Classic Walking Holidays
Below you can choose from our classic walks – typically 7 or 8 nights’ itineraries of a moderate grade in the most popular locations. These are the must do walks in each of the countries we cover, especially if coming to this country for the first time.
This walking holiday will take you on a picturesque trek through the alpine area of Triglav National Park. The jagged limestone peaks offer some of Europe’s best scenery and walking, with Mount Triglav (the highest in Slovenia) at the centre of the range, and the glacial lakes of Bohinj and Bled far below. Optional guided climb of Mount Triglav can be included.
The Alta Via 1 route is known as the classical path revealing the iconic peaks of the Italian Dolomites, one of the most unique landscapes in Europe. Once a battleground, the region is now one of the most visited and accessible hiking destinations attracting adventure travellers from all over the world.
The West Highland Way is Scotland’s most popular long distance walking route. It stretches 96 miles (154 km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in some of the best scenery in Scotland. Enjoy some moderate walking along the beautiful Loch Lomond and through a highland landscape across Rannoch Moo to reach the town of Fort William.
The Great Glen Way is a 75-mile (120 km) scenic walk that follows Scotland’s famous Great Glen valley from Fort William to Inverness, passing by the beautiful Loch Ness. The recently opened ‘high route’ offers fantastic views of the Highlands and down to the lochs. And be sure to keep a watchful eye out for the Loch Ness Monster!
On the Classic Zugspitze Circuit you will start from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and make a full loop around the base of Germany’s highest mountain, following panoramic trails through beautiful scenery and traditional Alpine towns and villages. The walks are easy to moderate, up to five hours per day.
Since the Corfu Trail was established in 2001, thousands of walkers have hiked one of Greece’s best kept secrets. Being 200 kilometres long, our Corfu Trail Complete walking route leads into a landscape untouched by the mass tourism, delving through the central countryside which visitors rarely discover and explore.
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 comfortable hand-picked 3 and 4-star hotels.
Our High Atlas and Mount Toubkal walking holiday in Morocco combines the challenge of summitting Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak (4,167 m), with some moderate hiking in the High Atlas Mountains and experiencing the vibes of the exotic Marrakech. You will reach Mt Toubkal using a route starting from Oukaimeden.
Imagine walking through the green countryside full of vineyards, olive trees, rivers and forests, beautiful villages, and medieval towns situated on hills. The Trails and Wines 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.
Explore two mountains in Transylvania: Piatra Mare (Big Stone) Mountain and Piatra Craiului (King’s Stone) National Park at your own pace; then move to discover the beauty of the Danube Delta on a guided boat & hike tour. For a glimpse into medieval Transylvania, take a stroll around the old city of Brasov.
A self-guided walking holiday in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains in Romania. Explore the villages of rural Transylvania and the valleys of Piatra Craiululi and Bucegi Mountains. Piatra Craiului Mountains, with their narrow and saw-like ridges, are considered to be the most beautiful in the Carpathian mountains range.
A self guided walking holiday in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains in Romania. Explore four mountains in Transylvania in 8 days: Piatra Mare Mountain, Piatra Craiului National Park, Bucegi Natural Park and Postavaru Mountain. Bucegi Natural Park is Romania’s best-kept secret, rivalling Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains and the Alps when it comes to walking.
Our Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights in Comfort walking holiday will lead you from France to Italy and Switzerland, taking in the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit while we transfer your main luggage. Overnights are in nice 3 or 4-star hotels and mountain lodges with private rooms on all nights. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious French, Swiss and Italian meals.
On the Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights itinerary you will walk in the standard counter-clockwise direction and use lifts and public transport to skip some parts of the complete trail so that you can take in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc within 6 days of walking. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious meals and overnights in traditional mountain huts.
On our Tour du Mont Blanc from Les Houches itinerary you will walk almost the full tour (skipping the asphalt sections). The tour takes 12 days (10 walking days) to complete. In the evenings, you will enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Mont Blanc hikers and take in simple but delicious meals and overnights in traditional mountain huts and small 2 and 3-star hotels.
Walk the Tour du Mont Blanc from Les Houches through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable private hotel rooms on most nights. The tour takes 12 days (10 walking days) to complete. It is the perfect Alpine trek for those who are seasoned trekkers but still prefer the comfort of hotel accommodation.