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The Natural Adventure Company

Self Guided Walking Holidays and Cycling Holidays

Moderate to Strenuous Grade Walking Holidays

Suitable for active hikers with a good level of fitness looking for more demanding and challenging hikes and who are well fit. Moderate to strenuous itineraries involve extended steep ascents and descents along routes. May also include high mountain (alpine) terrain which is rugged and rough underfoot and some sections of scrambling. The itinerary may include hut to hut walks on some days and require carrying your own belongings/backpack along route.

Mostly moderate walks but may include longer strenuous treks (up to 25 km / 8 hours) on some days. 

Julian Alps Traverse and Mount Triglav
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Julian Alps Traverse and Mount Triglav

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Country
Slovenia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

Take one of the more spectacular treks in Europe, traversing the stunning Julian Alps with an optional climb of Mount Triglav, the highest in Slovenia. The jagged limestone peaks offer some of Europe’s best scenery and walking, with Mount Triglav at the centre of the range, and the glacial lakes of Bohinj and Bled far below.

Highest Peaks of Atlas Mountains
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Highest Peaks of Atlas Mountains

Country
Morocco
Activity type
Privately Guided Walking
Duration
9 days & 8 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
January - December

This privately guided demanding but rewarding trek in Morocco takes in the challenges of summitting Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak (4167m) and Rass Ouanoukrim, the second-highest one at 4089m. Experience varied and picturesque scenery, dramatic passes, non-technical peaks and the warm welcome of the Berber people.

new walking holidays, trails and calderas of la palma
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Trails and Calderas of La Palma

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Country
Spain
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - December

The beautiful island of La Palma (known as La Isla Bonita – the Pretty Island), one of Spain’s Canary Islands, is a land of stunning calderas, deep gorges, laurel forests, dramatic cliffs and rugged coastline, all waiting to be discovered on foot using a first-class network of walking trails.

Walker's Haute Route: Arolla to Zermatt
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Walker’s Haute Route East: Arolla to Zermatt

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Country
Switzerland
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

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.

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Walking in La Gomera

Country
Spain
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - December

La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands is a real hiker’s paradise. Steep cliffs along the coastline give way to volcanic peaks, deep gorges and lush green valleys. From Garajonay Peak through the tropical rainforest of National Park Garajonay to the rugged coast, you will be rewarded with spectacular views.

walking the southern upland way complete
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Southern Upland Way Complete

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Country
Scotland
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
16 days & 15 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - September

The Southern Upland Way is Scotland’s only official coast to coast long distance footpath. It runs 212 miles (340 km) from Portpatrick on the south west coast to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard. Still undiscovered by many outside of the UK, it will take you through a variety of scenery and give you a tremendous sense of achievement on completion.

Mount Toubkal and Sahara Desert Trek
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Mount Toubkal and Sahara Desert Trek

Country
Morocco
Activity type
Privately Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
January - December

Our Mount Toubkal and Sahara Desert Trek walking and discovery holiday in Morocco combines the challenge of summitting Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak (4,167 m), with some light trekking in the High Atlas Mountains and camel riding in the Sahara Desert. This is a privately guided holiday, you will be accompanied by your personal guide, a cook and a muleteer.

lycian way east short break
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Lycian Way East Short Break

Country
Turkey
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - May, September - November

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.

Sierra de Guadarrama: The Mountains of Madrid and Segovia
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Sierra de Guadarrama: The Mountains of Madrid and Segovia

Country
Spain
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - June, September - November

Sierra de Guadarrama mountains are an unexpected hiker’s paradise; it is a real surprise to most walkers to find such a beautiful alpine scenery so close to a big city like Madrid. This walking holiday in Spain will take you to high peaks offering amazing views, to historical and cultural sites like the Monastery of Escorial and the Royal Palace of La Granja, finishing in beautiful Segovia.

Via Dinarica, Via Dinarica trail, Via Dinarica in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Via Dinarica in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Country
Bosnia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
May - October

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.

