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 Walking Holidays in Austria Austria - Danube - Walking the Blue Danube Valley

Walking holidays in Austria - Danube - Walking the Blue Danube Valley - Click Here For Larger Image The walk follows the course of the Danube in the area known as the Wachau. This is where the Danube is at its most beautiful with sweeping curves framed by hillsides that you will have the opportunity to explore. The mild climate and steep hills make it ideal territory for wine and fruit growing, which adds to the beauty of the valley.  The valley has a number of historic towns. The area has outstanding regional food and drink specialities apart from the famous wine there are delicious apricot dishes and many others all making best use of the local produce.  Each day you ascend through vineyards, orchards and light forest to achieve wonderful viewing points with stunning vistas over the ever changing River Danube and the surrounding open countryside.  

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 Walking Holidays in Austria Austria - Hochkönig

Walking holidays in Austria - Hochkönig - Click Here For Larger Image This area of Southern Germany and Northern Austria, commonly referred to as Upper Bavaria invites the trekker to enjoy walks with alpine meadows, wonderful mountain views often with snow at the top, panoramic views across green lush valleys and delightful lakes. You are walking around the towering peaks of the Hochkönig massif of which Mount Hochkönig itself at 2941m stands majestically above all of the others. You start in Germany, walk into Austria on the first walking day and back into Germany on the last. No need for passport checks when crossing borders as both countries are members of the Schengen Agreement (Borderless Europe). You will stay in a hamlet, alpine village, high alpine pass and in a small town in Austria, the first and last night are in Germany right by the beautiful blue-green waters of Lake Königssee.

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 Walking Holidays in Austria Austria - Salzkammergut - Lakes & Mountains

Walking holidays in Austria - Salzkammergut - Lakes & Mountains - Click Here For Larger Image The walk is in the area officially called Salzkammergut but is also well known by the name “Austrian Lake District”. It is one of Austria's major walking destinations, featuring crystal clear lakes, set amongst stunning hillsides and mountains and dotted with picturesque villages; photographs of which have topped many a chocolate box. It is not surprising that Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria chose Bad Ischl to build his summer palace, which you will have the opportunity to visit. The area developed economically after salt was discovered and mining started but now very little remains of the industry, although it still contributes to the economy as a previous salt mine is now open as a visitor attraction. Some of the area has become a World Heritage Site including the towns of Hallstatt and Bad Goisern, places you will be able to browse around.

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 Walking Holidays in Austria Austria - Salzkammergut - Ten Lakes

Walking holidays in Austria - Salzkammergut - Ten Lakes - Click Here For Larger Image Beautiful Salzkammergut conjures up images of ‘The Sound of Music’, for it was here, in the “Austrian Lake District”, that much of the film was made. With its crystal-clear lakes and imposing mountains, it’s one of Austria's favourite walking destinations and a World Heritage Site. It’s not surprising that Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria chose to build his summer palace in Bad Ischl.

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 Walking Holidays in Austria Austria - Schladming - Trek

Walking holidays in Austria - Schladming - Trek - Click Here For Larger Image This walk is located in the wide valley of the Enns, a lively river which flows east to become a tributary of the Danube. The principle town is Schladming, a modest town of 5,000 people it is known throughout the world for its winter sports. Small villages are dispersed along the valley. The Enns valley is dominated to the north by the stark limestone mountains, of which Dachstein (the ‘Roof Stone’) is the largest. To the south are the peaks of the Schladminger Tauern. There are pristine landscapes, lush green alpine valleys and charming small villages to explore, some still with houses dating back centuries.

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 Walking Holidays in Austria Austria - Zugspitze

Walking holidays in Austria - Zugspitze - Click Here For Larger Image This area of Southern Germany and Western Austria, commonly referred to as the Tirol invites the trekker to enjoy low-level walks with alpine meadows, wonderful mountain views often with snow at the top, panoramic views across green lush valleys and delightful lakes. You will be circumnavigating Zugspitze, a mountain of just under 3000m shared between Austria and Germany. It is Germany’s highest mountain (but not Austria’s) and has two cable cars (one from each country) giving easy access to the peak. You will visit famous ski resorts and old German towns.

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 Walking Holidays in Bulgaria Bulgaria - Rodopi Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Bulgaria - Rodopi Mountains
          - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image Bulgaria has an ancient and rich history, the Thracians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Bulgarians, Slavs and Turks have all inhabited the country in their time, all leaving behind their mark either through buildings, language, gastronomy or culture. The country is one of the EU’s newest additions bringing benefits to the visitor.

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 Walking Holidays in Cape Verde Cape Verde - Santo Antao - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Cape Verde - Santo Antao - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image Santo Antão. This is the most famous walking island and is the second largest. We concentrate on the north east. Here is a spectacular landscape where nature went crazy in Her creation!  Jagged peaks, strange rock formations, craters, volcanoes and plunging ravines and valleys filled with lush vegetation are just a few of the characteristics of this amazing island. Deep valleys (Ribeiras) are farmed by the local people and terraces cling to every corner and crevice of the almost sheer valley sides where bananas, cassava and sugar cane are grown along with other seasonal fruits and vegetables. The coastline is no less dramatic with paths clinging to the cliffsides and offering one of the most amazing coastal walks imaginable - anywhere!

