Here we have listed a choice of walking holidays where hotels are dog friendly (additional charges may apply). If your desired holiday is not listed here, there is still a good chance that we can accommodate your four-legged hiking buddy – please ask your adventure specialist.
Walk at a leisurely pace through the southernmost part of Switzerland from the impressive castles of Bellinzona through lively Lugano and on to Mendrisio, the highlight being the beautiful Lake Lugano.
Austria’s Dachstein Alpine Circuit is a walker’s dream come true. This impressive alpine massif offers crystal-clear glacial lakes, lush pastures, green forests and rugged limestone peaks rising 3000m above sea level. Over six walking days, you’ll be rewarded with superb hiking with great accommodations nestled right in the heart of the mountains.
The Altmühltal Panorama Trail (Altmühltal-Panoramaweg) follows the Altmühl River from Gunzenhausen to Kelheim through meadows and valleys dotted with junipers and beautiful rock formations. Along the route you will find historic cities, ancient castles and many Celtic and Roman ruins.
Discover the charming Moselle and Saar scenery walking along old Roman roads and reach Trier with its lively old town. Spend the evenings immersing yourself in the region’s wine culture and cuisine. You can optionally extend your holiday to include an unforgettable boat trip and a walk taking in the highlights of the Eifel Trail.
Discover fairy-tale hilltop castles as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail on this short walking break. Walk on panoramic footpaths through vineyards and mystical forests where the legend of Loreley still lives and reach the romantic Sankt Goarshausen. Along the way, cosy taverns invite you to sample the first-class local Riesling wines.
Discover numerous fairy-tale hilltop castles as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail. Walk on panoramic footpaths through vineyards, deep gorges and mystical forests where the legend of Loreley still lives, and reach the old town of Koblenz. Along the way, cosy taverns invite you to sample the first-class local Riesling wines.
Follow one of Germany’s most romantic footpaths, from Lake Starnberg through beautiful Upper Bavaria to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Ammergauer Alps, the Zugspitze and the Allgäu and stay in charming small hotels and guesthouses to experience the best of Bavarian hospitality.
Take in the best sections of the Alpine Pass Route from Meiringen to Lenk. This is a challenging but a rewarding trek, offering views of the famous Bernese Oberland trio of the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger; the added comfort of daily luggage transfers and staying in comfortable hotels in private rooms on all nights makes it a perfect Alpine adventure.
The Jura Crest Trail is the oldest long-distance hike in Switzerland. This itinerary takes in some of the best sections of the trail, offering endless mountain panoramas and accommodation in nice hotels. The numerous mountain restaurants and métairies are ideal for sampling local specialities.
Take a hike through the stunning Western Dolomites past mountain lakes, lush pastures, green forests and impressive peaks. You will start at Merano in South Tyrol; accompanied by the backdrop of the limestone peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, you will reach the scenic Lago di Garda – the largest of the Italian lakes.
Walking in Wachau Wine Country from Krems to Melk, you will take in secluded wine-producing villages with pastel-coloured houses scattered among rolling hills clad with vineyards, wild forests and apricot orchards. You will discover an enchanting river landscape, lush vineyards and countless cultural sites. The wines of the Wachau Valley will delight and surprise you.
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.