Coastal & Island Walking Holidays
Our island and coastal self guided walking holidays include cliff top walking, amazing sceneries and sandy beaches. These coastal and island walking tours offer outstanding trails, great cuisine and spectacular seaskapes.
The West Coast and Mountains of Crete walking holiday includes a combination of hiking trails in the White Mountains that partially follow the E4 trail and will enable you to explore the most beautiful and versatile landscapes of the island of Crete. The summits of Ginglios (1,980 m) and Pachnes (2,453 m, optional) are highlights, while the gorges of Samaria and Aradena offer some of the most impressive walking routes in Europe.
Bathed in warm Mediterranean sunshine, and with the peaks of the Pyrenees providing a dramatic backdrop, the Spanish and French Catalan coast invites exploration on foot. By walking from Cadaqués to Collioure along the coast, you will discover for yourself the lure and enchantment of this beautiful region.
Corfu, the greenest Ionian island, has the iconic long-distance Corfu Trail leading from the southern tip of the island to its northernmost point. On this classic eight-day moderate itinerary you will start at the very beginning of the trail, and walk its best and most picturesque sections.
On this tour you will discover that there are still places on the famous Amalfi Coast where you can be all by yourself, surrounded by nature. The Alta Via is definitely a must for the avid hiker. It is the long distance trail which runs high above the Amalfi Coast, from Cava dei Tirreni in the very East, to Punta Campanella, the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula.
In the south-west of Turkey, along the Aegean coast, the Carian Trail leads through a fascinating coastal landscape. On our Carian Trail self guided walking holiday, you will experience a constant interplay of land and sea, thousand-metre-high cliffs and secluded bays inviting you for a swim, combined with the ruins of the ancient Carian civilization.
A large part of the Amalfi Coast and Mountains walking holiday is, of course, along the Amalfi coast, and it includes all the famous coastal villages: Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, Praiano and the scenic Positano. But you will also walk in real mountain scenery, through chestnut forests and picturesque countryside with beautiful terraced lemon groves and vineyards.
This walking holiday in Italy focuses on the famed Cinque Terre (the ‘Five Lands’), where we offer some great walks along the quiet high trails. You will walk from village to village, through forests and vineyards. You will also have the time to visit the historic towns of Levanto, Portovenere and of course the five charming villages which make up the ‘Cinque Terre’.
This trip will take you to the heartland of the wild Supramonte region along Sardinia’s east coast, the island’s most spectacular area for trekking, where sheer limestone cliffs coloured by wildflowers drop down vertically into the blue Mediterranean Sea. This holiday is an ideal mix of moderate-grade hiking and some lazy relaxation, topped off by Sardinia’s fine traditional cuisine and strong local wines.
The southern Dalmatian Coast is often referred to as the Jewel of the Adriatic. Discover the fascinating Old Town of Dubrovnik and the enchanting Dalmatian coastline and its islands on this walking holiday in Croatia. This tour will show you the natural beauty of the old villages in Konavle region, the Elaphite islands and the Mljet island national park.
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 in a 4* hotel in Lovcen National Park and a lovely guesthouse in Perast.