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Walking Holidays in Europe
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Walking Holidays in Europe

Best Walking Holidays in Europe

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Walking the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast
8 Days from USD 2,398
USD 2,160

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Discover the highlights of Europe’s most dramatic coastline on foot with true experts of the region

Walking & Trekking

Classic Dolomites – Premium Adventure

Premium Adventures

Walking Holidays in Europe
8 Days from USD 3,000

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Superb walking in Italy's most spectacular mountain range

Walking & Trekking
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Walking The Amalfi Coast – Summer Edition

Amalfi, Italy
8 Days from USD 2,398
USD 2,160

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Experience the summer highlights of Italy's Amalfi coast on foot

Walking & Trekking
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Mont Blanc Highlights

Walking Holidays in Europe
8 Days from USD 2,773
USD 2,355

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Walk the best of Mont Blanc Circuit in France and Italy

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Tuscany Walks & Chianti Wines

Fabulous Chianti Tuscany
8 Days from USD 2,617
USD 2,245

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Experience the magic of Italy in Tuscany

Walking & Trekking
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Walk The Prosecco Hills & Hidden Venice

Walking Holidays in Europe
8 Days from USD 1,740
USD 1,650

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Unveil one of the world's best wine regions in Italy.

Walking & Trekking
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Walking in Andalucia

Walking Holidays in Europe
8 Days from USD 2,098
USD 2,025

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Romantic countryside, rugged hills and villages of Andalucia on foot

Walking & Trekking
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Walking the Picos de Europa

Walking the Picos de Europa
8 Days from USD 1,792
USD 1,525

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Enjoy varied walks in beautiful Spanish mountains

Walking & Trekking
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Walking the Island of Madeira

Walking Holidays in Europe
8 Days from USD 1,798
USD 1,530

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Explore the verdant landscapes on one of Portugal’s most scenic islands

Walking & Trekking

Top 5 Highlights of Walking Holidays in Europe 

Amalfi Coast: Located in southern Italy. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its dramatic coastline, lined with colourful towns perched on cliffs. Walking along the scenic trails, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, terraced vineyards and fragrant lemon groves. Explore the picturesque towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, immersing yourself in the region’s rich history, delicious cuisine and warm hospitality.

Italian Dolomites: This stunning mountain range in northeastern Italy is a paradise for hiking, with its jagged peaks, alpine meadows and shimmering lakes. The Dolomites provide a wide range of trails suitable for all levels of walkers, allowing you to trek through dramatic valleys, explore charming mountain villages and witness unparalleled views from high mountain passes.

Mont Blanc Circuit: Located in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, this iconic trail circles the tallest peak in Europe, Mont Blanc. As you traverse through alpine meadows, glacial landscapes and snow-capped peaks, you’ll experience the thrill of crossing international borders, immersing yourself in different cultures and witnessing some of the most awe-inspiring mountain scenery in the world.

Tuscany: Situated in central Italy, Tuscany is famous for its rolling hills, vineyards and medieval towns. Walking through Tuscany’s idyllic countryside, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, provides a truly authentic experience. Explore the charming town of San Gimignano and the cultural city of Florence, taste world-famous Chianti wines and indulge in delicious Italian cuisine.

Andalucia: This unspoilt region in southern Spain is home to diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. From the famous Caminito del Rey, a thrilling walkway perched on a gorge, to the Sierra de Grazalema, a mountain range dotted with picturesque white villages, Andalucia boasts a wide range of spectacular walking trails. Discover fascinating Moorish architecture, flamenco music and hidden valleys as you explore this captivating region of Spain.

FAQs on Walking Holidays in Europe

When is the best time to go walking in Europe?

The best time for walking holidays in Europe depends on personal preferences and the region of choice. Generally, spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) are often considered ideal. During these months, the weather is usually mild with comfortable temperatures for walking. Spring showcases blooming landscapes and vibrant colours, while autumn offers beautiful foliage. However, it’s important to check the specific destination as some regions may have different weather patterns. For example, in the Mediterranean, summer might be too hot for walking, while winter might bring snow to mountainous areas.

Where are the best places in Europe for walking holidays?  

Europe is a walker’s paradise with its picturesque landscapes, diverse terrains and cultural experiences. In Andalucia, southern Spain, you can explore mountain ranges like Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra Nevada. The Prosecco Hills and Tuscany in Italy are home to beautiful vine-clad hills and charming towns that are best explored on foot. For a real taste of adventure, Picos de Europa in Spain beckons with its rugged beauty and magnificent valleys, while Madeira in Portugal boasts dramatic coastal cliffs and lush forests. With its many varied destinations, Europe has something to offer every type of traveller.

Do I need a guide, or can I walk independently?

Whether you choose one of our guided or self-guided walking trips depends on personal preferences and experience. Walking independently allows for greater flexibility and the freedom to explore at your own pace. However, when you embark on a guided tour, our knowledgeable guides can enhance your experience by providing valuable insights into the local culture, history and wildlife. Our expert guides also ensure safety and assist with navigation, especially in more remote or unfamiliar areas.

Is Mont Blanc difficult to climb?

Mount Blanc is an immense peak standing at 4,810 metres and is renowned for its majestic allure and challenging nature. Considered one of the most prominent peaks in the world, hikers from around the globe are drawn to conquer its summit. The ascent of Mount Blanc presents numerous obstacles that demand physical endurance and acclimatisation to high altitudes. The variable weather conditions on the mountain also add to the complexity of the climb. However, with adequate training, experience and guidance, skilled climbers can successfully summit Mount Blanc.

How should I prepare for walking in Europe?

Proper planning is essential for a successful walking trip in Europe. Firstly, choose a specific trail or route based on your preferences and fitness level. Research the terrain, weather conditions and local customs and regulations. Invest in a pair of comfortable, well-fitted hiking boots and suitable outdoor clothing to ensure maximum comfort during your walks. It is also important to pack essential items such as a map, compass, first aid kit and sufficient water and food supplies. Lastly, prepare your body by gradually increasing your endurance through regular walking and hiking activities.

What are the benefits of exploring Europe on foot?

Walking trips in Europe offer numerous benefits for travellers. Firstly, walking allows for a deeper connection with nature and the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of landscapes up close. It is also a great way to engage with local communities, as many walking routes pass through traditional villages and towns. Additionally, walking tours in Europe contribute to sustainable tourism by supporting local economies and preserving natural and cultural heritage.

A good choice of walks around lakes and up to waterfalls and mountain ridges. Lunches in the huts were variable – we mostly chose soup and bread.

Marion Tyrrell Lakes & Mountains of Slovenia

The walks were stunning, challenging in part , and gave a good flavour of Liguria and its dramatic coastline. We had a brilliant Group whom all got on well and enjoyed each others company and support whilst sharing the experience of the walks and the restaurants we used in the evenings, the optional trip to Lucca was outstanding as was the coastal ferry from Porto Venere which should become a fixture on the Exodus itinerary

Andrew Peck Walks of the Cinque Terre and Portofino

I can’t fault anything about the holiday. The accommodation was good, the staff friendly and helpful, the meals excellent and my dietary needs catered for. The added bonus was the swimming pool at the end of a hot day’s hiking. Our group was small and the majority of us got on amazingly well together. The walks were varied and interesting with the chance to visit several villages along the way.

Elizabeth Parker Walking in Andalucia

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