking route below goes through some of the most central arrondissements - but can easily be extended to include some of the other interesting parts of the city!

  • 9th - Opera Garnier
    • Galeries Lafayette and Printemps department store
    • Ideal for the exclusive shopper
  • 10th - Canal St Martin
    • Youthful and artsy
  • 18th - Montmarte
    • Sacre Cæur & Moulin Rouge
  • 20th - Belleville
    • Parc des Buttes Chaumont
    • An edgy and vibrant neighborhood
Domaine National du Palais-Royal
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Manchester - For the foodie fanatic

A lively and extremely student-friendly city with an abundance of yummy eateries! 

💡 If you're curious and like trying new things head to Habesha restaurant, my all-time favorite, where an Ethiopian meal costs no more than 8 pounds. 

🍕 Rudy's is ranked 1st in UK, 3rd in Europe and 10th in the world - so tasting one of their amazing pizzas should be high on your list!

Edinburgh - For the curious historic

Take a stroll up the royal mile, and visit some of the local shops along the way before ending at Edinburgh Castle! 

If you're looking for something a bit adventurous, give Arthurs Seat a try - a 5.5km hike with beautiful views in all directions.