Moderate walking holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

A choice of moderate walking holidays from specialist operators. If you have walked in the hills at home and are reasonably fit you will enjoy these trips, which will typically involve 5-8 hours walking per day. See our full walking holiday classification.
Portugal walking & culture holiday, Medieval Encounter
5 days uncovering hilltop medieval gems in Alentejo., from €599 - €679 (5 days) ex flights
Catalonia tours, walking and wine tasting in Spain
Walk one of the most thrilling wine regions in Spain., from £835 (8 days) ex flights
Luxury trekking holiday in the Atlas Mountains
Trekking in Style in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, from €888 (6 days) ex flights
Madeira walking holiday
Walk the best trails of the island, from £758 - £835 (8 days) inc UK flights
Lake Como summits walking holiday, Italy
Splendid views for trained hikers at Lake Como, from €595 - €675 (8 days) ex flights
Holiday in Peru & Inca Trail
A comprehensive journey through Peru, from £3339 - £3639 (23 days ) inc UK flights
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from £559 (6 days) ex flights
Gran Canaria walking holiday
A spectacular journey walking across Gran Canaria, from £709 - £779 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia, from £378 - £674 (8 days) ex flights
Sweden walking holiday, self guided
Self-guided hiking through Stockholm's picturesque countryside, from SKr8685 - SKr8955 (8 days) ex flights
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation
Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses, from £2049 - £2099 (15 days) inc UK flights
Trekking holiday in British Columbia
Exclusive trekking with packhorses in pristine wilderness, from CA $2995 - CA $3899 (9 days) ex flights
Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal
The world famous Annapurna Sanctuary trek, from £840 (14 days) ex flights
Kerala walking holiday in India
Walk through beautiful hills and tea plantations, from £1949 - £2459 (16 days) inc UK flights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
Self guided walking tour on the sunny Croatian coast, from €485 - €630 (7 days) ex flights
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
Begamo; start hiking at about 5 km distance from the airport, from €625 - €710 (8 days) ex flights
Pilgrims Way guided walk
Follow the ancient Pilgrims’ Way, from £828 (6 days) ex flights
Pyrenees guided walking holiday
Guided walking and trekking holidays in the French Pyrenees, from £655 - £715 (8 days) ex flights
Walking in Atlas Mountains, Morocco
A short walking trip in the superb Atlas Mountains, from £640 - £719 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Tamang culture trek, Nepal
Moderate Offbeat Culture Trek in the Langtang Region, Nepal, from £555 (11 days) ex flights
Provence self guided walking, France
Provence: The Verdon Gorges, from €235 (5 days) ex flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
Self-guided walking along Japan’s ancient Nakasendo trail, from £585 - £1650 (10 days) ex flights
Highlights of Patagonia walking holiday
Enjoy the natural beauty of El Calafate, Chalten and Ushuaia, from US $1745 - US $2535 (13 days) ex flights
Guyana trekking holiday
Trekking tour in pristine rainforest of Guyana and Roraima, from £3203 (16 days) ex flights
Sardinia walking holiday, Italy
Superb daywalks amid rich and charming scenery, from £1599 (8 days) inc UK flights
Trekking holiday in Madagascar
Explore the incredible diversity of Madagascar, from £2699 - £3299 (17 days) inc UK flights
Great Wall of China walking holiday
Trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, from £1599 - £1649 (10 days) inc UK flights
Guernsey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
Walking holiday on The Channel Islands of Guernsey, from £644 - £945 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Scotland
Guided Walking breaks in the Cairngorms National Park, from £283 - £740 (3 days) ex flights
Cuba walking holiday
16 Day Cuba Walking Tours - Real Caribbean Experience, from £950 (16 days) ex flights

573 reviews for Moderate walking holidays4 star overall rating

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Holiday in Peru & Inca Trail
As each day passed it became my favourite day so far! The Inca Trail of course and the island home stay have to be my top two. The holiday was made all the more memorable because of the great group we were travelling with and of course our guide Dante. (more)Helen Leng
Sitting on top of WaynaPicchu looking at the cloud forest and mountains was the highlight. (more)Joanna Tupper
Walking the Inca Trail was the hardest thing I have ever done but the exhilaration and euphoria of the whole group as we walked through the Sun Gate is something money cannot buy and a memory that will last forever. (more)Christine Ingham
From £3339 - £3639 including UK flights
Atacama and Patagonia hiking holiday
