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 Amalfi Coast offers a stunning combination of sea, picturesque coastal towns and mountains, an abundance of both culture and nature. The Amalfi Coast Short Break is a shorter version of our classic tour along the Amalfi Coast which takes in four days of walking and you will be based in two charming hotels in Amalfi (or Atrani) and Positano.
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.
The south-west part of Crete has a unique landscape of scenic gorges and a coast full of secluded beaches and deep blue waters. Explore the gorges of West Crete, including the famous Samaria Gorge and the impressive Aradhena Gorge. The island of Crete offers a rare mix of amazing mountains and cosy villages inhabited by warm-hearted locals.
Take this epic 15-day trek and discover the amazing nature of Crete walking from the north to south coast, then take in all the stunning gorges of the south-west. This tour will take you via the Lefka Ora (White Mountains), through the gorges of Sfakia, Anydri, Irini, Aradhena and the famous Samaria Gorge to the seashore.
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.
This demanding but rewarding trek is a must for the avid hiker. The Alta Via 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 Sorrentinian Peninsula. It roughly follows the ridge of the Lattari mountains, the backbone of the 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.
Enjoy on foot and by rail the five classic fishing villages of Cinque Terre, as well as the lovely Portofino and Portovenere. Take some unforgettable walks along the quiet high trails, going from village to village through the forests and vineyards of the Ligurian coast, known as Italy’s ‘Flower Riviera’.
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. Here sheer limestone cliffs coloured by wildflowers and the fruits of the strawberry trees drop down vertically into the blue Mediterranean Sea, where hidden sandy beaches open up.
This itinerary combines some unique walks between the rugged mountains and the sea and six overnights in three charming hotels. Enjoy beautiful views of the coastline, the blue-glistening bays and the Mediterranean karst – a perfect mix of hiking and some lazy relaxation, topped off by Sardinia’s delicious cuisine and fine local wines.
Our South Montenegro and Kotor 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.
The Lycian Way Long Distance Trail from Fethiye to Antalya is considered as one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. You will walk on coastal mountain trails along Roman aqueducts and come to the famous cities of the Lycians, Patara – the birthplace of St. Nicholas, and Xanthos – the ancient Lycian capital.
On this ten-day easy to moderate Corfu walking holiday you will discover both the wild and gorgeous north-west coast of the island of Corfu as well as the north-east coast with its secluded bays and hidden coves, so beautifully described by Gerald Durrell in his book My Family and Other Animals.
Corfu, the greenest Ionian island, has the iconic long-distance Corfu Trail leading from the southern tip of the island to its northernmost point. In this five-day Corfu Trail short break, following the south section of the trail, you will walk along ancient footpaths and winding paths above the coast, between olives and cypresses.
Discover unspoilt Crete while walking from the north to the south coast through beautiful areas that few tourists get to see. This tour will take you from Apokoronas via the Lefka Ora (White Mountains) to the beaches of the south coast, where you will walk through two of its most beautiful gorges: the Sfakia Gorge and the Aradhena Gorge.
This walking holiday in Crete includes a unique 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 Crete. The summits of Ginglios (1,980 m) and Pachnes (2,453 m) are the highlights, while the gorges of Samaria and Aradena offer some of the most impressive walking routes in Europe.
Old Montenegro and Boka Kotorska Bay strenuous itinerary 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 at a 4*hotel in Lovcen National Park and a 4* seaside hotel in Perast.
South Montenegro and Kotor Bay (Easy to Moderate) centre-based self guided walking holiday offers a truly wonderful itinerary which includes some of the best easy to moderate walks in South Montenegro. You will stay in nice hotels situated along circular routes that give you the best scenery available of Lovcen National Park and Boka Kotorska Bay.
The first half of the full Rota Vicentina route goes through the beautiful Alentejo region. Our Alentejo Coastal and Historical Trails walking holiday in Portugal invites you to explore the unspoiled landscapes and seascapes of Portugal’s south-western coastline combining sections of the Fishermen’s and Historical routes.
The second half of the Rota Vicentina complete route goes through the beautiful Algarve region. Our Algarve Coastal and Historical Trails walking holiday in Portugal invites you to explore the unspoiled landscapes and seascapes of Portugal’s south-western coastline combining sections of the Fishermen’s and Historical routes.