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 Walking Holidays in Cyprus Cyprus - Cyprus Trek

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Cyprus offers great variety in its walking. You can experience the mountains of the Troodos range where you have wide ranging views over the island from coast to coast. There are valleys to explore with burbling streams running alongside you, the chirping of birds and perhaps the sighting of a mouflon. Medieval Venetian watermills and bridges add a historical context to the area along with deserted Turkish Cypriot villages. Forests range across the island which offer shade and a different kind of scenery to explore. Finally you get down to the coast with its stunning blue seas.All over the island there are small rural villages, some of which look as if time has forgotten them as they appear the same as they did 100 years ago. Walking through and staying in these villages offer a vastly different experience to staying in the tourist-centric resort towns and cities by the coast. You are able to enjoy the friendly, local lifestyles of these villages at the end of each scenic walk.

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 Walking Holidays in France France - Pyrenees

Walking holidays in France - Pyrenees - Click Here For Larger Image The French Pyrenees are a taste of paradise for walkers. This glorious trek is diverse and undulating, and traces the International Greenwich Meridian through Hautes Pyrenees to the heart of the mountains at Gavarnie, just a few kilometres from the Spanish border as the crow flies. The route starts in the country spa town of Argeles-Gazost and ends at the Cirque Gavarnie, which is a World Heritage site. The whole route is inspiring.

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 Walking Holidays in France - Corsica France - Corsica - Monte Mare Nord - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in France - Corsica - Monte Mare Nord - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image To this day, Corsica remains the most unspoilt of the Mediterranean islands. In fact, its hills are covered in cool, green virgin forests, and golden sands adorn its coastline, interspersed with dramatic cliffs. In the centre of the island, some peaks rise to 2,706 metres (8,878ft) and many reach to over 2,000 metres (6,600ft). This mountainous region covers two-thirds of the island and is dotted with remote villages perched on crags above river gorges. French is the official language but bi-lingual signs indicate the wide use of its own language, which has similarities to Italian. Cuisine is also a delicious mélange of French and Italian dishes. In the mountains, wild meats such as boar, rabbit and trout offer tempting variety.

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 Walking Holidays in Germany Germany - Hochkönig

Walking holidays in Germany - Hochkönig - Click Here For Larger Image This area of Southern Germany and Northern Austria, commonly referred to as Upper Bavaria invites the trekker to enjoy walks with alpine meadows, wonderful mountain views often with snow at the top, panoramic views across green lush valleys and delightful lakes. You are walking around the towering peaks of Hochkönig massif of which the Mount Hochkönig itself at 2941m stands majestically above all of the others. You start in Germany, walk into Austria on the first walking day and back into Germany on the last. No need for passport checks when crossing borders as both countries are members of the Schengen Agreement (Borderless Europe). You will stay in a hamlet, alpine village, high alpine pass and in a small town in Austria, the first and last night are in Germany right by the beautiful blue-green waters of Lake Königssee.

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 Walking Holidays in Germany Germany - Zugspitze

Walking holidays in Germany - Zugspitze - Click Here For Larger Image This area of Southern Germany and Western Austria, commonly referred to as the Tirol invites the trekker to enjoy low-level walks with alpine meadows, wonderful mountain views often with snow at the top, panoramic views across green lush valleys and delightful lakes. You will be circumnavigating Zugspitze a mountain of just under 3000m shared between Austria and Germany. It is Germany’s highest mountain (but not Austria’s) and has two cable cars (one from each country) giving easy access to the peak. You will visit famous ski resorts and old German towns.

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 Walking Holidays in Greece - Corfu Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Complete trail

Walking holidays in Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Complete trail - Click Here For Larger Image The Greek island of Corfu is a walker's paradise, and what better way to explore it than walking on the Corfu Trail. It is over 200km long in all is rated as one of the best long distant walks in the world by many. We feature 7 nights on the southern section. This trek explores sand dunes, tranquil valleys and farming villages that time has left behind. You walk through olive groves, past oak and chestnut trees, over rolling hills and along ancient mule paths known as Kalderimi. You are never far from the coast with its dramatic cliffs and long beaches. Corfu has become known for some of its modern resort development, mercifully this is confined to small areas and will only be encountered as an occasional view in the far distance.

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 Walking Holidays in Greece - Corfu Greece - Corfu - Corfu trail - Northern Section

Walking holidays in Greece - Corfu - Corfu trail - Northern Section - Click Here For Larger Image The Greek island of Corfu is a walker’s paradise, and what better way to explore it than walking on the Corfu Trail? It is over 200km long in all and is rated as one of the best long-distance walks in the world. With forested hills, spectacular views, azure seas and idyllic beaches, it’s easy to see why walkers keep returning to Corfu! On this trek, you will discover Corfu’s wildest and most breathtaking scenery and its most rugged coastline. Enjoy finding deserted villages and sophisticated coastline dotted with smart villas, with views of Albania across the sea. The north of Corfu is more mountainous than the south, its highest peak being 911 metres, which you can walk to if you wish. Some of the northern routes are not as well-trodden as those in the south and are occasionally a little overgrown; however the underlying paths are of good quality. This stunning walk will take you to the end of the trail at Corfu’s most northerly point.

