Self guided walking holidays

Here is our full range of self-guided walking holidays

On our self-guided walking holidays you walk from hotel-to-hotel using our detailed route guides and maps to take you along carefully researched routes. You're free to travel at your own pace, stopping off whenever and wherever you choose, and to make your own discoveries. Our reps move your luggage from hotel to hotel and are always on hand if you need them. All our walks are graded so you can choose one that best suits your ability.

Click on the appropriate 'View Holiday' button for full holiday details or take a look at our activities section for further information about how our cycling holidays work.

Complimentary fruit basket and a small bottle of Cava

Walking on Gran Canaria

From Gran Canaria to Tenerife

From $1270 per person

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Less than 100 miles off the northwest coast of Africa, in the centre of the Canaries Atlantic Archipelago, the volcanic island of Gran Canaria – roughly the same size as Greater London – is often referred to as “a continent in miniature” with its extraordinarily varied landscapes ranging from lush green forests and valleys in the north, to the towering mountainous interior, to the desert-like dunes and beautiful white beaches of its southern shores.

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  • 7 nights, twin centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Chablis Vineyards Walk

From $1640 per person

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This relaxed walk follows in part the route St James took en route to Compostela, and covers a gently rolling landscape of forests, farmlands, river valleys and fields full of poppies. Highlights include ancient Auxerre, mediaeval UNESCO-listed Vezelay and Chablis, renowned for its famous wines!

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Walk

Durdle Door near Lulworth on the Jurassic Coast

From $758 per person

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This stunning 5 night walk along some of the UK's most beautiful coastline will introduce you to Dorset and the 185 million years of history that is the Jurassic Coast - Britain's first UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Take in elements of the South-West Coast Path and the Purbeck Way along with historic seaside towns and sleepy villages, spectacular natural landmarks (like Durdle Door), rolling green hills and towering white chalk cliffs, National Trust castles and beaches, and (of course) traditional English tea-rooms serving tea and home-made cake!

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  • 5 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Full English Breakfasts
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Literary Walking in the Lake District

Lake Windermere

From $975 per person

The Lake District National Park is England's most visited national park and this 6 night self-guided walking holiday takes in some of the highlights. Whether you're visiting the home of William Wordsworth while nibbling famous Grasmere gingerbread, surveying Lake Windermere from the top of Latterbarrow Fell, or following the Cumbria Way through beautiful country estates owned by the National Trust, you'll be sure to enjoy an authentic Lakeland experience!

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • First Night's Meal and Full English Breakfasts
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Walk

Across Loch Ness

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Known for tales of the seldom seen monster, the area around Loch Ness is also famous for having some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the UK. Here numerous other lochs await discovery along with ruined castles, shady forests, tranquil waterways, high viewpoints, hidden waterfalls, a huge variety of wildlife (including many birds of prey and notably golden eagles) and a history that at times seems indiscernible from the area’s timeless folklore.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Full Scottish Breakfasts
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle

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Based at the exclusive 5-star Ta Cenc Hotel, the tiny island of Gozo offers secluded beaches, Arabic-style honey-coloured houses, lemon groves, palm trees, red GPO phone boxes and 'Dixon of Dock Green' police stations!

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Walking in the Leutasch Valley

Hotel Xander exterior in summer with hilltop image.

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In the beautifully unspoilt Leutasch Valley, immaculately maintained walking trails lead through traditional Tyrolean villages, past pretty frescoed houses and onion-domed churches, and on to welcoming wayside restaurants with panoramic sun-trap terraces for lunch.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and all evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Highlights of Tenerife Walk

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From $1255 per person

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Most visitors know Tenerife for its south coast tourist resorts, but head inland and you have an incredible variety of landscapes to explore: plunging valleys, protected forest and tiny white villages where locals welcome walkers with open arms!

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  • 7 nights, twin centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Bavarian Rivers and Valleys Walk

Altmuhl river

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Bavaria is simply stunning – criss-crossed by beautiful rivers that meander through deep valleys, contrast dark Alpine forest, pretty towns and villages are home to quaint traditional inns and eateries, and onion-domed church towers peep above lush green meadows.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • 6 nights bed and breakfast 2 nights half board
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walk the Algarve's Wild West

Cape St Vincent lighthouse, Sagres

From $1315 per person

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A warming winter walking discovery allowing you to see the best of the unspoilt Western Algarve region. The lush flora and diverse fauna of the Algarvian hinterland compliment the dramatic seascape scenery of the Atlantic coastline perfectly. The hotels are a brilliant mix of rustic charm and stylish grandeur, complete with swimming pools and serving the best of local Portuguese cuisine.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 3 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Classic Swiss Alps Walk

Lake view in Oeschinensee, Switzerland.

