Self Guided Walking Holidays in October
October is the perfect month to go on a walking holiday in most of the countries we visit.
Enjoy two days of guided hikes in Meteora and walk among the gigantic monolithic pillars and rock monasteries to enjoy some truly breathtaking views. Then move to Pindos with its winding trails and stone bridges, finishing with a walk through the beautiful Vikos Gorge. Retreat every evening in elegant stone mansions in the villages along route.
This guided boat and bike tour of Dalmatia and its islands starts and ends in Split, exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays. You will be based on a modern steel-hulled vessel with traditional look, offering accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds.
Explore on foot two of the most beautiful Greek Islands, Naxos and Santorini. Naxos will enchant you with its traditional villages and cobbled paths passing through ancient olive groves. Santorini, an island shaped by a dramatic volcanic eruption thousands of years ago, is famous for its amazing seascapes and whitewashed houses.
Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into sparkling blue glacial lakes, creating fjord-like landscapes. Salzkammergut lies to the east of Salzburg, the city of Mozart, in the shadow of the Dachstein Summit (2,995 m).
Walking in Wachau Wine Country from Krems to Melk, you will take in secluded wine-producing villages with pastel-coloured houses scattered among rolling hills clad with vineyards, wild forests and apricot orchards. You will discover an enchanting river landscape, lush vineyards and countless cultural sites. The wines of the Wachau Valley will delight and surprise you.
On the Classic Zugspitze Circuit in Style you will start from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and make a full loop around the base of Germany’s highest mountain, following panoramic trails through beautiful scenery and traditional Alpine towns and villages. The walks are easy to moderate, up to five hours per day. Accommodation is in exclusive 4-star hotels with spa facilities.
On the Classic Zugspitze Circuit you will start from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and make a full loop around the base of Germany’s highest mountain, following panoramic trails through beautiful scenery and traditional Alpine towns and villages. The walks are easy to moderate, up to five hours per day.
The southern Dalmatian Coast is often referred to as the Jewel of the Adriatic. Discover the fascinating Old Town of Dubrovnik and the enchanting southern Dalmatian coastline and its islands. This tour will show you the natural beauty of the old villages in Konavle region, the Elaphite islands and the Mljet island national park.
The Via Alpina: Purple Route walking holiday in Slovenia includes some of the most beautiful parts of the Slovenian Alps. Far from the beaten track, the purple route connects three Slovenian mountain massifs: Julian Alps, Karavanken and Kamnik Savinja Alps. The trail will lead you through high limestone plateaus and forests to the picturesque Bled and Bohinj lakes.
Known as the flower island, Madeira offers a versatile scenery and a pleasant climate all year round. You will follow Madeira’s unique network of narrow irrigation channels known as levadas, and its ancient coastal footpaths. The itinerary incorporates some of the best hiking trails on this beautiful volcanic island, located in the Atlantic ocean.