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Short Breaks

Short Breaks

Choose a short walking break and you can enjoy three to five days of fresh air and spectacular scenery, leaving you refreshed and invigorated. Our short breaks are designed for you to experience the highlights of a mountain in just a couple of days. Please note that the short walking breaks listed below are only sample ones; in fact most of our walking holidays can be customised so that their length can fit your schedule.

 

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.

Dingle Way Short Break, ireland walking holidays, walking holidays ireland
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Dingle Way Short Break

Country
Ireland
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The Dingle Way is one of Ireland’s most beautiful walking trails. On our Dingle Way Short Break itinerary you will take in the very best sections of the Way from Dingle in five days – diverse landscapes, rich archaeological sites and friendly hosts. And with the ease of luggage transfers, the Dingle Way will offer you an unforgettable experience.

Romantic Rhein Short Break
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Romantic Rhine Short Break

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Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

Discover fairy-tale hilltop castles as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail on this short walking break. Walk on panoramic footpaths through vineyards and mystical forests where the legend of Loreley still lives and reach the romantic Sankt Goarshausen. Along the way, cosy taverns invite you to sample the first-class local Riesling wines.

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Provence Wine Trails

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Country
France
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - November

Arrive at Avignon and discover one of France’s most prestigious wine villages, Chateauneuf du Pape. You then continue walking in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone region into the foothills of the Dentelles, enjoying the breathtaking views. And of course, there will be numerous wine-tasting opportunities during this unforgettable trip in the heart of Provence!

Perched Villages of the Côte d'Azur 1
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Perched Villages of the Côte d’Azur

Country
France
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate, Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - November

This short walking break in the French Riviera takes you on a trail weaving from one balcony path to the next, taking in the beautiful perched villages hiding behind the glamorous Côte d’Azur and finally reaching the welcoming coastal town of Menton.

Provence Winter Sun Escape
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Provence Winter Sun Escape in Style

Country
France
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Easy
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
October - March

Provence can be just as exciting in winter as during the busy hot summer months. Its mild temperatures and bright blue skies reveal a very different kind of charm in the low season and the places are less crowded than during the busy hot summer months. Overnights are in charming 3 and 4-star hotels offering the signature Provençal hospitality and style.

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Nakasendo Trail and Kamikochi

Country
Japan
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
April - October

The Nakasendo Trail, linking Tokyo and Kyoto through the central mountains, will bring you walking along forested paths, between historic Juku post towns and getting a glimpse of what life was like in times gone by. You’ll then travel into the Oku-HIda mountains to explore the biodiversity of Kamikochi before arriving into iconic Takayama.

Mount Toubkal and Sahara Desert Trek 26
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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.

Climb Mount Toubkal
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Climb Mount Toubkal

Country
Morocco
Activity type
Guided Walking
Duration
2 days & 1 night
Difficulty
Strenuous
Accomodation
Basic
Availability
January - December

Our Climb Mount Toubkal trek is an active way to spend a weekend with just one night and two days in the mountains to approach, summit and descend the highest peak in North Africa. This is a privately guided trek, you will not be part of a group and your party will be accompanied by a personal certified guide and a muleteer.

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Rota Vicentina: Fishermen’s Trail Highlights

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Country
Portugal
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
September - June

Rota Vicentina: Fishermen’s Trail Highlights includes the coastal part of Portugal’s famous Rota Vicentina long distance trail. It follows some of the best preserved coastline in Europe through the beautiful national park in the Alentejo region. Well-signposted paths will take you along impressive cliffs, down to deserted beaches and secret sandy coves, accessible only on foot.

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.

Amalfi Coast Short Break 3
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Amalfi Coast Short Walking Break

Country
Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - November

Take the best walks on Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast, while staying in comfortable 3-star hotels. Our Amalfi Coast short walking break takes in four days of walking and you will be based for two nights in Amalfi/Atrani and for two nights in Positano.

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Judaean Hills: Trails to Jerusalem

Country
Israel
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
January - December

The Judaean Mountains is a mountain range in Israel, where Jerusalem and several other biblical cities are located. The trip follows the Judean Hills route to Jerusalem while discovering natural scenery and ancient sites and offers first-hand encounters with the diverse and friendly local communities.

Malerweg Trail North: Pirna to Bad Schandau
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Malerweg Trail North: Pirna to Bad Schandau

Country
Germany
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
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. This moderate-grade short walking break covers the northern half of the Malerweg Trail, following the right bank of the Elbe from Pirna to Bad Schandau, giving you plenty of time to take in the natural and cultural highlights of the Painters Path.

Cinque Terre Highlights
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Cinque Terre Highlights

Country
Italy
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - October

This walking holiday in Italy takes in the highlights of the famed Cinque Terre (the ‘Five Lands’). Based in Monterosso and Portovenere, you will explore the beautiful Ligurian coast by foot, train and boat, choosing from a selection of coastal and mountain walks in the Ligurian Riviera each day.

Corfu Trail Short Break 10
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Corfu Trail Short Break

Country
Greece
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
May - June, September - October

Corfu, the greenest Ionian island, has the iconic long-distance Corfu Trail leading from the southern tip of the island to its northernmost point. In this five-day Corfu Trail short break, following the south section of the trail, you will walk along ancient footpaths and winding paths above the coast, between olives and cypresses.

Trails of Istria Short Break 1
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Trails of Istria Short Break

Country
Croatia
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Difficulty
Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
March - November

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.

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Accursed Mountains Short Break

Country
Albania
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate, Moderate to Strenuous
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

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.

North Montenegro Short Break 1
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North Montenegro Short Break

Country
Montenegro
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Moderate
Accomodation
Various
Availability
June - September

This is a short version of our Summits and Lakes of North Montenegro walking holiday which features two of the most beautiful untouched natural environments in Europe, including the exquisite natural wonder of Biogradska Gora, one of the last three primeval rainforests in Europe, and Durmitor National Park.

Lovcen and Kotor Bay Short Break 1
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Lovcen and Kotor Bay Short Break

Country
Montenegro
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate, Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
May - November

This is a shorter version of our moderate South Montenegro and Kotor Bay dual centre-based self guided walking holiday in Montenegro. It offers a truly wonderful itinerary which includes some of the best walks in South Montenegro, considered one of the most breathtaking coastal areas in Europe.


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