Summer may be over – but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of holiday season. In fact, autumn can be a great time to travel, thanks mainly to there being fewer tourists in popular spots and cheaper deals available on flights and accommodation. Oh, and let’s not forget the beauty of all the Autumn colours in nature at this time of year. Wrap up warm and make the most of the outdoors before winter sets in.
Some places are more accessible than others, though – and if you or a member of your family are a wheelchair user, you’ll no doubt know this already. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the best European cities to visit as a wheelchair user. Read on to find out more…
Ah, Paris. Its beauty is renowned throughout the world, which is why so many of us long to visit it. Aside from its visual, culinary and cultural charms, it’s also highly accessible for wheelchair users, as its numerous museums, galleries and other public spaces demonstrate. Both the Louvre and the Eiffel tower, for example, offer easy access for wheelchair users.
Munich has long been a tourist favourite – and it’s easy to see why. Its gothic buildings and iconic Romantic road are the key forces behind its aesthetic appeal, while its reputation for premium beer places it firmly on the culinary map. Better still, the Bavarian capital boasts a wide range of wheelchair accessible sites and attractions.
True, Rome was built on seven hills – but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t accessible for wheelchair users! The city boasts wheelchair accessible museums, galleries and other tourist sites, making it an excellent destination for all vacationers. Its accessible bus tours are worth mentioning, too.
Fancy a trip to Chester, with its Roman architecture and welcoming vibes? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear that that it received the European Union Access City Award in 2017! If it’s wheelchair accessible areas, sites and buildings are anything to go by, it continues to uphold its reputation for inclusivity today.
You’ll have most likely heard that Slovenia is fast becoming a tourist hot spot. Its luscious lakes, countryside and pristine urban areas are just a few reasons to go there. It’s also worth pointing out that its cities are some of the most wheelchair accessible in Europe. This is particularly true of its capital, Ljubljana. If you’re wanting to explore the city as a solo traveller or within your own party, you could always invest in a Disabled vehicle. Head to a specialist like Allied Mobility, and you can roam the Slovenian capital with complete confidence.
Travel is for everybody – and the cities we’ve listed show this completely. Visit any one of them, and you’re pretty much ensured a hassle-free trip.