European walking holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We have 290 walking holidays in Europe. From walking along the Amalfi Coast to trekking in the spectacular Alps or Picos de Europa mountain ranges, our walking holidays in Europe allow you experience the natural beauty and local ways of life, while protecting the environment and supporting the local communities. We have walking holidays in Europe for all levels and budgets from easy strolls between villages to adventurous treks in remote mountains.
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia, from £378 - £674 (8 days) ex flights
Finland hiking holiday
A hut-to-hut hiking journey along Finland's eastern border, from €864 (8 days) ex flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €720 (7 days) ex flights
Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Independent coastal walking holidays in the Alentejo Coast, from €390 - €420 (8 days) ex flights
Italian Riviera walking holiday, self guided
Ancient wooded trails of oak and chestnut forest, from £1459 - £1647 (11 days) inc UK flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Walking in foothills covered with Olive and Almond groves, from £390 (7 days) per accommodation
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from £899 - £1179 (8 days) inc UK flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from £1155 - £1181 (8 days) ex flights
Picos inn to inn walking holiday
Hike through beautiful mountains staying in rural inns, from £980 (8 days) ex flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, El Hierro
Walk the quiet island of the Canaries, from £639 (8 days) ex flights
Dolomites walking holiday in Italy
Sandwiched between the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites, from £1149 - £9999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Self-guided and guided walking in Spanish Lake District, from €285 (6 days) ex flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps, from £515 (8 days) ex flights
Mont Blanc self guided walking holidays
The classic of the Alps, from €665 (12 days) ex flights
Croatia national parks walking holiday
Walking holiday in Croatia's beautiful national parks., from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Cyclades sailing & walking holiday in Greece
Combine a sailing & hiking adventure around the Cyclades, from €711 - €790 (7 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
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
Begamo; start hiking at about 5 km distance from the airport, from €625 - €710 (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
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Walk ancient paths and enjoy stunning Cycladic sceneries, from £528 - £574 (7 days) ex flights
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Wolves, bears and sightseeing, from £1079 - £1119 (8 days) inc UK flights
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation
Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses, from £2049 - £2099 (15 days) inc UK flights
Walking holidays in Grazalema, Andalucia, Spain
Grazalema - a walking and nature paradise!, from £899 (8 days) ex flights
Pisa to Lucca walking holiday in Italy
Self guided walking between Italian cities Pisa and Lucca., from €480 - €540 (8 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £681 - £755 (7 days) ex flights
Elaphite Islands & Dubrovnik walking tours in Croatia
A blend of great nature, culture and friendly local people, from €680 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia walking & food tour, Spain
Enjoy varied landscapes & sample local food & wine., from €859 - €895 (8 days) ex flights
Dolomites walking holiday in Italy, self guided
Discover the magnificence of the Alta Pusteria Valley, from £1049 - £1259 (8 days) inc UK flights
French Riviera walking holiday, France
Relaxed mountain and coastal daywalks, from £949 - £1149 (8 days) inc UK flights
Amalfi Coast vacation, Italy
Explore the Amalfi's panoramic seascapes & ancient history., from US $4698 (7 days) ex flights

502 reviews for European walking holidays4 star overall rating

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Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Memorable parts? It is difficult to identify just one part as the whole holiday was wonderful. I think the views from the last two walks were spectacular - Valle delle Ferriere and Sentiero degli Dei. Tips? Be prepared for hundreds of steps but well worth the climb up and down as every view is stunning. Local benefits? Definitely, in the attention to using local restaurants, shops and public transport. Overall rating? It was amazing. June and Aubrey are welcoming,... (more)Hannah Wilson
From £1155 - £1181 excluding flights
Amalfi to Sorrento walking holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? The views and location by far - and with only a few exceptions the friendliness of the people and their willingness to speak English without any hint of frustration by your lack of Italian. The Hotel Capodimonte in Sorrento deserves a special mention for its first class service across the board but particularly for its restaurant. Tips? Do not hesitate if you have the footwear for demanding terrain. The walking guide is detailed and comprehensive - it is wise to... (more)Christine Higgins
From £1419 - £1648 including UK flights
