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Moderate to Strenuous Walking Holidays

Moderate to Strenuous Walking Holidays

Suitable for active hikers with a good level of fitness looking for more demanding and challenging hikes. 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.

Mostly moderate walks but may include longer strenuous trek son some days. The itinerary may include hut to hut walks on some days and require carrying your own belongings/backpack along route.

Moderate to strenuous grade holidays include on average 6-9 hours of walking per day (up to 30 km of walking).

Via Dinarica in North Macedonia
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Via Dinarica in North Macedonia

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Country
North Macedonia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 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. One of the most challenging but also most rewarding stretches of the Via Dinarica follows the Šar mountain range in North Macedonia. This programme is suitable for the intrepid walker and includes the best hiking Macedonia has to offer.

Verdon Gorge: Europe's Grand Canyon
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Verdon Gorge: Europe’s Grand Canyon

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Country
France
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The Verdon Gorge is one of Europe’s deepest and most beautiful. Our demanding but rewarding itinerary takes in some truly dramatic scenery, the most spectacular parts being the famous GR4 route and the Blanc-Martel Trail. The programme will also let you immerse in the atmosphere of the authentic Provence.

Camino Frances Stages 1 & 2: St Jean Pied de Port to Burgos
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Camino Frances Stages 1 & 2: St Jean Pied de Port to Burgos

Country
Spain
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
15 days & 14 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - December

Combine the first two stages of the French Way from St Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to Burgos. The first week is the most demanding stage of the Camino, but it is also one of the most rewarding ones. Then continue from Logroño through undulating vineyards and descend into the medieval city of Burgos.

The Grand Traverse: Across the Alps and the Dolomites
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The Grand Traverse: Across the Alps and the Dolomites

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Country
Austria, Germany, Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Difficulty
Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

Take an epic journey on foot, starting from the Bavarian Alps near Munich and the famed Neuschwanstein Castle, taking in the massifs of Ammergau and Zugspitze, Wetterstein (Garmisch), Tyrol and Hohe Tauern, finishing at the foot of the Tre Cime in the Dolomites and then enjoying the last overnight in Venice, Italy.

The Kerry Way
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The Kerry Way

Country
Ireland
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
12 days & 11 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Experience the unspoilt beauty of Ireland on The Kerry Way and the famous Ring of Kerry. This 12-day walking tour starts and finishes in Killarney and takes in the entire Kerry Way. The 210 km of The Kerry Way make it Ireland’s longest trail, offering a unique mix of mountains, lakes and coastal views.

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Flower Island Of Madeira

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

On our Flower Island of Madeira walking holiday you will follow Madeira’s unique network of narrow irrigation channels known as levadas, and the ancient coastal footpaths in north-eastern parts of the island. Some of the walks are circular and you will be based in two charming hotels.

Via Alpina Highlights: Bernese Oberland 1
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Via Alpina Highlights: Bernese Oberland

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

Take in the best sections of the Alpine Pass Route from Meiringen to Lenk. This is a challenging but a rewarding trek, offering views of the famous Bernese Oberland trio of the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger; the added comfort of daily luggage transfers and staying in comfortable hotels in private rooms on all nights makes it a perfect Alpine adventure.

The Beara Way Complete
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The Beara Way Complete

Country
Ireland
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
12 days & 11 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
May - October

Walk the Beara Way, a walking route located in Ireland’s south-west corner and one of the country’s best-kept secrets. This itinerary covers the complete Beara Way – it is a true immersion that walks you right to the tip of the peninsula and onto Dursey Island before meandering back along the north coast.

The Beara Way in 10 Days
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The Beara Way in 10 Days

Country
Ireland
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
May - October

Walk the Beara Way, a walking route located in Ireland’s south-west corner and one of the country’s best-kept secrets. This 10-day itinerary from Glengarriff allows you time to explore the most southerly corner of the peninsula and Dursey Island.

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Trails and Calderas of La Palma

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

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.

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Southern Upland Way Complete

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.

Camino del Norte: Bilbao to Santander 31
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Camino del Norte: Bilbao to Santander

Country
Spain
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - December

Walk the second stage of the Camino del Norte from vibrant Bilbao, renowned for its art, architecture and cuisine, to the historic city of Santander in Cantabria. You will walk along the beautiful coastline of northern Spain, along world-class beaches, stunning rias (fjords) and wetlands full of birdlife.