Gorges of West Crete, walking holiday in crete
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Gorges of West Crete

Country
Greece
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The south-west part of Crete has a unique landscape of scenic gorges and a coast full of secluded beaches and deep blue waters. Explore the gorges of West Crete, including the famous Samaria Gorge and the impressive Aradhena Gorge. The island of Crete offers a rare mix of amazing mountains and cosy villages inhabited by warm-hearted locals.

Ultimate Crete Explorer
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Ultimate Crete Explorer

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Country
Greece
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
15 days & 14 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Take this epic 15-day trek and discover the amazing nature of Crete walking from the north to south coast, then take in all the stunning gorges of the south-west. This tour will take you via the Lefka Ora (White Mountains), through the gorges of Sfakia, Anydri, Irini, Aradhena and the famous Samaria Gorge to the seashore.

Trekking the Malerweg Trail
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Trekking the Malerweg Trail

Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

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) had been inaugurated. This is a moderate to strenuous trek, appropriate for experienced hikers, which takes in the entire Malerweg Trail in just 8 days.

alpe adria trail: from grossglockner to Mallnitz
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Alpe-Adria Trail: Grossglockner to Mallnitz

Country
Austria
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
May - October

The amazing Alpe-Adria Trail runs from Carinthia in the Austrian Alps to the Adriatic Sea at a total length of 750 km. This walking holiday covers the first – and most picturesque – stages of the trail, from its start at the foot of Grossglockner, the highest summit of the Austrian Alps, by the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps, Pasterz, through the high-alpine landscapes of the Hohe Tauern National park, to the cosy village of Mallnitz.

Alta Via: Amalfi and Sorrento Coast to Coast
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Alta Via: Amalfi and Sorrento Coast to Coast

Country
Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

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.

High Atlas and Mount Toubkal, mount toubkal hiking, trkking to mile toubkal, climbing mount toubkal, high atlas walking holiday
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High Atlas and Mount Toubkal

Country
Morocco
Activity type
Privately Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
January - December

Our High Atlas and Mount Toubkal walking holiday in Morocco combines the challenge of summitting Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak (4,167 m), with some moderate hiking in the High Atlas Mountains and experiencing the vibes of the exotic Marrakech. You will reach Mt Toubkal using a route starting from Oukaimeden.

Alpe-Adria Trail: Cividale del Friuli to Trieste
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Alpe-Adria Trail: Cividale del Friuli to Trieste

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Country
Italy, Slovenia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - June, September - September

The amazing Alpe-Adria Trail runs from Carinthia in the Austrian Alps to the Adriatic Sea at a total length of 750 km. On this walking holiday you will take in the final section of the Alpe-Adria Trail. The tour offers enormous variety both culturally and naturally: starting with Castelmonte, through Cormons, Karst and Brda to the Habsburg city of Trieste.

Slovakian Alps Hut to Hut Trek slovakia self guided self guided walking holiday slovakia slovakia self guided Slovakia Walking Holiday
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Slovakian Alps Hut to Hut Trek

Country
Slovakia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - October

Enjoy the breath-taking scenery on this classic hut to hut trek in the High Tatras in Slovakia. Experience exhilarating walking in the spectacular national park, established in 1949, with striking landscapes of dramatic mountains, snow-capped peaks and green alpine pastures.

across tyrol: garmisch to innsbruck, across tyrol from garmisch to innsbruck
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Across Tyrol: Garmisch to Innsbruck

Country
Austria, Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

Hiking at its best in the stunning mountains of Bavaria and Tyrol – from Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany across two mountain ranges of exceptional Alpine beauty and wilderness to the Austrian town of Innsbruck. You will walk through impressive gorges and balcony trails.

Across Tyrol: Innsbruck to Sterzing walking holiday
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Across Tyrol: Innsbruck to Sterzing

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Country
Austria, Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
June - September

On this walking holiday you will traverse the Tyrolean Alps north to south, from Austrian Tyrol to South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in Italy. Following ancient pilgrimage and smuggler trails, you will pass by stunning glaciers and cross the valleys of Stubaital, Wipptal and Pflerschtal. During the walks you will enjoy the splendid views to the main range of the Alps.


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