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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.