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Winter walking holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Winter walking holidays are often devoid of tourists. Including, rather surprisingly, some of America's national parks. Beauties like Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon are empty, still exquisite, and catching the canyons all dusted with snow is a very special experience. Or head to Scotland where you can take on the crispy white Cairngorms National Park. Now that’s a way to do Hogmanay. Especially with a hipflask of your finest malt whisky.
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Pilgrims Way guided walk
Discover the Pilgrims' Way with author, Derek Bright, from £869 (6 days) ex flights
Finland snowshoeing holiday
Explore this stunning setting of Oulanka National Park, from £1199 - £1229 (8 days) inc UK flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France, from £675 - £750 (8 days) ex flights
Winter walking holiday in Austria
Venture into three different valleys in the heart of the Tyrol, from £949 (8 days) inc UK flights

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Scotland winter walking holidays
Scotland winter snow and sunshine, from £650 (7 days) ex flights
Winter walking and snowshoeing holiday in Italy
Snowshoe in the heart of Italy, from £1049 (8 days) inc UK flights
Bosnia snowshoeing holiday
Remote and spectacular winter scenery, from £949 (8 days) inc UK flights
Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing holiday, Romania
Taste a bit of Transylvanian winter magic on snowshoes, from €695 (7 days) ex flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Chamonix
Snowshoe in the shadow of Mont Blanc, from £1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
Snowshoeing holiday in the French Pyrenees
Step into pristine, untracked snow in the French Pyrenees, from £725 (8 days) ex flights
Pyrenees winter walk, France
Snowshoe day walks in stunning scenery, from £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Iceland snowshoeing holiday
Try snowshoeing and glacier exploration , from £1649 - £1739 (8 days) inc UK flights
Italian Alps active weekend, Valpelline Valley
A weekend full of sports and nature, from €179 (3 days) ex flights
Snowshoeing holiday in the Dolomites
Michelin recommended cuisine & inspiring walks, from £1149 - £1399 (8 days) inc UK flights
Southern Alps snowshoeing holiday in France
Spectacular snow-covered landscapes , from £999 (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
Winter walking and snowshoeing holiday in Bulgaria
Explore remote mountain landscapes in Bulgaria, from £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Transylvania winter walking and snowshoeing holiday
Wander through the mountains and forests of wintery Transylvania, from £999 - £1039 (8 days) inc UK flights
Austria activity holiday, hiking, snowshoeing & yoga
Relaxingly active snowshoe & yoga in the Austrian mountains, from £700 - £940 (7 days) ex flights
Mt Etna snowshoeing short break, Italy
Snowshoe on one of the highest volcanoes in Europe, from £799 - £1049 (5 days) inc UK flights
Morocco trekking holiday, Mount Toubkal in winter
Experience winter in the Moroccan High Atlas range, from £595 (7 days) ex flights
Snowhole expedition, Scotland
Winter expeditions in Scotland, from £480 (3 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves, from £350 (7 days) ex flights
Albania snowshoeing holiday
Snowshoeing in the rugged Albanian Alps, from £1199 (9 days) inc UK flights
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide, from €985 (8 days) ex flights
Atlas Mountains winter trekking holiday, Morocco
Trek amongst terraced valleys and oases, from £649 - £929 (8 days) inc UK flights
Winter walking & snow shoeing holiday in Spain, Spanish Pyrenees
Sun and winter walking in the spectacular Spanish Pyrenees, from €1195 (8 days) ex flights

76 reviews for Winter walking holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Winter 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.

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 €985 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 £350 excluding flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Wonderful scenery, great food, best company (more)Michaela Brinkhaus
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
From £675 - £750 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 £1149 - £1399 including UK 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 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 £650 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 £999 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 £869 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 £480 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 - £1229 including UK flights
Austria activity holiday, hiking, snowshoeing & yoga
Memorable parts? The scenery and the food! Tips? Be prepared for long transfer to and from airport, it is an idyllic spot Local benefits? Food locally sourced. Overall rating? Really good. Location and accommodation lovely. Good opportunity to try out new activities (more)Tracy Jeffreys
From £700 - £940 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

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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
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A bit disappointing really
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