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Travel to Spain. SEMINARS BARDENAS REALES

   The reality of the landscape is hard to believe. It seems that before the eyes of Africa or America, but not Europe. Such an atypical landscape for the Old World can be seen in the north of Spain, in the province of Navarre, next to the orchards and olive groves. 


Travel to Spain. SEMINARS BARDENAS REALES

Travel to Spain. RIO-TINTO RIVER

   The Rio Tinto River is popular with tourists because of its unusual red-brown color - it owes them impurities to iron and other metals, which are rich in coastal areas. 


Travel to Spain. RIO-TINTO RIVER

Travel to Spain. THE DESERT TABERNAS

   The desert in Europe is not a fantasy. In the south of Spain in the province of Almeria is the Tabernas desert, which covers an area of ​​280 km2. It is located in the basin and is surrounded by mountains, so the wet Mediterranean winds do not reach here. 


Travel to Spain. THE DESERT TABERNAS

Travel to Spain. ROMAN GOLD MINES OF LAS MÉDULAS

   Ancient Roman gold mines of Las Médulas is located 20 km from Ponferrada. In the first century ad, they served as the main source of gold for the entire Roman Empire. 


Travel to Spain. LAS MÉDULAS

Travel to Spain. NATIONAL PARK DOÑANA

    National Park "Doñana" is the most famous in Spain, one of the last places in Europe where there are huge wetlands. 


Travel to Spain. NATIONAL PARK DOÑANA

Travel to Germany. THE WADDEN SEA

   Watts called the chain of shallow lagoons scattered along the coast of the North sea. 


Travel to Germany. THE WADDEN SEA

Travel to Germany. NATIONAL PARK "BERCHTESGADEN"

   National Park "Berchtesgaden" surprised by the length of Hiking trails, 230 km. On them slowly walk visitors enjoying the mountain scenery and inhaling the aromas of Alpine herbs. You can also join one of the thematic tours, which are offered to the tourists by the Park administration. 


Travel to Germany. NATIONAL PARK "BERCHTESGADEN"

Travel to Germany. THE BROCKEN MOUNTAIN

   The Brocken (1141 m) is a slice of Iceland, hidden in the center of Germany. Related to this Northern country with a harsh climate and weather extremes: 306 days a year the mountain is shrouded in mist and 100 days covered with snow. The average annual temperature at the Broken not up to +3 °C , and the winds blow at a speed of almost 300 km/h. 


Travel to Germany. THE BROCKEN MOUNTAIN

Travel to Germany. LAKE KÖNIGSSEE

   Being close to the lake königsee, which is located almost on the border with Austria, it is hard to believe that this is not the Norwegian fjords, so similar to them of the surrounding landscape. But it's Sunny Bavaria, and the lake was formed in the last ice age by melting glaciers. 


Travel to Germany. LAKE KÖNIGSSEE

Travel to Germany. SAXON SWITZERLAND

   This area has received in the XVIII century by two Swiss painters who came here to the open air. They liked it so much mountain and forest landscapes that were very much like their homeland, they decided to stay here forever, saying that I had found my Switzerland. 


Travel to Germany. SAXON SWITZERLAND

Travel to France. PINK GRANITE COAST

   This amazing area stretches for 9 km along the coast between the towns of Perros-Guirec and Trébeurden. The collection comprises numerous granite boulders of different shapes and unusual pink color, although their tone is very much dependent on the weather. 

Travel to France. PINK GRANITE COAST.

Travel to Germany. PRIMEVAL BEECH FORESTS OF THE CARPATHIANS AND GERMANY

   Several thousand years ago, beech forests covered almost half of the European continent. Today of it remind only the protected zone of Germany, Slovakia and Ukraine.


Travel to Germany. PRIMEVAL BEECH FORESTS OF THE CARPATHIANS AND GERMANY

Travel to Europe. GERMANY

THE WONDERS OF GERMAN NATURE


   Welcome to the coven! Yes, in Germany there is the mountain, where the evil power is going on "symposia". Here you will learn why the witches have chosen this mountain if you are lucky, you will witness the amazing optical effect, which affects no less than the dangerous proximity of eloquent force.


