Walking Holiday Destinations

We provide walking holidays of varying levels of difficulty in a number of countries and destinations all year round. You can either scroll down the page or use the quick-links provided below to find out more about each walking holiday destination.

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Austria - Gasteinertal
Austria - Schladming - Centred
Austria - Danube - Walking the Blue Danube Valley
Austria - Hochkönig
Austria - Salzkammergut - Lakes & Mountains
Austria - Salzkammergut - Ten Lakes
Austria - Schladming - Trek
Austria - Zugspitze
Bulgaria - Rodopi Mountains
Cape Verde - Multi Island Cape Verde
Cape Verde - Santo Antao - Hotel to Hotel Trek
China - Beijing and The Great Wall
China - Guilin - Rivers and Rice Terraces
China - Mount Emei
China - Szechuan
China - Tiger Leaping Gorge and Beyond
China - Hong Kong extension
China - Xi'an and Terracotta Warriors extension
China - Charms of China
China - Combination for Adventure
China - Combination for Classic Walks
China - Combination for Ethnic Peoples
China - Combination for History & Culture/UNESCO Sites
China - Combination for Relaxed Walking
China - Combination for Serious Walking
Cyprus - Cyprus Trek
Dominica - Dominica
France - Pyrenees
France - Corsica - Monte Mare Nord - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Germany - Hochkönig
Germany - Zugspitze
Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Complete trail
Greece - Corfu - Corfu trail - Northern Section
Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Southern Section
Greece - Crete - Hotel to Hotel
Greece - Crete - Multi-Centred
Greece - Peloponnese - Kardamili
Greece - Peloponnese - Outer Mani - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Iceland - Overview
Iceland - 21 Nights - Full Circle
Iceland - 14 Nights - Full Circle
Iceland - 14 Nights - West & North
Iceland - 13 Nights - East & South
Iceland - 11 Nights - Full Circle
Iceland - 10 Nights - West & North
Iceland - 9 Nights - East & South
Iceland - 7 Nights - West & North
Iceland - 7 Nights - East & South
Ireland - Western Way
Italy - Amalfi Coast - Multi Centred
Italy - Amalfi Coast trek
Italy - Cinque Terre
Italy - Cortina
Italy - Tuscany - Chanti
Italy - Umbria
Italy - Val di Fassa - Centred
Italy - Val di Fassa - Trek
Macedonia - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Malta - Gozo - Gozo
Morocco - High Atlas Mountains - Multi Centred
Morocco - High Atlas Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Nepal - Annapurna Foothills Higher Grade Hotels
Nepal - Annapurna Foothills Standard Grade Lodges
Nepal - Annapurna Sanctuary
Nepal - Everest Base Camp Higher Grade Hotels
Nepal - Everest Foothills Higher Graded Hotels
Nepal - Everest Base Camp Standard Grade Hotels
Poland - Poland / Slovakia two centred
Poland - Polish Tatras
Poland - High Tatras and Approaches - Hotel to Hotel trek
Poland - The High Bieszczady - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Portugal - Azores - Island Hopping
Portugal - Azores - Pico
Portugal - Azores - São Jorge
Portugal - Azores - São Miguel
Portugal - Azores - Faial
Portugal - Madeira - Centred - Funchal
Portugal - Madeira - Eastern Highlights - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Portugal - Madeira - Great Treks of the West
Romania - Romania
Slovakia - Slovakian Tatras
Slovenia - Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
Spain - Balearic Islands - Mallorca
Spain - Balearic Islands - Menorca
Spain - Canary Islands - El Hierro
Spain - Canary Islands - Gran Canaria
Spain - Canary Islands - La Gomera
Spain - Canary Islands - La Palma
Spain - Canary Islands - Lanzarote
Spain - Canary Islands - Tenerife
Spain - Canary Islands - El Hierro - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Spain - Canary Islands - Gran Canaria - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Spain - Canary Islands - La Gomera - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Spain - Canary Islands - La Palma - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Spain - Canary Islands - Island Hopping
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - All the way - St Jean Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Last 100km Country Hotels - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
Spain - El Camino - To the End of the World - Camino Finisterre - Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 1 - St Jean Pied-de-Port to Pamplona
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 2 - Pamplona to Burgos
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 4 - Leon to O Cebreiro
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stage 5 - O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 2 to 5 - Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 3 to 5 - Burgos to Santiago de Compostela
Spain - El Camino - The French Way - Stages 4 to 5 - Leon to Santiago de Compostela
Spain - El Camino - The Portuguese Way - Tui to Santiago de Compostela
Spain - Mainland - Andalucia - Las Alpujarras
Spain - Mainland - Gredos
Spain - Mainland - Marina Alta
Spain - Mainland - Andalucia - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Coast and Mountains
Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Pyrenees
Spain - Mainland - Costa da Morte
Spain - Mainland - Las Marinas Hotel to Hotel Trek
Spain - Mainland - Maestrazgo - El Cid Country
Spain - Mainland - Navarra - Mountains and winelands on the Camino
Spain - Mainland - Picos Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek
St. Lucia - St. Lucia
Switzerland - Aeschi
Switzerland - Davos
Switzerland - Engelberg
Switzerland - Goms Valley
Switzerland - Grindelwald
Switzerland - Gstaad
Switzerland - Kandersteg
Switzerland - Lower Engadine
Switzerland - Meiringen
Switzerland - Meiringen Winter Walking
Switzerland - Mürren
Switzerland - Val d'Anniviers
Switzerland - Zermatt
Switzerland - Bernese Highlights East - Hotel to Hotel (7 nights)
Switzerland - Bernese Highlights West - Hotel to Hotel (7nights)
Switzerland - Haute Route - Hotel to Hotel
Switzerland - Lower Engadine - Hotel to Hotel
Switzerland - Two and Multi Centre Holidays
Switzerland - Wildstrubel - Hotel to Hotel Trek
Turkey - Lycian Way - West
Turkey - Lycian Way East (Tekirova start)

 


Walking Holidays Austria - Gasteinertal  

Walking holidays in Austria -  Gasteinertal - Click Here For Full DetailsThe setting for this holiday is in the Gastein valley, a deeply cut valley in the midst of the imposing panoramas of the Hohe Tauern mountains.  This part of Austria sets hikers’ pulses racing in anticipation of exploring on foot the surrounding mountains. It is home to a wealth of natural treasures from clear healthy mountain air to quaint villages and an exclusive town nestled against a steep mountainside with a thunderous waterfall.  Located in the state of Salzburg, the Gasteinertal  has been welcoming walkers for generations. There is a direct train link to Salzburg making travel to the area easy.

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Walking Holidays Austria - Schladming - Centred  

Walking holidays in Austria -  Schladming - Centred - Click Here For Full DetailsYour Austrian base is Schladming in the Enns valley, the Enns is a lively river which flows east to join the Danube. 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 is a network of post buses that run from the main valley either onto terraces such as Ramsau, or linking small villages or of greater importance to walkers routes will take you down side valleys deep into the mountains. All the transport with Planai and RVB buses in the area are free with a Summer Card, also cable cars and most local museums and attractions, including the cable car ride to Dachstein Summit.

