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Short break walking holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Get away from it all on a short break walking holiday. We have a choice of holidays run by specialist operators, or if you prefer stay in some rural eco accommodation. See our full walking holiday classification.
Provence cooking & walking holiday
Admire the South of France with local insight, from €405 - €730 (3 days) ex flights
Lycian way walking holiday
Spectacular scenery and rural Turkish life on the Lycian Way, from £460 (5 days) ex flights
Wales self guided walking holiday options
Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, The Wye Valley Walk, from £529 - £959 (8 days) ex flights
Peak District walking holiday
A walking break in the finest dale country, from £221 (3 days) ex flights
East Devon self guided walking holiday, England
Splendid walking on East Devon's outstanding coastal path, from £241 - £271 (3 days) ex flights
Dorset weekend walk, Hardy's Wessex
Relaxed small group walks in Hardy's Wessex near Dorchester, from £440 (3 days) ex flights
Walking short breaks in Scotland
Mountain sanctuaries for unique and dramatic views, from £199 - £454 (3 days) ex flights
Cotswolds walking short break, England
Walking in the beautiful English Oxfordshire Cotswolds, from £221 - £250 (5 days) ex flights
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England
Self-guided walking tour through famous towns & villages, from £325 (4 days) ex flights
Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England
Self guided walking between the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, from £269 - £639 (3 days) ex flights
Short break walking holiday in Scotland, Lairig Ghru
A self-guided walking challenge across the Cairngorms, from £151 (2 days) ex flights
Kent Downs and coast walking holiday
Gentle, flexible walking in scenic, historical countryside, from £264 (3 days) ex flights
Ulster Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland
Walking in the Glens of Antrim and Moyle Way, from £235 (4 days) ex flights
Chilterns self guided walking holiday, England
Great value, fully customised walking weekends, from £195 (3 days) ex flights
Self guided walking short break, Wiltshire
Relaxed walking in Wiltshire's ancient, scenic landscapes, from £245 (3 days) ex flights
Basilicata walking tour in Italy
Sensational scenery and inspiring walks in seductive Lucania, from €930 (5 days) ex flights
Rome holiday, city and countryside
Biking and walking through ancient Rome and the countryside, from €450 (5 days) per accommodation
Sussex downs and coast short break walking holiday
A variety of routes in the most stunning Sussex landscapes, from £221 (3 days) ex flights
Quantock hills walking holiday, England
A short walking break in Wordsworth's Somerset hills, from £310 (3 days) ex flights
Sussex short break walking holiday, spirit of Bloomsbury
Walk in the footsteps of the Bloomsbury Group in Sussex, from £320 (3 days) ex flights
Pembrokeshire walking holiday
Stunning coastal walking from tiny picturesque St David's, from £227 (3 days) ex flights
Marlborough Downs walking holiday, North Wessex
Walking weekend in the beautiful green Wiltshire hills, from £232 (3 days) ex flights
Nairn hotel accommodation, Scotland
Quality accommodation with excellent cuisine & sea views, from £49 - £92 per person per night
Short break to the Norwegian fjords
Hiking and Fjord Holiday in Norway, from £1195 (4 days) ex flights
Breacon Beacons walking holiday, Wales
Stunning, remote mountains accessible to the average walker, from £410 - £509 (6 days) ex flights
Shropshire Hills self guided walking holiday
Wonderfully scenic walking staying in a luxury B&B, from £221 (3 days) ex flights
Loire Valley walking holidays
Fairytale chateaux, superb wines & the majestic Loire, from €550 - €770 (5 days) ex flights
Wessex walking short break, England
Walk the delightful landscapes that inspired Thomas Hardy, from £235 - £255 (4 days) ex flights
West Sussex self guided walking break, England
Walking around the stunning West Sussex Downs and Coast, from £221 (3 days) ex flights
Italy walking & cultural holiday, Lake Como & Milan
Mountain and urban trekking in lovely Lombardy, from €405 (5 days) per accommodation

42 reviews for Short break walking holidays4 star overall rating

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

Provence cooking & walking holiday
Book it. The local tours are great with good food. (more)Alison Mott
It was simply the best holiday I have been on in years very special (more)Joanne Hackett
We enjoyed the idea of doing everything locally with local people and contributing to the local economy. Above all, we felt really well taken care of with much attention to detail. (more)Tammy Railton
From €405 - €730 excluding flights
Lycian way walking holiday
As a first-time tour attendee, I was unsure about walking as part of a group, but I found that the whole experience totally enjoyable. The group was cohesive and fun and we learned so much about Turkey and the region. I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys walking in beautiful coastal countryside. (more)Gina Goble
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 £460 excluding flights
Walking short breaks in Scotland
Memorable parts? Walking on snow at the top of Cairn Gorm mountain in July at a day time temperature of 28 degrees! Tips? Have an appreciation of scenery, wildlife, flora. be fit and not mind about being busy. There's loads more to do in the Aviemore region so think about extend your trip. The cairngorm discovery package gives you an excellent introduction to the region if you havent been before. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? We had amazing weather so the... (more)Gail Ashworth
From £199 - £454 excluding flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
There are so many positive things to say about this course – the supportive leader, the fantastic home made food, the beautiful highland scenery…but the happiest memories for me are of the people I met. (more)Kim Naylor-Vane
The highlight was seeing scotland for the first time, learning new skills, enjoying the company. The satisfaction of getting to the top of 2 munros. (more)Harjit Mahl
We had a great time and felt we learned loads about navigation and being out in the hills in general. Best thing for me was increased confidence. I now feel in being able to venture out into the hills and find my way. (more)Heather Martin
From £225 excluding flights
Walkers accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Memorable parts? The hospitality shown by the hosts Rebecca and Andy, who welcome you warmly into their home. The meals were fabulous and the packed lunches the best yet. Tips? Stay longer than we did, do more walking than we did, it will be worth it. Local benefits? Yes - we walked into Aviemore, and took the local steam train back, had a drink in the local pub, bought goodies from the local store and visited a nearby village tearoom. Overall rating? Excellent,... (more)Stephen Brown
From £21 - £40 per person per night
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
Absolutely brilliant...The hospitality and friendliness of the staff at Kasbah du Toukbal. The stunning views from the dining room. The amazing lunches high on the mountains and relaxing on a mattress after lunch before continuing the trek. Great guide and a schedule tailored completely to our needs. We were looked after so well. (more)James Osborn
Excellent -- would thoroughly recommend it! (more)Faizullah Parkar
Very interesting and mostly enjoyable, it felt good not to be mere spectator tourists, but to feel we were contributing to their environment albeit for a short time. (more)Alison Fowles
From €65 - €220 per person per night
North Downs B&B in Kent
Looking round the forge in the B&B was fascinating and discussing how it operated. Also the meal at the lovely nearby pub and trying to do their pub quiz. (more)Maureen Colledge
Lovely area, great local pub. Have a walk through the lovely local lanes. (more)Ruth Shulver
From £80 per room per night

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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
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