Walking Holidays in November
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 Espiritual, also known as the Arousa Sea Route or Translatio Route, is a beautiful trail, taking pilgrims through quaint coastal villages, lush forest tracks, vineyards, sandy beaches and ancient monasteries following an alternative route to the classic Camino Portugues.
This version of the Camino Espiritual tour combines walking in the beautiful coastal region of O Salnes with a short boat trip across the Sea of Arousa and up the River Ulla all the way to Padron, believed to be where the boat carrying the remains of St James first landed in Galicia.
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.
Our South Montenegro and Kotor Bay self guided walking holiday offers a truly wonderful itinerary which includes some of the best walks in Southern Montenegro, considered to be one of the most breathtaking areas in the whole of Eastern Europe. Accommodation is in a 4* hotel in Lovcen National Park and a lovely guesthouse in Perast.
Explore the most beautiful parts of the Provence, taking in both the Alpilles and the Luberon mountain ranges. Staring in Avignon, your journey will take you through the famed villages of Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Goult, Bonnieux and Saignon. You will finish in the beautiful Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, with its Venice-like canals.
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!
During this classic Provence walking holiday, you will follow Van Gogh’s footsteps into the most beautiful of the Alpilles landscapes. You will spend time in the artistic town of Saint-Rémy, walk to the spectacular perched village of Les Baux and the nice little village of Maussane, and finish in the beautiful Roman town of Arles.
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.
This trip will take you through the Roya valley from the mountains to the sea, weaving from one balcony path to the next, taking in the most beautiful perched villages on the Côte d’Azur. Reaching the coastal town of Menton, your trip continues with a couple of amazing coastal walks around Villefranche sur Mer.
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.
Discover the jewels of the Bay of Naples – the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. These walks offer a stunning combination of sea views, picturesque coastal towns, impressive mountains and an abundance of culture and nature. Spend the nights in comfortable 3-star hotels.
The Saint Paul Trail is a long-distance footpath in Turkey, approximately 500 km long. Our Saint Paul Trail itinerary takes in the best sections of the trail from Lake Eğirdir to Selge, once a major Roman city, and allows you to immerse yourself in this spectacular land of forests, canyons, rivers and peaks.
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.