European walking holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We have 300 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.
Finland hiking holiday
A hut-to-hut hiking journey along Finland's Russian border, from €864 (8 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 £1509 - £1687 (11 days) inc UK flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €720 (7 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Walking in foothills covered with Olive and Almond groves, from £340 (7 days) per accommodation
Picos inn to inn walking holiday
Hike through beautiful mountains staying in rural inns, from £980 (8 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from £999 - £1199 (8 days) inc UK flights
Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Independent coastal walking holidays in the Alentejo Coast, from €390 - €420 (8 days) ex flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from £1101 (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
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
Walking holidays in Grazalema, Andalucia, Spain
Grazalema - a walking and nature paradise!, from £899 (8 days) ex flights
Croatia national parks walking holiday
Walking holiday in Croatia's beautiful national parks., from €620 - €790 (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
Canary Islands walking holiday, El Hierro
Walk the quiet island of the Canaries, from £639 (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
Cyclades sailing & walking holiday in Greece
Combine a sailing & hiking adventure around the Cyclades, from €711 - €790 (7 days) ex flights
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Wolves, bears and sightseeing, from £1099 - £1129 (8 days) inc UK flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps, from £385 (8 days) ex flights
Dolomites walking holiday in Italy
Sandwiched between the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites, from £1199 - £1399 (8 days) inc UK flights
Elaphite Islands & Dubrovnik walking tours in Croatia
A blend of great nature, culture and friendly local people, from €680 (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
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Walk ancient paths and enjoy stunning Cycladic sceneries, from £528 - £574 (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
Poland walking holiday
Visit charming villages and historic monasteries, from £849 (8 days) inc UK flights
Slovenia walking holiday in the Julian Alps
Jagged limestone peaks and half timbered mountain villages, from £1047 - £1118 (9 days) ex flights
Hiking holiday in Croatia, National Parks
Croatian Nature and National Parks, from €590 - €760 (8 days) ex flights
Provence walking tour, France
A superb walking holiday exploring the best of Provence, from £795 (8 days) ex flights
Puglia and Basilicata walking holiday in Italy
Unique regions between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas, from £1249 - £1359 (8 days) inc UK flights

482 reviews for European walking holidays4 star overall rating

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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
I had the best time imaginable in Asturias doing Intensive Spanish each day with Ana Rodriguez Garcia and walking in the Picos speaking Spanish each afternoon. Accommodation in the simple hotel was perfect. The town was great and the course superbly well run. It was the best decision ever to take this course. And Ana went far beyond any expectation many times during the week. (more)Marianne Gorman
Had a great time. Everyone was very friendly, the teaching by Ana and Celine was brilliant and perfectly judged for my level of ability. The surrounding mountains are lovely and Jamie took us on some great walks in the afternoons. The food and drink in the local bars and restaurants was excellent. I came home with considerably greater confidence in Spanish. (more)Andrew Robinson
From €720 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 SKr8685 - SKr8955 excluding flights
Portugal walking & culture holiday, Medieval Encounter
Wonderful. Refreshing. Peaceful. (more)Adele Torrance
Every bit of it was hugely enjoyable. I highly recommend this holiday to anyone who wishes to have an authentic experience of life in a very beautiful part of rural Portugal. (more)victoria mann
I would run out of superlatives, this was truly excellent from start to finish. (more)Jeff Todd
From €599 - €679 excluding flights
Learn Spanish & walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
I loved everything about this trip. Excellent teacher, varied and interesting lessons, lovely peaceful rural village, stunning scenery, great excursions, good fun, good introduction to culture and gastronomy of Spain. (more)Helen Kearney
We greatly enjoyed this unique adventure in learning the language and experiencing a culture and having an action-oriented vacation. And we are in our 60's. (more)Margaret Johnson
From €720 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 £220 excluding flights
Elaphite Islands & Dubrovnik walking tours in Croatia
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
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
From €680 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
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
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
From £681 - £755 excluding flights
Photography holiday in Picos de Europa, Spain
Great time. Interesting locations. I got a lot of hands on time with the knowledgeable instructors. I ended up looking at certain things I'd never considered before, and have taken that knowledge home with me as I take photos here. (more)Shane Woods
Very good, I learned a lot. The small group size was perfect for a photography holiday and despite being very full in terms of activities was also very relaxing. Food very large portions and good range of choice. (more)d smith
The mountainous landscape of the Picos de Europa was stunning...lots of photographic help and advice was available for anyone who wished to take it and each participant was treated as an individual at their own level of expertise. (more)Maureen Fidkin
From £1185 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 - £1269 including UK flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
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
A very enjoyable and well organized trip...The scenery along the amalfi coast was amazing. (more)Layla Makkawi
