Walking Holidays in October
Follow the Schluchtensteig (‘The Gorge Trail’) in the Southern Black Forest, winding through deep gorges, past crystal lakes and beautiful waterfalls and offering spectacular views over the Black Forest summits.
The coastline of Apulia between Otranto and Gagliano del Capo offers superb walking opportunities. Enjoy ancient coastal trails, stunning views, crystal swimming spots, unknown villages and untouched nature. Finish your trip in glorious Lecce.
Of all Italy’s beautiful regions, Tuscany is by no doubt the most iconic one. Your route in the heart of Tuscany winds through the hills, vineyards and olive groves of Val d’Orcia as you walk between Medieval hill-top towns, taking in Montepulciano, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino, Buonconvento, and finally Siena.
Piedmont’s remote and rugged high valley of Val Maira lies in the southern Italian Alps, near the French border. Val Maira is a beautiful place, now slowly being discovered as a walker’s paradise. You will walk through picturesque hamlets and villages and take in the high peaks, shaped by the retreating glaciers.
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).
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).
This itinerary will take you on a walking adventure in the Vercors Nature Park, the biggest in France. Along the way you will discover one of the most beautiful regions for hiking in France and a real hidden gem, taking in rugged ridges, deep gorges, lush valleys, limestone plateaus and traditional villages.
Take in the fairy-tale Schwarzwald, one of Germany’s most beautiful regions for hiking. You will be enchanted by scenic views, blue mountain lakes and deep valleys. You will walk from Saig on Titisee up to Feldberg – Schwarzwald’s highest peak. Then via Schluchsee, you complete the circuit, returning to Saig.
Walk the last 100 km of the Via Francigena to Rome, the city of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul, and get your Testimonium of pilgrimage. Starting from the medieval papal town of Montefiascone, you will follow Roman roads, paths, forest trails and dirt tracks across the undulating and green Lazio countryside.
Walk the final stage of the Via Francigena to Rome, the city of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul, and get your Testimonium of pilgrimage. Starting from the medieval town of Orvieto, you will follow Roman roads, paths, forest trails and dirt tracks across the undulating and green Lazio countryside.
Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrimage trail from Canterbury to Rome is getting increasingly popular for a reason. We offer you a walk that combines the famous towns and villages such as Siena and San Gimignano with beautiful hamlets such as San Miniato, allowing you to discover the very best of the Tuscan Via Francigena in a single trip.
The Magna Via Francigena, the great road of the Frankish knights, follows the ancient route between Palermo and Agrigento, the two major harbours of the past, that was used for millennia by pilgrims and travellers. Walking the Magna Via is a unique experience, out of the common touristic routes.
Our itinerary along the French section of the Via Francigena takes you from the historic city of Reims to Bar-sur-Aube. You will walk in the heart of the Champagne region among vineyards and undulating hills. In the evenings, relax in the welcoming accommodations and sample some of France’s finest wines.
The Peneda-Gerês National Park spans the Peneda, Soaja, Amerela and Gerês mountain ranges. Follow medieval paths offering magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. You will walk through woodland, meadows and pastures and if you are lucky you can spot wolves, golden eagles and the elusive Pyrenean desman.
Make your way from Porto into the very heart of the Douro wine region and explore the picturesque hills and valleys of Northern Portugal. Follow unpaved roads and footpaths as you walk from village to village, sample award-winning wines and spend the nights in characterful country hotels set on wine estates.
The Altmühltal Panorama Trail (Altmühltal-Panoramaweg) follows the Altmühl River from Gunzenhausen to Kelheim through meadows and valleys dotted with junipers and beautiful rock formations. Along the route you will find historic cities, ancient castles and many Celtic and Roman ruins.
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 charming 4-star hotels.
Discover the hidden trails of the Amalfi Coast, visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii and enjoy a stunning walk around the crater edge of Mount Vesuvius. This tour takes in all the famous coastal villages, but you will also walk through real and untouched mountain scenery and picturesque countryside.
The Picos de Europa is a region of dramatic limestone peaks and lush valleys, a real walker’s paradise. This epic self guided trek traverses all three massifs of the Picos, taking you on an unforgettable journey through jagged limestone mountains providing magnificent scenery and a rich variety of flora, fauna and wildlife.
This dual centre based self guided holiday will take you through jagged limestone mountains providing magnificent scenery and a rich variety of flora, fauna and wildlife in one of the most impressive mountain ranges in Spain. You will stay in two charming hotels and enjoy a flexible programme with many walking choices.
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 lands of North Macedonia are characterised by pristine lakes, vast scenic mountain ranges and numerous historic sites. Nested at the heart of the Balkan peninsula, the country boasts a great variety of landscapes offering a perfect playground for all kinds of adventure lovers seeking authentic experiences.
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 Verdon Gorge is one of Europe’s deepest and most beautiful. Our demanding but rewarding itinerary takes in some truly dramatic scenery, the most spectacular parts being the famous GR4 route and the Blanc-Martel Trail. The programme will also let you immerse in the atmosphere of the authentic Provence.
The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea just north of Sicily. During the tour, you will visit the most attractive islands: Lipari, Vulcano, Salina and Stromboli. Then you will explore beautiful Taormina, and finish your adventure with a guided climb of Mount Etna.
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.
Sao Miguel is the largest of the Azores archipelago and maybe the most fascinating due to the great variety of landscapes it offers. Walk across green pastures, primaeval forests and around stunning crater lakes, while enjoying the luxury of charming 4-star hotels with all transfers included.
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). Traverse the undulating landscapes of Galicia and reward your efforts in Santiago de Compostela, the heart and hub of all pilgrimages on the Way of St James.
Join us on one of the best treks in China offering an off-the-beaten-track and truly incredible experience. Mount Gongga, also known as Minya Konka, is the highest mountain in Sichuan province, Western China. The tour is privately guided and you will be accompanied by an experienced English-speaking local guide.
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.