Pisa to Lucca walking holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? Experiencing rural Tuscany, in particular Buti and Calci. Tips? Some parts of the walk are quite steep, be prepared for some scrambling! Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Highly enjoyable. (more)Carol Quinn
From €480 - €540 excluding flights
Italian Riviera walking holiday, self guided
Memorable parts? Swimming in the sea below the ancient monastery at San Fruttuoso after a hot walk was just magical! Tips? The walks look short, but involve a lot of up and down so are more challenging than they initially appear. But the views make them absolutely worthwhile. Local benefits? It appeared there was a big effort to preserve the natural areas that were part of the walk. Overall rating? It was wonderful (more)Lynn Bowie
From £1459 - £1647 including UK flights
Dingle Way walking holiday in Ireland
Memorable parts? Meeting the local farm workers as we walked through or passed their farms...what a lot of amazing characters. Tips? Be prepared to walk quite a distance before coming across somewhere that you could buy a drink or snack. Local benefits? Most definitely as all stays were in local B&Bs, farms or small pubs, and most meals were in these places. Overall rating? One of the best walking trips we have had...great views, changing daily, friendly and interesting... (more)Denise Kibby
From £689 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
It was an excellent trip. Though one doesn't cover as much ground as by other means, you do see things more closely, more intimately. We loved it. (more)jane cooper
A really well organised and above all flexible holiday. (more)Carey Kelting
From £378 - £674 excluding flights
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 £515 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
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 £390 per accommodation
Provence cooking & walking holiday
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
Difficult to pinpoint just one element of the holiday. As a lover of the outdoors, I enjoyed the guided walk and picnic into the local Baou hills but then I also enjoyed the relaxed, fun and informative guided walk of the old town of Nice. (more)Louise Harris
From €405 - €730 excluding flights
Elaphite Islands & Dubrovnik walking tours in Croatia
This was an unusually good experience with a holiday agency. For example, when we were shown around the Old City Dubrovnik by the company director, Ivana, as part of our package it was a really interesting tour with so much explained and so many interesting parts visited. (more)Sarah Freeman
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
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
Sicily walking holiday
The trip was well thought out, with a variety of walks and other activities all of which were interesting. The Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. (more)sheila Knight
Being on stomboli while the volcano rumbled and spat - being so close to lava fountains was the most memorable part. (more)Fiona Paterson
Walks interesting, varied and demanding enough without imposing too much strain for those who like walking/scrambling holidays. (more)Sydney Fremantle
From £1199 including UK flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
The hotel was really lovely with a warm and attentive atmosphere and very good simple food. Our Guide was very special and without her we would not have seen or understood the beautiful areas in which we walked, the area is outstanding and it was a very nice group. (more)Therese Moore
Very good. We has a great time and came back fitter than we were! (more)janet fung
Met/exceeded expectations....Hiking in the hail storms with high winds. Views of the Amalfi Coast. Visiting Pompeii and Hurculaneum. (more)Terry Manon
From £899 - £1179 including UK flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Fantastic - just what I needed! If you want to learn Spanish, go on some great hikes and be truly immersed in Spanish all week (both in school and in the local community) - then book it without hesitation! (more)Hazel Tyror
A challenging and rewarding week spent learning new skills and meeting warm, friendly people. (more)Cathryn Priestley
Memorable says it all. It's 5 star as a learning experience . A chance to learn more Spanish in a thoroughly enjoyable, varied and relaxed fashion - on subjects which have real relevance and usage in everyday Spanish life (more)Veronica Thompson
From €720 excluding flights
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
Just to say how much I enjoyed this trip. Amazing how much you can learn in 15hours beginners course. Caring, responsible and responsive team of teachers and walking guides. Great mountain views, coastal paths... unforgetable visit to the caves to see prehistoric painting - sophisticated. (more)Ethel Kojman
Good...The walks and the Spanish learning were the best parts. (more)Elizabeth Weightman
Excellent opportunity to learn Spanish while having very enjoyable holiday. Would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Barbara Ainger
From €720 excluding flights
Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside
