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The Natural Adventure Company | Self Guided Walking Holidays in Europe & Walking Tours in Europe

Self Guided Walking Holidays in Europe

How we work

Types of Walks

Our self guided hiking holidays are normally based on the following types:

Hotel to hotel. 
Exactly as it sounds. We provide all the necessary documentation, route information and maps to enable you to hike between villages, from hotel to hotel and arrange for baggage transfers between hotels while you walk. Should longer distances be involved we will arrange your transport by private transfer. Our hotel to hotel self-guided walking holidays are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the nature, culture and history of this ancient region.

Centre-based. 
These holidays adopt a round-trip format. This enables you to enjoy a variety of day hikes, centred around your base hotel or hotels. As you are walking from and back to the same hotel no baggage transfers are required.

Cabin to cabin.
On specific holidays usually moderate to strenuous (e.g. Mount Olympus in Greece) on certain nights the only accommodation options are mountain huts (refuges), which provide clean accommodation with basic amenities and in many cases shared facilities. As there are no roads between these refuges and therefore are no baggage transfers available, it is therefore necessary to bring a backpack along so you can carry your belongings with you for these overnights yourselves. Please note it is also possible to bring a normal case for the holiday and pack a smaller backpack inside it and then leave the case at your base hotel and take only those belongings in your backpack required for the overnights in the mountain huts.

The types of accommodation we offer:

4 * Spa hotels
Along route on most of our In Style itineraries, we include 4-star spa hotels. They offer sauna, steam rooms, and massage salons. Some have contrast baths and mineral water swimming pools, both indoors and outdoors.

4* Hotels
On most of our itineraries, we include at least one 4-star hotel.

3* Hotels 
In more remote locations, where we believe the hiking includes spectacular views and nature, and where this is possible, we stay in 3-star hotels.

Guesthouses
In more remote or specific locations, where we believe there is a genuine opportunity to experience a unique local flavour, we stay in local guesthouses. This helps ensure that our clients are greeted with traditional hospitality, clean and comfortable rooms, and locally sourced fresh food.

City Hotels
City hotels are mostly used on arrival and departure days. Normally these are 4-star or good quality 3-star hotels, conveniently located in city centres within easy reach of sightseeing areas, local restaurants, and shops. 
Please refer to the specific trip page for further information on the daily accommodation for each trip.

Mountain Cabins
On specific holidays (usually moderate to strenuous hut to hut treks) some nights’ accommodation can be only at mountain huts (refuges). The ones we select provide clean accommodation with basic amenities and in many cases shared facilities.

Bookings

  1. Once you have chosen your holiday, please book using the BOOK button on the specific holiday page. Follow the instructions and complete the online booking form.
  2. We will confirm availability for your chosen start dates as quick as possible.
  3. Deposits – In order to book your accommodation we will request a 20% deposit (as well as flight costs if flights are booked with us).
  4. Balance payments –  The balance payment is due 6 weeks before departure.

For more detailed information on how to book please see the following link: https://www.thenaturaladventure.com/how-to-book/

What you will receive from us

Once your final balance payment is made, we will send you a detailed information pack, specifically designed for each trip.

Holiday Information Pack

The detailed information pack includes:

  • General Holiday information: Information on meals, connecting travel, country background, useful local information, and detailed list of items you will need during your trip.
  • Daily accommodation schedule: Hotels, transfer times and additional time-sensitive information.
  • Detailed walking route notes: The route notes include Google Earth maps and – on some holidays – easy to use photo-based daily walking route guides.
  • Important safety information

When you arrive

A member of the Natural Adventure Team will meet you (normally at the hotel on Day 1 of your itinerary or before your first walk) for an introductory meeting.  Our representative will provide you with a hard copy of the holiday information pack (as well as hand over GPS devices if you have chosen a GPS package for your holiday).


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