THE BROCKEN MOUNTAIN

Travel to France. VERDON GORGE

   Many millions of years ago the territory of modern France overlooking the sea, and at its bottom was formed of limestone deposits from the remains of animals. Later the African tectonic plate pushed European, former seabed rose up and became mountains. 

Travel to France. VERDON GORGE.

Travel to Netherlands. THE NATIONAL PARK "DWINGELDERVELD"

   In the spring the national Park "Dwingelderveld" turns into a huge purple-pink carpet. It blooms fragrant Heath — plant, loving the wet Heath, and that such areas are protected. Just 100 years ago, a huge Heather field met throughout Germany, Belgium and Holland, and today there remains very little.
Here you can meet the other plants that in other circumstances simply can not survive.

Travel to Netherlands. THE NATIONAL PARK "DWINGELDERVELD"

Travel to Netherlands. THE POLDER OF BEEMSTER

   The Polder (drained and cultivated the low-lying stretch of coast) of Bester emerged in the early XVII century as a result of artificial drainage of the lake. 

Travel to Netherlands. THE POLDER OF BEEMSTER

Travel to Netherlands. THE NATIONAL PARK "DE HOGE VELUWE"

   This is the largest Park of the Netherlands, a fantastic place with unique nature and swampy landscapes, coniferous forests, sand dunes. There is even a Museum. "De Hoge Veluwe" was founded in 1914 to a wealthy couple. 


Travel to Netherlands. THE NATIONAL PARK "DE HOGE VELUWE"

Travel to Europe. NETHERLANDS

NATURAL WONDERS OF THE NETHERLANDS


History of the Netherlands is an ongoing struggle of man with nature. The inhabitants of this tiny state from century to century was reclaimed from the sea a piece of land to build the roads and grow gardens. Thus the country managed to increase by several tens of thousands of acres that lie mostly below sea level.
THE NATIONAL PARK "DWINGELDERVELD"

Travel to France. THE ISLAND OF CORSICA

   The island of Corsica located in the Mediterranean sea West of Italy and Southeast of France, is a real diamond, each face of which offers amazing natural beauty and wealth. Here there are tall pine forests, vineyards, fragrant shrubs, majestic hills, scenic bays of Porto and Girolata, nature reserve "Scandola" and rocky coves, the town Drunk. 


Travel to France. THE ISLAND OF CORSICA

Travel to France. CANYON TROU DE FER

   In 1989 on the island of reunion in the Indian ocean near Madagascar and Mauritius was discovered amazingly beautiful canyon, called the Trou de fer, which means "iron hole". Due to the fact that this place for many years was protected from human influence, there remain a variety of flora and fauna, including endemic species.

Travel to France. CANYON TROU DE FER

Travel to France. MONT BLANC

   Mont Blanc (4810 m) is called the roof of Europe, as it is the highest peak of the Western part of the Old world. It is on the border of Italy and France and from afar sparkling snow-white peaks. No coincidence that the name "Mont Blanc" means "white mountain". 


Travel to France. MONT BLANC

Travel to France. LAGOONS OF NEW CALEDONIA

   Barrier reef of New Caledonia, public education, located in the Pacific ocean, is one of only three such natural structures in the world. The reef stretches for 1,500 km and surrounds the major Islands of the archipelago of New Caledonia Grande Terre (New Caledonia) and Ile-de-Rin, and several small plots of land. 

Travel to France. LAGOONS OF NEW CALEDONIA

Travel to France. PONT D'ARC

   Pont d'arc is one of the most famous natural bridges in the world. Located in the South-East of France on the river ardèche 4 km from the town of Vallon-Pont-d'arc. Impressive he is not only beauty, but also the dimensions: height of 45 m and a width of about 60 m. the Bridge has become one of the symbols of the country — it is frequently found on postcards and in tourist guides.

