A travel guide to European Mountains - A simple to read and comprehensive guide

European Mountains presents a comprehensive at the same time simple to read travel guide to the beautiful mountains of Europe.

Europe, one of the seven continents has an amazing array of mountain ranges. Comparatively smaller in size than other continents, its mountain ranges are spread out in the continent adding to its picturesque beauty and rich cultures! The main mountain ranges of Europe are as follows:

  • The Ural Mountains separate Europe from Asia. The highest mountain range here is Mount Narodnaya at 6,217 ft. Known for its dense coniferous forest and rich soils minerals and gemstones like topaz and beryl, copper, zinc, platinum, silver and gold are found here. Some of the chief industrial cities of Russia namely Perm, Nizhniy Tagil, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, Magnitogorsk, and Orsk are situated here.
  • Caucasus Mountains also separate Europe and Asia. These ranges are divided into the greater Caucasus ranges and the lower Caucasus mountain both connected by the Likhi range. The highest point of these ranges is Mount Elbrus at 18506 ft. The Caucasus Mountains are known for high amount of snowfall. These rugged mountains are home to two species of the Caucasus turs or mountain goats,
  • The Carpathian mountains in central Europe range low from 3000 to 5000 ft however they form an arc across central and eastern mountains making them second longest mountain ranges of Europe. The snowy mountains are a heaven destinations for skiers, hikers and cyclist. The largest city here is Rzeszow.
  • The Alps are the famous European Mountains known for its breathtaking slopes. The Alps has many prominent mountain ranges with its highest being Mount Blanc at 15,782 ft. The beautiful Alps are famous for its ski resorts namely Chamonix(France), Cortina(Italy), Davos(Switzerland), Kitzbuhel(Austria), Seefeld(Austria), etc. The Alps is a home to more than 50 million visitors a year. Mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking, and hiking are popular during the summer . snowboarding, snowshoeing, skiing and tobogganing are popular in the Alps during the winter. Winter tours are normally available from the month of December till April.
  • The Appennine Mountains is the source for all Italian rivers namely Arno, Tiber, Volturno, etc. The highest range here is the Mount Corno Grande at 9,554 ft. The two best-known active volcanoes her are the Mounts Versuvius and the Etna. Earthquakes are also frequently around southern part of the Appennine.
  • The Pyrenees form the natural border between France and Spain. The highest point here is the Pico de Aneto standing tall at 11,168 ft. A rich cultural background inclusive of historic monasteries, churches, castles, palaces etc can be witnessed here.
  • The Pennines Mountains are low rising mountains running through central England. The Pennines act as a crucial water catchment area.
  • The Scandinavian mountains are not very tall, but are steep. Mount Kebnekaise is the highest peak at 6,903 ft. The combination of the location and moisture from the North Atlantic Ocean has caused the formation of many icebergs and glaciers, which coupled with the steep mountains, create spectacular scenery around these ranges!

    'The European Mountains form an integral part of Europe's breathtaking landscape'!