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 Walking Holidays in Greece - Corfu Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Southern Section

Walking holidays in Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Southern Section - Click Here For Larger Image The Greek island of Corfu is a walker's paradise, and what better way to explore it than walking on the Corfu Trail surrounded by forested hills, beautiful beaches and mesmerising sea views? It is over 200km long in all and is rated as one of the best long-distance walks in the world. We feature the whole trail in 13 nights or you can undertake either the southern or the northern sections as separate holidays. The southern section explores sand dunes, tranquil valleys and farming villages that time has left behind. You walk through olive groves, past oak and chestnut trees, over rolling hills and along ancient mule paths known as kalderimi. You are never far from the coast with its dramatic cliffs and long beaches. Corfu has become known for its resort development, but mercifully this is confined to small areas and will be encountered only as an occasional view in the distance.

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 Walking Holidays in Greece - Crete Greece - Crete - Hotel to Hotel - Coast and Gorges

Walking holidays in Greece - Crete - Hotel to Hotel 
          - Coast and Gorges - Click Here For Larger Image We have put together a stunning trek combining some of the prime walks South West Crete has to offer taking in three gorges and three coastal sections of the E-4 route. Walk along ancient mule tracks linking coastal villages often still only accessible by boat or on foot with a chance to take a swim in the enticing Libyan Sea along the way. Gorges including the renowned Samaria provide shady contrasts to the coastal sections and a night in Omalos at 1080m provides a feel for the high landscapes of the White Mountains. The walking is of moderate to challenging level with an element of scrambling and several short but potentially vertiginous sections. The only real hazard is dehydration during hotter months which may easily be prevented.

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 Walking Holidays in Greece - Peloponnese Greece - Peloponnese - Outer Mani - Hotel to Hotel Trek

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This self-guided, 7 day trek has been designed to be as varied as possible making the most of the wonderful terrain in the Exo Mani covering coastal merchants’ routes, gorge and hill walking and mountain trails. The 50 mile route starts from the small coastal village of Kardamili and winds its way down the Mani peninsula following the Exo Mani to its border with the Messa Mani.

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 Walking Holidays in Ireland Ireland - Western Way

Walking holidays in Ireland - Western Way - Click Here For Larger Image This majestic landscape with its wild shoreline and stunning mountains has what Oscar Wilde described as “savage beauty”. Walking the coastal regions of Mayo and Connemara reveals secret beaches, ruins, holy wells and ancient paths among alpine plants, mountain avens and maiden ferns. The area experienced significant depopulation during and after the Great Famine, and you can almost sense this flight from the land as you walk through the rugged mountains and moorlands. You walk past abandoned crofts and villages to finish at Westport. From the peaks you can enjoy spectacular views of the many islands of the West Coast. Leenane, the setting for the classic film ‘The Field’, is the beautiful village where you will stay.

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 Walking Holidays in Italy Italy - Amalfi Coast trek

Walking holidays in Italy - Amalfi Coast trek - Click Here For Larger Image The Amalfi Coast stretches 50km from Sorrento to Salerno and is one of the most breath-taking coastlines in Europe. Steep terraces full of scented lemon groves fall sheer into a deep blue Mediterranean sea; whitewashed houses cling precariously to unforgiving slopes while sea and sky merge in one vast blue horizon. Colourful towns are pasted onto the steep slopes and have a history dating back 100’s of years.

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 Walking Holidays in Italy Italy - Cinque Terre

Walking holidays in Italy - Cinque Terre - Click Here For Larger Image The literal translation of Cinque Terre is Five Lands, and the name justly derives from the five picturesque villages of the region; Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The coastline, villages and the surrounding hills constitute a National Park and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so beautiful are they. For over a millennium the people living within this dramatic landscape have gradually changed its appearance through time as they cultivated the steep hillsides which descend to the rocky shores by the dramatic hand built terraces of local stone and earth.

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 Walking Holidays in Italy Italy - Tuscany - Chanti

Walking holidays in Italy - Tuscany - Chanti - Click Here For Larger Image Beauty, relaxation, history and wine! Our Tuscany trek leads you through the mesmerising heart of the Chianti Classico wine-growing area. You will travel from Renaissance Florence to the medieval city of Siena. Both cities are World Heritage Sites and breathtakingly beautiful. Why not have a few extra days to explore them? You will be walking through vineyards where the world-famous Chianti wines are produced and you will be able to enjoy plenty of these on the way! It is from this area alone that Chianti is able to boast its black-rooster seal, “gallo nero”. You will also be able to indulge in the delicious food and olive oils of the Tuscan region.

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 Walking Holidays in Italy Italy - Umbria

Walking holidays in Italy - Umbria - Click Here For Larger Image Delightful Umbria, with its rolling hills, waterfalls, high mountains and fascinating hill-top towns, has been called “il cuor verde d’Italia” (the green heart of Italy). It was often viewed as the second best province to visit after Tuscany, but no longer... Successive visitors have discovered that the historic towns of Assisi (a World Heritage Site associated with Saint Francis), Trevi, Norcia and Spoleto, on the flanks of the Apennine Mountains, have just as much to offer as the busier towns of Tuscany.

