After all, a walking trip is first and foremost a holiday. Whilst a bivouac at 3,000 metres might spell paradise for some, for others, there is nothing like a good hotel and a comfy bed to relax after a day in the great outdoors. If this sounds like you, then our centre-based walking holidays might just be the right choice for you!

Jacuzzi with a View

It’s not just about walking!

What better way to explore the beauty of the Alps then by having a comfortable base to return home to each night? The charming Chalet Chamonix, run by friendly British hosts, boasts balconies bedecked with fragrant Alpine flowers and offers a unique way to chill out in the evenings – an outdoor Jacuzzi surrounded by beautiful views of Mont Blanc. Taking you there…

Spa with a Tyrolean TwistThe four-star Hotel Adler is one of the most comfortable hotels in our collection. The wellness centre offers a swimming pool, steam bath and sauna, as well as an unexpected treat: their shower can spray you with peppermint and treat you to a colour therapy light show!

Tuscan Dolce VitaIt’s not just about walking!

Braccicorti is a family run lodge tucked away on a Tuscan hillside. Here you can relax by the beautiful swimming pool and enjoy delicious home cooked Italian meals. Famed for the local dishes all prepared by Mama, you will get to taste specialities such porcini mushroom risotto or baked aubergines with Parmesan. View the trip page

Under the Andalucian SunIt’s not just about walking!

Gentle walks, dinners al fresco and relaxing times by the swimming pool. Cortijo Rosario is a beautifully converted farmhouse nestled in the Andalucian countryside, the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind. You can always take a day off to relax by the pool with a good book and a nice glass of Rioja. View the trip page

By Claire Daniel, Exodus Product Executive