Memorable parts? Trekking with the most amazing mountain backdrop for several days, in Torres del Paine, culminating in the climb up to Las Torres themselves; there just aren't the words to do this place justice. Tips? Do some walking beforehand, if you want to get the most from it. Also, don't forget a camera, or you will be truly sorry! Local benefits? Since we stayed, ate and drank locally, this should be a positive thing. Minimized environmental impacts is a bit tricky,... (more)Chris Senior
From £3785 excluding flights
Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal
It really was the holiday of a lifetime. The 9 day trek round Annapurna Sanctuary has to be the highlight. This was made even more memorable by having the most amazing Sherpa guide and porter. (more)Gina Crowcroft
Fantastic and unforgettable experience! Thank you to the guide, our porter and the company who organised the tour! (more)Larissa Malycheva
Really enjoyed the whole trip, the operator was excellent and looked after me the whole time. Thank you. (more)Laura Hayes
From £840 excluding flights
Great Wall of China walking holiday
Five stars: Themost memorable parts were walking on the Great Wall, interacting with ordinary Chinese people in theTemple of Heaven Park and seeing Red & Giant Pandas. (more)Sally Payne
I LOVED every minute of my stay in China, and the tour was very efficiently run. Our tour guide, Jerry was really great. (more)Phyllis Ryan
Great organisation, exactly what I was looking for and far exceeded my expectations. (more)Lynne Oakerbee
From £1599 - £1649 including UK flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
It was all a very fine experience. Terrific organisation, didn't miss a beat anywhere; great choices of accommodation/food. The combination of physical, topographical and cultural stimulation provided by this sort of travel is very very hard to beat. There were several occasions where I was simply floaty with delight. A knockout. (more)David McRae
Excellent...in every way. The most memorable parts were... Seeing the old villages and towns along our walk - meeting so many friendly and helpful people in surroundings completely different from our own. And the food - different, flavorful, every meal exquisitely presented and excellent. (more)Gill Berry
From £585 - £1650 excluding flights
Portugal walking & culture holiday, Medieval Encounter
Wonderful. Refreshing. Peaceful. (more)Adele Torrance
Every bit of it was hugely enjoyable. I highly recommend this holiday to anyone who wishes to have an authentic experience of life in a very beautiful part of rural Portugal. (more)victoria mann
I would run out of superlatives, this was truly excellent from start to finish. (more)Jeff Todd
From €599 - €679 excluding flights
Langtang Valley trekking holiday, Nepal
Great Trip!!! The scenery on the trek was amazing. There is no place like the Himalaya. The Nepali people were extremely friendly. The guides were knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. (more)Brian Henning
A great trip and very good service. (more)Keith Panter
An experience of endeavour and hard slog but a life achievement . The achievement of getting to above 4000mtres on foot and the View of Mt Langtang was the best part of the holiday. (more)James Ramshaw
From £935 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
It was the best holiday we have taken in many years. Cadacaue was the loveliest town I have ever seen and the hotel on the beach with the balcony views was equally exquisite. (more)Karen Balter
...for a short trip, this hol was ideal... excellently planned/supported by the tour operator...A feast for the senses. (more)Maime Pearcey
We were sorry when it ended. Steve is a friendly, down to earth operator who gave excellent advice. The instructions were very easy to follow. This certainly rates as an outstanding holiday experience. (more)Pam Dowling
From £378 - £674 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Amazing walks in the Natural Park, and the friendly welcome from Ilaria and Derek. The Barranco de Osa walk was spectacular. We went in March and it was perfect for walking. (more)Carole Paish
Brilliant. A wonderful place to get away to. Marvellous scenery, good walking country, a nice place to stay, welcoming hosts, good food, etc.. (more)Rebecca Torry
Mountain walks and mountain biking was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Simon Duncan
From €285 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
The entire experience was delightful, and it would be too difficult to pick out any one aspect. We had a terrific time. (more)lin pattullo
Great holiday, great weather, our hosts Gale and Terry were fantastic and made us very welcome. (more)Bronwyn Petrie
Excellent. Incomparably superior to the normal Mediterranean / Canaries packages. (more)Tom Cripps
From £340 per accommodation
French Alps self guided walking holiday
The overall experience was top-notch. The staff were warm, welcoming and helpful. Great accommodation and excellent food and beverages. Great hiking guide as well. (more)David Rabinowitz
Fantastic walks and great company. The chalet and staff and the food were really good. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
The most memorable part of the holiday was hiking to the frozen lake just outside Samoens...Excellent. Great food, comfortable chalet, beautiful walks... (more)D. Smith
