Self Guided Walking Holidays in December
Our Self Guided Walking holidays in December provide great opportunities for either a winter sun escape or going on a snow walking or a snowshoeing hiking vacation. We offer winter sun escapes in Morocco and Israel, snow walking tours in the Polish High Tatras, relaxed walking and city tours in Hungary.
This privately guided demanding but rewarding trek in Morocco takes in the challenges of summitting Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak (4167m) and Rass Ouanoukrim, the second-highest one at 4089m. Experience varied and picturesque scenery, dramatic passes, non-technical peaks and the warm welcome of the Berber people.
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.
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.
Our Mount Toubkal and Sahara Desert Trek walking and discovery holiday in Morocco combines the challenge of summitting Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak (4,167 m), with some light trekking in the High Atlas Mountains and camel riding in the Sahara Desert. This is a privately guided holiday, you will be accompanied by your personal guide, a cook and a muleteer.
Our Climb Mount Toubkal trek is an active way to spend a weekend with just one night and two days in the mountains to approach, summit and descend the highest peak in North Africa. This is a privately guided trek, you will not be part of a group and your party will be accompanied by a personal certified guide and a muleteer.
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.
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.
The Judaean Mountains is a mountain range in Israel, where Jerusalem and several other biblical cities are located. The trip follows the Judean Hills route to Jerusalem while discovering natural scenery and ancient sites and offers first-hand encounters with the diverse and friendly local communities.
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.
Our High Atlas and Marrakech in Comfort walking holiday in Morocco will let you experience the beauty of Berber villages and High Atlas valleys with picturesque scenery, dramatic passes, non-technical peaks and the guarantee of a cheerful welcome from the Berber people. Spend the nights in comfortable riads and 4-star hotels, some of them with pools.
This self guided snow walking holiday is set in the unspoilt winter scenery of the Eastern Carpathians. Bieszczady Mountains remain one of eastern Europe’s last hidden gems. On the snow one can observe tracks of wild animals like lynx or European bison. Overnight stays are in cozy family-owned B&Bs, some of them with spa facilities.
This self guided snow walking holiday is set in the pristine winter scenery of the most impressive parts of the Carpathian mountains. The hikes run past broad meadows, clear streams and glacial lakes of the Tatras. Nights are spent in comfortable, cosy spa hotels. Start and end in Krakow.
Explore in a slow and relaxed pace beautiful Budapest, and continue to Visegrád on the Danube Bend for some easy grade hiking and sightseeing.
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.
Our Crete East Coast and Sitia Natural Park 10-day walking holiday in Crete will give you the opportunity to get to know Crete’s unknown gorges, fossil sites, caves full of legends and worship, karstic springs, plateaus and highlands, walking off the beaten track. Sitia Natural Park is a protected area for its biodiversity and is included in the Geopark Network of UNESCO.