Our walking holidays are specifically designed so you can explore at your own pace, lingering in places that interest you. And after a day of exploring your chosen region on foot, you’ll get the chance to unwind in one of our characterful accommodations each evening, where the owners and hoteliers will make you feel like you’re staying in a home from home.
On our 8-night Walking Portugal’s Land End trip where you can explore the unspoiled Sagres Peninsula, you’ll enjoy a rustic stay in Aldeia da Pedralva. Once known as the abandoned village of Vila do Bispo, the owner, Antonio Ferreira, intervened and worked with the council and municipality to lovingly restore the village to its former glory. Now, Aldeia da Pedralva tastefully reflects the region’s rich heritage and fascinating history with 24 dazzlingly white buildings, complete with a Gourmet Grocery and two restaurants that prepare typical Portuguese fare using local produce from the area.
If you’re wanting to stay in a small family-run hotel, where it's like a 'home from home', the Agriturismo La Pietriccia, which overlooks the old town of Chianciano in Italy, offers simple rustic rooms with balconies where you’ll tuck into traditional home-cooked Tuscan cuisine every evening in the garden. With 65% of the produce grown on-site or by local producers, Stefano and his brother Simone, give the perfect introduction to the region on our Taste of Tuscany Walking trip with a cookery class and a wine, olive oil and local produce tasting included.
On our Walking in South Bavaria trip, you’ll enjoy an enchanting stay at Hotel Alte Post in the 'chocolate box village of Oberammergau. Dating back to 1612, Hotel Alte Post is the oldest running inn in the town and has been managed by the Preisinger family since the end of the 1900s. Adorned with intricate Lüftmalerei (frescoes) on the outside of the building, this traditional Bavarian-style hotel also has an award-winning a la carte restaurant where you can sample contemporary Alpine cuisine.
Take a look at our Unique Stay collection below for some much-needed inspiration for your next holiday.