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 Walking Holidays in Italy Italy - Val di Fassa - Trek

Walking holidays in Italy - Val di Fassa - Trek - Click Here For Larger Image Val di Fassa is located in northern Italy amongst the mighty rocks forming the traditional picture of the Dolomites. However, the valley has much to offer as you journey from the valley floor to the high mountain passes you will be going through pine forests and broad grasslands adding colour and texture to the landscape. On the valley floor you stay in hotels of a traditional Alpine style. Your nights in the mountains are at two of the many rifugios which are located on the mountain sides.

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 Walking Holidays in Macedonia Macedonia - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Macedonia - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image Macedonia is a country of 2 million people, once a part of the former Yugoslavia. It has been independent for over 10 years and is in the process of revitalising its tourism appeal to visitors from further afield. The country of Macedonia is not to be confused with the region of Greece of the same name - and the two Macedonias share a border. There is much polemic surrounding the choice of name of the country, which is unpopular with Greece. This situation is holding back Macedonia's bid to join the EU. You walk in three of the National Parks of Macedonia and the walking is generally remote, enabling you to experience plenty of the rural life of the country.

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 Walking Holidays in Poland Poland - High Tatras and Approaches - Hotel to Hotel trek

You start in an area of Poland that is a very popular walking territory for the Polish people but surprisingly not frequented by other European walkers. You start in the low Carpathian Mountains but always with the sight of the High Tatras, your ultimate goal, spectacularly rising in the distance. Life in this area of rural Poland appears to have changed little over the years; both men and women continue to work the land with horses and wooden implements, you will see and experience this first hand. Your destination of the High Tatra Mountains is one of the best walking areas in Europe and attracts walkers from throughout the world.

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 Walking Holidays in Poland Poland - The High Bieszczady - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Poland - The High Bieszczady  - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image The Bieszczady mountains lie in the far south-east of Poland, in the Eastern Carpathians, bordering Slovakia and the Ukraine. The countryside is characterised by the ridge-and-valley pattern - long mountain ridges stretching parallel to one another. It is the most underpopulated and underdeveloped of the Polish mountains and ideal for hiking. There are unique mountain meadows - the polininy - above primeval forest which offer sanctuary to wild animals such as the lynx and wolves. The peaks offer mountain panoramas of unusual beauty and vastness.

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 Walking Holidays in Portugal - Madeira Portugal - Madeira - Eastern Highlights - Hotel to Hotel Trek

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Why not take the opportunity to stay in the countryside in small hotels and experience Madeira to the full?We have put together an itinerary for a walking holiday in Madeira which takes in levadas, coastal walks and high mountain trails. At the hotels you are assured of a fine welcome and the quality local food will be something to look forward to at the end of a day’s walking. Your luggage is transferred for you between the hotels and sometimes you will be transferred by car to the finest paths that Madeira has to offer. You have a free day in Funchal at the end of the holiday so you can experience the island’s capital, its old town, shops and restaurants.

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 Walking Holidays in Portugal - Madeira Portugal - Madeira - Great Treks of the West

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A chance to visit the enticing and less populated Western region of Madeira offering both coastal and mountain walking. Stay in just three hotels starting high in the mountains progressing to a small coastal village in the north-west and finishing on an impressive cliff top location with fine views of the south-west coast. Your route follows coastal and mountain paths and delightful levadas winding their way around dramatic hillsides. You will be rewarded with stunning vistas of the varying landscape of this side of the island.

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 Walking Holidays in Romania Romania - Romania - Transylvania - Hotel to Hotel Trek

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          - Transylvania - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image "Every known superstition in the world is gathered into the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of imaginative whirlpool.” So says the narrator of Dracula, the late 19th century English novel of Victorian superstitions that used this area of Romania to represent something on the edge of civilisation. A trip to this part of the world is to enter a maelstrom of natural sensation. There is everywhere a bewildering mass of flora and fauna. Profusions of trees and flowers and grasses are barely touched by agricultural exploitation. Be alert, however, for roe deer and chamois and hedgehogs and rodents, plus the sight and sound of the area’s 190 bird species. Transylvania is a  region full of beauty of every kind, sometimes little towns or castles on the top of steep hills. This trek rises daily through Carpathian lower reaches, a green land full of forests and woods, with here steep hills crowned with clumps of trees, and there villages newly built in a riot of colour and style. Smile and say Boo Naa (Hello) and you’ll meet open-faced strangers who say all the country people show “hospitality, flexibility, honesty”. The message is that tourists are welcome.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Balearic Islands Spain - Balearic Islands - Menorca

