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Moderate walking holidays

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.

Moderate walking holidays
Sardinia walking holiday, Italy
Superb daywalks amid rich and charming scenery, from £999 - £1049 (8 days) inc UK flights
Highlights of Patagonia walking holiday
Enjoy the natural beauty of El Calafate, Chalten and Ushuaia, from US $1445 - US $5820 (13 days) ex flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
Self-guided walking along Japan’s ancient Nakasendo trail, from £635 - £1790 (10 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia, from £378 - £674 (8 days) ex flights
Cuba walking holiday
16 Day Budget Cuba Walking Tours - Real Caribbean Experience, from £950 (16 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
Mont Blanc self guided walking holidays
The classic of the Alps, from €665 (12 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
Provence self guided walking, France
Provence: The Verdon Gorges, from €235 (5 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Scotland
Guided Walking breaks in the Cairngorms National Park, from £283 - £740 (3 days) ex flights
Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal
The world famous Annapurna Sanctuary trek, from £840 (14 days) ex flights
Walking in Atlas Mountains, Morocco
A short walking trip in the superb Atlas Mountains, from £679 - £709 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Great Wall of China walking holiday
Trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, from £1499 - £1699 (10 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
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from £559 (6 days) ex flights
Guyana trekking holiday
Trekking tour in pristine rainforest of Guyana and Roraima, from US $5092 (16 days) ex flights
Trekking holiday in Madagascar
Explore the incredible diversity of Madagascar, from £2699 - £3349 (17 days) inc UK flights
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England
Self-guided walking tour through famous towns & villages, from £325 (4 days) ex flights
Madeira walking holiday
Walk the best trails of the island, from £758 - £856 (8 days) inc UK flights
Gran Canaria walking holiday
A spectacular journey walking across Gran Canaria, from £709 - £779 (8 days) ex flights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
Self guided walking tour on the sunny Croatian coast, from €485 - €630 (7 days) ex flights
Lake Como summits walking holiday, Italy
Splendid views for trained hikers at Lake Como, from €595 - €675 (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
Kerala walking holiday in India
Walk through beautiful hills and tea plantations, from £1949 - £2459 (16 days) inc UK flights

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540 reviews for Moderate walking holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Moderate walking holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

