European walking holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

We have 292 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.
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
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from £1070 - £1155 (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

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Finland hiking holiday
A hut-to-hut hiking journey along Finland's eastern border, from €888 (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
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 £1459 - £1647 (11 days) inc UK flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from £899 - £1179 (8 days) inc UK flights
Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Independent coastal walking holidays in the Alentejo Coast, from €420 - €450 (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
Dingle Way walking holiday in Ireland
Self guided walk on The Dingle Way, from £850 - £1120 (11 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
Mont Blanc Circuit trek, with hotel accommodation
Classic Tour, using small inns and guesthouses, from £1999 - £2099 (15 days) inc UK flights
Dolomites walking holiday in Italy
Sandwiched between the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites, from £1099 - £1399 (8 days) inc UK 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
French Alps self guided walking holiday
Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps, from £515 (8 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
Cyclades sailing & walking holiday in Greece
Combine a sailing & hiking adventure around the Cyclades, from €774 - €860 (7 days) ex flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, El Hierro
Walk the quiet island of the Canaries, from £639 (8 days) ex flights
Romania walking holiday, self guided
Take a walk through the heart of Transylvania, from £569 (8 days) ex flights
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Wolves, bears and sightseeing, from £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Tuscany walking holiday, Italy
Discover Tuscany hiking from town to town, from €860 - €1000 (8 days) ex flights
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Walk ancient paths and enjoy stunning Cycladic sceneries, from £529 - £576 (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
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £663 - £735 (7 days) ex flights
Croatia national parks walking holiday
Walking holiday in Croatia's beautiful national parks, from €620 (8 days) ex flights
Alentejo self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Experience both excitement and comfort on this self-guided tour, from €600 - €700 (8 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Midway between Cordoba and Granada in the heart of Andalucia, from £1048 - £1129 (8 days) inc UK flights

566 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 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 £1070 - £1098 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
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
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
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
La bourgeoise, made me extremely happy. It was exactly what I had in mind and what I needed in this trip. I am very pleased. Overall very good. (more)Aida Warah
From £615 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
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
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 SKr7795 excluding 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
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
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
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
Enjoying Croatia its culture, people and its natural beauty. I had an absolute ball and everything went to plan! (more)Bryan Rowsthorne
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
From €485 - €630 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
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
Great holiday, great weather, our hosts Gale and Terry were fantastic and made us very welcome. (more)Bronwyn Petrie
From £390 per accommodation
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 £1395 including UK 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
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
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 £645 - £695 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 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
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 £570 excluding flights
Greece walking holiday, Naxos and the Cyclades
I came back loaded with an experience of a lifetime and made friends for a lifetime! I didn’t just come back from a holiday, but I came back with an experience that echoed – ‘I lived in Greece, like a true local and experienced life in Greece in its truest sense' (more)Sarita Chitrapu
I had a fantastic holiday. Ten out of ten possible. Annie the guide was large part of that. Very professional and with a big heart. (more)ERIK Svanes
I enjoyed eating island food, including greens picked from the wild and boiled hyacinth bulbs (the place was alive with tasselled hyacinths in bloom) and of course lots of raki on Amorgos in a rustic restaurant that was really our hosts' home was something I will never forget. (more)Steve Gattey
From £761 - £822 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
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
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 £979 - £999 including UK 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 £362 - £655 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast self guided walking holiday
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
It was a wonderful area to walk and I would highly recommend it. . The walking notes and accompanying commentaries are clear and interesting, maps are included and recommendations abound. (more)Anne Hazzard
From £657 - £789 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Montenegro
Fantastic holiday. Amazing place and lovely people! There are some lovely walks, a chance to see and sample the local culture and the incredibly diverse flora and fauna. Plus abundant opportunities to swim! (more)Rosie Smith
gotta be five stars for all the above reasons, still glowing from it ten days later! (more)jon Aldous
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
From £575 - £625 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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