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).
Hadrian’s Wall Path is a fascinating coast to coast walk alongside the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, built by Roman emperor Hadrian to protect the northern extreme of the Roman Empire. This itinerary follows the course of the wall along its entire length from Wallsend to Bowness on Solway and is one of Britain’s most popular long distance walks.
Hadrian’s Wall Path is a fascinating coast to coast walk alongside the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, built by Roman emperor Hadrian to protect the northern extreme of the Roman Empire. This itinerary takes in the best sections of the Path from Heddon to Walton in four walking days.
Do you like walking and real ale? This inn-to-inn walking holiday, unique to The Natural Adventure Company, will take you on a walk through the finest Lake District scenery with an option to climb the Old Man of Coniston and calling each day at the region’s best pubs serving genuine cask ale.
Explore the majestic Rila and Pirin mountains as you trek surrounded by Bulgaria’s most spectacular alpine scenery and reach the Balkans’ highest summits. The programme is based in two locations, the village of Govedartsi and the town of Bansko, where you will be able to relax in cosy guesthouses and family hotels, all offering private en-suite rooms.
This simply superb self-guided walking holiday, unique to The Natural Adventure Company, will take you through the heart of the Lakes from the beautiful Langdale Valley around Scafell Pike and will let you enjoy some of the best mountain walking the Lake District has to offer.
Walk the best sections of the French Camino in two weeks, first taking the scenic Camino Frances route from St Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees and then continuing your way from Sarria through the undulating landscapes of Galicia, covering the final 100 km to Santiago.
Walk the oldest and one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Germany. On this moderate itinerary you will walk the final and most scenic part of the trail through the southern Black Forest from Schonach to Basel in Switzerland.
Experience classic Alpine hiking in South Tyrol’s Val Baldia which will astonish you with its breathtaking landscapes. Take in dramatic limestone mountains with snow-capped peaks, picture-perfect alpine pastures and idyllic meadows, a rich variety of wildlife, such as the marmot and chamois.
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.
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.