Memorable parts? Visiting the archipelago Tips? If cycling invest I'm gel saddle covers - amazon do some £3-4! Carry water snacks & fruit Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Very enjoyable, the operator (Carmen) couldn't have done more, from the moment I started organising it 'til we left Sweden. (more)Hilary Thomas
From SKr7495 - SKr7795 excluding flights
Extremadura walking holiday, Spain
Memorable parts? The care and trouble taken by the providers (Pippa and Manfred) to meet our particular needs and make this a holiday to remember. Nothing was too much trouble from the house, meals and guided walks both country and city. Tips? Don't take too much luggage as washing machine facilities are available. Always ask your hosts if there is anything special you want to do (or not to do). Walking poles. Remember this couple fit the holiday to your needs - do tell them what... (more)Trev Liberson
From €900 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 SKr8700 - SKr8995 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
Mont Blanc walking holiday
Climbing down Fenetre d' Arpette, and climbing up Bonhomme were the most memorable parts. (more)Pranitee Swangvudthitham
5 star - excellent guide and wonderful atmosphere with mule Nikita - guide handled Nikita with care. (more)Amanda de Villiers
From £560 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
Lefkada walking holiday in Greece
I had a fantastic time, enjoyed the wonderful walks, the natural environment and the great company! (more)Alex Pooley
Excellent. I will be back next year! I would not hesitate to recommend to a friend. (more)Violet Holley
From €649 - €697 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
Lake Como family walking holiday, Italy
This was a very well organised holiday, all of its aspects were effective and co-ordinated. In fact a thoroughly enjoyable week. (more)Nicholas Yates
The most memorable part was the whole hiking tour all together, being able to accomplish it as a family, experiencing the local hospitality and unbelievably splendid nature! We´ve had the time of our lives! Found our paradise at Lake Como, and will return, for sure! (more)Jeanette Reinholdtsen
From €615 - €699 excluding flights
Trins walking holiday in the Austrian Tyrol
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of the holiday was everyone waving me off as I left before the rest of the group. We all got on well and shared many enjoyable moments. The stunning scenery around Trins was absolutely breathtaking, and climbing up to the mountain huts for elderflower water and delicious soup was a truly memorable experience! We all had such a good laugh and really enjoyed each others company, particularly during the evening meals where we shared many a banter and... (more)Lucie Freeborn
From £949 - £999 including UK flights
Gozo walking holiday, Malta
Memorable parts? Hard to pick one specific out of the week. The cliff top walks with the magnificent panoramic views across and beyond the island, surrounded by the vibrant colours and scents of the wild flowers is the stand out memory. Tips? Our top advice would be to go in April the spring flowers are fabulous and the weather was perfect for walking. The walks very accurate and well described by Headwater and I would recommend following them. We only had one issue with the walk... (more)Philip Briggs
From £929 - £1359 including UK flights
Hiking with huskies holiday in Finland
Memorable parts? The scenery was fantastic - pristine pine forests dotted with lakes but the most enjoyable part was getting to know our guide, Aki, and of course the dogs! We each had a dog on a harness that pulled us along - power assisted hiking! Our launch spot was lovely, as were the pancakes we cooked and ate with wild berries (blueberries) from the forest. We loved our day out with the dogs almost as much as they did! Tips? It's really very easy to hike with huskies, you... (more)Justin Francis
From €998 - €1138 excluding flights
Dubrovnik & islands walking holiday, Croatia
The most memorable part was the beauty of Dalmatia... It was fantastic. The guides (my main guide was Irena) were charming, patient, organized, and knowledgeable. (more)Riley Hart
The views of Dubrovnik from the top of Mnt Srj on a perfect day were spectacular...A very professional and supportive company to deal with. The trip notes provided were very accurate and everything went according to plan and more than lived up to our expectations. (more)Joy Field
Very well organised with great attention to detail. Very informative, helpful and friendly guide. Got to parts of Croatia that others wouldn't reach! Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended (more)Lynne Arnold
From €620 - €790 excluding flights
Cyprus walking holiday, North Cyprus
Memorable parts? Difficult to pick out a single event. The magnificent, tall, yellow wild fennel; the carpet of cyclemen; the single Sufi performing his "whirling dervish" trance; the view of sea and mountains from the terrace outside my room; the scent of orange blossom in the hotel gardens was intoxicating; our guide, Christina, was so enthusiastic, knowledgable and helpful. Her fluent Turkish was impressive and she certainly gave me an insight into the Greek/Turkish actions and their effects... (more)Amore Robinson
From £989 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
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A bit disappointing really
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