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Short Break Walking Holidays

Take in the stunning sights of Ireland, Gozo, Portugal, France or Catalunya during one of our short break walking holidays. These carefully crafted trips allow you to enjoy picturesque backdrops in some of Europe's most historically interesting locations. Stroll through the wonderful greenery of Ireland's longest trail, The Kerry Way, and experience the assorted coastal and countryside landscapes of the mystical Emerald Isle.

Perhaps Malta's sister island of Gozo is more your thing with its ancient temples, shop-lined cobbled streets and flower-filled fields. Walking holidays in Portugal's hidden Algarve reveal the rustic charm of fishing villages, tree-fringed paths and spectacular cliff-lined vistas. History lovers will revel in our Catalan Classic Walk which sees us delving into the area's intriguing past as we stay in a revived 14th century castle.

If you prefer short break walking holidays with a Gallic theme, our breaks in Burgundy and the Loire Valley are the perfect pick. During our trip to Loire, you'll visit some of the many Chateaux and discover exceptional scenery.

Food lovers will be in their element during our Gastronomic Burgundy walking holiday as we sample both traditional and innovative dishes at various eateries in this awe-inspiring location. Each 4-night walking tour gives ample opportunity to experience the local culture and cuisine.

All short break walking holidays are self-guided with accommodation and some meals provided.

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Short Break in the Altmuhltal Nature Park
Germany

Short Break in the Altmuhltal Nature Park

This walk takes you from the Spa town of Treuchtlingen to Eichstatt where you can learn more about the Altmuhltal Nature Park at the Visitor Centre. Walks are above the river valley through heathland, dotted with historic and natural monuments.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$949per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle - Short Break
Gozo

Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle - Short Break

Based at the Ta Cenc Hotel in Sannat, 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!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1049per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Antrim Way
United Kingdom / Ireland: Northern Ireland

Walking the Antrim Way

This 4 night self guided walk along part of the Antrim Way explores one of the most beautiful sections of Ireland's northern coast. Boasting the fabulous Glens of Antrim, the magnificent Giant's Causeway, fantastic castles & beautiful beaches - to say nothing of a wonderful distillery - it is a place that is a pleasure to discover. This way-marked trail passes rugged and windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery and fabulous unspoiled beaches.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1149per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Walking in Chablis Vineyards
France: Burgundy

Walking in Chablis Vineyards

A short break in Chablis vineyards in a gastronomic boutique hotel with spa. Ideal for wine and food lovers with easy walks.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration3 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1149per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 2 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney N.P. - Short Break
Ireland

Walking the Kerry Way and Killarney N.P. - Short Break

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle's longest trail - at 210km, it offers fantastic views of the unspoilt landscapes - a walk here will swathe you in 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history. Nestled in the south-west corner of Ireland, on this 4-night trip you'll spot contrastingly beautiful landscapes at every turn. From rugged cliffs to some of Europe's finest golden beaches, small friendly villages and velvety green fields to picturesque mountain ranges.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1279per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Catalan Classic Walk - Short Break
Spain: Catalonia

Catalan Classic Walk - Short Break

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

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1349per person, tour only

  • 5 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 1 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Chateaux Of The Loire Walk - Short Break
France: The Loire

Chateaux Of The Loire Walk - Short Break

This gentle hotel-to-hotel short break walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley. Your route will lead you from a chateau to another including the most famous ones such as Blois, Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau and Amboise. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1449per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 1 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Gourmet Walking in Burgundy’s Vineyards - Short Break
France: Burgundy

Gourmet Walking in Burgundy’s Vineyards - Short Break

In Burgundy, enjoying a good meal is more than a tradition this is the culture! Savour Burgundy's 'Art de Vivre' through its great vineyards and the numerous gourmet products that you will taste along your route. Get your taste buds ready to be delighted.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1499per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Salzkammergut Lakes Walk - Short Stay
Austria: Salzburg

Salzkammergut Lakes Walk - Short Stay

This tour combines pleasant walking with culture and places of interest. Discover the UNESCO region of Hallstatt, the riverside spa town of Bad Ischl and lakeside St Wolfgang.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1749per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)