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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.

 

Lake District Walking Retreat 20
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Lake District Walking Retreat

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

This centre-based walking holiday, unique to The Natural Adventure Company, offers an ideal way to explore the finest Lake District scenery, without changing hotels every day. You will spend five nights in a charming hotel in Keswick and devote the days to discovering the beauty of the Lake District on foot.

In Cézanne's Footsteps: Les Calanques and Aix en Provence 1
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In Cézanne’s Footsteps: Les Calanques and Aix en Provence

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

Explore the fjords of Calanques where gleaming white limestone cliffs form a stark contrast with the deep blue sky and the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Finish in style in Aix en Provence and climb the Sainte Victoire mountain, immortalized in the paintings of Cézanne.

Golden Isles of the French Riviera 6
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Golden Isles of the French Riviera

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

The Golden Isles are a pristine walker’s paradise located off the Provençal Var coast, inviting you to discover a rich littoral nature and offering more 300 days of sunshine per year.

Brittany's Pink Granite Coast
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Brittany’s Pink Granite Coast

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

Explore Brittany’s Côte de Granite Rose from Perros Guirec to Lannion. With its bizarre rock formations, pink tainted rocks, white beaches and clear blue waters, it is considered one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe.

Costa Brava Short Walking Break
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Costa Brava Short Walking Break

Country
Spain
Activity type
Self Guided Walking
Duration
6 days & 5 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Comfortable
Availability
September - July

This is a short version of our most popular walking holiday in Catalonia. Costa Brava is a walker’s paradise, boasting a thousand-year-old network of footpaths and offering diverse natural landscapes, warm hospitality and great cuisine.

The Cotswold Circuit in 6 Days
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The Cotswold Circuit in 6 Days

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

This inn-to-inn Cotswold Round self-guided walking holiday will take you through the heart of the Cotswolds at a swift pace, enabling you to explore this fascinating (and England’s largest) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in just 6 days. The circuit starts and finishes in Moreton-on-Marsh and takes in the most picturesque towns and villages of the Cotswolds.

Hadrian's Wall Short Break
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Hadrian’s Wall Short Break

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

Hadrian’s Wall Path is a fascinating coast to coast walk alongside the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, built by Roman emperor Hadrian to protect the northern extreme of the Roman Empire. This itinerary takes in the best sections of the Path from Chollerford to Walton in 3 walking days.

walking holidays, Salzburg Lake District Short Break
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Salzburg Lake District Short Break

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

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).

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

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.