Self Guided Walking Holidays in October
October is the perfect month to go on a walking holiday in most of the countries we visit.
Experience an epic self guided trek in the High Tatras, the highlight of which will be summitting Mount Gerlach with an experienced mountain guide. Gerlachovský štít (2,655 m) is the highest peak in the High Tatras in Slovakia and in the whole 1,500 km long Carpathian mountain chain.
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.
North-West Mallorca offers the island’s best walking – it is where the rugged mountains of the Tramuntana Sierra plunge into the sea. This spectacular walk follows winding trails that link the most picturesque towns and villages – Sóller, Pollença and Valldemossa – where you stay at charming hotels and enjoy time for long dinners of tapas and wine.
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.
Our Lakes and Valleys of Slovenian Alps walking holiday in Slovenia will take you to the famous Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj on an unforgettable walking tour through a picturesque landscape. You will walk through deep green forests and lush meadows of wild flowers. Suitable for hikers of very average fitness, families, groups of friends and highly recommended for photography enthusiasts.
Explore beautiful Budapest and the hidden secrets of the Bakony Mountains. Bakony is a mountainous region, located just 30 km north of Lake Balaton. It is an isolated area of a magical beauty, with densely forested ridges, small lakes and numerous medieval fortresses and monasteries.
Undiscovered national parks, hidden valleys, ancient castles, walled towns, timeless villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, wonderful culture and sweeping views of the Ionian Sea – Albania’s charming south has it all. This walking holiday offers that rare opportunity to step back in time and hike along footpaths off the beaten track.
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.
Follow the wine trails of Tuscany on foot through the wine region of Chianti, nestled between the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena. The rolling Chianti hills are carpeted with olive groves, vineyards and fields that have come from a Renaissance painting. First overnight is in Florence and last one is in Siena, but we strongly recommend that you spend some extra nights in both cities.
The historic path from Assisi to Spoleto takes you in the footsteps of St. Francis through Umbria, the green heart of Italy. The villages you visit on the way have preserved their own identity and you will feel like the time has stood still for centuries. Last, but not least, this part of Italy is world-known for its exquisite cuisine and fine wines.
Walk the last 100 km of the classic French Way (Camino Frances) of the Camino from Saria to Santiago (the minimum required to earn your Compostela). Traverse the undulating landscapes of Galicia and reward your efforts in Santiago de Compostela, the heart and hub of all pilgrimages on the Way of St James.
Discover both the popular and the quiet, but not less spectacular, side of the Amalfi Coast. You will start from the little fishermen’s village of Vietri and cycle in western direction towards the very tip of the peninsula, Punta Campanella, taking in all the famous villages – Atrani, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Praiano.
Known for its slow food, fine wines, regal palazzi and authentic French-influenced atmosphere, Piedmont is one of Italy’s most diverse regions. Cycling among the rolling hills covered with vineyards, you will explore various treasures of culinary, architectural and cultural nature – all this at your own, relaxed pace.
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.
From the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps and the vast undergrounds of Postojna and Škocjan caves, to the sparkling emerald-green Bled and Bohinj lakes and the beautiful coastline along the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia really does have it all. We are happy to invite you on a 11-day cycling adventure which will take you to all the highlights this small country has to offer.
Imagine cycling through a green countryside full of vineyards, olive trees, rivers and forests, beautiful villages, and medieval hilltop towns. This trip offers the most comprehensive experience of the Istrian Peninsula as it will reveal you both the natural beauty of the coastline, the idyllic countryside and the rich cultural heritage of the villages and towns.
This is a cycling tour that will let you experience the best Austria has to offer: two of its most iconic cities and magnificent alpine landscapes. The tour starts from Innsbruck, taking you through the majestic Zillertal valley to the landmark city of Salzburg, where you will be able to enjoy Austria’s cultural heritage as well as the spectacular Krimml Waterfall.
The Camino Finisterre is a great way to finish your Camino de Santiago. Finisterre translates as “the end of the world” and for many pilgrims the journey is complete when they can walk no more, reaching Cape Finisterre, located in the westernmost part of Galicia and looking out onto the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Camino Primitivo is the link between the Northern Way, which starts in San Sebastian and ends in Oviedo, and the French Way, which merges with the Camino Primitivo in Melide, after Lugo. So if you want to walk completely off the beaten track and experience only the parts of the Camino Primitivo which do not coincide with the traditional Camino Frances, this is the itinerary for you.
The Camino Primitivo, or Original Way, is considered to be the very first of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago. The full Camino Primitivo is a route which is both quieter and more demanding compared to the French Way or the Portuguese Way as it crosses the rugged and diverse landscapes of the Asturias in Northern Spain.