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 £3095 - £3679 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
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
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 £1499 - £1699 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 £635 - £1790 excluding flights
National Parks hiking holiday in America
Memorable parts? There were numerous memorable moments during the whole two week holiday due to the ever changing landscape covered by the trip.We covered nearly 2000 miles in the comfortable people carrier and the views,scenery and walks we superb and not too taxing.The first view of the Grand Canyon was of course stunning but for me the mountain views in Yosemite were breathtakingly beautiful ,the walk along the Panorama trail back to Curry village was awe inspiringly spectacular and the... (more)John Baines
From £1995 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
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
This holiday was very well organized, and it allowed me to explore towns and landscapes in Catalonia that I never would have discovered on my own...The most memorable part of this holiday was the little discoveries along the trail - secluded beaches, apple and olive orchards, vineyards, and old ruins. (more)James Gabbert
The scenery, it was spectacular, beautiful trails, not many tourists, unspoilt. Food and wine superb. People at guest accomodation were very friendly and helpful and Steve the operator was excellent. His organisation for the trip was perfect, everything went to plan, he was a good communicator and dealt with any problems we had. (more)jamie sharkey
From £378 - £674 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
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
The first sunny morning at Cortijo Fuerteventura was lovely, the garden beautiful and sitting out for breakfast delightful. The welcome from Terry and Gail was also great and the information provided by them and John about the local area invaluable. (more)Damaris Armstrong
Peaceful location, excellent or walking, Beautiful scenery, friendly and welcoming people, great wine..... (more)Debbie Bayntun=Lees
An excellent break...A splendid welcome from our hosts and the lovely inhabitants of the village. (more)Alison Buckingham
From £390 per accommodation
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Memorable parts? Arriving at a sunny beach with a great blue sea after a walk across barren land. Tips? Sun cream is needed!The Django ice-cream parlour is great. Local benefits? Definitely impacted local people - every place we stayed or had food was owned and managed by local people. Overall rating? Very relaxing and enjoyable. People were very friendly and nice. Great food. (more)Liz Drye
From £528 - £574 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 £425 excluding flights
Elaphite Islands & Dubrovnik walking tours in Croatia
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
Most interesting people very proud of their country, enjoyed the whole visit, have encouraged my friends to head to Croatia. (more)Gloria Bentley-Reaney
From €680 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
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
Most memorable part of this holiday were the swaithes of wild flowers - cowslip, primrose, oxlip, violets, wild garlic. Birdsong in peaceful woodland, sometimes walking for miles without seeing anyone else. (more)John Langley
I would thoroughly recommend this holiday to anyone wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The hosts encourage you into a very relaxed and idyllic way of life, respecting and learning about the local customs and culture. I guarantee that you will relax, unwind and not want to go home! (more)Alison Hart
From £706 - £782 excluding flights
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps
Exceptional - Sam and Steve did a great job in every aspect of the trip - from initial contact to our departure. (more)Karen Schonfelder
Excellent - it ticked all the boxes I knew I had and more. Can't wait to go again. (more)Catherine Fish
The highlights were probably spending 20 minutes or so watching 4 young marmots playing in the late afternoon sunshine on the Pas de Sales and the crystal clear views of Mont Blanc...Fabulous - physically challenging but mentally rejuvenating. (more)Lesley Munro
From £475 - £595 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
Lycian way walking holiday
Just amazing and everyone should do this trip!! We arrived home early hours this morning, tired and in love with Turkey. (more)Chris Smith
Superb....The finale - arriving at the ruins of SIDYMA was the most memorable part (more)Geoffrey Crill
From £450 excluding flights
Pyrenees guided walking holiday
The local community did benefit as we ate locally produced/sourced food and wine and stopped for breaks in local cafes. The local community were, without exception, welcoming and friendly. (more)Alex Sohal
Most memorable was discovering the local history and wildlife under the care of our very knowledgeable hosts, plus lots of brilliant walks in the beautiful Pyrenean Mountains, plus the excellent food! (more)Caroline Rae
The scenery around Bareges is fantastic, and apart from the visit to the Cirque de Gavarnie, which is a popular tourist destination, we practically had the mountains to ourselves. (more)H M Gill
From €855 - €975 excluding flights
Walking holidays in England
I think reaching the end of the Wall. Although bittersweet, it marked an achievement for all of us...the organization of rooms, food, transport, etc was excellent and the guide's knowledge put me completely at ease. (more)Kelly Malone
Most memorable was walking Hadrians Wall with a very knowledgeable guide and great company. It was easy to imagine the Romans marching up and down, defending their empire from the marauding tribes. (more)Jill Marquis
From £495 - £850 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in Sardinia
Very good memories and a great experience. (more)Anne Ryan
The most memorable part was seeing two Sardinian deer on the track in front of us, especially the one we saw after nearly 5 hours walking in the heat. (more)Phillip Levi
The best memories I take away from this holiday are of the gorgeous springtime Sardinian scenery, eating enormous home-cooked meals at the agricoturismos and of the all-round kindness and generosity of everybody we met. (more)Beth Wyllyams
From £710 - £840 excluding flights
Short break walking holidays in Andalucia
The flowers, mountains, birds, walks, food, people.........Impossible to pick out any specific part, the whole holiday was amazing! This was my first walking holiday, and I travelled alone. Very professionally organiased by Clive and Eva in Grazelema. I had a thoroughly superb holiday! (more)Janet Herbert
An uplifting experience. A good balance between activity, fun and relaxation. (more)Anne McLoughlin
Lovely walks, fantastic weather, excellent accommodation (especially enjoyed the large sunny roof terrace), wonderful multi-course evening meals with lots of wine and cava (also very well provided for a vegetarian like me) (more)Susan Strickland
From £399 - £525 excluding flights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
An inspiring holiday from the places visited to the better understanding of Croatian history...The most memorable part was learning from our hostess and guides the impact of the Homeland War. The most exciting was the trip to Mljet. (more)William Laubenstein
We loved it. The walking was relaxed and you could really walk as much or as little as you wanted. By the end of our week, when it was getting quite hot in the afternoon we just sat under an olive tree in the garden, ate a picnic, read a book and watched the yachts go by. Lovely (more)Liz Pritchard
A well balanced interesting trip with fantastic scenery, history, wonderful people, excellent food and a good mix of countryside and city options. (more)sandra pullen
From €485 - €630 excluding flights
Walking holidays in Grazalema, Andalucia, Spain
Absolutely excellent...the best parts were the walks and the people particularly the guide, Eva. She was amazing (more)geraldine goulding
Walking on the hills was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Steve Williams
From £899 excluding flights
Peru walking tour, Inca trail, titicaca and Nazca
Memorable parts? Hiking the Inca Trail to see Macchu Picchu at the end. The Nazca lines Tips? Take motion sickness tablets before going in a plane to view the Nazca lines. Local benefits? Yes, guides and porters on the trail directly benefitted locals. Overall rating? Great (more)Jack Bond
From £2499 - £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
Trekking holiday in Madagascar
Memorable parts? Singing around the campfire with the porters and impressive landscape in Isalo Tips? Dress warm for Peak Boby. Mosquitos are not a problem in July. This is a very busy itinerary, I loved it but for those wanting relaxation or time to themselves this is not the trip for you. Tana is not a great place, if you have extra days don't spend them in Tana Local benefits? Yes. Locals were used as porters and in Ifaty a local group provided entertainment in the Hotel Overall... (more)Jane Feron
From £2699 - £3349 including UK flights
Ladakh homestays trekking holiday, India
Memorable parts? I did enjoy every moment. Tips? Pack light! Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 10/10. (more)Slavena Webb
From £430 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Montenegro
There were many memorable events; easing ourselves into crystal clear, fresh water, freezing rock pools! The 2 excellent meals prepared for us by Tania at her home...everything home produced. (more)April Saltmarsh
The most memorable part was the trip to Kayak on lake Skada. (more)Lynn Murray
From £480 - £680 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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