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European walking holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

We have 268 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.
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from £1155 (8 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from £999 - £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
Italian Riviera walking holiday, self guided
Ancient wooded trails of oak and chestnut forest, from £1459 - £1647 (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
Finland hiking holiday
A hut-to-hut hiking journey along Finland's eastern 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
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €400 (7 days) ex flights
Dolomites walking holiday in Italy
Sandwiched between the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites, from £1149 - £1449 (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
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Walk ancient paths and enjoy stunning Cycladic sceneries, from £529 - £576 (7 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
Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Self-guided and guided walking in Spanish Lake District, from €285 (6 days) ex flights
Canary Islands walking holiday, El Hierro
Walk the quiet island of the Canaries, from £639 (8 days) ex flights
Croatia national parks walking holiday
Walking holiday in Croatia's beautiful national parks, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Dingle Way walking holiday in Ireland
Self guided walk on The Dingle Way, from £850 - £1120 (11 days) ex flights
Tuscany walking holiday, Italy
Discover Tuscany hiking from town to town, from €860 - €1000 (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
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
Self guided walking tour on the sunny Croatian coast, from €485 - €630 (7 days) ex flights
Cyclades sailing & walking holiday in Greece
Combine a sailing & hiking adventure around the Cyclades, from €774 - €860 (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
Elaphite Islands & Dubrovnik walking tours in Croatia
A blend of great nature, culture and friendly local people, from €715 (7 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
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
Wolves, bears and sightseeing, from £1079 - £1119 (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
Romania walking holiday, self guided
Take a walk through the heart of Transylvania, from £539 (8 days) ex flights
Sweden hiking holiday and meditation retreat
A simple space for solitude, but also a place of challenge, from SKr15800 (8 days) ex flights
Cooking & walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain
Walking and Moro style cooking holiday in Spain, from €750 (7 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Greece
A week's walking, from £829 - £949 (8 days) inc UK flights
Bulgaria walking tour in the National Parks
Hiking tour in the National Parks of Bulgaria, from £600 - £700 (12 days) ex flights

477 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 £1155 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
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
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
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
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
The fantastic alpine flora high in the mountains was the most memorable part. (more)Lesley Eddleston
From £440 - £570 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 £1165 - £1225 including UK flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
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
Very good. We has a great time and came back fitter than we were! (more)janet fung
From £999 - £1179 including UK 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 £615 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 €715 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 £663 - £735 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
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
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
There were so many best bits it is hard to choose just one!! Perhaps one dramatic landscape after another, or was it the amazing food, or the super friendly people, or the lovely accommodations? (more)Debra Efroymson
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
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
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
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
The walks were good and varied. Some amazing scenery...This is a good choice if you want to combine some learning and some activity in a lovely part of Spain. (more)Rebecca T
Four hours of Spanish tuition followed by 4-5 hours of walking in the mountains is not exactly restful but it is hugely enjoyable and one of the best holidays I have ever had. (more)John Cass
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
From €400 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 €810 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
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
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
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
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
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 £487 - £890 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Tuscany
Very good!....It was lovely to be looked after by the family at Braccicorti who housed and fed us wonderfully. Sara our guide took us to shops in the local area who sold local produce as well and we could buy some things like home grown sun dried tomatoes and red wine from the farm we were staying on. (more)Sue Haseltine
The only holiday I've even gone on that I would do again. (more)Mary Watkin
Most memorable was reaching the top of Monte Prado, the highest point in Tuscany and no other group in sight. The best kept secret, long may it continue. I plan to go back! (more)Marie Therese Filippi
From £849 - £1199 including UK flights
Greece walking holiday, Naxos and the Cyclades
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
Late April is a wonderful time, still off high season: almost deserted beaches where you can already swim - although water is still a bit on the chilly side, and wonderful spring blossoms on every trail. Very relaxing, a real Greek "hanami", guided by an enthusiastic and friendly Greek woman! (more)Esteve Marie
From £761 - £822 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 £460 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Montenegro
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
The most memorable part was the trip to Kayak on lake Skada. (more)Lynn Murray
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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