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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This walking holiday in Crete includes a unique combination of hiking trails in the White Mountains that partially follow the E4 trail and will enable you to explore the most beautiful and versatile landscapes of Crete. The summits of Ginglios (1,980 m) and Pachnes (2,453 m) are the highlights, while the gorges of Samaria and Aradena offer some of the most impressive walking routes in Europe.
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.
The Trails of Istria short break will take you to the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia. Visit Hum, the smallest town in the world and experience the spirit of the past in Motovun and Grožnjan. To get to know the best of Istria, walk through Učka Natural Park and, finally, round off this green adventure with the delicious flavours of indigenous Istrian delicacies and wines.
The Accursed Mountains Short Break is a 6 days (5 nights) tour for intrepid travellers who are eager to explore the highlights of the Albanian Alps on their own but have limited time. It combines scenic hikes in Valbona and Theth with the two most interesting cities on a 6-day tour.
This walking holiday along the Via Dinarica trail in Kosovo is a unique opportunity to explore one of the last hidden treasures of the European continent. The itinerary includes a climb to the top of Mount Gjeravica (the highest mountain in Kosovo) where you will have magnificent views of Montenegro and Albania. You will also enjoy short breaks in Prizren and Peja, two of the country’s oldest and most culturally diverse towns.
Mont Blanc is by no doubt one of the most beautiful massifs of the Alps, and the Tour du Mont Blanc has become one of the most iconic walks in the world. On this itinerary you will walk the complete tour in the classic counter-clockwise direction and stay in comfortable private en-suite rooms on all nights, all luggage transfers included.
On our Tour du Mont Blanc from Les Houches itinerary you will walk almost the full tour (skipping the asphalt sections). The tour takes 12 days (10 walking days) to complete. In the evenings, you will enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Mont Blanc hikers and take in simple but delicious meals and overnights in traditional mountain huts and small 2 and 3-star hotels.
Walk the Tour du Mont Blanc from Les Houches through France, Italy and Switzerland, staying in comfortable private hotel rooms on most nights. The tour takes 12 days (10 walking days) to complete. It is the perfect Alpine trek for those who are seasoned trekkers but still prefer the comfort of hotel accommodation.
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 trip starts in the beautiful village of Martigny in Switzerland. From here, you walk the Tour Mont Blanc route via Chamonix, following in the counter-clockwise direction the western part of the complete tour to Bourg Saint-Maurice while staying in comfortable private en-suite rooms on all nights, all luggage transfers included.