From £385 excluding flights
Patagonia trekking adventure holiday
Memorable parts? Torres del Paine, Fitzroy Massif, Perito Glacier Best Accommodation - Pudu Lodge Best Camp - Camp Los Torres Best Meal - Estacia Lad Hijas Best Guide - Muti in Fitzroy Massif Tips? Bring a roll of toilet paper, walking sticks should be an essential part. Local benefits? Enjoyed the local hiking guides that were hired. Overall rating? Overall, was pleased with our decision to do this part of our travels as a tour. Appreciated all the bookings, transfers,... (more)Terry Brannigan
From £1868 - £1968 excluding flights
Guernsey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the smaller islands of Sark and Herm. Not only was the scenery fabulous but the weather was kind! (more)Stuart Harris
The day trip to Herm, the beaches were beautiful and the weather was great for an easy walk round the island. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
From £644 - £945 excluding flights
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Very very good. Derek was very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunches were delicious. (more)Isabel Clare
Walking through Godmersham Park in the footsteps of Jane Austin was the single most memorable aspect. (more)Deborah Rice
Our holiday on the North Downs Trail in late spring was breathtaking. (more)Carol R Mehler
From £559 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Alicante
The most memorable part of the holiday was really being able to immerse ourselves in what felt like real Spain amongst the most charming of people who spoke no English but understood the meaning of hospitality. (more)Penny Whitford
A lovely week, the walking was great, the views fantastic and it was very relaxing. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
The most memorable part of the holiday was enjoying a well deserved glass of wine after a lovely days walk in the sunshine, whilst admiring an unspoilt view of the mountains around Confrides. (more)Jude Nash
From £220 excluding flights
Elaphite Islands & Dubrovnik walking tours in Croatia
Just about perfect - exactly the relaxing, 'off the beaten track' break we'd hoped for. (more)Catherine Smith
Amazing...Great guides, very helpful. Great scenery and great food (more)Gay Elliott-Eastwood
We would definitely be keen to visit the islands again with responsible travel. Everything was well organised, involved the local people and the weather was lovely-apart from 2 days of storms which no one could plan for. (more)Eunice Gray
From €680 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
This was an excellent holiday. Our hosts were wonderful, the other guests (all British) were delightful, and the hikes, food, and wine were exceptional. (more)Katherine Layton
We particularly enjoyed the convivial company at meal times and our hosts taking the time to share meals and local insight with us. Carol's cooking combined the best of local produce and traditional French cookery. (more)Elizabeth Anderson
From £681 - £755 excluding flights
Catalonia walking & food tour, Spain
Beautiful hike on the Spanish Riviera was the most memorable part...We had a wonderful time, both on the Costa Brava and in Barcelona. (more)Don Song
The stunning coastal scenery and the obvious care taken by Alan and Vivian in choosing the routes and accommodation. (more)Robert Tulloch
From €859 - €895 excluding flights
Hiking in the Rockies, Canada
The most memorable part was walking over a snow wall and then sliding down an avalanche slope all in tea shirts with the sun blazing down on us, followed by a sighting of a grizzly bear. (more)Ian Halliwell
Rob, Marilyn and Troy were wonderful hosts, as were the whole team. The location is stunning, nestled in the mountains with a river running through the centre of it....We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and recommend it to families and couples alike. (more)Susan Brooks
I enjoyed every moment, every story the guides told, every view we climbed to. The Patenaudes are wonderful and knowledgeable hosts, and yet they remain relaxed and easy around their guests (more)Jo Homewood
From CA $635 excluding flights
Off the beaten track holiday in Vietnam
Excellent in all ways. Ms. Thanh Ha of the operator’s Saigon office provided detailed information and reminders, and she met us in Saigon to make sure everything was as we hoped. (more)Sandy Snyder
Eating and experiencing the beauty of Vietnam was the most memorable part...Brilliant. Wouldn't hesitate in doing it again and recommending to anyone wanting some happy healing holiday happenings. (more)Anita Lowe
From US $3008 excluding flights
Sweden walking holiday, self guided
Memorable parts? Canoeing on Marviken lakes. Walking in Swedish forests and on coastal paths when there was barely a sound to be heard Taking boats to Islands in the southern archipelago Paddle oat journey to beautiful Mariefred - especially stepping on board to find our bikes already there with all equipment and a welcoming note from the operator Tips? Don't hesitate - you will not be disappointed. The organisation and support from the operator is excellent - Carmen does a superb... (more)Andrew and Sharon Venables
