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Our Classic Walking Holidays Collection

Iconic trails and lesser-known paths through breathtaking landscapes

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Mountainous landscape of Monchique, Portugal

Along The Algarve Way

Departure dates

  • 2024: Mar

There's the Algarve, and then there's the real Algarve! If you wish to see the latter, come and join us on this two-centre holiday which features the best parts of the Via Algarviana long distance path. Walk to the end of Europe!

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Long Distance Paths
Was £1,690

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(7 nights)

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Camino de Santiago - The Portuguese Way

Departure dates

  • 2024: Jun

Embark on a timeless journey of the Camino de Santiago, tracing the last 100km of this sacred path of countless pilgrims as you tread upon Europe's most venerable pilgrimage route, leading to the sacred destination of Santiago de Compostela.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Pilgrimage Routes

from £2,599

(11 nights)

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Camino de Santiago- The French Way

Departure dates

  • 2024: May

Follow the path of countless pilgrims on a journey along Europe's oldest and most renowned pilgrimage route to reach the captivating destination of Santiago de Compostela. Traverse picturesque landscapes and explore historic towns as you set out from Sarria, making your way to Santiago de Compostela, covering the final 100 kilometres of this iconic route.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Pilgrimage Routes

from £1,849

(7 nights)

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Catalonian Trails

Departure dates

  • 2024: May

Join an extraordinary journey as you explore the pristine wilderness and captivating natural landscapes of the Collsacabra and the Garrotxa Natural Park while staying in Rupit. Experience the true essence of untouched countryside and immerse yourself in the breath taking scenery of this remarkable destination.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Landscape
Was £1,899

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(7 nights)

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Cathar Country - The foothills of the French Pyrenees

Departure dates

  • 2024: May

Explore mystical Cathar castles in Pyrenean foothills: Peyrepertuse, Quéribus, Lastours, Roquefixade. Walk through history, enjoy stunning landscapes, and experience captivating legends.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Landscape
Was £2,050

Now from £1,989

(8 nights)

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Coast & Countryside Of Menorca

Departure dates

  • 2024: Mar

Experience a revitalising week filled with leisurely and serene walks amidst rolling hills, along secluded beaches, and exhilarating hikes through spectacular gorges.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Coast & Islands
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(7, 10 nights)

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Cretan Trails & Tavernas

Departure dates

  • 2024: May

Crete, Greece's largest island, is a captivating tapestry of history, with scattered remnants of Minoan palaces, Byzantine churches, and Venetian fortifications preserving the rich tales of past civilizations.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Landscape

from £1,475

(7 nights)

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Crete's Villages & Coastline

Departure dates

  • 2024: May

Experience a tranquil Eastern Crete holiday, based in a quiet beachfront hotel near Ammoudara. Enjoy a delightful blend of walks through picturesque villages, all set against the serene backdrop of rural landscapes.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Landscape

from £1,480

(7 nights)

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6 features of our Classic Walking Holidays

Curated itineraries

Meticulously planned, award winning walking holidays, designed by experts and drawing on over 75 years of experience.

Expertly guided

Led by an experienced leader who helps inform and inspire, transforming your trip and bringing it to life.

Small groups

Small, friendly, enthusiastic groups all brought together by a shared passion for walking and adventure.

Iconic trails

The world's best and most spectacular National Trails, long distance paths, day walks, and pilgrimage routes.

Off-the-beaten track

Walk lesser-know paths and trails, exploring breathtaking landscapes you might not discover on your own.

Graded walking

Choose the right grade, ensuring you and your fellow travellers are a similar fitness to enjoy the holiday together.

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Woman sat on cliff edge with arms spread out enjoying view of turquoise waters and coastal view on coast of western Algarve, Portugal

Algarve Odyssey

Departure dates

  • 2024: Mar

The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and the treasures of the most westerly corner of Europe.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Coast & Islands
Was £2,570

Now from £2,369

(14 nights)

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Alpine Arosa

Departure dates

  • 2024: Jul

Experience the natural beauty of Switzerland on a walking holiday centred in Arosa. Explore the breath taking landscapes, pristine Alpine trails, and charming villages of this picturesque Swiss destination, immersing yourself in the serene surroundings and tranquil alpine vistas.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Mountains

from £2,445

(7 nights)

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Andalucian Trails

Departure dates

  • 2024: Apr
  • 2025: May

Away from the coastline, the quiet villages of Competa and Capileira take us to a hidden world of deepest Andalucia. The network of paths, passing olive groves and orchards, cross the region and offer panoramic views as we go.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 5

Trips comprise of day walks with plenty of ups and downs, some steep and rough ground will be encountered at times and walks averaging 7 miles with 650m of ascent / descent. Some holidays will cover longer distances on easier paths, others will be shorter walks but have more demanding ascents and terrain.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 7 miles; Ascent/Descent 650m; Terrain: generally decent paths and tracks with some steeper sections; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Landscape
Was £1,585

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(14 nights)

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Apuans & Apennines

Departure dates

  • 2024: Jun

Nestled away from the Tuscan tourist trail, a secluded valley, guarded by a horse-shoe of mountains, invites exploration. Discover the captivating allure of the Apuan and Apennine ranges, hiking through Italy's diverse landscapes. This harmonious blend of scenic vistas and cultural richness offers an unforgettable journey through picturesque Italian mountain terrain.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Landscape
Was £2,190

Now from £2,140

(14 nights)

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Bad Hofgastein

Departure dates

  • 2024: Jun

Alpine walking from a traditional spa village in the heart of Austria.

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Our holiday walking grades

Moderate

Grade 4

Usually, your walk will take up the whole day at a moderate pace. Terrain will often be hilly and paths generally good. Note that on holidays in mountainous areas, expect some rougher paths. An average walk length is 6 miles but expect this to vary from as little as 3 miles on a sightseeing day and up to 10 miles on a full day dependant on the amount of ascent and decent required.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 6 miles; Ascent/Descent 500m; Terrain: sometimes hilly and undulating on good paths and tracks; Walking Time: Day walks. 

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Mountains

from £1,899

(7 nights)

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Buxton & The High Peaks

Departure dates

  • 2024: Aug

The north side of the Peaks. Superlative walking and some history and culture to boot! The Peak District can be divided into two very distinct areas. The north side offers superb walking, historic monuments dating back through the mists of time and a walk up perhaps the most famous peak of all.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Landscape

from £789

(5 nights)

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Calvi - Corsica

Departure dates

  • 2024: May

Experience a captivating seven-day guided walking holiday in Calvi, Corsica, immersing yourself in the island's breath-taking contrasts. Traverse scenic landscapes, from rugged mountains to pristine beaches, exploring Corsica's diverse beauty. Your expert Leader will guide you through charming villages and historic sites, providing insights into the island's rich culture.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Landscape
Was £1,789

Now from £1,669

(7 nights)

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Ceredigion & the Pembrokeshire Coast

Departure dates

  • 2024: Jun

Incredible walks amidst the wilds of the west Wales Coast from Cardigan; the largest bay on the Welsh coast.

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 6

Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent and longer distances covered.  Whilst you will be mainly on paths, these may be rough, steep, and loose at times. We take the whole day to enjoy some fabulous walks.  

Usual daily walks - Distance: 8 miles; Ascent/Descent 850m; Terrain: sometimes rough, loose or steep sections; Walking Time: 8hrs / Full Day walks. 

Coast & Islands

from £619

(5 nights)

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