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Walking Holidays Austria - Danube - Walking the Blue Danube Valley  

Walking holidays in Austria - Danube - Walking the Blue Danube Valley - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Austria - Hochkönig  

Walking holidays in Austria - Hochkönig - Click Here For Full Details 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 Austria - Salzkammergut - Lakes & Mountains  

Walking holidays in Austria - Salzkammergut - Lakes & Mountains - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Austria - Salzkammergut - Ten Lakes  

Walking holidays in Austria - Salzkammergut - Ten Lakes - Click Here For Full Details 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 Austria - Schladming - Trek  

Walking holidays in Austria - Schladming - Trek - Click Here For Full Details 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 Austria - Zugspitze  

Walking holidays in Austria - Zugspitze - Click Here For Full DetailsThis 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 Bulgaria - Rodopi Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Walking holidays in Bulgaria - Rodopi Mountains - Click Here For Full DetailsBulgaria 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 Cape Verde - Multi Island Cape Verde  

Walking holidays in Cape Verde - Multi Island Cape Verde - Click Here For Full DetailsHere is a brief description of the main walking holiday Cape Verdean Islands Santiago, the largest island in the Cape Verde islands archipelago, it is host to the capital of the country, Praia. It is extremely mountainous with hardly any flat land on the island. The highest peak is nearly 1400m, which is the focal point of one of many natural parks in the country. The walking is varied with mountainous and historic walks available. Fogo, is one of the most geologically dramatic of not only this group of islands but any worldwide. The island is dominated by a caldera, a partially collapsed giant volcano out of which is the relatively new volcano of Pico (2829m), the highest peak in Cape Verde, which you have the opportunity of walking to the summit. Or you can walk to the peak of a side volcano which was formed only in 1995. São Vicente. This island is the smallest Cape Verde walking island we feature and it has the closest link with the UK. Its beautiful harbour was a major coaling station for British vessels en route to all parts of its empire. When oil replaced steam the British departed but left behind their architecture and some of its culture and language still used today. Here there is a climb to the top of the highest mountain. Santo Antao. This is the most famous Cape Verde walking island being the second largest and we concentrate on the north east. Here is a spectacular landscape of jagged peaks either side of deep valleys (Ribeiras) where people live and farm clinging to the valley sides on perilous terraces. Bananas, cassava and sugar cane are grown as well as other seasonal fruits and vegetables. The coastline is no less dramatic with paths clinging to the side of dramatic cliffs and offering one of the best coastal walking experiences imaginable. Sal is visited in addition to the four Cape Verdean walking islands. You may have to travel via Sal and stay overnight as only this island has both a non stop air link with the UK and good air connections with the other islands. The island is flat and dull for a walker, but it does have some excellent hotels for overnight stays or a relaxing few beach days at the end of the holiday.

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

Walking holidays in Cape Verde - Santo Antao - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsSanto 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 China - Beijing and The Great Wall  

Walking holidays in China -   Beijing and The Great Wall - Click Here For Full Details The Great Wall of China has origins dating back over 2,000 years to the 7th century BC. From that time on it was added to with many sections being built and rebuilt until Mao Zedong caused further destruction by encouraging locals to use it for building material. Especially famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan by the sea in the east to Lop Lake in the west and measures approximately 13,000 miles in its entirety including all the branch walls and separated sections. Built to protect the Chinese Empire from undesirable warlike people and military groups, the Great Wall also acted as a border control and played an important part in the transportation and trade of goods especially along the Silk Road. The Great Wall is made up of actual ‘wall’, rivers, trenches and other natural defences such as hills and mountains to provide a continuous defensive barrier complete with regular watch towers and troop barracks. It is an incomparable feat of ancient engineering.

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Walking Holidays China - Guilin - Rivers and Rice Terraces  

Walking holidays in China -   Guilin - Rivers and Rice Terraces - Click Here For Full Details Guìlín means "forest of Sweet Osmanthus", owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, Guilin has a sub-tropical climate and is a low rise flower covered city. The stunning landscape in which the city is situated has a kind of magic that is all its own. The strangely shaped hills or karsts, with the verdant vegetation ranging from bamboos to conifers together with crystal clear waters of the Li River and thousands of colourful bamboo rafts make the city such an appealing destination. It is also an important cultural city with a history of more than 2,000 years. The city has been the political, economic and cultural centre of Guangxi since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). This is one of China's most popular tourist destinations. Ask any one in China and they will say the Guilin landscape is the best!

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Walking Holidays China - Mount Emei  

Walking holidays in China -   Mount Emei - Click Here For Full DetailsMount Emei is a UNESCO world heritage site rising abruptly from the surrounding plains to a height of over 3000 metres as you approach from Chengdu. Although not technically part of the Himalayas, it is high mountains from here all the way to Everest. This mountain has intensive religious significance to the Buddhists of China as this is where Buddhism was first established on Chinese territory. The first Buddhist temple was built on the summit of Mount Emei during the 1st century and is now accompanied by 30 further temples scattered over the mountain. In addition many monasteries and Ming tombs enhance the atmosphere of this sacred, atmospheric mountain.

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Walking Holidays China - Szechuan  

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The province of Szechuan is one of the largest in China. The west of the province has some of the highest mountains in China as it borders the Himalayas and Szechuan is home to many fascinating ethnic minorities. One group is the people of Tibetan origin living on a high grass plateau. In majestic surroundings, they continue to maintain a culture and language akin to Tibetans living within Tibet. As practicing Buddhists their temples, monasteries and village hillsides are festooned with prayer flags - all creating a truly wondrous sight. Visitors to this part of China have a feeling of being in the Wild West with horses and ‘cowboy’ hats being a major feature. Many continue to practice their ancient nomadic life style, and their canvas tents and yak herds scattered far and wide over the grasslands will be witnessed in your travels.

This amazing region of China remains in a time warp and will appeal especially to visitors with an adventurous spirit!  To access it requires travel over a high mountain range with surrounding snow-capped peaks rising to over 5000m.  Beyond the mountains are extensive grass plateau and into the folds of the mountain lie deep verdant valleys. This is the majestic setting for our trekking and camping experience (optional non camping itinerary).

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Walking Holidays China - Tiger Leaping Gorge and Beyond  

Walking holidays in China -   Tiger Leaping Gorge and Beyond - Click Here For Full DetailsIn this spectacular part of China with dramatic and diverse natural beauty, extends the Tiger Leaping Gorge - the setting for a world famous trek in an area considered to be the best trekking landscape China has to offer. The Gorge was formed by the Upper Yangtze River cutting a path between two mountains rising over 5500 metres on either side from the river bed at 1800m making it the world’s deepest river canyon. The Grand Canyon in the USA by contrast, is only 1600 metres deep. The trail runs high on the northern side of the gorge passing through quiet villages, shady forests, and verdant terraced farmland with the odd cliff to negotiate! It is said that a tiger escaping from a hunter jumped across the river at the narrowest point still 25m wide, hence the name. The local people are the Naxi and offer warm hospitality to passing trekkers.