Travel to France. PONT D'ARC

Travel to France. THE VOLCANO PUY-DE-DOME

  Puy-de-dôme (1464 m) is a rather young volcano, which adorns the French Department. Despite the fact that it has not erupted for a very long time and is considered to be extinct, on its top and slopes of well-preserved traces of former powerful rampant natural disasters: the accumulation of lava whimsical shapes, and formed long-craters, and even volcanic ash, which is many thousands of years.
Puy-de-dome is a granite plateau, located at an altitude of about 1000 m above sea level.

Travel to France. THE VOLCANO PUY-DE-DOME

Travel to France. CIRQUE DE MAFATE

   Cirque de Mafate — a godsend for lovers of Hiking. There is absolutely no roads, so to reach this wonderful place you can just walk. 

Travel to France. CIRQUE DE MAFATE

Travel to France. NATURE PARK "CAMARGUE".

   In the heyday of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire almost all the Mediterranean coast of Europe was covered with swamps. They have existed since ancient times and has remained intact until the XIX century, Then began a large-scale work on their drainage.

Travel to France. NATURE PARK "CAMARGUE".

Travel to France. MOUNTAIN RANGES OF THE CÉVENNES AND CAUSSES.

This object area 302 319 hectares located in the South Central part of France.
Landscapes of the mountain ranges of the Cevennes and Causses rich in wide valleys, which reflect the close interaction of agricultural activities with nature. For centuries, the area prospered mountain grazing based on the seasonal hauls cattle for short distances.

Travel to France. MOUNTAIN RANGES OF THE CÉVENNES AND CAUSSES.

Travel to Europe. FRANCE.

THE FRENCH WONDERS OF NATURE



   France — the birthplace of honey wine, because the local climate is favorable for growing grapes. And the impression of this country is very similar to the tasting of exclusive beverage. She lures and teases the Cote d'azur, a luxurious ski resorts and the "roof of Europe", which is located exactly on its territory.



THE ISLAND OF CORSICA
MONT BLANC

Travel to Italy. AEOLIAN ISLANDS

   The seven beautiful Islands of the Aeolian archipelago, which is located between the volcanoes Etna and Vesuvius, part of a huge 200-kilometer-long volcanic ridge. For example, can be traced to the unique processes of formation and destruction of Islands by volcanic activity. 

 Travel to Italy. AEOLIAN ISLANDS

Travel to Italy. NATSIONALNYI PARK "GRAN PARADISO"

   "Gran Paradiso" is the oldest national Park of Italy. 
   Back in the mid XIX century Victor Emmanuel II, the future monarch of Italy, noted that the number of mountain goats in his hunting area has drastically reduced. He declared forest reserves and forbade them to hunt everyone but himself. In the early twentieth century, his grandson, also Victor Emmanuel, conveyed these lands to state ownership, but with the condition that their territory is national Park. 

Travel to Italy. NATSIONALNYI PARK "GRAN PARADISO"

Travel to Italy. LAKE AVERNUS

   Avernus — one of the names of the underworld in the European tradition. Who came up with the idea to call a beautiful lake in the Italian province of Campagne? In fact, on the contrary, the Kingdom the dead was named after the lake. Translation of "averno" means "without birds", and according to legend, in ancient times, any of the birds flying over the lake, dropped dead. 


Travel to Italy. LAKE AVERNUS

Travel to Italy. THE BEACH OF "SCALA DEI TURCHI"

   On the Italian island of Sicily located amazingly beautiful beaches, the most unusual among them "Scala dei Turchi". This is a huge white cliff of margalita — durable limestone material, which is water and wind over the years has formed a rounded stage. 

Travel to Italy. THE BEACH OF "SCALA DEI TURCHI"

Travel to Italy. RIVER TIMAVO



    To see the river-wanderer Timavo from source to mouth, have to visit three countries. Some of the streams that form it, are in Croatia. But the "official" beginning of the river in Slovenia, on the slopes of the Snow mountains. 

