The walking trails that we think should be on every walker’s bucket list. Here are some iconic walks in Europe and beyond.
The Alta Via 1 route is known as the classical path revealing the iconic peaks of the Italian Dolomites, one of the most unique landscapes in Europe. Once a battleground, the region is now one of the most visited and accessible hiking destinations attracting adventure travellers from all over the world.
Our Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort walking holiday will lead you from France to Italy and Switzerland, taking in the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit. The majestic beauty of the scenery is best appreciated on foot as you walk point-to-point each day, staying in nice 3 or 4 star hotels and mountain lodges with private rooms on all nights. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious French and Italian meals, paired with a hearty serving of Swiss hospitality in the traditional alpine villages you will stay in.
Our classic Tour du Mont Blanc walking holiday will lead you from France to Italy and Switzerland, taking in the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit. The majestic beauty of the scenery is best appreciated on foot as you walk point-to-point each day, staying in nice hotels and mountain huts at night. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious French and Italian meals, paired with a hearty serving of Swiss hospitality in the traditional alpine villages you will stay in.
Situated on the southern slopes of the central Caucasus Mountains and surrounded by 3,000–5,000 meter peaks, Svaneti is the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus and provides some of the best walking opportunities in Europe. Svaneti is also known for its cultural and architectural treasures and friendly people.
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 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.
Our High Pyrenees of Catalonia walking holiday takes you into one of the loveliest parts of the Pyrenees, an area largely unknown to outsiders. The region is a hiker’s paradise, offering dramatic and unspoiled landscapes. Our route is designed to combine some superb mountain walking with welcoming accommodations, where you will discover the delicious Catalan cuisine and robust wines.
The Transcaucasian Trail is becoming a world-class, long-distance hiking trail, following the Greater and Lesser Caucasus Mountains and connecting several national parks in the region. The walks are first-class and the views are always spectacular in Tusheti, where the landscape is dominated by snow-capped mountains and wide valleys dotted with ancient villages and medieval defensive towers.
The Elbe Sandstone Mountains are one of the most beautiful regions in Germany, located just a few miles from Dresden. They were named by two Swiss painters who were impressed by the similarity of the area to the landscapes of their own country. You will see bizarre rock formations, walk through ancient woods and picturesque valleys alongside the winding Elbe River.