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Walking Holidays China - Hong Kong extension  

Walking holidays in China -  Hong Kong extension - Click Here For Full Details Hong Kong, a former British colony, is a major tourism destination for travellers from all around the world including from China's mainland population.  It is a major hub in East Asia with connections to many worldwide cities. Hong Kong is special as it has welcomed people and cultures from all around the world.  Whilst officially part of China, Hong Kong has its own constitution which lays out its own government and laws.  It also has its own currency, the Hong Kong Dollar, and is officially bi-lingual (Cantonese and English).  Due to its history, it is very different to mainland China as the people here enjoy a much more Western way of life with freedom that offers a complete contrast to those living on the mainland.  The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) is much more than a city with a harbour.  Many people fall into the trap of thinking Hong Kong is just another sky scraping city.  However, with its mountains and many neighbouring islands, it also offers a very rural like landscape.  Although you are never far away from the millions of people of Hong Kong, it is still possible to find those special unspoilt areas that most walkers are always on the lookout for. 

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Walking Holidays China - Xi'an and Terracotta Warriors extension  

Walking holidays in China -  Xi'an and Terracotta Warriors extension - Click Here For Full Details Xi’an is a fascinating city to visit and although it has experienced rapid development in the past 10 years it remains a living history book within the original city walls. Called Chang'an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road bringing the Muslim culture to the city and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage.

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Walking Holidays China - Charms of China  

Walking holidays in China - Charms of China - Click Here For Full DetailsCombine the city of Beijing, the Great Wall of China, and a visit to the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an with the tranquil sub-tropical south of Guilin rich in rivers and rice terraces for an all-round, wonderful China Experience!On this holiday, not only do you see and walk amongst some of China’s most visited sites, but you can also enjoy the company of fellow walkers during your stay.

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Walking Holidays China - Combination for Adventure  

Walking holidays in China - Combination for Adventure - Click Here For Full DetailsFor those looking for adventurous walking in China these 2 treks offer a chance to go to remote areas of the country which very few Westerners visit. Combine the remoteness of the high plateau in Szechuan with walking through the mighty Tiger Leaping Gorge and on to ancient towns and cities.

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Walking Holidays China - Combination for Classic Walks  

Walking holidays in China - Combination for Classic Walks - Click Here For Full DetailsFor those looking to do the most classic walks which China has to offer then these treks offer this with two of the most identifiable walks in the country. Combine the history of Beijing and The Great Wall with walking through the mighty Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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Walking Holidays China - Combination for Ethnic Peoples  

Walking holidays in China - Combination for Ethnic Peoples - Click Here For Full DetailsFor those looking for the ethnic peoples of China we have put together this itinerary. These 3 treks offer the chance to experience the everyday life of a number of different Chinese peoples and to gain a greater understanding of their way of life, where some things haven't changed for hundreds of years. Combine the rivers and rice terraces worked by Zhaung and Yao villagers with the Tibetans in Szechuan and the Naxi, Yi, Yao and Mosuo peoples in the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek.

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Walking Holidays China - Combination for History & Culture/UNESCO Sites  

For those looking for history and culture in China we offer these 3 treks, each to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These enable you to get close to not just the history of the country but also some it's peoples. Combine the UNESCO Heritage sites of Beijing city, The Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors at Xi'an and Mount Emei with it's Buddhist temple.

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Walking Holidays China - Combination for Relaxed Walking  

Walking holidays in China - Combination for Relaxed Walking - Click Here For Full DetailsFor those looking for less strenuous walking in China but still encompassing the culture and history of the country we have combined our Guilin Rivers and Rice Terraces trek with a visit to Xi'an for the Terracotta Warriors. This combination enables you to enjoy the delights of the Yangshuo and Li rivers and the famous "Dragon's Backbone" rice terraces with exploring the world reknown Terracotta Warriors.

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Walking Holidays China - Combination for Serious Walking  

Walking holidays in China - Combination for Serious Walking - Click Here For Full DetailsFor those looking for strenuous walking in China these 3 treks offer challenge as well as the opportunity to marvel at some of the most fantastic views that the country has to offer. Combine the history of Beijing and The Great Wall with climbing to the Buddhist temple atop Mount Emei and walking through the mighty Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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Walking Holidays 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 Dominica - Dominica  

Walking holidays in Dominica - Dominica - Click Here For Full DetailsDominica is such a pristine island there is a very short list of typical island attractions to fill each day.  So it's back to nature and in visiting Dominica you soon become a bit of naturalist - that's the island. With so much to learn discover and explore the best way to start is on foot.  Walking is undoubtedly what the island is all about and we offer a choice of guided and self guided walks from two beautiful and very comfortable Eco Lodges.  Also we suggest a night or two in Fort Young in Roseau to explore the capital town. For a perfect combination stay high in the island's interior in Roseau and down by the ocean on the east coast.  Aside from hiking the Ocean offers further opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, diving and whale watching.  Food on the island is pure plentiful and very natural with an abundance of fruits, fish and vegetables which leave you glowing with health when you return home.  Dominica is an island which will truly captivate your senses with every intention to return...and most people do.

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Walking Holidays France - Pyrenees  

Walking holidays in France - Pyrenees - Click Here For Full Details 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 France - Corsica - Monte Mare Nord - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Walking holidays in France - Corsica - Monte Mare Nord - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full Details 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 Germany - Hochkönig  

Walking holidays in Germany - Hochkönig - Click Here For Full DetailsThis 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 Germany - Zugspitze  

Walking holidays in Germany - Zugspitze - Click Here For Full DetailsThis 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 Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Complete trail  

Walking holidays in Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Complete trail - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Greece - Corfu - Corfu trail - Northern Section  

Walking holidays in Greece - Corfu - Corfu trail - Northern Section - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Southern Section  

Walking holidays in Greece - Corfu - Corfu Trail - Southern Section - Click Here For Full Details 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 Greece - Crete - Hotel to Hotel - Coast and Gorges  

Walking holidays in Greece - Crete - Hotel to Hotel  - Click Here For Full DetailsWe 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 Greece - Crete - Multi-Centred  

Western Crete has long been a favourite destination for British walkers with many returning year after year to savour this very unspoilt part of the island.  The region offers spectacular, contrasting scenery. The White Mountains, dotted with remote mountain villages, rise to over 2,400m providing some challenging walks for the experienced.  Radiating from these mountains are numerous gorges running down to the sea, the most renowned being the Samaria Gorge and many lesser known gorges to explore. Undoubtedly the sea is one of Crete’s main attributes and coastal paths are enhanced by the Libyan Sea with shades of blue extending from the clearest pale turquoise to deep indigo blue. It’s a destination where the people are as pleasant as the weather and the delicious locally produced foods (a haven for vegetarians by the way).