Walking holidays in Spain - Balearic Islands - Menorca - Click Here For Larger Image Menorca is the second largest of Spain’s four beautiful Balearic Islands and its name derives from the Latin for ‘smaller island’ due to its size in comparison with Mallorca. The island is also much quieter than its neighbour giving a more relaxed and less busy feel. This trek will take you across various sections of the island where you will be following the Camí de Cavalls. This ancient pathway, which in total encircles the whole island, was built in order to connect the many cannons, fortresses and watchtowers needed to protect the island from invaders. This created a path for soldiers to patrol on horseback; the word cavalls means horses in Mallorquin. The sections we feature will take you past stunning and varied scenery featuring steep cliffs, peaceful orchards and bizarre prehistoric structures as well as deep blue bays and white sand beaches.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Canary Islands Spain - Canary Islands -  El Hierro - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -  El Hierro - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image El Hierro is the least known, and most westerly, of the Canary Islands. It has escaped mass tourism and is therefore free of giant hotels and apartment complexes. The population is only 10,000 giving a very different feel to the other Canarian islands. The Herrenõs are fiercely proud of their island and although they are generally against mass tourism they are very welcoming towards visitors who come to appreciate the environment, such as walkers, naturalists and divers.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Canary Islands Spain - Canary Islands -  Gran Canaria - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -  Gran Canaria - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image This trek is one of magnificent ever-changing vistas with far-reaching views to the sea as you walk across the central mountains of Gran Canaria. We have researched a north to south route across the island linking family run hotels taking in a wide variety of spectacular scenery which will have you wondering why you have not walked here before. We are particularly proud of this holiday as we are the only walking company to offer such a trek on this island. It was only possible to put it together using extensive local knowledge.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Canary Islands Spain - Canary Islands -  La Gomera - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -  La Gomera - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image This trek takes you across the island from east to west giving you the opportunity of seeing the best landscapes that La Gomera has to offer. We descend into deep valleys walk through formerly cultivated terraced fields and pass by a unique laurel forest which is a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are some long and tough days but the route ensures that you experience all aspects of this beautiful and tranquil island. You will pass through Gomeran villages that in many respects continue traditions going back to pre-Spanish conquest. You will enjoy many stunning vistas taking in the ever present coastline on this small island.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Canary Islands Spain - Canary Islands - La Palma - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands - La Palma - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image La Palma is a wooded, mountainous island in the western Canaries, its landscape ever-changing and enticing. There are forests and meadows as well as farms and plantations, including tobacco fields and banana plantations. In contrast to this lushness, the island also displays extensive evidence of volcanic activity, including the enormous and dramatic crater of the Caldera de Taburiente. The densely forested northern coast features rugged sea cliffs and spectacular gorges. And the picturesque small towns and villages dotted along the coast are havens of hospitality, waiting to be explored.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino -  The French Way - All the way - St Jean Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela

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The famous Camino de Santiago, also known as the St James’ Way and the French Way, is a wonderful five hundred mile trail across northern Spain which has been walked by pilgrims for over 1000 years. For most, the Camino ends at the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – reputedly the final resting place of St. James the Apostle, although a further few days of walking takes the pilgrim to ‘the end of the earth’ at Finisterre with its downward pointing scallop shell signifying the actual ending and where pilgrims once burned their boots.  Journeying in a westward direction, many aspects of Spain will be witnessed from the high mountains of the Pyrenees to the flat plains of the Meseta; vast Gothic Cathedrals and tiny ‘ermitas’; differing cultures from the colourful Basque lands to mystical Celtic Galicia. Walking the full route from St Jean Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago in one go takes at least 35 days, but offers the ultimate Camino experience. However, time and practicality dictate that most can only manage one stage at a time taking several years to complete the full route.  For this reason we have divided the Camino into stages of 7-11 nights to offer flexibility, depending on time available and ease of access to/from start and end points.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino -  The French Way - Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino -  The French Way - Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Larger Image Do you wish to complete a lifelong ambition in walking part of the St James’ Way (el Camino) but have concerns about your ability to do so? This special version of the final week of the Camino walking into Santiago could be the trek for you! Here we offer a 7 night holiday during which you complete the final 100km of the St James’ Way - all you need to walk to become an official Pilgrim in Santiago and qualifying for a Pilgrim Certificate.  The days are shorter than the full version of this trek leaving you plenty of time to complete each day at your own pace and still have time to explore your destination before dinner.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino -  The French Way - Last 100km Country Hotels - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino -  The French Way - Last 100km Country Hotels - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Larger Image Here we offer a 7 night holiday during which you complete the final 100km of the St James’ Way - all you need to walk to become an official Pilgrim in Santiago and to qualify for a Pilgrim Certificate.  For this Country House itinerary we have chosen unique and stylish accommodations just a short distance away from the Camino route in tranquil locations. These hotels are mainly located in a farming area and offer a more relaxing environment to the busier towns where most pilgrim accommodation is located.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino -  The Portuguese Way - Tui to Santiago de Compostela

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino -  The Portuguese Way - Tui to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Larger Image There are many pilgrim paths meandering through Europe and they all lead to the entrancing and inspiring city of Santiago de Compostela. The most well-trodden route is the Camino Frances from St Jean in France to Santiago, but this route gets busier each year. However, there exists a far quieter but intensely spiritual route, which still has close connections to the life and work of St James as he travelled from Padron to his final resting place in Santiago.  Journeying through these landscapes that border the Atlantic Ocean today can still return the pilgrim to ancient times, and indeed you will encounter sections of the original pilgrim route with shrines, ancient stone crosses and chapels along the way.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino -  To the End of the World - Camino Finisterre - Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino -  To the End of the World - Camino Finisterre - Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre - Click Here For Larger Image Most pilgrims end their journey in Santiago, with few continuing onwards to the actual ending of the Camino bracing the sea air and experiencing true Galicia as the last steps are taken walking to the End of the World.  In terms of ancient pilgrimage, this final and atmospheric section of the Camino led Celts, Romans and other ancient settlers to worship the sun from a point where the earth finished and they could go no further.  Nearby, and an additional deviation, is Muxia closely associated with James the Apostle’s arrival in Spain.  It is surprising therefore, that this is the quietest section of all the Camino.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 1 - St Jean Pied-de-Port to Pamplona

