Discovering a region on foot is one of the best ways to uncover an area's local culture. It's when you head off-the-beaten-track, down enchanting cobblestone alleyways, along quiet country lanes or hiking up mountainous trails that you come across hidden restaurants whose menus epitomise the local cuisine, sun-drenched rural hamlets and wildflower pastures bursting with interesting wildlife. Our walking holidays give you the opportunity to discover the heart of a region at your own pace with itineraries that are designed for you to soak up the sights, sounds and smells of your surroundings.
When it comes to discovering hidden local gems closer to home, our Walking the Northumberland Coast trip allows you to complete the full 100km coastal path, from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed, where you'll discover the famous castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh and Warkworth, visit the fishing village of Craster and wander through the Holy Island (Lindisfarne). Or if the enticing local cuisine and timeless landscapes of Tuscany are piquing your interest, why not enjoy a blissful Walking holiday in Tuscany? On this trip, you'll experience wine tastings with local providers, a Tuscan cooking class with local chefs in Chianciano Terme and visits to the enchanting wine and cheese towns of Pienza and Montepulciano. If you're looking to take in breath-taking alpine views and discover Bavaria's local hiking trails, our Walking Bavaria's lakes and mountains trip takes you on a beautiful walk from Lake Tegernsee to Mount Wendelstein. With exhilarating hikes taking in sections of the Via Alpina and the King Maximilian path, you'll have plenty of opportunities to swim in the refreshing waters of Tegernsee and Schliersee, while also enjoying typical snacks such as Brotzeit (cheese and meat sharing platters) and Eierkuchen (German pancakes) in rural mountain huts en route.
Why not take the opportunity to browse through our collection of trips that are designed to immerse you into the destinations local culture, or find inspiration by reading our blog.