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Walking Holidays Greece - Peloponnese - Kardamili  

Walking holidays in Greece - Peloponnese - Kardamili - Click Here For Full DetailsThe Peloponnese is divided from the Greek mainland by that magnificent engineering feat, the Corinth Canal, and consists of three spindly fingers, the middle of which is known as the Mani peninsula. The Peloponnese covers an area of land roughly the size of Wales. Our walking takes place in the Exo Mani (Outer Mani) and is centred around the bohemian coastal village of Kardamili, some 35kms south of Kalamata. This is a region little affected by tourism and still heavily reliant on agriculture for its main source of income, especially the renowned Kalamata olives. The Mani is a green and lush area due to its heavy rains in January and February. The area has small mountain villages each with their own character, all with Greek Orthodox churches and chapels generally open for you to explore. They are especially noted for their exquisite frescos on the walls and ceilings. There are picturesque small fishing villages all along the coast with whitewashed houses clustered around harbours full of fishing boats. The scenery is stunning in an area of outstanding natural beauty steeped in ancient history with fascinating relics of a bygone era.

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Walking Holidays 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 Iceland - Overview  

We have a variety of itineraries covering the whole of Iceland. This is an overview of what we have available.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 21 Nights - Full Circle  

Walking holidays in Iceland -          21 Nights - Full Circle - Click Here For Full DetailsA 21 night holiday circumnavigating the whole of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 14 Nights - Full Circle  

A 14 night holiday circumnavigating the whole of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 14 Nights - West & North  

A 14 night holiday visiting the best walks of the west and north of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 13 Nights - East & South  

A 13 night holiday exploring the best walks of the east and south of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 11 Nights - Full Circle  

An 11 night holiday circumnavigating the whole of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 10 Nights - West & North  

A 10 night holiday visiting the best walks of the west and north of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 9 Nights - East & South  

A 9 night holiday exploring the best walks of the east and south of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 7 Nights - West & North  

A 7 night holiday visiting the best walks of the west and north of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Iceland - 7 Nights - East & South  

A 7 night holiday exploring the best walks of the east and south of Iceland.

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Walking Holidays Ireland - Western Way  

Walking holidays in Ireland - Western Way - Click Here For Full DetailsThis 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 Italy - Amalfi Coast - Multi Centred  

Walking holidays in Italy - Amalfi Coast - Multi Centred - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Italy - Amalfi Coast trek  

Walking holidays in Italy - Amalfi Coast trek - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Italy - Cinque Terre  

Walking holidays in Italy - Cinque Terre - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Italy - Cortina  

Walking holidays in Italy - Cortina - Click Here For Full DetailsCortina, or Cortina d’Ampezzo as the collection of settlements are known, is located in northern Italy and nestles under the majestic scenery of the Dolomites at the head of the Valle del Boite. As an area of outstanding natural interest and beauty, the Dolomites are a designated UNESCO World Natural Heritage Area. It is the largest of the 18 municipalities which make up Ladinia, a widely cultural area where the local Ladin language is most prevalent and is still spoken today. Originally Cortina d’Ampezzo was composed of a number of “frazioni”, isolated villages and hamlets, but with an increase in tourism in the area from the 1950’s the town began to grow rapidly. Only the most outlaying villages and hamlets have remained secluded and isolated from the main centre of Cortina.

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Walking Holidays Italy - Tuscany - Chanti  

Walking holidays in Italy - Tuscany - Chanti - Click Here For Full Details 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 Italy - Umbria  

Walking holidays in Italy - Umbria - Click Here For Full Details 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 Italy - Val di Fassa - Centred  

Walking holidays in Italy - Val di Fassa - Centred - Click Here For Full DetailsVal di Fassa is located in northern Italy and is amongst the mighty spires of the Dolomites. The valley is in Ladinia, a cultural area where the local Ladin language is still the most commonly spoken language and the Ladinia flag can often be seen. Italian is also spoken here, as is German due to the valley’s close proximity to the Italian province of Südtirol, where German is the native language. The Val di Fassa valley is the setting for a number of villages each with their own charm stretching from Moena to the south up to Canazei to the north. There are a vast number of chair lifts and cable cars to elevate you quickly to the main walking areas.

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Walking Holidays Italy - Val di Fassa - Trek  

Walking holidays in Italy - Val di Fassa - Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsVal 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 Macedonia - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Walking holidays in Macedonia - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsMacedonia 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 Malta - Gozo - Gozo  

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Gozo is the second largest of the Maltese Archipelago and means Joy in Castilian. Measuring only 14km by 7km its magical atmosphere enraptures thousands of visitors. This beautiful island is steeped in history as Phoenicians, Arabs, Normans, Spanish, French and British have occupied the island all leaving their cultural mark for the future visitor to discover. There pervades a sleepy pace and rustic charm contrasting with its much busier, and larger neighbour, the island of Malta. The Gozitans are all very friendly and especially welcoming to English speaking visitors and English is widely spoken.

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Walking Holidays Morocco - High Atlas Mountains - Multi Centred  

Walking holidays in Morocco - High Atlas Mountains  - Multi Centred - Click Here For Full DetailsMorocco is on the continent of Africa but its culture and religion is Middle Eastern and its future is seen as European, so a great country to visit, and relish in this diversity. Home to 36 million Moroccans in a country almost the size of France there is plenty of space, however a large percentage is uninhabitable desert or high mountains. The cities including Marrakech are busy bustling places steeped in history with souks (markets), mosques, palaces and museums to explore. The countryside by contrast feels like it is standing still, with mules slowly walking along country roads or mountain tracks, with their burden of farmers’ crops or products for a distant market, as they have been doing for centuries.

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Walking Holidays Morocco - High Atlas Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Morocco is on the continent of Africa but its culture and religion is Middle Eastern and its future is seen as European, so a great country to visit, and relish in this diversity. Home to 36 million Moroccans in a country almost the size of France there is plenty of space, however a large percentage is uninhabitable desert or high mountains. The cities including Marrakech are busy bustling places steeped in history with souks (markets), mosques, palaces and museums to explore. The countryside by contrast feels like it is standing still, with mules slowly walking along country roads or mountain tracks, with their burden of farmers’ crops or products for a distant market, as they have been doing for centuries.

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Walking Holidays Nepal - Annapurna Foothills Higher Grade Hotels  

Walking holidays in Nepal - Annapurna Foothills Higher Grade Hotels - Click Here For Full DetailsThe Annapurna region has long been one of the most popular hiking regions in Nepal. This is not surprising as it offers the hiker an opportunity to walk through spectacular scenery amongst majestic mountain peaks.  In addition to experience Nepali mountain life passing through Gurung villages clinging to the mountain sides where farming has continued unchanged in its methods for centuries, but now supported by providing hospitality for trekkers. You will walk through Rhododendron forests which offer an unforgettably colourful  sight, and through giant bamboo stands above fast-flowing mountain rivers filled with melt water as they pass through deep gorges.

