European walking holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

We have 274 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.
Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Independent coastal walking holidays in the Alentejo Coast, from €420 - €450 (8 days) ex flights
Swiss Alps walking holiday, self guided
A huge turquoise lake enclosed by towering cliffs, from £1088 - £1169 (8 days) inc UK flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from £1070 - £1099 (8 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from £899 - £1179 (8 days) inc UK flights

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Finland hiking holiday
A hut-to-hut hiking journey along Finland's eastern border, from €888 (8 days) ex flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €400 (7 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia, from £378 - £674 (8 days) ex flights
Italian Riviera walking holiday, self guided
Ancient wooded trails of oak and chestnut forest, from £1499 - £1699 (11 days) inc UK flights
Picos inn to inn walking holiday
Hike through beautiful mountains staying in rural inns, from £980 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves, from £390 (7 days) per accommodation
French Alps self guided walking holiday
Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps, from £515 (8 days) ex flights
Croatia national parks walking holiday
Walking holiday in Croatia's beautiful national parks, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Tuscany walking holiday, Italy
Discover Tuscany hiking from town to town, from €860 - €1000 (8 days) ex flights
Cyclades sailing & walking holiday in Greece
Combine a sailing & hiking adventure around the Cyclades, from £544 - £604 (7 days) ex flights
Pisa to Lucca walking holiday in Italy
Self guided walking between Italian cities Pisa and Lucca, from €485 - €715 (8 days) ex flights
Dingle Way walking holiday in Ireland
Self guided walk on The Dingle Way, from £850 - £1120 (11 days) ex flights
Dolomites walking holiday in Italy
Sandwiched between the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites, from £1099 - £1399 (8 days) inc UK 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
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation
Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses, from £1999 - £2099 (15 days) inc UK flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £663 - £735 (7 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 £529 - £576 (7 days) ex flights
Romania walking holiday, self guided
Take a walk through the heart of Transylvania, from £569 (8 days) ex flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, El Hierro
Walk the quiet island of the Canaries, from £639 (8 days) ex flights
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
Begamo; start hiking at about 5 km distance from the airport, from €625 - €865 (8 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Self-guided and guided walking in Spanish Lake District, from €285 (6 days) ex flights
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Wolves, bears and sightseeing, from £1049 (8 days) inc UK flights
White villages walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Spanish adventure holiday in Andalusia in winter, from €485 (6 days) ex flights
Trins walking holiday in the Austrian Tyrol
Beautiful mountain scenery and attractive Tyrolean villages, from £949 - £999 (8 days) inc UK flights

569 reviews for European walking holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent European 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.

