The walking trails that we think should be on every walker’s bucket list. Here are some iconic walks in Europe and beyond.
The Via Dinarica is a mega trail that extends from Albania to Slovenia and traverses the largest karst field on Earth. One of the most challenging but also most rewarding stretches of the Via Dinarica follows the Šar mountain range in North Macedonia. This programme is suitable for the intrepid walker and includes the best hiking Macedonia has to offer.
Take a short walking break in Tenerife and climb Mount Teide (3718m), the highest peak in Spain. Spend a night in the iconic Parador de Cañadas del Teide hotel. The sunrise from the crater of Teide is an experience you will never forget. Our package includes a climbing permit for the peak.
Combining the best sections of the Historical Way and the Fishermen’s Trail and covering 182 km (113 miles) in eight stages, our The Best of the Rota Vicentina walking holiday in Portugal provides an unforgettable Rota Vicentina hiking experience.
GR20 is considered the most difficult – and one of the most beautiful – treks in Europe for a reason. It traverses the island of Corsica diagonally following the high granite barrier of mountains offering some fantastic scenery. And we will transfer your main luggage at selected points, so you do not have to carry a heavy load all of the time.
GR20 is considered the most difficult – and one of the most beautiful – treks in Europe for a reason. The GR20 north section will take you from Vizzavona to Calvi on the north coast. And we will transfer your main luggage at selected points, so you do not have to carry a heavy load all of the time.
GR20 is considered the most difficult – and one of the most beautiful – treks in Europe for a reason. The GR20 south section will take you from Bavella to Vizzavona and we will transfer your main luggage at selected points, so you do not have to carry a heavy load all of the time.
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.
Experience European hiking as it used to be. This is a walking tour for intrepid travellers who are eager to discover the beauty of the Albanian Accursed Mountains at their own pace. The Accursed Mountains offer breathtaking natural scenery and great hiking opportunities in some of the last untamed natural locations and wilderness available in Europe.
Our Kumano Kodo Trail itinerary takes in the complete path, focusing on both the Nakahechi-do and Kohechi-do, weaving through forested mountains and small villages first towards the Grand Shrine of Hongu and then onwards to the mountain-top temple complex of Mount Koya.
The Nakasendo Trail, linking Tokyo and Kyoto through the central mountains, will bring you walking along forested paths, between historic Juku post towns and getting a glimpse of what life was like in times gone by. You’ll then travel into the Oku-HIda mountains to explore the biodiversity of Kamikochi before arriving into iconic Takayama.
Enjoy a 14-day demanding but rewarding trek following the highest and most rugged sections of the Lycian Way, winding its way above the Mediterranean’s most dramatic coastline. The trek continues on coastal paths around the tiny islands of Simena and Kekova Lagoon, famous for the underwater ruins of the Sunken City.
The Lycian Way is considered one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. The itinerary follows the highest and most rugged eastern section of the Lycian Way, winding its way above the Mediterranean’s most dramatic coastline, to the limestone peaks of Mount Olympos, soaring high above the glittering sea.
The route of the Lycian Way West starts at Kayaköy and winds its way along the dramatic coastline and through scented pine forests overlooking the blue Mediterranean, dipping down to secluded beaches and coves. Your hike will take you to high-alpine paths that offer fantastic views of the coast and the peaks of the Taurus Mountains.
Take this demanding but rewarding three-week trek following the best sections of the Lycian Way East and West, winding its way above the Mediterranean’s most dramatic coastline to the limestone peaks of the Taurus Mountains, up to 3,000 m high. The tour ends at the impressive ruins of Patara, located near one of the best beaches of Turkey.
Starting in Porto, you will follow the ancient pilgrim trails to Santiago de Compostela for a unique experience you’ll treasure forever. The Camino Portugués central route is relatively flat and easy to navigate and it is a great alternative to the French Camino. Spend unforgettable two weeks walking through stunning countryside.
Considered one of the world’s most iconic trails, this is a demanding but non-technical trek which explores the best parts of the Alps between Arolla and Zermatt, filled with breathtaking Alpine scenery. You will spend the nights in comfortable private rooms and we will transfer your luggage between hotels on all walking days.
Undiscovered national parks, hidden valleys, ancient castles, walled towns, timeless villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wonderful culture and sweeping views of the Ionian Sea – Albania’s charming south has it all. This walking holiday offers that rare opportunity to step back in time and hike along footpaths off the beaten track.
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.
The West Highland Way is Scotland’s most popular long distance walking route. It stretches 96 miles (154 km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in some of the best scenery in Scotland. Enjoy some moderate walking along the beautiful Loch Lomond and through a highland landscape across Rannoch Moo to reach the town of Fort William.
The Rob Roy Way retraces many of the places central to the life the famous outlaw Rob Roy, known as the Scottish Robin Hood. Starting in Drymen near Loch Lomond, the trail weaves alongside rivers and lochs until reaching the town of Pitlochry. The Scottish Highlands provide a wonderful backdrop, making this one of Scotland’s most beautiful trails.
The Great Glen Way is a 75-mile (120 km) scenic walk that follows Scotland’s famous Great Glen valley from Fort William to Inverness, passing by the beautiful Loch Ness. The recently opened ‘high route’ offers fantastic views of the Highlands and down to the lochs. And be sure to keep a watchful eye out for the Loch Ness Monster!
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 Via Dinarica is a mega trail that extends from Albania to Slovenia and traverses the largest karst field on earth. During this walking holiday, you will circle the great Buško Lake, ascend into Blidinje Nature Park and reach the town of Jablanica over Čvrsnica Mountain. The trip ends in the city of Mostar, famous for its Old Bridge – a jewel of oriental architecture.
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 Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. This itinerary follows the classic route, covering the complete Malerweg Trail in 10 days, giving you plenty of time to take in all the natural and cultural highlights of the Painters Path.
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. In 2006, the 115-kilometre long Painter’s Path (Malerweg) was inaugurated. This is a moderate to strenuous trek, appropriate for experienced hikers, which takes in the entire Malerweg Trail in just 8 days.
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. This moderate-grade short walking break covers the northern half of the Malerweg Trail, following the right bank of the Elbe from Pirna to Bad Schandau, giving you plenty of time to take in the natural and cultural highlights of the Painters Path.
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. This moderate-grade short walking break covers the southern half of the Malerweg Trail, following the left bank of the Elbe from Krippen to Pirna, giving you plenty of time to take in the natural and cultural highlights of the Painters Path.