Walking Holidays in February
The English Way was traditionally the preferred route for pilgrims coming from the British Isles and Ireland on their way to Santiago de Compostela. It is a fantastic alternative walk away from the crowds of the Camino Frances, and the first couple of days are rewarded with stunning coastal scenery.
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. Continue your journey along the craggy coastline of Atlantic Galicia to the fishing village of Muxía.
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). Available from 1 November till 31 March.
Walk the last 100 km (the minimum required to earn your Compostela) of the French Way from Saria to Santiago de Compostela in nine walking days at a leisurely pace and take your time to explore the beautiful villages along the route, the local culture and the Galician cuisine.
Our Azores island hopping tour includes walking on three of the most beautiful islands: Pico, São Jorge and Faial. On Pico you will take in the highest mountain in Portugal; on São Jorge enjoy the beauty of the Fajãs, and on Faial explore the Caldeira crater and the Capelinhos volcano.
Take a short walking break in Tenerife and climb Mount Teide (3718m), the highest peak in Spain. Spend a night in the iconic Parador de Cañadas del Teide hotel. The sunrise from the crater of Teide is an experience you will never forget. Our package includes a climbing permit for the peak.
Combining the best sections of the Historical Way and the Fishermen’s Trail and covering 182 km (113 miles) in eight stages, our The Best of the Rota Vicentina walking holiday in Portugal provides an unforgettable Rota Vicentina hiking experience.
Tenerife is one of the most fascinating of the Canary Islands due to the great variety of landscapes it offers – from the mountains of the Teno Rural Park in the west to the lunar-like landscapes of Mount Teide National Park, and the lush green forests of Aguamansa and Anaga Nature Park on the east coast.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the first stage from St Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to Logroño. This is the most demanding stage of the Camino de Santiago, but it is also one of the most scenic and rewarding ones as you cross the French Pyrenees.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the second stage of the French Way. Starting from Logroño in the wine-growing region of the Rioja, you walk through undulating vineyards and fields until you reach the medieval city of Burgos, with its impressive Gothic Cathedral.
Combine the first two stages of the French Way from St Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to Burgos. The first week is the most demanding stage of the Camino, but it is also one of the most rewarding ones. Then continue from Logroño through undulating vineyards and descend into the medieval city of Burgos.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the third stage of the French Way. Starting from the medieval city of Burgos, this Camino section takes you across the vast wide-open spaces of the Meseta to the elegant León, with its impressive cathedral.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the fourth stage of the French Way. Starting from the elegant León, with its impressive cathedral and Roman walls, you will reach the mountains of O Cebreiro and continue across rural Galicia towards Sarria, just over 100 km away from Santiago.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the fourth and the fifth stage of the French Way. Starting from the elegant León you will reach Sarria, just over 100 km away from Santiago. From Sarria, the final section of the walk takes you through Galicia to Santiago for a unique experience you’ll treasure forever.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims, walking the full Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to the stunning cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. More than just a pilgrimage, the Camino is a unique social and cultural experience and a truly memorable adventure.
Put on your hiking shoes and let us take you to a walker’s paradise: Gran Canaria. The round island provides unforgettable walks taking in fishing villages, high plateaus, volcano craters, deep gorges, stunning ridges, green hills and laurel forests. Walk from the lush north to the arid south, taking in the impressive ridges in the centre of the island.
Walk along the unspoiled longest section of protected coastline in Andalusia. Cabo de Gata Natural Park’s arid climate makes for excellent winter and off-season walking among volcanic landscapes, exotic plants and palm trees, from the fishing village of Agua Amarga, then inland to Rodalquilar, and ending at the lively beach town of San José.
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.
Bathed in warm Mediterranean sunshine, and with the peaks of the Pyrenees providing a dramatic backdrop, the Spanish and French Catalan coast invites exploration on foot. By walking from Cadaqués to Collioure along the coast, you will discover for yourself the lure and enchantment of this beautiful region.
On our Flower Island of Madeira walking holiday you will follow Madeira’s unique network of narrow irrigation channels known as levadas, and the ancient coastal footpaths in north-eastern parts of the island. Some of the walks are circular and you will be based in two charming hotels.
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.
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.
Tenerife is a fascinating island offering a variety of volcanic landscapes. La Gomera, the greenest of the Canary Islands, lies just 30 km off Tenerife, and is a real hiker’s paradise. Explore the best parts of Tenerife and La Gomera on foot, with an option to climb Mount Teide (3718m), the highest peak in Spain.
Walk the first stage of the Northern Way from San Sebastian to Bilbao. Starting in the charming San Sebastian, you will walk along the beautiful coastline of northern Spain before heading inland to the green mountains of the Basque Country. Continue through tranquil historic towns and villages before finishing in Bilbao.
Walk the second stage of the Camino del Norte from vibrant Bilbao, renowned for its art, architecture and cuisine, to the historic city of Santander in Cantabria. You will walk along the beautiful coastline of northern Spain, along world-class beaches, stunning rias (fjords) and wetlands full of birdlife.
The last stage of the Northern Way takes pilgrims from the market town of Vilalba and across Galicia’s farmland and lush countryside all the way to Santiago de Compostela. Since you will be walking over 100 km, don’t forget to claim your Compostela certificate when you reach Santiago!
The Northern Way offers a truly authentic pilgrim experience as it goes along the green northern coast of Spain from San Sebastián in the Basque Country, through Cantabria and the Asturias and reaches Ribadeo in Galicia. From Ribadeo, the route heads inland, taking pilgrims across rural Galicia to Santiago de Compostela.
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 the best hiking trails on this beautiful volcanic island, located in the Atlantic ocean.
Located at the foothills of the French Alps, the Vercors Massif offers one of the most accessible and safe terrains for winter exploration. This classic winter walking itinerary, known for more 30 years, will take you on a week-long snow-shoeing adventure starting from the village of Méaudre, surrounded by huge pine forests, to the village Lans en Vercors, the gateway to the Parc du Vercors.
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.
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.
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.
Our High Atlas and Mount Toubkal walking holiday in Morocco combines the challenge of summitting Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak (4,167 m), with some moderate hiking in the High Atlas Mountains and experiencing the vibes of the exotic Marrakech. You will reach Mt Toubkal using a route starting from Oukaimeden.
Our High Atlas and Marrakech in Comfort walking holiday in Morocco will let you experience the beauty of Berber villages and High Atlas valleys with picturesque scenery, dramatic passes, non-technical peaks and the guarantee of a cheerful welcome from the Berber people. Spend the nights in comfortable riads and 4-star hotels, some of them with pools.