Self Guided Walking Holidays in Italy
Our self guided Italy walking holidays include the famous Amalfi coast, the Cinque Terre, Sardinia, Piedmont, the Alps and the Dolomites. We have curated the best itineraries in these popular regions so that you can be all by yourself, surrounded by nature.
The Italian lakes of Como and Lugano will enchant you with the beauty of an entrancing landscape of water and mountains fused together in perfect harmony. This walking holiday in Lombardy will take you away from the crowded holiday centres on trails going through forested valleys, mountain tops and traditional villages still preserving their unique character.
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.
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.
This demanding but rewarding trek is a must for the avid hiker. The Alta Via is the long-distance trail which runs high above the Amalfi Coast, from Cava dei Tirreni in the very East, to Punta Campanella, the tip of the Sorrentinian Peninsula. It roughly follows the ridge of the Lattari mountains, the backbone of the peninsula.
The Alpe-Adria Trail runs from the Austrian Alps to the Adriatic Sea at a total length of 750 km. On our Alpe-Adria Trail: Slovenia and Italy itinerary, you will walk some of the most picturesque sections from the heart of the Slovenian Alps through the Soča Valley to the sunny wine country on the Italian side.
This walking holiday in Italy focuses on the famed Cinque Terre (the ‘Five Lands’), where we offer some great walks along the quiet high trails. You will walk from village to village, through forests and vineyards. You will also have the time to visit the historic towns of Levanto, Portovenere and of course the five charming villages which make up the ‘Cinque Terre’.
This trip will take you to the heartland of the wild Supramonte region along Sardinia’s east coast, the island’s most spectacular area for trekking, where sheer limestone cliffs coloured by wildflowers drop down vertically into the blue Mediterranean Sea. This holiday is an ideal mix of moderate-grade hiking and some lazy relaxation, topped off by Sardinia’s fine traditional cuisine and strong local wines.
Known for its slow food, fine wines, regal palazzi and authentic French-influenced atmosphere, Piedmont is one of Italy’s most beautiful and diverse regions and the Langhe area is one of its highlights. Walking among the rolling hills covered with vineyards, you will explore various treasuries of culinary, architectural and cultural nature.
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 Highlights 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 while we transfer your main luggage. Overnights are in nice 3 or 4-star hotels and mountain lodges with private rooms on all nights. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious French, Swiss and Italian meals.
On the Tour du Mont Blanc Highlights itinerary you will walk in the standard counter-clockwise direction and use lifts and public transport to skip some parts of the complete trail so that you can take in the very best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc within 6 days of walking. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious meals and overnights in traditional mountain huts.
During this winter walking holiday in the Dolomites, you will walk in the snow-covered mountains of the Dolomites of Sesto and the iconic UNESCO-listed Three Peaks. The trip is going to take you through the valleys of Sesto and Braies, known for their amazing nature. The Dolomites winter walking tour goes through well-established ans safe routes and is suitable for both less experienced walkers and fit hikers.
Where Do our Walking Holidays in Italy Take Place?
The Amalfi Coast
Some of our most popular Italy walking holidays take place on the Amalfi and Sorrentinian coasts. Hiking on the Amalfi Coast offers a stunning combination of sea, picturesque coastal towns and mountains, an abundance of both culture and nature. The landscape is varied and offers ever-changing views. It can be typically Mediterranean, intoxicating with its wild perfumed herbs, with myrtle shrubs, thyme, rosemary and mastic trees, or almost alpine with meadows and bare rocks.
The Ligurian Coast
Walking on the Ligurian coast, known as Italia’s ‘Flower Riviera’, will enchant you with its unique coastal and forest trails. It stretches from the French border all the way to Tuscany and offers wooded slopes plunging towards the sea, where fishing villages of tall, sorbet-coloured houses nest in small bays and coves. Fish and seafood dominate the local cuisine, as do rare white wines such as Sciacchetrà.
The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form a part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east. The northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sugana Valley. Known for its endless sceneries of pastures surrounded by jagged peaks and vertical walls, the Dolomites will reveal you some unique landscapes. The Alta Via route is known as the classical path revealing the best sceneries and iconic peaks of the region, and each of its stages reveals areas of exceptional natural beauty, history and genuine local culture.
The island of Sardinia has long been known for its sandy beaches and clear sea and is immensely popular as a summer retreat. Only recently its many unspoilt natural and cultural treasures have gotten the right attention from nature lovers and walkers. It is still possible to wander its many spectacular trails, enjoying the peace of a real hiker’s paradise.
The Alpe Adria Trail
The Alpe Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in a total of 43 stages and circa 750 km. On our Slovenian holidays you will walk along some of the best parts of the trail from the heart of the Slovenian Alps to the beautiful sunny wine region on the Italian border. You’ll cross a stunning mountain pass, and follow the emerald-green Soča River as it carves its way through the gorgeous Trenta Valley. You’ll trek the Italian-Slovene border along a mountain ridge, before descending into the Italian wine country.
Our Tour du Mont Blanc itineraries will lead you from France to Italy and Switzerland, taking in the best sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc circuit.
Walking through the Langhe region, you will explore the varied landscape of the unmistakable line of rolling hills covered with vineyards as far as the eye can see. These are the lands where the world’s finest and most expensive wines are made and there are plenty of opportunities to sample some of them in the numerous wine stores all located in historic buildings along your route. The culinary side of this region makes it of course a special hotspot: truffles, risotto and cheese topped off by delicious wine and a little piece of ‚Nocciola di Piedmonte’ – experience a walking bliss in paradise!