About Our Holidays

Our 2019/20 programme of Self-Guided and Guided Walking for either Hotel-to-Hotel Treks, Centred or Multi-Centred Walking Holidays offers you a wide range of choices prepared very much with the individual and discerning traveller in mind. All our holidays are aimed at those who wish to enjoy outstanding scenery and the stimulation of the ‘great outdoors’. 

Our locations are specially chosen to give you the very best New Experience of each region, selected for their walking opportunities well away from mass tourism but with all the services you would expect.

We have a choice of centred and hotel to hotel walking holidays.

Above all we specialise in personal service and attention to our customers individual wishes. Our expert knowledge of each holiday centre is at your service from the moment you make your first enquiry to us.

We will give you advice and tailor make the holiday you want, when you want it!

Guided Walking

Our guided walking holidays will particularly appeal to those who wish to be free from the chore of arranging transport and planning walks according to the weather. Others may just appreciate the added security of someone guiding in unfamiliar terrain. 

Self-Guided Walking

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed to appeal to walkers of all abilities who wish to have the freedom of walking at their own pace on walks you have chosen from our unique New Experience Walk Booklet, written by one of our team, supplied for your holiday area. 
We have selected areas offering the very best of walking with beautiful and majestic scenery easy and challenging paths and hotels of the highest standard for their category. 

Hotel-to-Hotel Trek

Our Hotel-to-Hotel treks are designed for you to be constantly on the move and gain a great sense of achievement on your journey travelling from hotel to hotel following maps and comprehensive walking notes whilst your baggage is taken care of to meet you at your next hotel.

Centred & Multi-Centred Walking

Our centred and multi-centred walking holidays are planned for you to really get to know the area that you are visiting. Whether you are staying in one centre or 2 the great advantage is the flexibility with the choice of walking routes and a day off. The locations are hand-picked so there is plenty to see and do in the areas besides walking.

Short Break Walks

We have carefully selected the highlights of our trekking holidays to create exclusive three-night walking trips. Our range of Short Break Walks is fantastic for those who are short on time, yet still want to become completely immersed in the walking way of life!

Our exciting European destinations are widely varied ranging from the rolling vineyards of Tuscany to the unforgettable hikes of Switzerland, and from the dramatic fjords of Norway to our very own Wales, home to the mighty Snowdon. There is also plenty of choice for all ability levels with walks graded easy, moderate or challenging.

Options to add on an additional night (with additional walks) is available for the majority of Short Break Walks, as is adding extra nights at our selected City Hotels.

Whichever Short Break Walk you choose you will always have our 24-hour support along with our personally written route notes and detailed holiday pack to assist you.


Whilst we are dedicated walking specialists, we also have another passion: Pilgrimages. Over time, we naturally drifted towards these special journeys, initially through personal interest but we also recognised the incredibly rewarding experience that pilgrimages offer to all walkers; and so began New Experience Pilgrims many years ago. Visit www.newexpilgrims.co.uk for more information.

New Experience Pilgrims is a knowledgeable, dedicated, family run team of pilgrimage experts. We specialise in walking journeys all over the world and possess a distinct expertise within arranging pilgrimages.

Hotel Philosophy

Your hotel is a very important part of your walking holiday; somewhere to enjoy staying and eating in rather than to endure between days of walking. We choose hotels in the 2 to 4-star categories for our centered holidays that meet our criteria and wherever possible we have offered a choice of hotels in each centre. On our treks some hotels may be of a lower official grading, but they still meet our standards.

We have stayed in every hotel we feature and visit them regularly to check on the facilities comfort friendliness and food. We ensure that the hotel is family owned wherever possible and look for enthusiasm professionalism a high standard of customer care and one that will give a friendly welcome to all our clients. Many hoteliers have now become friends.