From £999 - £1199 including UK 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
...for a short trip, this hol was ideal... excellently planned/supported by the tour operator...A feast for the senses. (more)Maime Pearcey
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
From £378 - £674 excluding flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
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
Fantastic - would love to go again to such a beautiful area and stay in such a great place. (more)Sue Hammond
From £385 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
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Amazing walks in the Natural Park, and the friendly welcome from Ilaria and Derek. The Barranco de Osa walk was spectacular. We went in March and it was perfect for walking. (more)Carole Paish
Brilliant. A wonderful place to get away to. Marvellous scenery, good walking country, a nice place to stay, welcoming hosts, good food, etc.. (more)Rebecca Torry
Mountain walks and mountain biking was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Simon Duncan
From €285 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 £340 per accommodation
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
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 £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
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 £999 including UK 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
Walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
The most memorable part is very hard to choose: the kind welcome, the beautiful countryside and riot of almond blossom, the delicious food, the charming and relaxed interior decor, all the laughs we had...Great! I loved the place... (more)Susanne Warren
Walking among the Almond Blossom was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Liz Ashcroft
From €630 excluding flights
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Very enjoyable, it’s the first hiking holiday we have done...wonderful fresh air, beautiful scenery, small plants and scents, and nobody around. We felt very peaceful, and relaxed. (more)Gillian Arcone
Very relaxing and enjoyable. People were very friendly and nice. Great food. (more)Liz Drye
From £528 - £574 excluding flights
Alentejo & Algarve self guided walking holiday, Portugal
Wonderful holiday! More Canadians (North Americans) should know about Portugal and it’s walking tours. (more)Jeffrey Fish
The self-guided walking tour of the Rota Vincentina was overall a great experience. We would gladly return to walk some of the other routes of Southwest Portugal...The trail was incredible. The coastal scenery was breathtaking and access to isolated beaches provided great natural experiences. (more)Barry Corbett
Seeing and feeling the beautiful energy from the ocean as spring broke over Portugal was the most memorable part of my holiday. My every need was considered and prepared for, and the scenery and fresh air was spectacular. (more)Kathy House
From €390 - €420 excluding flights
Gran Canaria walking holiday
Memorable parts? We really enjoyed the walks and being away from any crowds. Brilliant scenery. Tips? Go for the better class accommodation. Three of the hotels we stayed in were only just alright but the other three were very good. Local benefits? The economy is certainly supported by tourism. Overall rating? We had a wonderful time. (more)Catherine Lane
From £709 - £779 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast self guided walking holiday
Memorable parts? There were actually many memorable parts, not least the lovely walks with their wonderful views way off the well beaten tourist track. It was so good to stand high up in the mountains gazing down at endless groves of huge lemons with the sound of a waterfall in our ears. We could see Amalfi so far down there in the distance like a tiny toy town and thinking how great to be up here in peace and solitude whilst others down there are elbowing their way through the crowds and... (more)Anne Hazzard
From £487 - £890 excluding flights
Sierra Nevada self guided walking, Spain
Memorable parts? Discovering an entirely new area of spectacular mountain scenery, scenic mountain villages, traditional rural practices and historic sites - and above all, the sunshine and perfect peace! Tips? Don't be fooled by the relatively modest daily distances. The terrain is quite rough in places and time is needed, not just to enjoy the fabulous views and familiarise yourself with the wildlife, but also to pace yourself in the afternoon sun. We were there in late April and... (more)Anne Jones
From €295 - €565 excluding flights
Las Alpujarras guided walking holiday, Spain
Memorable parts? One of the most exciting parts of our holiday was being at 2,500metres in the Sierra Nevada mountains after an exhilarating walk & being able to see across the Mediterranean sea to the north coast of Africa. The weather had been misty as we drove to the beginning of our walk but as we walked through the cloud we came into bright sunshine & could see clouds below us with a fantastic rainbow above. As we walked through the ancient silk routes the fragrance of wild herbs accompanied... (more)Ann Hoptroff
From €625 - €675 excluding flights
Andalucia walking holiday, Autumn in Spain
Memorable parts? All the superb walks, the perfect weather, beautiful views and quiet surroundings with hardly any other people around. Dan is an excellent guide who had organised everything perfectly. Tips? A reasonable level of fitness is required. Local benefits? Yes, it was a holiday with a low environmental impact: away from typical tourist sites, using the local infrastructure. Overall rating? I had a fantastic time, enjoyed the wonderful walks in the beautiful... (more)Anonymous
From €635 excluding flights
Sainte Agnes walking holiday, France
Memorable parts? The great organisation that appeared effortless but I'm sure reflected much planning and forethought. Every day the walks were 'just right' for the weather, our legs and our mood without us having to think about it. The food was superb, varied and appeared as if by miracle in the right amounts at the perfect time. Tips? Do what preparation you can but don't worry as there are so many walks requiring so many different levels of fitness that you will love it regardless... (more)anne webb
From £795 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 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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