Moderate Grade Walking Holidays
Suitable for more regular hikers who are generally fit. Moderate grade itineraries include longer walking days and steeper accents and descents. May include longer stretches of uphill climbs and descents or a number of shorter steeper uphill and downhill sections along route. Terrain may be mixed including rocky area areas and mixed surfaces underfoot.
Moderate grade holidays include on average 5-7 hours of walking per day (up to 20 km of walking).
Follow the Schluchtensteig (‘The Gorge Trail’) in the Southern Black Forest, winding through deep gorges, past crystal lakes and beautiful waterfalls and offering spectacular views over the Black Forest summits.
Piedmont’s remote and rugged high valley of Val Maira lies in the southern Italian Alps, near the French border. Val Maira is a beautiful place, now slowly being discovered as a walker’s paradise. You will walk through picturesque hamlets and villages and take in the high peaks, shaped by the retreating glaciers.
The scenic Aosta Valley lies in the shadow of Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Grand Combin, Gran Paradiso and the Matterhorn. You will walk surrounded by the 3000-metre summits of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Take in beautiful chapels, delightful hamlets and spectacular mountain vistas.
This itinerary will take you on a walking adventure in the Vercors Nature Park, the biggest in France. Along the way you will discover one of the most beautiful regions for hiking in France and a real hidden gem, taking in rugged ridges, deep gorges, lush valleys, limestone plateaus and traditional villages.
Take in the fairy-tale Schwarzwald, one of Germany’s most beautiful regions for hiking. You will be enchanted by scenic views, blue mountain lakes and deep valleys. You will walk from Saig on Titisee up to Feldberg – Schwarzwald’s highest peak. Then via Schluchsee, you complete the circuit, returning to Saig.
Walk the last 100 km of the Via Francigena to Rome, the city of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul, and get your Testimonium of pilgrimage. Starting from the medieval papal town of Montefiascone, you will follow Roman roads, paths, forest trails and dirt tracks across the undulating and green Lazio countryside.
Walk the final stage of the Via Francigena to Rome, the city of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul, and get your Testimonium of pilgrimage. Starting from the medieval town of Orvieto, you will follow Roman roads, paths, forest trails and dirt tracks across the undulating and green Lazio countryside.
Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrimage trail from Canterbury to Rome is getting increasingly popular for a reason. We offer you a walk that combines the famous towns and villages such as Siena and San Gimignano with beautiful hamlets such as San Miniato, allowing you to discover the very best of the Tuscan Via Francigena in a single trip.
The Magna Via Francigena, the great road of the Frankish knights, follows the ancient route between Palermo and Agrigento, the two major harbours of the past, that was used for millennia by pilgrims and travellers. Walking the Magna Via is a unique experience, out of the common touristic routes.
Starting from Lausanne at Lake Geneva, the Swiss route goes across the Alps to Aosta in Italy. The path reveals amazing Alpine sceneries, cultural heritage and history, the highlight being the Great St Bernard Pass. This section of the Via Francigena is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular pilgrims’ paths in Europe!
Our itinerary along the French section of the Via Francigena takes you from the historic city of Reims to Bar-sur-Aube. You will walk in the heart of the Champagne region among vineyards and undulating hills. In the evenings, relax in the welcoming accommodations and sample some of France’s finest wines.
The Peneda-Gerês National Park spans the Peneda, Soaja, Amerela and Gerês mountain ranges. Follow medieval paths offering magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. You will walk through woodland, meadows and pastures and if you are lucky you can spot wolves, golden eagles and the elusive Pyrenean desman.
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.
Our South Montenegro and Kotor Bay self guided walking holiday offers a truly wonderful itinerary which includes some of the best walks in Southern Montenegro, considered to be one of the most breathtaking areas in the whole of Eastern Europe. Accommodation is in charming 4-star hotels.
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.
This dual centre based self guided holiday will take you through jagged limestone mountains providing magnificent scenery and a rich variety of flora, fauna and wildlife in one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Spain. You will stay in two charming hotels and enjoy a flexible programme with many walking choices.
The lands of North Macedonia are characterised by pristine lakes, vast scenic mountain ranges and numerous historic sites. Nested at the heart of the Balkan peninsula, the country boasts a great variety of landscapes offering a perfect playground for all kinds of adventure lovers seeking authentic experiences.
The English Way was traditionally the preferred route for pilgrims coming from the British Isles and Ireland on their way to Santiago de Compostela. It is a fantastic alternative walk away from the crowds of the Camino Frances, and the first couple of days are rewarded with stunning coastal scenery.
The Camino Espiritual, also known as the Arousa Sea Route or Translatio Route, is a beautiful trail, taking pilgrims through quaint coastal villages, lush forest tracks, vineyards, sandy beaches and ancient monasteries following an alternative route to the classic Camino Portugues.
The Camino Finisterre is a great way to finish your Camino de Santiago. Finisterre translates as “the end of the world” and for many pilgrims the journey is complete when they can walk no more, reaching Cape Finisterre. Continue your journey along the craggy coastline of Atlantic Galicia to the fishing village of Muxía.
Walk the last 100 km of the classic French Way (Camino Frances) of the Camino from Saria to Santiago (the minimum required to earn your Compostela). Traverse the undulating landscapes of Galicia and reward your efforts in Santiago de Compostela, the heart and hub of all pilgrimages on the Way of St James.
Walk the last 100 km of the classic French Way (Camino Frances) of the Camino from Saria to Santiago (the minimum required to earn your Compostela). Available from 1 November till 31 March.
Combining the best sections of the Historical Way and the Fishermen’s Trail and covering 182 km (113 miles) in nine stages, our The Best of the Rota Vicentina walking holiday in Portugal provides an unforgettable Rota Vicentina hiking experience.
Tenerife is one of the most fascinating of the Canary Islands due to the great variety of landscapes it offers – from the mountains of the Teno Rural Park in the west to the lunar-like landscapes of Mount Teide National Park, and the lush green forests of Aguamansa and Anaga Nature Park on the east coast.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the first stage from St Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to Logroño. This is the most demanding stage of the Camino de Santiago, but it is also one of the most scenic and rewarding ones as you cross the French Pyrenees.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the second stage of the French Way. Starting from Logroño in the wine-growing region of the Rioja, you walk through undulating vineyards and fields until you reach the medieval city of Burgos, with its impressive Gothic Cathedral.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the third stage of the French Way. Starting from the medieval city of Burgos, this Camino section takes you across the vast wide-open spaces of the Meseta to the elegant León, with its impressive cathedral.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the fourth stage of the French Way. Starting from the elegant León, with its impressive cathedral and Roman walls, you will reach the mountains of O Cebreiro and continue across rural Galicia towards Sarria, just over 100 km away from Santiago.
Follow the Connemara Way on the wild West Coast of Ireland and get on a journey through an ever-changing landscape of majestic mountains, mist-covered lakes, pre-historic bogs, hidden bays and coves, and shady glens.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the fourth and the fifth stage of the French Way. Starting from the elegant León you will reach Sarria, just over 100 km away from Santiago. From Sarria, the final section of the walk takes you through Galicia to Santiago for a unique experience you’ll treasure forever.
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.