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 1 - St Jean Pied-de-Port to Pamplona - Click Here For Larger Image For those with little time to spare who wish to start at the beginning  and hope or plan to return to walk further, this section is a superb introduction to walking the Camino and passes through delightful mountain and pastoral landscapes from the high Pyrenees to the lower hills surrounding Pamplona.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 2 - Pamplona to Burgos

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 2 - Pamplona to Burgos - Click Here For Larger Image Wandering through the world famous wine lands of Rioja sets the scene for the stage of the Camino between the walled city of Pamplona, famous for its bull running Fiesta de San Fermin, and the bustling city of Burgos with its majestic Gothic Cathedral. Most of the route between these two cities follows rural paths which link hill top villages set amongst the vineyards and is a much favored section by many Pilgrims.  This may because of the promise of the Fuente de Irache where delicious Rioja wine flows freely and constantly enabling Pilgrims to drink to their hearts content! Logrono, is the wine capital of Rioja where eating, drinking and merrymaking can continue in one of the many Bodegas lining the narrow streets. 

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon - Click Here For Larger Image The Meseta, so often condemned as the most boring and uninteresting stage of the Camino, can actually be one of the most atmospheric and soulful stages.  The endless flat plains, providing the bread basket of Spain, merges with vast skies filled with soaring vultures and eagles and a hint of distant mountains to be traversed before reaching Santiago. It is a hot, harsh route to follow during the heat of summer whilst in winter strong winds sting the face of Pilgrims bracing the cold. However, the emptiness and peace during softer months can lift the spirits on high as miles are quickly covered underfoot.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 4 - Leon to O Cebreiro

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 4 - Leon to O Cebreiro - Click Here For Larger Image Along this stretch the Pilgrim is faced with the major challenge of crossing the Cordillera Cantabria at over 1500m. Departing culturally rich Leon, the Camino winds its way over mountain and moorland with the weather contrasting between sun and snow, wind and rain.  Nestling between the mountains is the Bierzo Valley where milder weather and easier walking provides a welcome break from the higher paths. Fresh, locally produced white wines quench the thirst after a long day in the mountains.  

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 5 - O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 5 - O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Larger Image The final stage of the Camino and one which is walked by more Pilgrims than the rest of the route passes entirely through Galicia – a land with Celtic origins and weather!  Green and lush, warm and moist, Galicia is a verdant part of Spain with its own language of Galega.  Many characteristics of Galicia resemble Wales, Ireland and Brittany as Celtic influences come through in their language, music and lifestyle. Farming is the main occupation and most houses cultivate even the smallest parcel of land around their homes. Grain is stored in ‘horreos’ which rise like tombs through the mist creating a mysterious scene.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 2 to 5 - Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 2 to 5 - Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Larger Image Pamplona is an ideal starting point for those who wish to eliminate the more challenging start of crossing the Pyrenees. It is also an easier access point than St Jean. Wandering through the world famous wine lands of Rioja sets the scene for the start point of the Camino in the walled city of Pamplona, famous for its bull running Fiesta de San Fermin.  From here you will follow rural paths which link hill top villages set amongst the vineyards to Burgos with its imposing Gothic Cathedral.  This is a much favoured stage of the Camino possibly due to the promise of the Fuente de Irache where delicious Rioja wine flows freely and constantly enabling Pilgrims to drink to their hearts content! Logrono is the wine capital of Rioja where eating, drinking and merrymaking can continue in one of the many Bodegas lining the narrow streets. 

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 3 to 5 - Burgos to Santiago de Compostela

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 3 to 5 - Burgos to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Larger Image With easy access from Madrid, Burgos makes an excellent start point to walk part of the Camino.  It is a large, cosmopolitan city with endless historical buildings to explore as well as its vast Gothic Cathedral dating back to the 13th century and designated a UNESCO Heritage Building. The walk to Santiago starts with easy days crossing the Meseta, so often condemned as the most boring and uninteresting stage of the Camino, but which can actually be one of the most atmospheric and soulful stages.  The endless flat plains merge with vast skies filled with soaring vultures and eagles and a hint of distant mountains to be traversed before reaching Santiago. It is a hot, harsh route to follow during the heat of summer whilst in winter strong winds sting the face of Pilgrims bracing the cold. However, the emptiness and peace during softer months can lift the spirits on high as miles are quickly covered underfoot.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - El Camino Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 4 to 5 - Leon to Santiago de Compostela

Walking holidays in Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 4 to 5 - Leon to Santiago de Compostela - Click Here For Larger Image Along this stretch the Pilgrim is faced with the major challenge of crossing the Cordillera Cantabria at over 1500m. Time should be allowed to visit at least one or two of Leon’s stunning historical buildings especially the Cathedral complete with its superb stained glass windows. Departing culturally rich Leon, the Camino winds its way over mountain and moorland with the weather contrasting  between sun and snow, wind and rain.  Nestling between the mountains is the Bierzo Valley where milder weather and easier walking provides a welcome break from the higher paths. Fresh, locally produced white wines quench the thirst after a long day in the mountains.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland Spain - Mainland -  Gredos - Two Centred Trek

