Winter walking holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

A choice of Winter walking holidays from specialist operators. Do you want to get away during the Winter to enjoy an invigorating Winter walk? No previous experience required, just an enjoyment of walking and the outdoors. See our full walking holiday classification.

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Pilgrims Way guided walk
Follow the ancient Pilgrims’ Way, from £828 (6 days) ex flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France, from £645 (8 days) ex flights
Scotland winter walking holidays
Scotland winter snow and sunshine, from £648 (5 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday
Discover the beauty of Andalucia at your own pace, from £355 - £365 (8 days) ex flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
Mountain skills courses, Cairngorms, from £225 - £559 (2 days) ex flights
Winter walking holiday in Austria
Venture into three different valleys in the heart of the Tyrol, from £959 - £1079 (8 days) inc UK flights
Walking holiday in Alicante
Explore beautiful countryside on foot in Mediterranean Spain, from £220 (8 days) ex flights
Maritime Alps walking holiday, Italy
Excellent hiking and walking, from €560 - €1350 (8 days) ex flights
Snowshoeing holiday in the French Pyrenees
Step into pristine, untracked snow in the French Pyrenees, from £695 (8 days) ex flights
Nevache Valley snowshoeing holiday in France
A perfect location for a fantastic snowshoe expedition, from £1069 - £1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
Hiking holidays in Scotland
Unique and dramatic views, from £450 - £963 (6 days) ex flights
Iceland snowshoeing holiday
Try snowshoeing and glacier exploration , from £1599 (8 days) inc UK flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Finland
A great hut to hut snowshoe tour in eastern Finland, from €840 (7 days) ex flights
Bosnia snowshoeing holiday
Remote and spectacular winter scenery, from £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Atlas Mountains winter trekking holiday, Morocco
Trek amongst terraced valleys and oases, from £729 - £889 (8 days) inc UK flights
Snowshoeing holiday in the Dolomites
Michelin recommended cuisine & inspiring walks, from £1229 - £1379 (8 days) inc UK flights
Atlas Mountains winter trekking tour, Morocco
Tackle Mt Toubkal on this eight-day winter hiking adventure, from £520 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Spain
A hikers paradise in unspoilt Spain, from €560 - €850 (8 days) ex flights
Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing holiday, Romania
Taste a bit of Transylvanian winter magic on snowshoes, from €695 (7 days) ex flights
Southern Alps snowshoeing holiday in France
Spectacular snow-covered landscapes , from £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Pyrenees winter walk, France
Snowshoe day walks in stunning scenery, from £949 - £1199 (8 days) inc UK flights
Finland snowshoeing holiday
Explore this stunning setting of Oulanka National Park, from £1199 - £1249 (8 days) inc UK flights
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide, from €992 (8 days) ex flights
Mt Etna snowshoeing short break, Italy
Snowshoe on one of the highest volcanoes in Europe, from £769 - £999 (4 days) inc UK flights
Albania snowshoeing holiday
Snowshoeing in the rugged Albanian Alps, from £1249 (9 days) inc UK flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Chamonix
Snowshoe in the shadow of Mont Blanc, from £1099 - £1179 (8 days) inc UK flights
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Winter expeditions in Scotland, from £396 (3 days) ex flights
Self guided walking tours in Andalucia
Sunshine Walking holidays for independant walkers, from £475 (7 days) ex flights