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Walking Holidays Nepal - Annapurna Foothills Standard Grade Lodges  

Walking holidays in Nepal - Annapurna Foothills Standard Grade Lodges - Click Here For Full DetailsThe Annapurna region has long been one of the most popular hiking regions in Nepal. This is not surprising as it offers the hiker an opportunity to walk through spectacular scenery amongst majestic mountain peaks. In addition you experience Nepali mountain life passing through Gurung villages clinging to the mountain sides where farming has continued unchanged in its methods for centuries, but now supported by providing hospitality for trekkers. You will walk through Rhododendron forests which offer an unforgettably colourful sight, and through giant bamboo stands  above fast-flowing mountain rivers filled with melt water as they pass through deep gorges.

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Walking Holidays Nepal - Annapurna Sanctuary  

Walking holidays in Nepal - Annapurna Sanctuary - Click Here For Full DetailsThe Annapurna Region has long been one of the most popular hiking destinations in Nepal. This is not surprising as it offers the hiker an opportunity to walk through spectacular varied scenery amongst majestic mountain peaks.  In addition, to experience Nepali mountain life passing through Gurung villages clinging to the mountain sides where farming has continued unchanged in its methods for centuries.  This way of life is now supported by providing hospitality for trekkers, both in lodge accommodation and porters to carry luggage for as with Everest Region, there are no roads to speak. During a trek up to Annapurna Sanctuary or trekking in the Foothills, you will walk through Rhododendron forests full of vibrant colours in Springtime, and through giant bamboos standing above fast-flowing mountain rivers filled with melt water as they pass through deep gorges. If you are making the trek to the Sanctuary you will experience all this plus a beautiful Himalayan amphitheatre surrounded by 6000 metre snow-capped mountains.  

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Walking Holidays Nepal - Everest Base Camp Higher Grade Hotels  

Walking holidays in Nepal - Everest  Base Camp Higher Grade Hotels - Click Here For Full DetailsA trek to Everest Base Camp with an ascent of Kala Patar to view the highest mountain on earth has to be a truly once in a lifetime experience.  However, anyone with a high level of fitness and good stamina can attempt this challenging trek to fulfil their ambition.  Although the distance of each hiking day may not always be long, the altitude will undoubtedly have an effect on your walking ability, but we take things slowly and with flexibility offering plenty of time to adjust your body to the altitude.

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Walking Holidays Nepal - Everest Foothills Higher Graded Hotels  

Walking holidays in Nepal - Everest  Foothills Higher Graded Hotels - Click Here For Full DetailsWalking in the Himalaya in Nepal is seen by most walkers as the ultimate trekking destination and few will leave Nepal having undertaken one of the treks we offer without agreeing with this statement. Walking in the lower regions of Everest you will have the opportunity to walk along good paths through Sherpa villages rich in their Buddhist culture and with much Tibetan influence.  Trails go alongside glacier-sourced mountain streams with the highest mountains in the world as a constant backdrop. You will see outstanding physical features in the landscape, visit ancient monasteries, experience life without mechanisation as well as having the opportunity to interact with the local cultures of the people that have been farming this beautiful land for centuries. 

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Walking Holidays Nepal - Everest Base Camp Standard Grade Hotels  

Walking holidays in Nepal - Everest Base Camp Standard Grade Hotels - Click Here For Full DetailsA trek to Everest Base Camp with an ascent of Kala Patar to view the highest mountain on earth has to be a truly once in a lifetime experience. However, anyone with a high level of fitness and good stamina can attempt this challenging trek to fulfil their ambition. Although the distance of each hiking day may not always be long, the altitude will undoubtedly have an effect on your walking ability, but we take things slowly and with flexibility offering plenty of time to adjust your body to the altitude.

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Walking Holidays Poland - Poland / Slovakia two centred - Multi Centred Holiday  

Walking holidays in Poland -  Poland / Slovakia two centred - Click Here For Full DetailsClients often want to enjoy more than one area and find that travelling even a couple of hours leads to a totally different walking experience. We are extremely happy to put these together for you allowing you to enjoy walking in both Poland and Slovakia. We will make all hotel reservations and arrange transport and transfers.

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Walking Holidays Poland - Polish Tatras  

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Zakopane is located in the far south of Poland and is the country’s highest town and lies on the slopes of the High Tatras from 750 to 1000m above sea level. It is Poland’s premier centre of mountain walking and is the most convenient base for walking in the spectacular Tatra National Park. Zakopane offers a number of museums the most significant and oldest being the Natural History Museum of the Tatra National Park.

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

Walking holidays in Poland - The High Bieszczady  - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Portugal - Azores - Island Hopping  

Walking holidays in Portugal - Azores -  Island Hopping - Click Here For Full DetailsThe nine Islands of the Azores are Europe’s western most point located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With their blue lakes bordered by flowers dazzling views of the sea from high in the hills and lush green landscapes of ancient volcanic craters the islands of the Azores are a paradise for walkers and nature lovers. We offer the best four walking islands São Miguel the largest renowned for its flowers green landscapes and scenic lakes. Also the islands of Pico with its iconic volcano and whale watching Faial with its blue hydrangea hedges and volcanic craters and São Jorge with steep escarpments and green pasture land ‘fajãs’. These three are all grouped together and inter connected by ferry. The Azores are part of Portugal and therefore in the European Union and the currency is the Euro. The Azores is popular for the Portuguese in July and August so early booking for these months is recommended.

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Walking Holidays Portugal - Azores - Pico  

Walking holidays in Portugal - Azores -  Pico - Click Here For Full DetailsThe majestic almost perfect volcanic coned mountain of Pico Alto at 2352 m is the highest peak in all of Portugal. It dominates the island which measures 46 km long and 15 km wide. However upon closer inspection this island inhabited by farmers fishermen and whalers will fascinate you. The long tradition of whaling now ceased leaves a whale watching industry second to none and some fine museums dedicated to its history. Pico has world heritage vineyards as they were created by breaking up the hard lava covering the earth to build rock walls then planting vine cuttings in small circles of fertile soil. We recommend a stay of 2 nights on Pico stay an extra night for whale watching and another day for an ascent of Pico Alto.

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Walking Holidays Portugal - Azores - São Jorge  

Walking holidays in Portugal - Azores -  São Jorge - Click Here For Full DetailsMeasuring 56km long but only 8km wide the sea is ever present around São Jorge. The highest point is just over 1000m and is part of a mountain chain running the length of the island. The white-washed villages of São Jorge are sprinkled across the unspoilt landscape along the water's edge or high up on the cliffs. You occasionally pass small dairies where cows’ milk is turned into the island’s famed cheeses. The island is famous for its ‘fajãs’ - flat meadows made from lava flows lying at the foot of seemingly unscaleable cliffs. We recommend a stay of at least 2 nights on São Jorge but there is sufficient walking for a full week.

