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13 scenic mountains to visit on your own: The views will leave you gobsmacked

Enjoy the picturesque views from the mountains at these 13 destinations on your next solocation.

1. Zurich, Switzerland"Self experience: Walking the city and by the river... The mountains to go hiking and a boat tour on the lake."

Lastminute.com reviewer Nason shares, “De-stressing tips: Hiking in the mountain and walking by the lake. Self experience: Walking the city and by the river... The mountains to go hiking and a boat tour on the lake.” Read more

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2. Naples, Italy"[T]he whole of the area is picture perfect... De-stressing tips: Boat trip, mountain walk..."

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, “The whole of the area is picture perfect, so beautiful especially with a sunset as well. Went on a boat trip and a day trip to Pompeii, both really fun and great views. The hotel was very nice, rooms were a little standard but a comfy bed, great breakfast, and all in all a great experience. I would have never thought of doing this trip but i'm glad I went and highly recommend. De-stressing tips: Boat trip, mountain walk and beach visit. Self experience: Just meeting all the friendly people that helped along the way. I liked: The amazing views from every road...” Read more

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3. Innsbruck, Austria"Mostly sunny, food excellent. Saw Innsbruck old town, very special... The clean fresh mountain air!"

Lastminute.com reviewer Eva says, “Mostly sunny, food excellent. Saw Innsbruck old town, very special. Travelled alone: It was a Spa break which I prefer to do on my own. Places you saw: If you like serious spa breaks, Innsbruck is ideal. Like most in trip: The clean fresh mountain air!” Read more

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4. Sofia, Bulgaria"I went to the mountains on Sofia and visited the lakes. I visited the centre of Sofia and it was amazing."

Lastminute.com reviewer Janette shares, “The weather was amazing, the food was so good as I ate out every day. I went to the mountains on Sofia and visited the lakes. I visited the centre of Sofia and it was amazing. Travelled alone: To see the world. Places you saw: The mountains around Sofia and Pancherva Lake. Wellness activity and experience: I went to the national athletics stadium and jogged around the track a few times. Like most in trip: The mountains and the views. The food was really nice too.” Read more

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5. Dubrovnik, Croatia" The sights were cool, all within walking distance. Walking the mountain for the sites was fun."

Lastminute.com reviewer Ross shares, “The sights were cool, all within walking distance. Walking the mountain for the sites was fun. Be prepared to pay for the sites and experiences, go to Lokrum Island. De-stressing tips: Lokrum Island, h[i]king up the hill to see the old town. Sightseeing places: The walls, Lokrum Island - best way to get away from the busy old town, old town - loved walking around and taking it all in. Self experience: Lokrum Island was very peaceful and tranquil. I liked: How close everything was.” Read more

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6. Carcassonne, France"Many walking opportunities with tracks into the forest and mountains."

Lastminute.com reviewer Carolind shares, “Saw Pyrenees Occidentale... Wonderful for cycling, as there is virtually no traffic. Quillan worth a visit. Vibrant and pretty. Many walking opportunities with tracks into the forest and mountains. Wild thyme everywhere, much happy birdsong and church bells to tell you the time. Not many other sounds. Pretty idyllic. I liked: Discovering a new place that I knew very little about. Carcassonne airport is very manageable. Tiny, with very friendly staff. A pleasant surprise.” Read more

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7. Tbilisi, Georgia"Train ride to Batumi featured beautiful pastoral landscapes with Caucus mountains in the background."

Lastminute.com reviewer Christodbbb shares, “It was amazing - beautiful city with gorgeous weather! A city mentioned in Marco Polo's travels - although I don't think he ever went there. Great food & Georgian wine. Still very affordable. Train ride to Batumi featured beautiful pastoral landscapes with Caucus mountains in the background. Very historic location - did a day trip to birthplace of Stalin & UNESCO heritage archaeological site along with a separate trip to the Kaheti wine region. Sightseeing places: Tbilisi. Self experience: Going to Kaheti wine region. I liked: Remoteness.” Read more

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8. Munich, Germany"The nature is amazing and many lakes and beautiful mountains there. Really enjoyed!"

Lastminute.com reviewer Saleh shares, “It is a very beautiful big city. The nature is amazing and many lakes and beautiful mountains there. Really enjoyed! De-stressing tips: Went to Isar and Englischgarten. Really beautiful! Self experience: Walking around in nature and Englischgarten! Beargartens are also already open :D. I liked: Visiting my family and a family Reunion.” Read more

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9. Oslo, Norway"The friendly locals, the beautiful natural scenery, the hikes, mountains, fjords and cinnamon buns!"

Lastminute.com reviewer Hannah says, “Don't miss the Opera House, walking along the river Akerselva and the beautiful sculpture parks! Sightseeing places: The Folk Museum in Bygdøy, the Opera House, KOK sauna, Astrup Fearnley Museum. Self experience: I loved going to the Lake Sognsvann. Walk all around the lake for a truly beautiful nature experience. I liked: The friendly locals, the beautiful natural scenery, the hikes, mountains, fjords and cinnamon buns!” Read more

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10. Bucharest, Romania"Bucharest is a beautiful place as a first time solo traveller. I found it very hospitable with a very nice community..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Stefan says, “Bucharest is a beautiful place as a first time solo traveller. I found it very hospitable with a very nice community and I hope to return very shortly I don't want to leave. Adventurous activities done: Brasov is filled with neat stuff to do. Sightseeing places: Brasov, Dracula's castle, Black church, Bucuresti malls. Self experience: Taking the train from Bucuresti and climbing the mountain.” Read more

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11. Tenerife, Spain"Relaxed on the pool and self drive to the mountains... I liked: The port and mountain villages with breathtaking scenery."

Lastminute.com reviewer Syed Zeeshan says, “Weather was a bit cloudy with bit of sunshine but no complains as hard rock was a brilliant hotel with all levels of amenities. De-stressing tips: Relaxed on the pool and self drive to the mountains. Self experience: The easy access to mountains and beautiful port villages. I liked: The port and mountain villages with breath taking scenery.” Read more

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12. Glasgow, United Kingdom"Great place peaceful and very scenic mountain views... Drymen is a very warm and welcoming village."

Lastminute.com reviewer Hitesh says, “Weather was hit and miss some rain some sunny spells. Great place peaceful and very scenic mountain views. Travelled alone: Booked last minute for a wedding so decided to go up on my own. Yes I travel on my own often. Places you saw: Drymen is a very warm and welcoming village. Learn from experience: To get out and go celebrate and meet new people. Take in new places and cultures. Like most in trip: The local food, especially the lunch at the Clachan Inn, Drymen Square, Drymen, Loch Lomond. It is the oldest licensed pub in Scotland.” Read more

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13. Crete, Greece"De-stressing tips: Mountain trek and trips to Balos Bay and Gramvousa."

Lastminute.com reviewer Rashpal shares, “The weather was mixed, mainly cloudy unfortunately, trek to Samaria national park was awesome as was Balos Bay and Gramvousa island. De-stressing tips: Mountain trek and trips to Balos Bay and Gramvousa. Self experience: Mountain trek was tough but amazing. I liked: Peace and quiet.” Read more

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