All across Europe, urban areas are becoming greener, cleaner, and easier to move around. That's great news for travelers who want city sights and the great outdoors. Read on for some of our favorite ways to get a breath of fresh air (and perspective) in six European cities this spring.
Amsterdam: where bikes outnumber people
Bike Pedal over canal bridges and past major landmarks including the Anne Frank House.
Walk Tour the city on two feet to see areas such as Dam Square and the Red Light District.
Cruise Wind down on a canal cruise, where you can upgrade for wine, cheese, or even pizza.
Stockholm: a city surrounded by water and nature
Bike Cover more ground in the city and on nearby islands during a 3-hour bike tour.
Walk Guided jaunts show you the best of the city at a relaxed pace. Bonus: A guided forest hike.
Cruise Catch the best sightseeing on the water. Try a kayak or rigid inflatable boat (RIB).
Berlin: plenty of room for walkers and bikers
Bike Hop on a beach cruiser for a leisurely ride past Checkpoint Charlie and other notable spots.
Walk Go off the beaten path to explore up and coming neighborhoods for art and food.
Cruise Dine on the river, or opt for a hop-on, hop-off cruise to get out and explore.
Copenhagen: a chart-topper in happy Denmark
Bike Play local in the recently reopened Tivoli Gardens.
Walk Burn calories as you stroll from café to café on a food tour.
Cruise Pass centuries-old buildings on quaint canals.
Paris: get in the streets for the best sounds, sights, and smells
Bike Play Parisian on a ride through the Marais, among other districts.
Walk Sniff out fresh croissants on a gourmet tour of the city.
Cruise Treat a special lady to a trip along the Seine; Mother's Day typically falls in late May in France.
Rome: where history lives around every corner
Bike Put a modern spin on Rome's ancient sites with a classic or electric bike tour.
Walk Follow in gladiators' footsteps at the Colosseum or walk the famous Appian Way.
Cruise See the city on a Tiber River cruise, or opt for natural scenery on a day trip to Ponza Island.