Travel to Italy. RIVER TIMAVO

Travel to Italy. EAR OF DIONYSIUS

   It's hard to think of a more fitting name for this cave.
  First, the entrance is indeed reminiscent of the shape of the human ear. And secondly, in the grotto has excellent acoustics, so that the word spoken in a whisper in one part of the cave, then loud echo is heard in the other. 

Travel to Italy. EAR OF DIONYSIUS

Travel to Italy. THE SOCA RIVER/ ISONZO

   "The emerald beauty" — so affectionately call the Slovenes miracle of their land — the river soca. The color of the water in the river is really unusual — a thick and milky emerald in its entirety, and is 140 km. 

Travel to Italy. THE SOCA RIVER/ ISONZO

Travel to Italy. THE BLUE GROTTO ON CAPRI ISLAND

   The island of Capri — a favorite vacation spot of celebrities. It is one of the most striking natural wonders of Italy — the Blue grotto, which locals usually call the sky blue. One only has to get inside, from the incredible blue getting dizzy. 

Travel to Italy. THE BLUE GROTTO ON CAPRI ISLAND

Travel to Italy. THE BEACHES OF VILLASIMIUS

   Villasimius is a must-see beach lovers. This marvelous area is located in the South—East of the Italian island of Sardinia. Almost to the sea fit low, forested mountains, at the foot of which stretches a lush beaches.

Travel to Italy. THE BEACHES OF VILLASIMIUS

Travel to Italy. ALCANTARA GORGE

   "Miraculous Baroque" — the so-called gorge of Alcantara tourists visited here.
   Indeed, the intricate patterns on basalt overhanging the river rocks look very impressive. The "author" of the arts — crater Mojo, which two thousand years ago erupted a powerful stream of lava. She has formed a gorge.

Travel to Italy. ALCANTARA GORGE

Travel to Italy. RITTEN EARTH PILLARS

   In the Italian province of South Tyrol is surrounded by tall trees is another local landmark — Ritten earth pillars. This unusual rock formation is an earthen turrets, often topped with a huge boulders. There are about 150, and the height ranges up to several tens of meters. How they got here?

Travel to Italy. RITTEN EARTH PILLARS



Travel to Italy. MOUNT ETNA

The former smithy of Hephaestus and the birthplace of the Cyclops, Etna with his ever steaming top meets the landscape of old lava in the vent and orchards, broken on the slopes. 

Travel to Italy. MOUNT ETNA

Travel to Italy. LAKE COMO

   Lake Como is remarkable primarily for its unusual shape in the form of an inverted Y formed by the three ego sleeve: Colico in the North and Como and Lecco in the South. Length of the reservoir is 47 km, maximum width — 4 km; it's sandwiched between granite and limestone mountains, whose height ranges from 600 m in the South to 2.5 km in the North. Another interesting fact: the lake is considered one of the deepest in Europe — ego reaches a depth of 410 meters.

Travel to Italy. LAKE COMO

Travel to Italy. THE DOLOMITES/ DOLOMITE ALPS

   A precious slice of the Alps, and unusual, went to Italy.
   It lands on this country's mountain peaks consist mainly of colored stone dolomite and limestone. 

Travel to Italy. THE DOLOMITES/ DOLOMITE ALPS

Travel to Italy. NATIONAL PARK MONTI-SIBILLINE



  "Monti Sibillini" is a completely new approach to the creation of the national Park.
As conceived by the initiators,in this place must be good for everyone from permanent residents to tourists. Because the Park is mountainous, it is divided into four slope — historical, magical, flourishing and sacred. 

Travel to Italy. NATIONAL PARK MONTI-SIBILLINE


Travel to Europe. ITALY

THE WONDERS OF THE ITALIAN NATURE


   Italy is famous not only for spaghetti and pizza, but also for magnificent landscapes. Under the dome of the sky, the snow-capped peaks - and the Alps, the Apennines and the solitary mountains - stand proudly here.