From $1300 per person

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Here, in the 'jewel in the crown' of classic Switzerland, you'll find many of the highest peaks - often over 4000m, the deepest valleys, the tallest waterfalls, the oldest glaciers and the most beautiful mountain lakes in the country.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All meals including picnic lunches
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Walking the Coastal Trails of Menorca

Coast in Menorca, Spain

From $1315 per person

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Easy, tranquil walking based in the north western corner of Menorca, but including a hire car so you can easily explore the entire tiny island. It offers a rich cultural history, deserted white beaches and is a UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk

Chatea de Chenonceau

From $1330 per person

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This gentle hotel-to-hotel walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley and follows a circular route linking the chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walking in Bavaria

View from hilltop over countryside in Germany.

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Surrounded by the pinky-gold summits of the Bavarian Alps, walkers in Oberammergau will come across beautiful frescoed houses, rustic farming villages and tiny onion-domed churches. Boasting a wealth of well signed paths, and easy to follow trails, it's a Mecca for walking enthusiasts.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • Buffet breakfast and all evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walking in the Venetian Hills

Gondalier, Grand Canal, Venice

From $1345 per person

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The wonderfully unspoilt Venetian countryside is only an hour or so from the great city of Venice, but couldn't be more different! Here is a landscape of rolling hills, shady forests, vineyards and fields ablaze with colourful flowers.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and evening meals
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Hidden Valleys of Córdoba Walk

Canillas de Albaida in Spain

From $1380 per person

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This is the 'real' Spain - a region of tiny white villages nestled in the mountains and surrounded by dramatic hills and National Park. As well as stunning walks - gorges, peaks, valleys, views - you'll enjoy wonderful Spanish hospitality. Option to visit Cordoba and Granada too.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfast, 6 picnic lunches and all evening meals with wine
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Catalan Classic Walk

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From $1410 per person

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Beautiful circular walk taking in lovely coastal stretches and unspoilt country landscapes. Fabulous bird and plant life; very good hotels and swimming opportunities every day. Two nights are spent in a luxury castle.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Walks in The Italian Dolomites

From $1410 per person

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The Italian Dolomites are a Mecca for high level walkers and this holiday combines superbly varied walking by day with luxury 4-star comfort at night - a highly sought mix! Excellent bird spotting, stunning flowers and unrivalled Alpine views.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walking the Alsace Wine Trail

From $1455 per person

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Very easy walking through flower-festooned villages taking in feudal castles, churches, forests and vineyards. Panoramic views of the Black Forest, Vosges Mountains and famous Route du Vin. Lots of wine tasting opportunities.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 2 evening meals
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Dramatic Vistas of the Tarn

St Chely du Tarn

From $1485 per person

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This single centre holiday provides some of the finest walking in France including hiking the Tarn and Jonte Gorges, Aven Armand and in the Cevennes National Park - where you'll find 4000+ flowers including 80 different orchids.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Catalan Coastal Walk

Beach and village view.

From $1500 per person

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Mainly coastal walking also taking in sweeping green valleys, pretty wine villages, hidden white hamlets and colourful fishing harbours. Highlights include artists' favourite, Cadaqués, and the spectacular bay at Roses, with C16 castle and ruined citadel.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Heart of the Pyrenees Walk

Malcolm and Anne Gregory

From $1515 per person

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With both moderate and challenging walking options on offer each day, this superb high level mountain hike takes in dramatic gorges, beautiful lakes and traditional mountain villages unchanged over the years. Friendly, 3* hotels throughout.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Walking Portugal's Land's End

Clifftop view of beach

From $1625 per person

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Explore Portugal's Lands End on our 8 night walking holiday of the Algarve region with a contrast of inland walks and dramatic coastal paths. Each hotel has a pool and we’ve included 3 evening meals for you so you’re also free to sample the region’s superb local restaurants.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 3 evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Secrets of Sicily Walking

Walking in the Zingaro Nature Reserve

From $1565 per person

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This triple centre holiday explores the unspoilt north western tip of Sicily and the nearby Egadi islands. It's a relatively undiscovered region where highlights include pristine sandy beaches, coral-lined grottoes, ancient hill villages and marvellously preserved nature reserves.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Walking in the Sierra de Gredos

Colin on La Abantera walk

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The Sierra de Gredos is little known, yet it offers some of the finest walking in Spain - from gentle strolls through flower-filled meadows to high level hikes amid mountainous peaks, waterfalls and lagoons. Excellent hotel serving superb regional cuisine.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All gourmet breakfast, 5 a la carte picnic lunches and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Connoisseurs' Tuscany Walk

View over Tuscan harbour.

From $1610 per person

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A perfect choice for foodies looking for gentle exercise by day and high quality, gourmet accommodation by night! This holiday is based in the unspoilt countryside of the Maremma, with walks possible both inland and on the nearby coast.