From SKr8685 - SKr8955 excluding flights
Sifnos walking holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Excellent...we stayed at a family run guesthouse, ate at local taverns, tried local products, used public transport and walked to get to places. We cleaned up a beach after having a picnic. Our guide in general provided useful information about the local flora and fauna, the culture, economy and environmental issues (more)Xenia Karantani
Very interesting and enjoyable. We're very pleased with the experience. The hiking was great exercise. However, I think the most memorable part will be the good company we had in Annie Antonatou, our guide and host. (more)Deborah Pearson
From £528 - £574 excluding flights
Peru walking tour, Inca trail, titicaca and Nazca
It was the most challenging holiday I have ever been on. I came back home with many wonderful memories. Our guide, Carlos Luchuga, contributed a great deal in the success of my holidays. (more)Teresa Trippenbach
Great...Hiking the Inca Trail to see Macchu Picchu at the end and the Nazca Lines were the most memorable parts. (more)Jack Bond
From £2250 - £2839 including UK flights
Nepal charity trek and yoga holiday
Memorable parts? Trekking through the most beautiful valley's and seeing the most beautiful view's I've ever seen... totally losing myself to the beauty of mother nature and the beauty of Nepal. Tips? No tips... just let yourself enjoy every moment! Local benefits? Overall rating? As a single, female traveller I felt completely safe and the people I meet were absolutely amazing. Nepal is a stunning country! I loved my holiday and would recommend it to anyone. (more)Trudy McIntosh
From £715 excluding flights
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Very enjoyable, it’s the first hiking holiday we have done...wonderful fresh air, beautiful scenery, small plants and scents, and nobody around. We felt very peaceful, and relaxed. (more)Gillian Arcone
Very relaxing and enjoyable. People were very friendly and nice. Great food. (more)Liz Drye
From £528 - £574 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast self guided walking holiday
Memorable parts? There were actually many memorable parts, not least the lovely walks with their wonderful views way off the well beaten tourist track. It was so good to stand high up in the mountains gazing down at endless groves of huge lemons with the sound of a waterfall in our ears. We could see Amalfi so far down there in the distance like a tiny toy town and thinking how great to be up here in peace and solitude whilst others down there are elbowing their way through the crowds and... (more)Anne Hazzard
From £487 - £890 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Ecuador
10 out of ten. Our guide was Richard Anchante. He was excellent, unfailingly helpful, full of local info and stories and very good English. Please commend him to the operator. (more)Barbara Wagstaff
The holiday was very interestingwe have seen many places, from Quito to Cuenca and the Amazon rainforest....the most memorable or exciting part of my holiday were the views seen while travelling by the quite comfortable public busses (more)Halina Siemiginowski
From £646 excluding flights
Sierra Nevada self guided walking, Spain
Memorable parts? Discovering an entirely new area of spectacular mountain scenery, scenic mountain villages, traditional rural practices and historic sites - and above all, the sunshine and perfect peace! Tips? Don't be fooled by the relatively modest daily distances. The terrain is quite rough in places and time is needed, not just to enjoy the fabulous views and familiarise yourself with the wildlife, but also to pace yourself in the afternoon sun. We were there in late April and... (more)Anne Jones
From €295 - €565 excluding flights
Las Alpujarras guided walking holiday, Spain
Memorable parts? One of the most exciting parts of our holiday was being at 2,500metres in the Sierra Nevada mountains after an exhilarating walk & being able to see across the Mediterranean sea to the north coast of Africa. The weather had been misty as we drove to the beginning of our walk but as we walked through the cloud we came into bright sunshine & could see clouds below us with a fantastic rainbow above. As we walked through the ancient silk routes the fragrance of wild herbs accompanied... (more)Ann Hoptroff
From €625 - €675 excluding flights
Andalucia walking holiday, Autumn in Spain
Memorable parts? All the superb walks, the perfect weather, beautiful views and quiet surroundings with hardly any other people around. Dan is an excellent guide who had organised everything perfectly. Tips? A reasonable level of fitness is required. Local benefits? Yes, it was a holiday with a low environmental impact: away from typical tourist sites, using the local infrastructure. Overall rating? I had a fantastic time, enjoyed the wonderful walks in the beautiful... (more)Anonymous
From €635 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Walking holiday classifications

We organise our walking holidays by difficulty & the number of hours you walk each day to help you find the right walking holiday for your level of fitness.

