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Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail

Walking & Trekking
11 Days from USD 5,649

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Embark on this spiritual journey on the island of Shikoku, exploring spectacular scenery and some of the 88 Buddhist temples which connect this trail.

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Walk the Nakasendo Trail

Walking & Trekking
11 Days from USD 5,549

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Follow the historic Nakasendo Trail, exploring the incredible cities of Kyoto and Tokyo either side of your journey.

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Walk the Kumano Kodo

Walking & Trekking
11 Days from USD 5,479

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Walk the ancient pilgrimage route Kumano Kodo, journeying through the Kii Peninsula Mountains to the famous Grand Shrines.

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Walking and E-biking in the Swiss Alps

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8 Days from USD 2,549

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Centre based, multi-activity trip with walking and e-biking in the Bernese Oberland

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Walks & Gardens of the French Riviera

Menton, Maritime Alpes, France
8 Days from USD 2,479

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Enjoy picturesque coastal paths of France

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Paths of Puglia & Matera – Premium Adventure

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Puglia, Italy
8 Days from USD 4,149

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Fairytale trulli houses, picturesque farmland, and quaint villages

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Walking the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast
8 Days from USD 1,999

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover the highlights of Italy's Amalfi coast on foot.

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Everest Base Camp Trek

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16 Days from USD 3,679
USD 3,549

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

The iconic trek to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth

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Walk the Nakasendo Trail

Walking & Trekking
11 Days from USD 5,549

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Follow the historic Nakasendo Trail, exploring the incredible cities of Kyoto and Tokyo either side of your journey.

Walking & Trekking
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Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail

Walking & Trekking
11 Days from USD 5,649

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Embark on this spiritual journey on the island of Shikoku, exploring spectacular scenery and some of the 88 Buddhist temples which connect this trail.

Walking & Trekking
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The Inca Trail

Machu Picchu
8 Days from USD 2,249

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas

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Everest Base Camp – 70th Anniversary Trek

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17 Days from USD 4,179

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

The iconic trek to Base Camp, 70 years since the first summit of the highest mountain on Earth

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Mont Blanc Highlights

Walking & Trekking
8 Days from USD 2,299

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Walk the best of Mont Blanc Circuit in France and Italy

Walking & Trekking

Classic Swiss Alps Walk

Walking & Trekking
8 Days from USD 2,149

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

A walker's paradise, 1000's of kms of well-marked trails, stunning Alpine flowers, rare birds of prey in the Swiss Alps

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Walk the Kumano Kodo

Walking & Trekking
11 Days from USD 5,479

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Walk the ancient pilgrimage route Kumano Kodo, journeying through the Kii Peninsula Mountains to the famous Grand Shrines.

Walking & Trekking

Our Walking & Trekking Activity Levels

When grading our walking trips several factors are considered to help you find the comfort level that best suits you. These include length & duration of trek per day, trail conditions underfoot, average altitude change, weather conditions plus levels of porterage, support and local services available.

Activity Level 1: Leisurely Walking

Experience is not necessary; anyone fit and healthy enough to complete a weekend walk can manage a Leisurely, Level 1 walking departure. Walks are often optional. Trails are seldom flat, so expect a reasonable amount of ascent and descent. You would normally walk for two to five hours during the day and daily ascents will likely be around 300m to 500m, perhaps with the odd day ascending around 600m.

Activity Level 3: Moderate Walking

These Moderate, Level 3 walking departures are either fairly easy medium-duration walks or harder, shorter walks. No experience is necessary, but good health and reasonable fitness are important. Some walking at higher altitude and occasional longer/harder days may be involved, but general underfoot conditions will be fair. A walking day is normally five to seven hours and daily ascents will likely be around 500m to 800m, perhaps with the odd day ascending around 900m to 1000m.

Activity Level 5: Challenging Walking

Fitness is important at this grade, which compares to extended walking in mountainous terrain such as the Lakes or Snowdonia. High altitudes, climate and remoteness can also play a part. Previous trekking experience is desirable, but not vital if you are confident of your physical condition. Walking days are usually between six and eight hours, although they may be longer for passes or peaks. Daily ascents will likely be around 900m to 1000m, perhaps with the odd day ascending around 1100m to 1200m.

Activity Level 7: Tough Walking

At this level we recommend previous trekking experience, preferably at altitude. You need complete confidence in your ability to trek for many days over difficult terrain. Extremes of altitude and weather may be encountered, as may the use of ice axes and crampons. Stamina is essential as walking days last six to nine hours, or more on occasional days, and daily ascents will likely be around 900m to 1000m, perhaps with the odd day ascending around 1100m to 1200m.

Activity Level 9: Tough+ Walking

A Level 9 tour combines all the elements of our Tough, Level 7 itineraries, but includes climbing a glaciated mountain peak. Specialist pieces of equipment like ice axes and crampons will be needed, and you should have experience of using them. Please check the trip notes carefully to ensure that your experience and equipment meets the demands of a Tough+ trip. When climbing, the peak days can be very long and you may be on your feet for 11 hours or more.

Split and optional grades

In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade – for example, Level 2 (Leisurely/Moderate). Occasionally there are optional ascents available en route; in this case, the optional grade will be highlighted below the dial on each trip page.

Definitely recommend this trip and here are ten reasons why you should book. 1. Guide (Jose) is really experienced, local expert, gets the balance of empathy/support and also (when required) makes difficult decisions in the best interests of the group e.g. it was too icy to reach the summit of Puig Campana and whilst that was disappointing it was the right decision (it had snowed on the Sunday we arrived – very unusual for the area). He is passionate about his job and clearly loves what he does 2. It is one of the most beautiful, scenic areas I have ever been to. Fabulous views 3. Lovely hotel, welcoming team, great breakfasts – thanks Raquel and Pepe. Tea/coffee/snacks available in room reserved for the group. Also there is a hairdryer there so no need to pack your own 4. Weather was fantastic (I’m just back). Clearly you can never guarantee the sun in Jan/Feb but it made for a perfect winter getaway 5. Good to have a free day to explore the local area. Great to chill out at the beach and test out the tram system 6. Most of the walks are straight out the front door – or a 5/10 minute bus ride away 7. You get full days of walking….be prepared for that as realise that might not be what everyone wants. Generally back by 5/6pm after leaving at 9am 8. Great mix of terrain, ascents, descents, summits, valleys etc. 9. Get to see the beautiful mountain villages 10. Fabulous paella on the last night….and lovely sandwiches each day (along with fruit and snacks). PS Read the trip notes in full. They are accurate and this is for experienced and confident walkers – see the section ‘is this trip for you?’

Rachel Blackamore Sierra de Aitana Trek

Great trip with excellent guide, Lachen, who knows everyone on the mountain. Refuge was good. Sometime even had hot water for quick shower. Food excellent. Good mountaineering experience with crampons and ice axes. Not sketchy enough to require ropes and harnesses.

Bon Barker Mt Toubkal Winter Climb

I really enjoyed this trip. In fact I would do it again. The Moroccan Leader (Lahcen) and fellow trekkers were great. We all easily survived everything !. Standard fitness and an open minded attitude are all you need

Andy Jones Mt Toubkal Winter Climb

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