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  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Marvels of Madeira Walk

Madeira coastline

From $1610 per person

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Perfect for year-round walking, the floating garden of Madeira is a paradise of tropical flowers, exotic birds and trees, romantic gorges and emerald seas. Luxury 4 and 5 star hotels throughout provide exquisite local cuisine with possibility of sampling the island's famous full-bodied wine.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts, 2 picnics and all evening meals
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Secrets of Aragon Walk

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From $1625 per person

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Walk part of the world-famous Camino de Santiago with spectacular scenery of gorges, mountains and the other-worldly 'Badlands' of Navarre.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All continental breakfasts and all evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Austrian Lakes Activities

Boats on Lake Wolfgang

From $1640 per person

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Stay in a luxury 4-star hotel - with top of the range wellness centre - and choose from a whole host of activities: walking, cycling (route notes for both provided), water sports, boat trips, ice caves. Complimentary Headwater bikes included for the duration of your stay.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Brittany's Emerald Coast Walk

Secluded beach

From $1640 per person

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Brittany's Emerald Coast boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, yet is relatively untouched by tourism. It's a landscape of pink-gold cliffs, deserted poppy-fringed beaches and traditional friendly Breton villages.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Contrasts of Alsace and The Vosges Walk

Overlooking a pretty stream in Kaysersberg

From $1670 per person

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Incorporating both Alsace’s Route des Vins and the picturesque Vosges National Park, this 8-night walking holiday showcases the very best that the region has to offer. Your holiday starts in the heart of wine country and takes you west through ancient forest and into the Vosges Mountains, straddling the French and German border.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfasts and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Landscapes of the Luberon Walk

The hilltop town of Roussillon in the Luberon

From $1690 per person

Varied walking in the glorious Luberon National Park - inspiration for generations of poets, painters and writers. Wander through vineyards and olive groves to perched mediaeval villages and stay in delightful hotels, full of character along the way.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Footsteps of St. Francis Walk

Assisi

From $1705 per person

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This 8-night holiday combines relaxed walking through olive groves, sunflower fields and vineyards with time in gorgeous historic towns and sun-drenched villages. Highlights include Etruscan Perugia, picture-postcard Spello, ancient Assisi and the wild Subasio Natural Park.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Gozo Activities

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Explore the small and beautiful island of Gozo on foot and by bike to discover breathtaking views, idyllic villages and amazing historic sites. Gentle routes by day, and 5-star luxury by night, make this perfect for first-timers.

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  • 7 nights, twin centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Chateaux of the Loire Walk

From $1735 per person

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This 8 night walking holiday takes you along riverside trails, through sleepy hamlets and beside vineyards, stopping on route to visit some of the finest chateaux of the Loire Valley including Chenonceau, Amboise, Cheverny and Chaumont.

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  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Highlights of the Camino de Santiago Walk

Culural landmarks in Galicia, Spain

From $1735 per person

Enjoy a real sense of camaraderie and achievement on this 7 night pilgrim walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Buffet breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Castles to Coast Walk

Vineyards and hilltop town in Istria

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Explore the beautifully unspoilt province of Istria and discover a timeless world of Venetian castles and Renaissance palaces set amidst lush valleys. Orchards, artist villages and vineyards predominate inland, with delightful bays and marinas along the coast.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 2 evening meals.
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Slovenian Alps Walking Adventure

Waterfront and distant mountain range.

From $1780 per person

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Here, in the beautiful Triglav National Park, you'll find half-timbered villages with mushroom-domed churches that still celebrate a calendar of mediaeval festivals; and, in the meadows, where the sun bleaches the grassy hayracks, you'll hear the constant tinkling of cowbells.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walking the Algarve's South-West

Algarve beach

From $1860 per person

Discover the South-West corner of the Algarve on our self-guided walk following coastal footpaths and inland trails.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 5 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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The High Alps Walk

Mont de Grange

From $1795 per person

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A high level challenging hotel-to-hotel walk following well signed footpaths and affording stunning views of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Swiss Alps. Over 1200 varieties of wild flowers and excellent bird spotting opportunities.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 8 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Volterra to San Gimignano Walk

Poppy field with San Ginignano town

From $1825 per person

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This 8-night walking holiday combines fabulously unspoilt Chianti countryside with the chance to visit the world-famous cities of Florence and Siena. You'll stay in a mix of friendly, family-run hotels, enjoy superb meals and relax by panoramic pools - views extend as far as Corsica on a clear day!

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and six evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Undiscovered Tuscany Walk

Palazzuolo sul Senio, aerial view

From $1860 per person

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Tucked away in the most northern corner of Tuscany are the beautiful wooded hills of the Alto Mugello where our walking takes place. Staying in a pretty mountain village, in a tiny 8-room hotel, you'll really get a grass-roots insight into life in the Italian mountains - it's like staying with old friends!