132 reviews for Winter walking holidays4 star overall rating

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Snowshoeing in the French Alps
The husky dog sledding, the ice climb, the snowshoeing itself, being out in such a beautiful environment! And our companions too - the other four people in the party were lovely, and we all got on very well together - enough in common to bond yet different enough for good conversation! (more)Angela Dennison
In terms of the most exciting part, it has to be the ice climbing...not part of our original plans but I'm so glad it was suggested. Slow down and enjoy your stay in what really is an undiscovered part of the Alps. (more)Norma Sherratt
Well organized, interesting, hassle free and great fun- the ideal introduction to the activities. (more)Matt Hannah
From €992 excluding flights
Hiking holidays in Scotland
Memorable parts? The walking, the food, and Rebecca and Andy's hospitality. Local benefits? Andy and Rebecca have tried really hard to create a B&B which offers a very comfortable experience but yet limits the environmental impact. Everything that can be recycled or reused is, but yet at the same time this doesn’t effect the quality of the service offered and I feel this certainly adds to the whole experience and ambience of the lodge. Overall rating? An excellent holiday,... (more)Ruth Seward
From £450 - £963 excluding flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Chamonix
This was our first experience of a winter holiday and snow shoeing, although a challenge to experience the solitude of the high peaks and silent snow fields was amazing. (more)David Knapper
The snowshoe walks on the Alps and the stay at Chalet Savoy were the highlights of this holiday. The walks took us to the top of the world, literally. They were envigorating and the scenery was stunning. (more)Gabriel Decio
From £1099 - £1179 including UK 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
Andalucia self guided walking holiday
The walking is very well described and on relatively easy paths/ tracks so that we were walking a grade above that we had expected with no real difficulties. Dave and Gill are very helpful in providing other walks if you want something easier/ more difficult. (more)Iain Murray
We especially enjoyed the last day when we walked in sunshine under clear blue skies high into the hills & had wonderful views to even higher hills, some with snow on them. (more)Jenny Speakman
Each day was different, as each walk offered another perspective on that part of Spain, they were all well organised and the maps and photos meant that we could enjoy the walks and the scenery without worrying about getting lost! (more)Valerie Huggins
From £355 - £365 excluding flights
Snowshoeing holiday in the Dolomites
Memorable parts? Scenery, snow, sunshine, activity and a great guide. Tips? Go for it. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 4 stars. (more)Andrea Stirling
From £1229 - £1379 including UK flights
Scotland winter walking holidays
Getting up some of the most beautiful mountains in the region, with a great bunch of people. Learning how to do an ice axe arrest whilst sliding down a slope was the best fun! (more)Sarah Daly
The sense of achievement after pushing my boundaries when I climbed out of the Corrie with ice axe and crampons; not being keen on heights - the instructor was so encouraging and supportive that I faced my fears and got on with it! (more)Sue Waton
Learning the techniques including how to walk on ice using Crampons, learning how to navigate in whiteout conditions and recovery procedures after a fall using ice axes. Really good group atmosphere. (more)Matthieu Pinel
From £648 excluding flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Finland
The most memorable part of the holiday was swimming in the icy lake after a nice hot sauna! (more)Kim Oosterveen
Great weather even if cold. Great wilderness feel to the environment. Good sized group...Local use of hotel, cabins and information centre for food. (more)Paddy Ducey
From €840 excluding flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
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
An excellent holiday. Mel and Liz are great hosts and the itinerary was adapted according to the weather/snow conditions to ensure that the guests enjoyed a well-balanced programme of winter walking/snow-shoeing. (more)Helen Moody
From £645 excluding flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
There are so many positive things to say about this course – the supportive leader, the fantastic home made food, the beautiful highland scenery…but the happiest memories for me are of the people I met. (more)Kim Naylor-Vane
The highlight was seeing scotland for the first time, learning new skills, enjoying the company. The satisfaction of getting to the top of 2 munros. (more)Harjit Mahl
We had a great time and felt we learned loads about navigation and being out in the hills in general. Best thing for me was increased confidence. I now feel in being able to venture out into the hills and find my way. (more)Heather Martin
From £225 - £559 excluding flights
Pyrenees winter walk, France
Memorable parts? The fantastic group of people that I shared my holiday with... like minded, laugh a minute, make your own fun people! Our free time was even spent as a group, in search of Lucheon's best sledging spots, we were not disappointed! Tips? Don't skimp on your outdoor gear... good gaiters are a 'must have' item and if you're lucky suncream and sunglasses! Local benefits? Our last group activity, on the way to the airport, was a stop off at the local recycling point,... (more)Pippa Purser
From £949 - £1199 including UK flights
Pilgrims Way guided walk
Memorable parts? Seeing the towers of Canterbury Cathedral for the first time away in the distance - our goal was now in sight. Tips? Take a decent camera. Local benefits? Definitely minimal impact on the environment. Local publicans certainly benefited as well. Overall rating? Excellent, good fun and very rewarding. (more)Ian Rigden
From £828 excluding flights
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Memorable parts? Learning to self-arrest with an ice-axe - sliding head first and face down on an icy slope! Tips? Bring lots of spare gloves. Local benefits? Yes, it provides local employment and the accommodation was as sustainable as possible and the activities cause no lasting impact. Overall rating? Very good, maybe not an experience I want to repeat but fulfilling to do once. (more)Dan Smith
From £396 excluding flights
Walking holidays in Spain
The views are amazing and the area is not developed. You should see eagles, butterflies, and wildflowers. (more)jeannette Lopez
Most memorable were the fiestas - this was my second visit with this operator. This time around I chose the week specifically for the Fiestas of Moors and Christians which were quite amazing. (more)Simon Foster
The most memorable part of the holiday was the fantastic Alcoy Festival of Moors & Christians. Excellent food and walks with lots of wild flowers. (more)Richard Voss
From €560 - €850 excluding flights
Self guided walking tours in Andalucia
The mountain walks are amazing with the views of the Griffin Vultures being a huge highlight. Clive, who runs the tourist office for Grazalema was also a genuine highlight. He took real interest in our stay there and was brilliant at directing me to the veggie friendly restaurants. (more)Michelle White
It was great...The views were fantastic and the walking very pleasant. The walks were well organised. (more)Rachel Lawson
The walks were very interesting and varied. The staff based in Torrox were very helpful when we had issues. (more)Ian Macpherson
From £475 excluding flights
Finland snowshoeing holiday
Memorable parts? The whole holiday was amazing, the location, the walks, skiing & husky sledding, the accommodation, the food & the wonderful staff who did their utmost to ensure that it was an unforgettable experience for us Tips? I thought that "winter equipment provided" meant snowshoes, skis & boots etc but all clothing (plus thermos, head torch, rucksack) was also available to borrow, no need to pack anything other than a few baselayers & something comfortable for the evening.... (more)Pauline Hawes
From £1199 - £1249 including UK 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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