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.
North-West Mallorca offers the island’s best walking – it is where the rugged mountains of the Tramuntana Sierra plunge into the sea. This spectacular walk follows winding trails that link the most picturesque towns and villages – Sóller, Pollença and Valldemossa – where you stay at charming hotels and enjoy time for long dinners of tapas and wine.
The beautiful island of La Palma (known as La Isla Bonita – the Pretty Island), one of Spain’s Canary Islands, is a land of stunning calderas, deep gorges, laurel forests, dramatic cliffs and rugged coastline, all waiting to be discovered on foot using a first-class network of walking trails.
La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands is a real hiker’s paradise. Steep cliffs along the coastline give way to volcanic peaks, deep gorges and lush green valleys. From Garajonay Peak through the tropical rainforest of National Park Garajonay to the rugged coast, you will be rewarded with spectacular views.
The Basque coast is green, wild and steep, with old forests, stunning cliffs, beautiful beaches and estuaries. Enjoy this self guided walking holiday along the Basque coast from the rural tranquillity of the fishermen’s villages to the lively city of Bilbao. Take in the nature, culture and gastronomy of the Basque Country.
If the Skye Trail is too demanding for you, this walking holiday provides a great alternative to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Skye at a bit more leisurely pace. On this magnificent walk you will be passing by quiet beaches, deserted villages and along the remote cliff-tops of the Cuillin Mountains. Being based in Broadford and Portree, you will have a choice of hikes for each day.
The Skye Trail is an unofficial long distance route across the stunning landscapes of the Isle of Skye, famous for its spectacular scenery, fascinating nature and rich history. This itinerary is very demanding but rewarding; it covers most of the length of Skye and passes through the best hiking areas of the island.
Spend four days of walking in the national park of Lovcen, then descend to beautiful Perast, enjoying amazing views of the Bay of Kotor. After two overnights at a beautiful seaside hotel overlooking the Bay of Kotor, move to Dubrvonik and spend the next five days exploring the Dubrovnik coast and the islands of Mljet and Sipan.
Explore on foot two of the most beautiful Greek Islands, Naxos and Santorini. Naxos will enchant you with its traditional villages and cobbled paths passing through ancient olive groves. Santorini, an island shaped by a dramatic volcanic eruption thousands of years ago, is famous for its amazing seascapes and whitewashed houses.
The southern Dalmatian Coast is often referred to as the Jewel of the Adriatic. Discover the fascinating Old Town of Dubrovnik and the enchanting southern Dalmatian coastline and its islands. This tour will show you the natural beauty of the old villages in Konavle region, the Elaphite islands and the Mljet island national park.
Known as the flower island, Madeira offers a versatile scenery and a pleasant climate all year round. You will follow Madeira’s unique network of narrow irrigation channels known as levadas, and its ancient coastal footpaths. The itinerary incorporates some of the best hiking trails on this beautiful volcanic island, located in the Atlantic ocean.
The Amalfi Coast Highlights walking holiday is our classic tour along the Amalfi coast which takes in all the famous coastal villages and the most beautiful walks in the Amalfi area. You’ll have the time to visit Amalfi itself, but also Atrani, wonderfully preserved through the centuries, Ravello with its magnificent villas, the quiet Praiano and, of course, the scenic Positano.
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.
On our Jewels of the Dalmatian Coast walking holiday you will enjoy an island hopping walking adventure along Croatia’s stunning Adriatic coast. Walk the cobbled streets of Split and the quiet trails of rural Dalmatia, then explore the island idyll of Brač, Hvar, Korčula and Mljet as well as the Pelješac peninsula, and finally reach the beautiful Dubrovnik.
Our Corfu Trail and Vikos Gorge moderate walking holiday in Greece combines the most picturesque sections of the Corfu Trail southern leg with a breathtaking walk through the Vikos Gorge, the world’s deepest Canyon and experiencing the enchanting 18th century stone villages and bridges of Zagori.
Rota Vicentina: Fishermen’s Trail Highlights includes the coastal part of Portugal’s famous Rota Vicentina long distance trail. It follows some of the best preserved coastline in Europe through the beautiful national park in the Alentejo region. Well-signposted paths will take you along impressive cliffs, down to deserted beaches and secret sandy coves, accessible only on foot.
The Coastal Trails of Alentejo and Algarve invite you to explore the unspoilt landscapes and seascapes of Portugal’s south-western coastline, the Costa Vicentina, where virgin beaches and dramatic cliffs are washed by the ocean. Enjoy secluded sandy beaches reachable only on foot, comfortable accommodations and fresh seafood on this easy to moderate walking holiday in Portugal.
The Lycian Way Trail from Fethiye to Antalya is considered as one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. This short break is a condensed version of our Lycian Way East 7-night walking holiday, combining some of its walks into a more challenging, 5-night itinerary.
The Lycian Way from Fethiye to Antalya is considered as one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. Through the mountainous coastal landscape in the Olympos national park, you will hike above the shining blue-green sea and arrive at beautiful bays. At the end of the trip, you will be enchanted by the famous rock tombs of Myra.
Rota Vicentina is a network of walking trails in south-western Portugal along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe. Combining the Historical Way and the Fishermen’s Trail and covering 230 km (143 miles) in 12 stages, this walking holiday in Portugal provides the ultimate Rota Vicentina hiking experience.
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.