Take a short walking break to 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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
Explore the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, where dramatic mountains plunge into blue glacial lakes. Off the beaten track, you will explore the quieter, idyllic side of Salzkammergut as you walk through small traditional villages, then take in the vibrant Bad Ischl, passing by beautiful lakes and through impressive high passes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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.
This is a shorter version of our 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.
Take a relaxing walking holiday on the Island of Elba; a green oasis, famous for harbouring the French Emperor Napoleon during his exile. Walk through picturesque fishing villages, along rugged coastlines and white sandy beaches; the richness of the landscapes make Elba the perfect destination for a walking holiday.