The 2020 travel trends

From slow travel to micro travel

In 2020, trends are all about withdrawing from everyday life and environmentally friendly travel. People holiday more consciously – with more concern for the environment and their own well-being. Whether for five days or longer, hiking holidays are definitely on trend!

Are your holiday plans for 2020 not set yet? Then it’s about time. Let yourself be inspired by the travel trends this year! Eurohike also has some insider tips for you.

By the way: Read more about the trendiest destinations in 2019. Maybe there is one or more trends that you would like to experience in 2020!

Signpost at the Camí de Cavalls

Trend 1: Slow Travel

“Active deceleration” is the motto of the Slow Travel trend. In order to compensate for the stress of everyday life, many long to ‘come down’ and relax. Hiking is ideal for this. The steady, leisurely rhythm lets hikers switch off step by step. The focus is on the need to enjoy the moment and take time for yourself again.

Eurohike travel tip: Slow Travel works best with a relaxed long-distance hike. How about, for example, a hiking trip along Via Spluga in Switzerland or a hiking holiday in Menorca?

 

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Mountain Hiking
Switzerland

Via Spluga

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Spain

Menorca

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Hiking Dolomites with view onto Drei Zinnen

Trend 2: Out into nature

Holidaymakers will prefer a quieter spot in 2020, in contrast to the hustle bustle and noise of city locations. Far away from mass tourism they will head out into untouched nature. They can finally rest and breathe easily. Wave goodbye to civilization for a few days or weeks.

Eurohike travel tip: No matter whether on the mountain, on the beach or in the forest – the fewer people the better, is that your taste? Then Eurohike recommends, for example, a nature park hike in the Dolomites or a hiking holiday on the untouched coast in the Cilento.

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Walking
Italy

Dolomite Alps – Nature park walking tour

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Italy

Mountains & Sea in the Cilento

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Group of hikers at the Seeuferweg towards Hallstatt

Trend 3: Sustainability

Why wander far when good things are so close? The advocates of the sustainable travel trend think so too. In the spirit of climate protection and a positive CO2 balance, many travellers are drawn to nearby regions. The claim: holidays without long journeys by car or plane, and therefore without a guilty conscience.

Eurohike travel tip: Environmentally conscious hikers are best off visiting the Salzkammergut or the Carinthian mountains and lakes. Find out more about hiking holidays in the Austrian Alps!

 

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Moderate Walking
Austria

Lake Walking in Austria’s Salzkammergut

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Austria

Carinthian Mountains & Lakes

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Panoramic view onto Danube from Seekopf

Trend 4: Micro travel

It should be short and snappy, the 2020 holiday. Many professionals have too little time to go on long trips. The alternative: take a short holiday more often. Micro trips are ideal for those who need a few days away from everyday life and would like to switch off in between.

Eurohike travel tip: A short hiking trip into the picturesque vineyards along the Danube or the Rhine. Pure enjoyment and relaxation – for five days.

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Walking
Austria

World Heritage Trail Wachau with Charm

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Germany

Rhine walking: Rüdesheim - St. Goarshausen

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Turquise bay with a sailboat

Trend 5: Digital detox

To be constantly available and a constant flood of stimuli on social media: that is nerve-wracking. This is why the need to finally be ‘offline’ is increasing. You don’t need to constantly look at the smartphone or computer screen. Many therefore, decide to take a break from the ringing and messages on holiday. The smartphone stays at home, or is only switched on in an emergency…

Eurohike travel tip: Where better to recover from online stress than on an island? Particularly recommended is the idyllic island paradise of Dalmatia on the Adriatic coast, or a hiking trip on Crete, the largest island in Greece.

 

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Walking
Croatia

Island Paradise Dalmatia

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Greece

Crete

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