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Walking Holidays Portugal - Azores - São Miguel  

Walking holidays in Portugal - Azores -  São Miguel - Click Here For Full DetailsSão Miguel is famous for its beautiful landscapes and exceptional volcanic lakes. The largest of the Azorean islands it measures 65km long by 16km wide and is known as Ilhe Verde - Green Island. A stunning coastline of small bays with black sand and precipitous sea cliffs interspersed with small harbours adding further interest. The island features three major calderas - volcanic craters - now with lakes sparkling at the bottom. Sete Citdades even has a village at the bottom of the crater and two lakes one blue and one green. At Lagoa das Furnas boiling sulphurous water comes to the surface through hot springs near the lake and is a reminder of the volcanic origin of all of the islands. The mountains rise to over 1000m. As an example of São Miguel’s climate one finds the only tea and pineapple plantations in Europe both well worth a visit on non walking days. Rarely could a visitor fail to be impressed by the incredible myriad of all the different shades of greens exhibited by its extensive prairies forests tobacco fields and tea plantations as well as the abundance of hues this island has to offer… We recommend a stay of a week on this island with the highlights walkable during a four night stay.

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Walking Holidays Portugal - Azores - Faial  

Walking holidays in Portugal - Azores - Faial - Click Here For Full DetailsFaial is an island of two dominant colours – green and blue. Both are found in the indigenous flora from the grass covered hills to the many shades of Hydrangeas bordering the fields and blending with the sea and sky. The picture is completed with the intense blackness of the volcanic ash of the barren ‘Capelinhos’ deposited only 40 years ago. The island is 21km long and 14km wide and dominated by a Caldeira at just over 1000m. One of the must stunning aspects of Faial is the view across the short channel to Pico and its dominant peak. We recommend a stay of at least 3 nights on Faial or longer if you wish to use Faial as a base for walking on Pico.

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Walking Holidays Portugal - Madeira - Centred - Funchal  

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We offer a choice of walking holidays in Madeira an island of fascinating natural beauty and enticing climate. It rises steeply from the Atlantic Ocean standing with its small island neighbours in splendid isolation off the coast of Europe and Africa. An island of volcanic origin it is a haven for those seeking a relaxing holiday in close proximity to nature. A network of levadas, built to carry water from the springs in the north to irrigate the cultivated areas of the south, contour along the mountain sides, their banks planted with wild hydrangeas lilies and agapanthus. Its mountains are rugged and inspiring, often with splendid sea views. Gardens and parks are everywhere planted with all manner of exotic trees shrubs and blooms. Madeira has had close links with the U.K. since the birth of its wine trade in the 17th Century. Madeirans are friendly and welcoming people and English is widely spoken.

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

Walking holidays in Romania - Romania - Click Here For Full Details"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 Slovakia - Slovakian Tatras  

Walking holidays in Slovakia - Slovakian Tatras - Click Here For Full DetailsNestling at the foot of the High Tatra mountains, our base for walking in the Slovakian High Tatras is picturesque Smokovec, a village conveniently located at a junction of the ‘Tatra Railway’ allowing excellent access to all the main walking areas. The village has a source of excellent mineral water, and has developed as a spa. Today many fine historical buildings remain making the village a pleasure to walk through. The High Tatras became the country’s first national park in 1948 with peaks rising to 2655m, as well as home to the symbolic national peak of Slovakia, Mt Kriván 2495m high.

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Walking Holidays Slovenia - Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj  

Walking holidays in Slovenia - Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj - Click Here For Full DetailsSlovenia is situated just south of Austria and to the east of Italy also sharing borders with Hungary and Croatia. It is one of the newest members of the EU having joined in 2004. Most of our walking takes place in the north of the country in the Julian Alps. This range forms part of the Southern Alps which extend into Austria. The spectacular mountains in this area are predominately limestone, and their jagged forms produce stunning vistas wherever you look. The area is softened by beautiful, tranquil lakes in the valley bottoms and also amongst the rocky crags. Two of the largest lakes, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, feature in our programme.

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Walking Holidays Spain - Balearic Islands - Mallorca  

Walking holidays in Spain - Balearic Islands - Mallorca - Click Here For Full DetailsMallorca is now well and truly on the walking map with walkers discovering that the island is not just beaches and a sun tan. To the north and northwest of the island is a limestone mountain range, the Sierra de Tramuntana with many peaks rising to over 1000m and culminating in the Puig Mayor at 1447 metres. Mallorca has over 300 miles of coastline with an abundance of picturesque coves and inlets where the mountains meet the sea. Springtime brings beautiful sub-alpine flowers to enhance your walks on the slopes below rocky mountain summits. Lower down paths are scented year round by lavender and wild thyme.

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Walking Holidays Spain - Balearic Islands - Menorca  

Walking holidays in Spain - Balearic Islands - Menorca - Click Here For Full Details 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 Spain - Canary Islands - El Hierro - Centred  

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -   El Hierro - Click Here For Full DetailsEl Hierro is the least known, and most westerly, of the Canary Islands. In fact it was the most westerly point of the ‘old world’. Hitherto it has escaped mass tourism, and is 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 Spain - Canary Islands - Gran Canaria - Centred  

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -   Gran Canaria - Click Here For Full DetailsAn island of only 600 square miles but a continent in miniature; Gran Canaria offers lush forests, exotic fauna, and flora Sahara-like dunes, mountains, volcanic craters and sometimes snow on the highest peaks. Two things make Gran Canaria distinct from the other Canarian Islands. Firstly, the reservoirs that are abundant in the mountainous region nestling in the valleys giving important water supply to the inhabitants and a refreshing vista for the walker. Secondly, there are the ancient settlements and fascinating troglodyte villages built by the deeply religious Guanche about 4000 years ago, and many are still occupied!

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Walking Holidays Spain - Canary Islands - La Gomera - Centred  

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -   La Gomera - Click Here For Full DetailsLa Gomera located in the Canary Islands 35 minutes by fast ferry from Tenerife remains beautifully unspoilt and is a walker’s delight. Measuring the equivalent of just 20 miles by 20 miles yet packed with a variety of walks it is a tiny, friendly island with charming, rural villages and a handful of small coastal towns.

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Walking Holidays Spain - Canary Islands - La Palma - Centred  

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -   La Palma - Click Here For Full DetailsLa Palma, a lush, mountainous island in the Western Canaries measuring the equivalent of just 24 miles square offers attractive opportunities for walkers. Its diversity of landscapes constantly change as you gain height or vary direction. There are forests of pine laurel and eucalyptus and meadows strewn with colourful wild flowers.Farming remains the bedrock of the economy with a wealth of almond groves, tobacco fields, banana plantations and vineyards. In contrast the island also features extensive evidence of volcanic activity with much to explore on foot including the enormous crater of the Caldera de Taburiente in the awe-inspiring and scientifically important National Park. The densely forested northern coast features magnificently rugged sea cliffs and spectacular gorges. You can enjoy exploring the picturesque small towns and villages dotted along the coast and inland.

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Walking Holidays Spain - Canary Islands - Lanzarote - Centred  

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -   Lanzarote - Click Here For Full Details Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands, located just 79 miles off the coast of Africa. As with the other Canary Islands it was formed through volcanic activity. After the eruptions of the 18th and 19th century, and due to the islands dry climate and lack of erosion, many parts of the island look like they come from another world with the lava flows appearing like they did soon after the eruptions.