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 £1359 - £1588 including UK flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Walking in the hills above Amalfi was very special, and it was lovely seeing some of the little villages tourists generally don't visit. (more)Helen Rankin
It was amazing. June and Aubrey are welcoming, knowledgeable and experienced. They made the holiday a truly memorable experience. Nothing was too much trouble. (more)Hannah Wilson
From £1070 - £1099 excluding flights
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
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
Awesome, it has raised the bar for next year! (more)Tony Johnson
The whole thing was memorable! Our 6 year old and 4 year old leading "Leonidas" our donkey through the French Alps, sleeping in a beautiful yurt in an Alpine meadow, and feeling like we'd done something completely different to the typical "bucket and spade" type of holiday. (more)Alison Godfrey
The mountains, flora and fauna in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt part of the world, within and on the periphery of the Mercantour National Park in the French maritime Alps were most memorable. (more)Nick Lampert
From £440 - £570 excluding flights
Sweden walking holiday, self guided
We were impressed with the beauty of Sweden and how easy it was to travel around. (more)Sharon Reardon
Excellent. No complaints at all and would definitely do it again. Credit should be given to Carmen Hamdi who left nothing to chance and organised our stay with extreme professionalism. (more)Andrew and Sharon Venables
From SKr9095 - SKr9340 excluding flights
Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside
Very highly rated, if you are active and want a well planned mix of cycling, kayaking and walking in the depths of the Swedish countryside then go for it. A good holiday for families with teenagers (more)Mike Platten
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 SKr7695 - SKr8285 excluding flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
The whole holiday was memorable. (more)Kate Sharrock
A first class combination of fun and informative Spanish lessons, with exploring a beautiful part of Spain. Well organised by the operator. (more)Stephen Orwin
Very relaxing for solo travellers - once you are there all you have to do is study, eat and walk! (more)Sabrina Sweeney
From €400 excluding flights
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
I had a great time in ways I didn't expect. The area is stunning and I loved the local food. (more)Christine Riley
This was fantastic, and I would do it again tomorrow if I could! (more)Cynthia Krom
Glorious mountain scenery and wonderful walks, combined with well-constructed and fun language course run by patient and interesting tutors. Enjoyed the company of great co-students/travellers. (more)Maudie Vanden Berghe
From €400 excluding flights
Guided walking holidays in the French Alps
The fabulous scenery and super guide made this a truly memorable holiday. We were treated like royalty by the holiday company and would recommend this holiday to anyone. (more)Jane Berrisford
Most enjoyable: good and plentiful food, friendly and helpful staff, a very good and considerate guide... (more)Jane Keates
Absolutely fabulous. A really unique combination of healthy outdoor walking activity emersed in glorious nature and really high-level restaurant standard food and all-round excellent customer care. (more)Cathy Buffini
From £615 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Excellent! (more)Andy Jackson
Superb! As it was predominantly a walking holiday our impact on the environment was reduced. We also supported several local businesses, putting something back into the economy. (more)Barry Williams
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
From £899 - £1179 including UK flights
Picos inn to inn walking holiday
We couldn't fault it. As an introduction to a new area, it was faultless. It felt as if we were in a very remote corner of the world! Our most interesting night was in a rural farm which has been in the same family for 400 years. (more)Mike Muir
A good holiday with some hard days walking - very fulfilling (more)Dave Hill
We had a fabulous week, the scenery was amazing... The incredible landscapes and views on the walks! The amazing flora and fauna, saw at least 10 species of Butterfly, some of which I've never seen before in UK at least. (more)Ros Perryman
From £980 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Excellent. Can't say I feel reborn as the muscles still ache a bit - but certainly refreshed with a smile on our faces. (more)Corynne Cooper
The beautiful countryside waiting to be explore everyday, and returning back to an amazing 4 course meal every evening. A lovely combination. All enjoyed at my own pace. (more)Rosemary Henderson
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
From £663 - £735 excluding 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 £850 - £1120 excluding 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 €485 - €715 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
The awesome coastal and inland scenery, the beautifully clear sea and the wildlife combined to make every day really interesting. (more)Peter Cheetham
The variety and diversity of the scenery each day contributed greatly to making this a most memorable experience. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful scenery, you may not come this way again. (more)Joy Field
I loved the walk along the rocky coast from secluded beach to secluded beach. Seeing nesting storks in the Aiguamolls national park was a highlight too! (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
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
It exceeded our expectations! We loved it. The walking was a great way to engage with the countryside and view local life. (more)Jan Horton
Enjoying Croatia its culture, people and its natural beauty. I had an absolute ball and everything went to plan! (more)Bryan Rowsthorne
Fabulous break. I would definitely have given it 4 stars, were it not for the points mentioned in number 2 (around things being closed in Mijet and Sipan being a bit underwhelming!). The operator however was truly fabulous. Absolutely 100% organised and hassle free; driven from a to b every time with an on-time and friendly driver, all tickets sorted in advance, absolutely everything sorted and smooth. Brilliant company, and a great holiday. I wish I could be back there now! (more)Stephanie Fisher
From €485 - €630 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Fantastic and restful (more)Henrietta Naish
Just what we wanted. We used the local restaurants and bars, used the local taxi, shopped in the village. They are all very friendly and helpful but it does help if you speak a bit of the language. (more)Trev Liberson
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
From £390 per accommodation
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Excellent!!!!! This holiday had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
Walking in the beautiful natural habitat with the chamois and finding out about the fauna and flora of the mountains was excellent. The company was great, the days well structured and organised and Liz and Mel great hosts so that made the holiday one to remember. (more)Anne White
From £675 - £750 excluding flights
Hiking holiday in Croatia, National Parks
Memorable parts? The laughs we had & the friendship developed with our 2 guides right from the start of our trip! And whilst walking in Bosnia our Croatian guide received an invite from a local man who had lost 3 family members in the war, to share a glass of grappa with him! Very touching! Tips? Book a trip that covers as much of the country as possible, it really is stunning & so diverse, hard to pick a favourite part, so this way you get the best of both worlds! Local benefits? Definitely,... (more)Karen Day
From €620 - €790 excluding flights
Mont Blanc walking holiday
Perfect! (more)Santosh Hegde
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 £570 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 £529 - £576 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 €610 - €869 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
Spain walking holiday, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
Memorable parts? Getting to Santiago to the Cathedral after a long and sometimes demanding walk. Tips? For those in their sixties I would suggest a walk duration of 11-12 days from Porto to Santiago. Local benefits? Local people benefitted certainly from the additional business they got from us. We were extremely careful to respect the environment we were in and were generally impressed with the level of cleanliness and respect shown to it. Overall rating? This was... (more)Chandra Kant Sharma
From €675 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast self guided walking holiday
Most memorable - the views and the people. Both spectacular! (more)Lorraine May
Excellent...The organisation was faultless...Perhaps the most memorable moment was watching dolphins and seeing a large tuna fish on our way back from walking on Capri. (more)JANE MURDOCH
WONDERFUL. WOULD DO IT AGAIN. (more)Barbara Zoltick
From £657 - £827 excluding flights
Extremadura walking holiday, Spain
The most memorable parts of this holiday were the accommodation and location. (more)Robert Butlin
Great to see a totally different area, 2000 years of history. Walks often ended up at the local village square so supported bars and eating places. Take plenty to read as plenty of time for siesta and binoculars as plenty of local birdlife visible from the balcony (more)John Morrison
Superb. For us the personal service made this a memorable holiday....The care and trouble taken by the providers (Pippa and Manfred) to meet our particular needs and make this a holiday to remember. (more)Trev Liberson
From £700 excluding flights
Hiking with huskies holiday in Finland
Hiking with huskies is an unusual experience, they are such a smart and good dogs. A++++++++++ :) (more)Anastasia Nastik
Great, a real escape from it all and a back to basics experience with great hosts and a fantastic way to get to experience the real Finland. (more)Morag Turton
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! (more)Justin Francis
From €998 - €1138 excluding flights
Dubrovnik & islands walking holiday, Croatia
Go for it! Our guide Irena was excellent, ensuring everything ran smoothly, keen to ensure that every member of the party was happy with the arrangements (more)Pat Lawrence
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
From €620 - €790 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

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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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