Full Camino del Norte: Irun to Santiago
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Full Camino del Norte: Irun to Santiago

Country
Spain
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
38 days & 37 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - December

The Northern Way offers a truly authentic pilgrim experience as it goes along the green northern coast of Spain from San Sebastián in the Basque Country, through Cantabria and the Asturias and reaches Ribadeo in Galicia. From Ribadeo, the route heads inland, taking pilgrims across rural Galicia to Santiago de Compostela.

Corfu Trail Complete 13
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Corfu Trail Complete

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

Since the Corfu Trail was established in 2001, thousands of walkers have hiked one of Greece’s best kept secrets. Being 200 kilometres long, our Corfu Trail Complete walking route leads into a landscape untouched by the mass tourism, delving through the central countryside which visitors rarely discover and explore.

Lycian Way Short Trek 4
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Lycian Way Short Trek

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.

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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.

Macedonia on Wheels
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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.

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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.

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Ultimate Crete Explorer

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.

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Trekking the Malerweg Trail in 8 Days

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

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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.

Alpe-Adria Trail: Kranjska Gora to Cividale del Friuli 1
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Alpe-Adria Trail: Kranjska Gora to Cividale del Friuli

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

The Alpe-Adria Trail runs from the Austrian Alps to the Adriatic Sea at a total length of 750 km. On our Kranjska Gora to Cividale del Friuli 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.

Alpe-Adria Trail: Cividale del Friuli to Trieste 1
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Alpe-Adria Trail: Cividale del Friuli to Trieste

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.

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Trails and Wines of Istria

Country
Croatia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - November

Imagine walking through the green countryside full of vineyards, olive trees, rivers and forests, beautiful villages, and medieval towns situated on hills. The Trails and Wines of Istria walking holiday takes you to the heart of the unforgettable landscapes of Croatia and offers the chance to experience the delicious flavours of indigenous Istrian delicacies and wines.

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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.

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Across Tyrol: Innsbruck to Sterzing

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.

Complete Tyrol: Garmisch to Sterzing
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Complete Tyrol: Garmisch to Sterzing

Country
Austria, Germany, Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

On this epic 14-day trek you will traverse the entire Tyrolean Alps – from Garmisch Partenkirchen in Germany across Wetterstein and Karwendel massifs to Innsbruck in Austria and then reach South Tyrol (Alto Adige) in Italy. You will walk through impressive gorges and balcony trails; you will pass by stunning glaciers and cross the valleys of Stubaital, Wipptal and Pflerschtal.

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Crete North to South Coast

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

Discover unspoilt Crete while walking from the north to the south coast through beautiful areas that few tourists get to see. This tour will take you from Apokoronas via the Lefka Ora (White Mountains) to the beaches of the south coast, where you will walk through two of its most beautiful gorges: the Sfakia Gorge and the Aradhena Gorge.

Gongga Mountain Trek, china walking holidays, walking holidays in Asia
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Gongga Mountain Trek

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Country
China
Activity type
Guided Walking
Duration
14 days & 13 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
May - June, September - October

Join us on one of the best treks in China offering an off-the-beaten-track and truly incredible experience. Mount Gongga, also known as Minya Konka, is the highest mountain in Sichuan province, Western China. The tour is privately guided and you will be accompanied by an experienced English-speaking local guide.

Julian Alpsand Moun t Triglav
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Julian Alps and Mount Triglav

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Country
Slovenia
Activity type
Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
July - September

Take Julian Alps and Mount Triglav, one of the more spectacular treks in Europe across the stunning Julian Alps and summit Mount Triglav, the highest in Slovenia, privately guided by a licensed mountain guide. The jagged limestone peaks offer some of Europe’s best scenery and walking.

Guided Treks
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Zangezur Mountains Trek in Armenia

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

Armenia is a landlocked country almost entirely occupied by mountains, and it is a paradise for hikers and outdoor lovers. On this privately guided walking holiday we will take you off the beaten track to the beautiful Zangezur Mountains – a mountain range that defines the border between Armenia’s southern province of Syunik and Azerbaijan’s Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic.

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Highest Peaks of Atlas Mountains

Country
Morocco
Activity type
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.

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Mount Toubkal and Sahara Desert Trek

Country
Morocco
Activity type
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.

High Atlas and Mount Toubkal
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High Atlas and Mount Toubkal

Country
Morocco
Activity type
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.


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