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Walking Holidays Spain - Canary Islands - Tenerife - Centred  

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Few places can match the natural beauty of the Canary Islands where one of the islands Tenerife has become a mecca for enthusiastic walkers. Tenerife is an island of contrasts from the volcanic moonscapes of the Teide National Park to the high cliffs ridges and deep valleys of the coastal mountain ranges. The island boasts the highest mountain in Spain, Teide, at 3718m. Due to its southern latitude its slopes can be walked for most of the year. The coastal ranges of Anaga and Teno rise abruptly from the sea. Teno hosts the giant and dramatic sea cliffs of Los Gigantes (610m). Anaga has steep mountain ridges offering magnificent views across the ever present Atlantic Ocean. Midway between the two is the Orotava Valley with its pine clad slopes. All of this is well away from the crowded tourist resorts for which Tenerife is renowned.

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

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -  El Hierro - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsEl 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 Spain - Canary Islands - Gran Canaria - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -  Gran Canaria - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full Details 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 Spain - Canary Islands - La Gomera - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -  La Gomera - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsThis 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 Spain - Canary Islands - La Palma - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Walking holidays in Spain - Canary Islands -  La Palma - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full Details 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 Spain - Canary Islands - Island Hopping  

The Canary Islands are an African archipelago in the Kingdom of Spain consisting of seven islands of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are Tenerife Gran Canaria Lanzarote La Palma La Gomera El Hierro Fuerteventura and La Graciosa They are located off the north-western coast of mainland Africa (Morocco and the Western Sahara). The nearest island (Fuerteventura) is 108 km from the northwest mainland African coast. They form an autonomous community of Spain.

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Walking Holidays 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full DetailsMost 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full Details 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 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 Full DetailsThere 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 Spain - Mainland - Andalucia - Las Alpujarras  

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland -  Andalucia - Las Alpujarras - Click Here For Full DetailsWith easy access and a superb climate, the Alpujarras traverse the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada which rise to over 3300m and offer excellent and varied walking opportunities. Often with snow capped peaks until late June, the Sierra Nevada provides a stunning backdrop to the lower slopes of the Alpujarra range. Here, narrow roads wind their way around the folds in the mountains connecting whitewashed villages clinging to the hillside or perched over a ravine. Few cars, however, pass this way.

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Walking Holidays Spain - Mainland - Gredos  

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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 walk programme 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 the delightful hotel it makes the whole proposition irresistible for a perfect walking holiday. The hotel is an outstanding family run haven with food of the highest quality and rooms of excellent individual décor and finish.

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Walking Holidays Spain - Mainland - Marina Alta  

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Our holidays are based in the delightful village of Orba in the region of south east Spain known as Marina Alta located midway between Valencia and Alicante 25km inland from the Costa Blanca. You can discover the splendour of a popular walking area the mountains and valleys of which afford a multitude of ever changing panoramic views. Agriculture flourishes here in this fertile region renowned for producing olives, almonds, oranges, lemons and grapes. Grapes are produced for both wine and raisins and many crops are cultivated in much the same way as they have been for four or five centuries. You will marvel at the thousands of terraces built to gain maximum production from this mountainous region.

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Walking Holidays 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 Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Coast and Mountains  

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Coast and Mountains  - Click Here For Full Details 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 Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Pyrenees - Foothills and Mountains  

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Catalonian Pyrenees - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Spain - Mainland - Costa da Morte  

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Costa da Morte - Click Here For Full Details Along Galicia’s northern coast between Malpica and Cape Finisterre extends a wonderful, unknown coastal path.  This is the Coast of Death whose grim name refers to the many ships wrecked along the rocky shoreline over the centuries.  The wild and rugged beauty, soaring cliffs and seabirds are the essence of this coastal trek.

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

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Las Marinas Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsThis 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 Spain - Mainland - Maestrazgo - El Cid Country  

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Maestrazgo - El Cid Country - Click Here For Full DetailsOur 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 Spain - Mainland - Navarra - Mountains and winelands on the Camino  

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Navarra - Mountains and winelands on the Camino - Click Here For Full Details 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 Spain - Mainland - Picos Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Walking holidays in Spain - Mainland - Picos Mountains - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 St. Lucia - St. Lucia  

Tiny St. Lucia, shaped like a tear drop, is just 24 miles long and 14 miles wide. It forms part of a volcanic chain of islands and is widely known for its two great spires, Gros Piton and Petit Piton which are among the Caribbean’s most striking landmarks, jutting straight up for over half a mile out of the ocean. Similar in terrain to Dominica, the island has superb rain forests, volcanic ridges, valleys, beautiful beaches and unique flora and fauna – a paradise for bird watchers and walkers. Islanders are anxious to preserve their special island and much is now protected providing the walker with a dream landscape to explore. Discovered by Columbus on St. Lucy’s day in 1502 the island has alternated between British and French rule until being granted independence in 1979. English is the official language, but the French sounding Creole patois is widely spoken.

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Aeschi  

Walking holidays in Switzerland -  Aeschi - Click Here For Full DetailsAeschi, a small village in the Bernese Oberland, is located close to Spiez on the southern shores of Lake Thun, one of the two stunning lakes (the other being Brienz) that lie either side of Interlaken. Lake Thun is well sheltered from both North and East winds and has an unusually mild climate. Pleasure steamer services commence as early as April and the gardens of the charming lakeside villages abound with southern plants including laurel and fig trees.     Graded - Self Guided - Easy & Moderate

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Davos  

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Located in the Bundner Alps in the east of Switzerland in the canton of Graubunden, the area around Davos has over 180 miles of well marked and maintained paths ranging from leisurely trails to more testing terrain high up in the mountains. The wonderful integrated system of mountain railways and post buses serve 5 spectacular walking areas which include all the most scenic vantage points. In these diverse landscapes the flora and fauna are unsurpassed with the most beautiful Alpine flowers and the occasional glimpses of ibex chamois and marmots. Nearby is the alpine resort of Klosters, made famous by its annual royal patronage, which a number of our routes visit.

Grade - Easy Moderate & Challenging

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Engelberg  

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Engelberg is situated at the head of a picturesque valley leading up to the mountains from Lake Luzern. The short railway journey from Luzern provides an excellent prelude to the scenery that awaits you. Paths (most accessible by cable car) radiate in all directions offering walkers a choice of stunning routes along with the distraction of some excellent mountain restaurants where it would be impossible not to linger! The village is at 1050m, and is full of fresh invigorating mountain air. The most famous cableway is the rotating ‘Rotair’ taking its passengers up to Mount Titlis an area of year round skiing and snow activities and the highest viewpoint in Central Switzerland at 3238m (over 10000 feet). Aside from the contrasting scenery of meadows, snow, rocky mountain peaks and deep blue lakes there are also numerous activities for children making it an ideal and encouraging area for parents with young walkers. 