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfast, 6 picnic lunches and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Contrasts of the Costa Vicentina Walk

Santa Clara lake

From $1890 per person

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With 300+ days of sunshine a year, it's little wonder that this holiday is such a winner with Headwater walkers! But it's not just the weather: Portugal's Alentejo offers wonderfully deserted beaches, tiny white villages, gently rolling hills and colourful fishing harbours - all untouched by tourism.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches and 7 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Gastronomic Burgundy Walking

Wine Village

From $1920 per person

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Gastronomic meals and historic hotels, sleepy wine villages and traditional mediaeval towns, ancient woodland and some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night walk around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and shady woodland paths.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 6 gastronomic evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Dordogne Activities

Town on the Dordogne

From $1965 per person

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Combine three of our exciting holidays to experience the ultimate activity holiday in the Dordogne. 2 days of safe, undemanding canoeing with a choice of leisurely walking or cycling on the other days.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 7 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Dordogne Gastronomic Walk

View over Dordogne river, France.

From $2015 per person

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This gastronomic walk explores the limestone cliffs, wooded valleys and beautiful mediaeval villages that are so unique to France's Dordogne. World famous pre-historic sites and fine local wines add a further dimension to a stay here.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Jungfrau Peaks & Glaciers Walk

Swiss alps in Bernese Oberland.

From $2013 per person

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High level walking amongst Switzerland's highest peaks: Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. With spectacular scenary and fantastic wildlife opportunities, on the higher slopes, the lammergeier (bearded vulture) has been re-introduced, look out too for the alpine accentor and golden eagles cruising the thermals overhead.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Austrian Lakes Walk

Picture perfect Halstatt

From $2045 per person

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A glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, wooded forest trails and picture-perfect 'chocolate box' villages await as you pass crystal-clear lakes, babbling streams and secluded bays.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 8 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Amalfi to Sorrento Walk

Looking out at the view over the Amalfi Coast

From $2060 per person

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There are few places in Italy as stunning as the Amalfi Coast with its emerald seas, plunging gorges and pastel villages linked by ancient walking paths. This linear walk follows the coast from elegant Amalfi to chic Sorrento, taking in en route vertical Positano and (optional) the beautiful island of Capri.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Chianti Classic Walk

San Gimignano from countryside.

From $2075 per person

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A 10-night walking holiday that explores the fabulously unspoilt Chianti countryside, with the chance to visit the world-famous cities of Florence and Siena too! Stay in friendly, family-run hotels, including a beautifully restored C12 abbey, and enjoy superb meals.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Islands of Sicily Walk

Taormina's Greek theatre

From $2090 per person

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Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular, varied and unique walks in our portfolio, taking in the beautiful Aeolian Islands as well as the immense and impressive Mount Etna - the largest active volcano in Europe!

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  • 9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Gastronomic Barolo Walk

close up of vines with village on hill in background

From $2170 per person

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Superb hotels, world-famous wines and exceptional cuisine are just some of the reasons to choose this 8-night walking holiday! The route takes you through softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets and via the pretty wine towns of Barbaresco and Barolo.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Walking the Camino de Santiago

Church building Galicia, Spain.

From $2170 per person

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This is one of Europe's classic walks following one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world! There's a real sense of camaraderie and achievement as you chat to fellow walkers from all parts of the globe.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfast and 8 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Exploring the Cinque Terre on foot

one of the 5 Cinque Terre and its coastline

From $2310 per person

Italy's beautiful Ligurian Coast is both chic and stunning! On this 9-night holiday, you'll visit exclusive Portofino, stay in charming Portovenere and explore the world-famous Cinque Terre, a UNESCO world heritage site, honoured by artists for centuries.

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  • 9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Following St James' Way

Man walking over bridge in Galicia, Spain

From $2340 per person

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This 12 night holiday is one of Europe's classic walks following one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world! There's a real sense of camaraderie and achievement as you chat to fellow walkers from all parts of the globe. Enjoy time in Leon and Santiago too!

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  • 12 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Buffet breakfast and 8 evening meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Islands of Bermuda Walk

From $2415 per person

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Famed for its stunning turquoise waters and pink sand beaches, the stunning archipelago of Bermuda is a tiny historic treasure trove packed with natural beauty - flowers, fish, birds - and fabulous year-round sunshine.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Walking in Mozart’s Lake District

St Gilgen

From $2415 per person

A glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, wooded forest trails and picture-perfect 'chocolate box' villages await as you pass crystal-clear lakes, babbling streams and secluded bays.

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  • 12 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 10 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walking in the French Caribbean

jardin malangas gardens

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The islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe both have a distinctly French flavour - from familiar yellow post boxes to freshly baked baguettes every morning! Out walking, you'll enjoy verdant volcanic hills, swaying sugarcane, banana plantations and palm-fringed beaches.

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  • 13 nights, twin centre
  • All continental breakfasts and 11 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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