Suitable for more regular hikers who are generally fit. Moderate grade itineraries include longer walking days and steeper accents and descents. May include longer stretches of uphill climbs and descents or a number of shorter steeper uphill and downhill sections along route. Terrain may be mixed including rocky area areas and mixed surfaces underfoot.
Moderate grade holidays include on average 6 hours of walking per day (up to 20 km of walking).
Seven Rila Lakes and Mount Musala Short Break
Seven Rila Lakes and Mount Musala walking holiday is a short self guided hiking tour in the most beautiful parts of Rila Range. Rila is the most famous Bulgarian mountain with impressive peaks and beautiful glacial lakes, including the famous Seven Rila Lakes. Mount Musala (2,925 m) is the highest summit in the entire Balkan peninsula. Another highlight is the famous Rila Monastery. Accommodation is in hand-picked 3 or 4-star hotels.
Albanian Alps Short Break
The Albanian Alps Short Break is a 6 days (5 nights) tour for intrepid travellers who are eager to explore the highlights of the Albanian Alps on their own but have limited time. It combines scenic hikes for average fitness levels with the two most interesting cities on a 6-day tour. From historic Shkoder one starts with a tranquil ferry ride on the Koman Lake into the Accursed Mountains to visit two of the most remarkable valleys: Valbona and Theth.
Romania’s Transylvanian Alps
Moderate to Strenuous
The Transylvanian Alps self-guided walking holiday is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the totally different world that you will find in Transylvania and Romania. Your active trip starts near Balea Lake, a picturesque glacier lake at just over 2.000 m. For a spectacular view of the Fagaras you will hike to one of the highest peaks in Romania, before descending back to Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall. For a glimpse into medieval Transylvania and its towns with narrow, winding streets, you take a stroll around the stunning cities of Sibiu and Brasov. Accommodation is in hand-picked 3 or 4 star hotels (spa facilities and indoor pool available on Days 5 and 6).
Protected: Wild Transylvania Apuseni Trail
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Rhodope Mountains Walking Holiday
Visit the impressive Buinovo Gorge, then hike to the Eagle’s Eye viewing platform offering spectacular views of the whole Rhodopean Range. Trace the footsteps of Orpheus through the mighty Devil’s Throat cave in the Tirgrad Gorge, said to be the mythical Hall of Hades, walk to Chaira Lakes and then take in the splendour of the Canyon of Waterfalls before moving to the comfort of your spa hotel. Accommodation is in hand-picked 3 or 4 star hotels (spa facilities available on Days 5 and 6).
Trails of Transylvania
A self-guided walking holiday in the beautiful Transylvanian Alps. Your active trip starts near Balea Lake, a picturesque glacier lake at just over 2.000 m. For a spectacular view of the Fagaras you will hike to one of the highest peaks in Romania, before descending back to Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall.
Bulgarian Alps: Rila and Pirin
Walk through some of Europe’s most spectacular alpine scenery, including the highest summits in the Balkan region. Visit the impressive Pirin Mountain and the lively resort town of Bansko; climb Pirin’s highest peak, Vihren. Then move to Rila Mountain with a stop at the famous Rila Monastery. Hike to the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes and reach the highest peak in the Balkan Peninsula, Musala (2,925 m). Accommodation in hand-picked 3 or 4 star hotels.
Polish Highlands, Tatras and Krakow
Easy to Moderate
A self-guided holiday in the mighty Carpathian Mountains and their highest part – the Tatras. This tour runs through villages and towns located in picturesque valleys and dales, follows the Dunajec (a mountain river), and includes two National Parks and three UNESCO sites, including magnificent Krakow.
The Summits and Lakes of North Montenegro
The Summits and Lakes of North Montenegro Walking Holiday features two of the most beautiful untouched natural environments in Europe, including the exquisite natural wonder of Biogradska Gora, a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, one of the last three primeval rainforests in Europe and Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Trails of Bohemian Paradise
An excellent opportunity to spend your holiday discovering unspoiled nature and rich history, hidden in the very heart of Europe. Take a walk through the narrow corridors of “rock cities”, exciting rock labyrinths, and splendid view-points. Explore castles, ancient ruins, waterfalls, and stunning rock phenomena. Visit Trosky Castle – the symbol of the Bohemian Paradise and one of the most breathtaking views in the Czech Republic. Finish your Bohemian Paradise holiday in Prague with plenty of time to get to know the City of a Hundred Spires.
Slovakian Alps: High Tatras
Our Slovakian Alps: High Tatras self guided walking holiday lets you explore Slovakia’s highest mountain range, which is also the first Slovak national park established in 1949. There are numerous valleys, glacial lakes called pleso, and mountain peaks, Accommodation is in 4 and 3-star hotels.
Bulgaria Walking and Spa Adventure
The holiday includes circular hikes from the unique village of Shiroka Laka (famous for its distinctive Rhodopean houses) and includes the village of Gela, set in one of the most beautiful parts of the Rhodope mountains. The trip is mostly centre-based and features hand-picked accommodation in 4-star hotels spa hotels on Days 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and finishes in a mineral water spa resort in Devin (known as the spa capital of Bulgaria).
Albanian Alps & Accursed Mountains
A tour for intrepid travellers who are eager to explore the Albanian Alps on their own. It combines scenic hikes for average fitness levels with the two most interesting cities in an 8-day tour. From historic Shkoder one starts with a tranquil ferry ride on the Koman Lake into the Accursed Mountains to visit two of the most remarkable valleys: Valbona and Theth – both dominated by towering mountains and traditional alpine houses.
South Montenegro and Kotor Bay in Style
Old Montenegro and Boka Kotorska Bay self-guided walking holiday offers a truly wonderful itinerary which includes some of the best walks in Southern Montenegro, considered to be one of the most breathtaking areas in the whole of Eastern Europe. Accommodation is 3 overnights at a 4*hotel in Lovcen National Park and a 4* seaside hotel for the 4 overnights in Perast.
Trails of Istria
Imagine walking through the green countryside full of vineyards, olive trees, rivers and forests, beautiful villages, and medieval towns situated on hills. It sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? And it can easily come true! Join us on a walking adventure through lush green Istria. The Trails of Istria walking holiday takes you to the heart of the unforgettable landscapes of Croatia and offers the chance to experience the delicious flavours of indigenous Istrian delicacies and wines along the route.