Grading - Self Guided - Easy & Moderate

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Goms Valley  

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The Goms Valley commences at the source of the Rhône just below the Rhône Glacier and extends all the way to Brig. It is a German speaking area in the predominately French speaking Canton of Valais. Its resident river is the Rhône which cascades down under beautiful wooden bridges on its way to France and the Mediterranean. The valley has small villages strung along its entire length each with their own character, many on the valley side some on the valley floor, all waiting to be explored by the walker. A section of the Glacier Express rail route runs through the valley giving easy access to the many walking areas; others can be reached by transferring to the network of postal buses. Many waterfalls tumble from the high hanging valleys adding to the spectacular scenery.

Grade - Self Guided - Easy Moderate & Challenging

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Grindelwald  

Walking holidays in Switzerland -  Grindelwald - Click Here For Full DetailsGrindelwald, thanks to its magnificent setting, has been attracting British guests from the end of the 18th century. The town is in a valley surrounded by high mountains not least of which is the renowned Eiger with its imposing North Face. There is a maze of walking routes from either Grindelwald itself or from the top of local gondolas mountain railways or post bus routes that will have you quickly looking down on this stunning valley and at the same time up to the imposing surrounding mountains. You can take the railway to the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station with its permanent snow and ice, and we even have a walk in our booklet from this station. Self Guided - Easy Moderate and Challenging

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Gstaad  

Walking holidays in Switzerland -  Gstaad - Click Here For Full DetailsGstaad, located in the Bernese Oberland, is name which rings with wealth and winter skiers. However, Gstaad is not just a single village but a region collectively called Saanenland with a total of 10 small mountain villages and some excellent summer walking. The region is predominantly German speaking, but being located on one of Switzerland’s linguistic borders, some of the walking extends into the  French speaking part of the country. The locality benefits from nearly 200 miles of walking paths offering the walker an immense choice with diverse mountain scenery. A railway line links many  of the villages and others are accessible by post bus - many of which extend far into the mountains to reach the start points of our walks. Post-buses and trains also link you to the many cable cars and chairlifts on which you can swiftly rise into the mountains.

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Kandersteg  

Walking holidays in Switzerland -  Kandersteg - Click Here For Full DetailsKandersteg (1195m) lies in the beautiful Kander valley in the Central Bernese Oberland. Its lofty mountains with side glens and upper shelves of meadowland have much to offer mountain walkers of all levels of experience. An amazing diversity of Alpine flowers adds to its appeal. More than 190 miles of trails can be followed in the immediate area, many reached by a variety of cableways commencing near the village. Just across from the Kandertal Mountains is the Lotschental valley offering a different weather pattern from Kandersteg, extending the walking opportunities even further by a short train journey via the Lotschberg railway tunnel. Self Guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Lower Engadine  

The Lower Engadine is one of the most popular destinations for the Swiss to take their holidays, which must say something when they have such a choice. It is surprisingly not so well known to walkers from overseas. This area is the heartland of Switzerland’s fourth official language – Romansch which will often be heard especially in the small villages. However Swiss German is spoken by everyone and English as in other areas of Switzerland is widely spoken. A different language brings different culture, architecture and culinary specials all unique to the Romansch speaking area. The River Inn flows through the valley on its way to the Danube, alternately flowing though deep gorges and wide open meadowland grazed by bell ringing cows. The area is also host to Switzerland’s only National Park.

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Meiringen  

Walking holidays in Switzerland -  Meiringen - Click Here For Full DetailsMeiringen is the most prominent settlement in the Haslital Valley which stretches from the Grimsel Pass to the peaceful waters of Lake Brienz at the eastern end of the Bernese Oberland. The valley is ideal for walking holidays exhibiting a rich variety of landscapes with lush pastures dazzling cascades tight gorges and several tributary valleys equally worthy of exploration. Grade - Self Guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Meiringen Winter Walking  

Walking holidays in Switzerland -  Meiringen Winter Walking - Click Here For Full DetailsMeiringen is the most prominent settlement in the Haslital Valley which stretches from the Grimsel Pass to the peaceful waters of Lake Brienz at the eastern end of the Bernese Oberland. The valley is ideal for winter walking holidays with an extensive network of winter walking paths most well away from the skiing areas. Grade Self Guided - Easy & Moderate

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Mürren  

Walking holidays in Switzerland -  Mürren - Click Here For Full DetailsMürren is perhaps the most beautiful village in the Bernese Oberland, perched high up above the Lauterbrunnen Valley at 1645m above sea level. From the Mürren side of the Lauterbrunnen Valley the view of the famous Eiger Mönch and Jungfrau is simply the best. The surrounding area is a pleasure to walk in with some of the most famous walking in the world within easy reach. Above Mürren rises the great peak of the Schilthorn at 3018m feet with its revolving restaurant made famous by James Bond and accessed by a spectacular cable car. Interlaken and its famous lakes are easily reached for a lowland excursion or at the opposite extreme you can use the railway to the highest station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch at 3455m - a ‘must do’ trip. Grading - Self Guided - Easy Moderate & Challenging

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Val d'Anniviers  

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Val d’Anniviers is located in the French speaking part of Switzerland and offers some truly stunning walking. We know that the familiarity of the language, the French influenced food and beauty of this hidden valley will appeal to new and regular customers alike. Located high above the Rhône Valley, Val d’Anniviers has an excellent postal bus service linking the small precariously perched villages, each with its own charm and history, enabling a large number of one way walks to be enjoyed. Cable cars and a funicular railway transport you to over 2290m allowing you to explore even higher or to gently walk down to another wooden roofed village and return back to base by postbus. Val d’Anniviers enjoys wonderful weather with an above average number of sunny days for Switzerland. Grade - Easy Moderate & Challenging

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Zermatt  

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The Zermatt area has a total of 250 miles of well-marked footpaths which will take you through pine-scented mountain forests to the shores of calm Alpine lakes and to ice-blue glaciers. Zermatt has been a prime destination for walkers and mountaineers for over 150 years. As well as gentle valley walking, large areas are protected zones which offer plenty of opportunities for challenging and remote walking, including access to the slopes of the Matterhorn itself. Mountain railways make it easy to reach the high altitude rambling areas. There are many mountain cabins and restaurants ready to offer a warm welcome and a leisurely rest to enjoy the spectacular views all around.

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

Walking holidays in Switzerland - Bernese Highlights West  - Hotel to Hotel (7nights) - Click Here For Full DetailsAn 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 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 Switzerland - Lower Engadine - Hotel to Hotel  

Walking holidays in Switzerland - Lower Engadine - Hotel to Hotel - Click Here For Full DetailsA 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 Switzerland - Two and Multi Centre Holidays  

Clients often want to enjoy more than one area and find that travelling even a couple of hours on the train leads to a totally different walking experience. We are extremely happy to put these together for you.

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Walking Holidays Switzerland - Wildstrubel - Hotel to Hotel Trek  

Walking holidays in Switzerland - Wildstrubel - Hotel to Hotel Trek - Click Here For Full DetailsThe 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 Turkey - Lycian Way - West  

Walking holidays in Turkey - Lycian Way - West - Click Here For Full DetailsOn 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 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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