Outdoors Action

Extreme sports in Bovec, Slovenia Along with neighbouring Bled, this is the region's unrivalled location for extreme sports, offering everything from canyoning to hydspeeding.

Great-value skiing, Bosnia & Hercegovina Increasingly serviceable and so far affordable, try Bjelašnica, Jahorina and Vlašić mountains.

Rafting the Tara Canyon, Montenegro Hit the rapids of the Tara River in Europe's deepest canyon.

Windsurfing on Bol island, Croatia The famous Zlatni Rat beach attracts crowds of swimmers and windsurfers in summer.

Hiking in the Accursed Mountains, Albania Snow-capped peaks and traditional mountain villages in one of Europe's most remote corners.

Danube Cycling Path, Serbia Cycle along the Danube through the mighty Iron Gates gorge in Serbia's Djerdap National Park.