Walking Holidays for Solo Walkers
Most of our walking holidays are appropriate for solo walkers. However here we’ve picked up those which are especially suitable for single travellers. These solo walking holidays will let you either meet new people or get some time for yourself.
Walk the last 100 km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago de Compostela – the minimum required to earn your Compostela. This final section of the walk takes you through the region of Galicia in Northern Spain to Santiago for a unique experience you’ll treasure forever.
The Coastal Way (Caminho da Costa) is a quieter but equally impressive alternative route to the traditional central way of the Portuguese Camino. Starting from beautiful Porto, you will follow the rugged Atlantic coastline and the sandy beaches of Northern Portugal and Galicia, taste delicious seafood and wine, and stay in tiny fishing villages.
Starting in Porto, you will follow the ancient pilgrim trails to Santiago de Compostela for a unique experience you’ll treasure forever. The Camino Portugués route is relatively flat and easy to navigate and it is a great alternative to the French Camino. Spend unforgettable two weeks walking through stunning countryside, passing by numerous small villages and historic sites.
Experience an epic self guided trek in the High Tatras, the highlight of which will be summitting Mount Gerlach with an experienced mountain guide. Gerlachovský štít (2,655 m) is the highest peak in the High Tatras in Slovakia and in the whole 1,500 km long Carpathian mountain chain.
Follow the wine trails of Tuscany on foot through the wine region of Chianti, nestled between the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena. The rolling Chianti hills are carpeted with olive groves, vineyards and fields that have come from a Renaissance painting. First overnight is in Florence and last one is in Siena, but we strongly recommend that you spend some extra nights in both cities.
The historic path from Assisi to Spoleto takes you in the footsteps of St. Francis through Umbria, the green heart of Italy. The villages you visit on the way have preserved their own identity and you will feel like the time has stood still for centuries. Last, but not least, this part of Italy is world-known for its exquisite cuisine and fine wines.
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.
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, located in the westernmost part of Galicia and looking out onto the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Camino Primitivo is the link between the Northern Way, which starts in San Sebastian and ends in Oviedo, and the French Way, which merges with the Camino Primitivo in Melide, after Lugo. So if you want to walk completely off the beaten track and experience only the parts of the Camino Primitivo which do not coincide with the traditional Camino Frances, this is the itinerary for you.
The Camino Primitivo, or Original Way, is considered to be the very first of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago. The full Camino Primitivo is a route which is both quieter and more demanding compared to the French Way or the Portuguese Way as it crosses the rugged and diverse landscapes of the Asturias in Northern Spain.
The Italian lakes of Como and Lugano will enchant you with the beauty of an entrancing landscape of water and mountains fused together in perfect harmony. This walking holiday in Lombardy will take you away from the crowded holiday centres on trails going through forested valleys, mountain tops and traditional villages still preserving their unique character.
Explore two of the most famous regions of Italy at your own pace. From the wine trails of Piedmont to the turquoise sea waters of the Flower Riviera., each walking day of this trip will reveal you unique natural scenery, genuine cuisine and local architecture. The tour finishes at the spa town of San Remo, where you will be able to relax after the holiday.
Walking in Wachau Wine Country from Krems to Melk, you will take in secluded wine-producing villages with pastel-coloured houses scattered among rolling hills clad with vineyards, wild forests and apricot orchards. You will discover an enchanting river landscape, lush vineyards and countless cultural sites. The wines of the Wachau Valley will delight and surprise you.
On the Classic Zugspitze Circuit you will start from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and make a full loop around the base of Germany’s highest mountain, following panoramic trails through beautiful scenery and traditional Alpine towns and villages. The walks are easy to moderate, up to five hours per day.
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 some of the best hiking trails on this beautiful volcanic island, located in the Atlantic ocean.
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.
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.
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 Coastal Trails of Alentejo and Algarve invite you to explore the unspoilt landscapes and seascapes of Portugal’s south-western coastline, the Costa Vicentina, where virgin beaches and dramatic cliffs are washed by the ocean. Enjoy secluded sandy beaches reachable only on foot, comfortable accommodations and fresh seafood on this easy to moderate walking holiday in Portugal.
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.