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The Gredos mountains are a spectacular range with wild scenery and abundant wild life with the highest peak at 2592m. We have put together a two centre holiday where you experience the contrasts of the two sides of the Gredos. The north side is the more rugged and remote of the two the area being criss-crossed by fast flowing mountain streams which also flow through the small villages inhabited mostly by farmers. Cross the ridge to the south and the scenery is softer with larger villages set amongst orchards and vineyards still with the backing of the impressive ridge of the Gredos. The walking scenery and wildlife are more than enough reason to visit this beautiful area. However combined with two delightful hotels they make the whole proposition irresistible. The hotels are both family run havens with food of the highest quality and rooms of excellent individual décor and finish. You have 4 nights in the Milano and 3 nights in the Esquiladores.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland Spain - Mainland - Andalucia - Hotel to Hotel Trek

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The Alpujarra is one of the most wild and undiscovered mountain ranges of Spain, stretching from the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the Mediterranean below. Life has changed little since the Moors first cultivated the terraces many centuries ago. You may observe farmers tending the land with their mules, or perhaps local women washing clothes in the village springs or shelling almonds by hand. The tiny whitewashed villages, which cling precariously to the mountainsides, are linked by the ancient Camino Real (or GR7). On this track, you will walk through shady olive and almond groves and cross tiny mountain springs with snow-capped mountains above and the distant Mediterranean in view. Whatever the season, there is plenty to relish: the spectacular almond blossom of February and March, the pretty wild flowers of late spring and early summer, or the vibrant colours and fruits of autumn (when you will be able to pick almonds, wild figs, mulberries and grapes along the way). Apart from an occasional shepherd tending his herds, your walk will be undisturbed and blissfully peaceful.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Coast and Mountains

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Coast and Mountains  - Click Here For Larger Image This hotel to hotel trek has been specifically deigned to reveal many aspects of this beautiful part of Catalonia; you will walk along the "wild coast" with its miles of coastal cliffs solitary beaches and coves with crystal clear water. You will walk inland through the Aiguamolls Nature Reserve where innumerable seabirds and songbirds have settled. You will walk up mountain trails offering spectacular views sweeping far into the Pyrenees.From the coast to the mountains from sea to crag, from sandy beach to shady Mediterranean forest – the diverse and changing natural landscapes exert a powerful attraction to walkers. To walk here is a revelation. .

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Pyrenees - Foothills and Mountains

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Pyrenees
          - Foothills and Mountains - Click Here For Larger Image The eastern Pyrenees offer the hiker all the attributes of high mountain walking along with exploration of the lower foothills.  Close to the Mediterranean it is a region of great geological interest with mountain peaks plunging to deep valleys where stone built villages nestle beside rushing rivers.  Rare flowers, glaciated lakes and soaring birds of prey add to its appeal and all is enhanced by the proud warm-hearted people of Catalonia and the special culture unique to this part of Spain.     

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland Spain - Mainland - Las Marinas Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Las Marinas Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image This trek takes you through some of the most stunning scenery to be found in this part of Spain. It is a journey of discovery through beautiful Mediterranean countryside with overnight stays whitewashed Moorish villages. As you walk through terraces of oranges lemons and olives first cultivated by the Moors over 1000 years ago you will enjoy the sights and scents of a multitude of fragrant flowers and herbs. Your ascents are rewarded by viewpoints with panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. We use accommodation that will blend in with the journey and heighten the experience.

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland Spain - Mainland - Maestrazgo - El Cid Country

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Maestrazgo - El Cid Country - Click Here For Larger Image Our Maestrazgo trek provides walkers with the rare opportunity to travel through a little known region of Spain which remains untouched by the modern world. Straddling the regions of Teruel and Aragon in Northeast Spain Maestrazgo has been designated an area of outstanding cultural interest and natural beauty. Overnight stays are often in villages founded by the Knight Templar, El Cid, castellated strongholds perched on rocky crags above deep ravines. Walking between villages each day offers ever changing awesome landscapes. Jagged mountains, rivers and canyons moorlands and forests all interspersed with fields where farmers continue to eke out a living as their ancestors have done for generations. As yet Maestrazgo is little known by walkers and tourists. We think this is heaven!

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland Spain - Mainland - Navarra - Mountains and winelands on the Camino

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Navarra - Mountains and winelands on the Camino - Click Here For Larger Image This walk across the Pyrenees is part of the 500-mile Camino Frances, or French Way, to the spellbinding city of Santiago de Compostela. It’s a route of diverse and spectacular scenery. St Jean, in the Basque lands of France, is a well-preserved gem perched high in the French Pyrenees and provides a stunning start to the trek. Crossing the Pyrenees on the first day may be tough, but there is a choice of two routes: the higher route, or the lower less-challenging Route de Valcarlos. Either way, the next destination is the monastic settlement of Roncesvalles, which nestles in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees. Here, the unique experience of walking an ancient route truly begins. From Roncesvalles, the Camino follows mountain streams through ancient forests and pretty Basque villages to Pamplona – Navarra. After an afternoon, or perhaps a day, of exploring the walled city of Pamplona, famous for its fiestas and party atmosphere, continue along the route into Spain’s famous Rioja wine-producing region. Villages are compact, historic and superbly maintained with many houses lost beneath a profusion of flowers. The trek ends in Logrono – a city dedicated to wine production. This is a perfect conclusion to the trek, with plenty of Bodegas for wine-tasting before the journey home!