Introductory walking
You do not need previous experience for these trips, but you do need to be in reasonably good health. If you enjoy walking, and will be able to walk for 4-5 hours per day then these trips will be for you. Although these trips are not at higher altitudes, and will have time for rest, remember that the walks will not be flat and that you'll enjoy them even more if you've built up a little stamina!
Moderate walking
If you have walked in the hills at home and are reasonably fit you will enjoy these trips, which will typically involve 5-8 hours walking per day. These trips might involve a day or two of harder and steeper walking, but generally walking conditions will be good.
Strenuous walking
Fitness is important for these trips, and you'll need to improve your stamina before you depart. You should expect to walk in mountainous terrain, usually at significantly higher altitudes than at home, for between 6 to 8 hours per day. You will either have trekked before, or be confident of your fitness.
Very challenging trekking
We recommend previous experience of trekking. You will need to be fit, have very good stamina, and be confident that you can to trek for many days without a break. You will be able to cope with difficult underfoot terrain such as scree, snow or difficult paths on steep mountainsides. Extremes of altitude and weather may also be encountered and walking days can be from 6 to 9 hours.
High altitude trekking
If you want to get away from it all and up into some of the highest and most spectacular mountain ranges in the world then here are some awesome treks for you! As you will be at altitude you will need to be in good health, and have good stamina and fitness for those uphill days. You should expect some long days, cold temperatures, high altitudes, and some tough terrain in simply spectacular scenery.
Climbing
A choice of climbing holidays from specialist operators. For these trips we recommend previous climbing experience, preferably at altitude or the confidence to learn as you go. You will need to be fit, have very good stamina, and be confident that you can climb in demanding conditions.
Wilderness trekking
We've selected these treks for you based on their remoteness and beauty. If you prefer to enjoy the solitude of the mountains away from too many other people then these treks are for you. You'll need a reasonable level of fitness and you will enjoy walking, but these trips are more about enjoying the surroundings than searching out really tough treks.
Walking safari
There is no better way of really experiencing wildife and wildlife habitats than getting out on foot to see and track game. Your safety will be paramount and you will be accompanied by expert guides. It might involve anything from a 3-4 hour walk from camp, to a mobile safari over several days moving from camp to camp. You'll will simply need to be able to walk for 3-4 hours.
Self guided walking
If you prefer to avoid groups and guides, or want create your own group, then a self guided walk is for you. No previous experience is needed.
Charity treks
Charity treks are ideal for people who don’t only want to travel responsibly, but also want to give that little bit extra and help contribute towards a favourite charity. All of our charity treks are either run by charities, or contribute a significant proportion of the cost of the holiday to a good cause.
Summer walking
Want to enjoy the fields, meadows and mountains in the summer sunshine? No previous experience required, just an enjoyment of walking and the outdoors.
Winter walking
Are you looking to get away during the winter months to enjoy an invigorating winter walk? No previous experience required, just an enjoyment of walking and the outdoors.
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