Headwater's Europe walking holidays offer unforgettable experiences from which you’ll make lasting memories. You have the choice between independent exploring on a self-guided trip or and following the lead of an experienced guide with a small group on a guided walking holiday.
Whether over a long weekend, an eight-day holiday or more, our tailor-made itineraries explore hidden off-the-tourist-trail gems, so you’re guaranteed to experience special moments – those times when you feel invigorated, refreshed and immersed in the culture of the region you’re visiting.
Travel across the UK, Europe, the Mediterranean and Bermuda – from woodland rambles along leafy lanes to challenging mountain, gorge and ridge hikes, each of our walking holidays offer interest-packed insights into some of the most beautiful and unspoilt corners of the world.
Whatever your experience with walking holidays, we aim to provide options that are suitable for all. We offer guided walks, for those who are just starting out and wanting to learn about an area's history and culture, or our self-guided walks free you up to take the reins.
Alternatively, if you fancy taking the weight off, our hotel-to-hotel walks mean you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and scenery of your surroundings - whilst we take care of transporting your luggage. We also offer UK walking holidays for those wanting a staycation.
There's no better way to explore Europe than to choose from one of our popular walking destinations. No whistle-stop tourist tours here - just you and your companions walking through beautiful scenery, taking in the flora and fauna of the natural surroundings. We have various walking holidays that are perfectly situated so you can enjoy the hills, mountains, coastlines and unrivalled history that this glorious continent has to offer.
Experience rolling hills, fantastic forests, and delicious cuisine when walking through the coastal trails of Italy. Walk at your own pace whilst taking in the beautiful landscapes and exceptional views of France. Or, immerse yourself into a Swiss Alps adventure with dramatic backdrops of glacial valleys and mountains.
We understand not everyone is a world-class map reader, especially when visiting a new country for the first time. That's why we provide step-by-step instructions that point out various landmarks, distances, and confusing turnings. But, if you prefer something more hi-tech, we can offer GPS route navigation for that extra peace of mind.
To help you choose a holiday that best suits your level of fitness, all our walking holidays are graded, focusing primarily on distance and ascent. When searching for your ideal walking holiday, look out for the activity level in the search panel and on each individual holiday page.
Each tour is marked with a rating from 1 to 4 using the Headwater activity grading system. Alternatively, you can choose your required activity level when searching for your next holiday on our website.
For some of our walking holidays, there will be a choice of route with two difficulty ratings. Depending on how you're feeling that day, you'll be free to choose between the routes at your leisure.
At Headwater, we have over 35 years' experience taking people on off-the-beaten-track adventures. We offer a selection of idyllic destinations to our customers, allowing them to experience them at their own pace.
We can provide you with flexibility and financial security should your plans change.
If you have any queries and would like to get in touch with us, contact our friendly team today who will be more than happy to assist.