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 Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland Spain - Mainland - Picos Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek

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Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Picos Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image The Picos de Europa (literally translated as the Peaks of Europe) are without doubt are the most impressive mountains in all of Spain.  It is a compact range of mountains no more than 30 miles long and 15 miles wide but within its confines there is some spectacular walking with stunning scenery that will not disappoint. Our trek takes in all the best that the Picos offers.  A single base is not practical due to the long drives around the mountain range... you just walk over it.

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 Walking Holidays in Switzerland Switzerland - Bernese Highlights East - Hotel to Hotel (7 nights)

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This trek takes you through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery that Switzerland has to offer crossing two major passes and combining stays in small Swiss towns and villages with hotels high on the passes. You walk within sight of some of Switzerland’s most stunning peaks: Titlis Jungfrau and Eiger to name but a few. You will view magnificent glaciers as you walk which feed many of the mountain streams you cross. At the end of a day’s walking you are assured of a friendly welcome at each of our hotels with meals prepared from fresh local ingredients.

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 Walking Holidays in Switzerland Switzerland - Bernese Highlights West - Hotel to Hotel (7nights)

Walking holidays in Switzerland - Bernese Highlights West  - Hotel to Hotel (7nights) - Click Here For Larger Image An amazing trek crossing Switzerland’s high mountain passes linking alpine valleys. In these lush, green valleys nestle pretty Swiss villages where you have your overnight accommodation. This trek is from Mürren to Gstaad.

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 Walking Holidays in Switzerland Switzerland - Haute Route - Hotel to Hotel

Although the trek is entirely in the Valais (Wallis in German) you walk from the French speaking area to one that is Swiss German spoken. Alpine flowers carpet the valleys early in the season extending to high passes throughout Summer. Here the high Alps are at their most majestic.

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 Walking Holidays in Switzerland Switzerland - Lower Engadine - Hotel to Hotel

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Walking holidays in Switzerland - Lower Engadine - Hotel to Hotel - Click Here For Larger Image A wild natural landscape featuring the ancient Castle of Tarasp, the Baths of Scuol, the Romansch culture varying from village to village rich in tradition but nevertheless innovative and modern. This is the Lower Engadine situated on the southern side of the Alps, a valley far away from the busy tourist routes; it is a valley ‘waiting to be discovered’. This journey is especially enjoyable combining the beautiful timeless villages rich in culture and tradition and with their own unique architecture and walking high on the valley sides with far ranging views over the Alps. The local language is Romansch, the least spoken of the four official languages of Switzerland - but do not worry as English is widely understood.

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 Walking Holidays in Switzerland Switzerland - Wildstrubel - Hotel to Hotel Trek

Walking holidays in Switzerland - Wildstrubel - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Larger Image The Wildstrubel is one of Switzerlands‘ highest peaks rising to over 3,250m and circumnavigating this magnificent mountain is an ancient trail which has now become the renowned Wildstrubel Trek. The trek passes through more than one region of Switzerland offering a contrast between the German speaking Bernese Oberland and the predominately French speaking Valais. Scenery, landscapes and culture also contrast with the Bernese Oberland - very much‚ high mountains with alpine characteristics whilst the Valais is more gentle and warm with vineyards adorning the steep slopes as they fall away from the high peaks above. In crossing from one side to the other you traverse the Gemmi Pass - one of the highest, remotest and indeed, oldest mountain passes in all of Switzerland closest to some of largest remaining glaciers in the country.

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 Walking Holidays in Turkey Turkey - Lycian Way - West

Walking holidays in Turkey - Lycian Way - West - Click Here For Larger Image On this walk you are always tracking the coast line which is truly spectacular. Rugged cliffs of pine forests plunge into turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Between them are small bays of sand and shingle accessible only by boat or on foot.  You quickly leave the area of tourism development and are soon surrounded by Turkish rural life which has changed little over the centuries. You pass through villages clinging to the mountain side where the inhabitants eke out a living farming on the not so fertile land. You walk through pine forests with the beautiful resin filled air so evocative of this area. You are in an area that has been inhabited for centuries and testament to this is the many historical sites you will visit, dating back beyond Roman times to a pre-classical period. All in a truly spectacular landscape.

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 Walking Holidays in Turkey Turkey - Lycian Way East (Tekirova start)

This is Turkey at its most untouched and best. Enjoy stunning coastal walks and deep river gorges, bathe in pools formed by natural erosion, saunter through green pastures and marvel at our ‘grand finale’ of soaring peaks and sheer cliffs – a dramatic, challenging and not-to-be-missed section of the Lycian Way. Of course, if a day relaxing by the pool is appealing, that’s fine too, or walk up towards Tahtali Dagi (Mount Olympos at 1750m). We offer the walk up to the ‘shoulder’, which is a challenging climb. For an easier option, walk halfway up to a grassy plateau and enjoy a picnic overlooking Beycik and the sea. As the week progresses, delight in the Eternal Flames of Chimaera and the ruined city of Olympos. All complimented by the exceptionally warm welcome offered by your Turkish hosts.

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