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Sweden hiking vacation, self guided

Sweden hiking vacation, self guided

Self-guided hiking through Stockholm's picturesque countryside
From SKr10,170 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Jun, 30 Jun, 2 Jul, 7 Jul, 9 Jul, 14 Jul, 16 Jul, 21 Jul, 23 Jul, 28 Jul, 30 Jul, 4 Aug, 6 Aug
Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy

Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy

Self guided walking between Italian cities Pisa and Lucca.
From €480 to €700 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain

Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain

Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves
From £350 7 days per accommodation
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Late availability up to and including Xmas and New Year with 10% discount for 7 night stay. Book now for 2018 and get £50 off 7 nights and a massive £150 off 14 nights
Self guided walking vacation in France

Self guided walking vacation in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance
From €1,057 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Book now for 2018 holidays at 2017 prices. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2018.
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain

Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain

Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia
From €715 to €799 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available all year round on any day to suit and can be tailor-made and adapted to your requirements
Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand

Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand

Guided walk on a New Zealand 'Great Walk'
From NZ $1,749 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Unlike most of the other Great Walks in New Zealand, the Heaphy can be walked 12 months of the year, with every season having something special to offer
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Mercantour family hiking vacation, France

Family walking tour with a donkey in Southern French Alps
From €550 to €650 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs from mid-May to end-September; best time to go is springtime for the flora
Walking vacation in Andalucia, Spain

Walking vacation in Andalucia, Spain

Walking and activities in Granada with author Chris Stewart.
From €850 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing vacation, Romania

Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing vacation, Romania

Enjoy the charm of the Transylvanian winter on snowshoes.
From €966 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 16 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar
Beijing Great Wall hiking tour, 7 days

Beijing Great Wall hiking tour, 7 days

Hiking adventure along the Great Wall
From US $892 to US $1,816 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Cyclades hiking vacation, Greece

Cyclades hiking vacation, Greece

Walk ancient paths and enjoy stunning Cycladic sceneries
From £592 to £640 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy

Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy

Begamo; start hiking at about 5 km distance from the airport
From €600 to €830 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Andalucian mountains self-guided walking vacation, Spain

Andalucian mountains self-guided walking vacation, Spain

Self-guided and guided walking in Spanish Lake District
From €285 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade throughout the year to suit your requirements
Catalonia centre based walking holiday, Spain

Catalonia centre based walking holiday, Spain

Self guided walking holiday in Catalonia
From €925 to €1,070 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade anytime between 1st January - 12th December and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Mountain peaks hiking vacation in Norway

Mountain peaks hiking vacation in Norway

Walking tour through peaks in Valdres & Jotunheimen, Norway
From NKr6,600 5 days ex flights
Small group travel
Naxos and the small Cyclades walking vacation, Greece

Naxos and the small Cyclades walking vacation, Greece

Walk and discover Naxos and the unspoilt Small Cyclades
From £592 to £914 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun
Lycian way walking holiday

Lycian way walking holiday

Spectacular views, history and rural life on the Lycian Way
From £460 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made between March- May and September- November
Kefalonia, Lefkada & Ithaki hiking vacation

Kefalonia, Lefkada & Ithaki hiking vacation

Walk with us and explore the lush, green Ionian islands
From £622 to £998 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun
Cobb Valley trekking holiday in New Zealand

Cobb Valley trekking holiday in New Zealand

Hike in the wilderness without heavy backpacks
From NZ $625 to NZ $1,300 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: Regular departures throughout the summer
Norwegian fjords hiking vacation

Norwegian fjords hiking vacation

Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag hiking icons
From NKr18,500 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug
South of France walking and yoga short break

South of France walking and yoga short break

A rejuvenating yoga retreat in the south of France
From €395 to €1,335 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Trekking in Yunnan, Dali to Lijiang, China

Trekking in Yunnan, Dali to Lijiang, China

from Dali to Lijiang with off the beaten track trip
From US $1,600 to US $2,286 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Silk Road hiking tour

Silk Road hiking tour

Lanzhou, Jiayu Guan, Zhangye, Qilian, Xining
From US $947 to US $1,271 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Portugal guided hiking vacation

Portugal guided hiking vacation

hiking vacations in the Paneda-Geres National Park
From £660 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Nov, 22 Nov, 23 Nov, 24 Nov, 25 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov, 28 Nov, 29 Nov, 30 Nov
Badain Jaran Desert trekking tour, China

Badain Jaran Desert trekking tour, China

Trek in Inner Mongolia desert and the China Silk Road
From US $5,577 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 May, 15 Oct
Aegean to the Ionian sea walking vacation Greece

Aegean to the Ionian sea walking vacation Greece

North Greece Adventure: Olympus, Meteors, Vikos Gorge &Corfu
From €1,420 to €1,444 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 May, 15 Jun
Cyprus hiking vacation, Besparmak trail highlights

Cyprus hiking vacation, Besparmak trail highlights

Self-guided walking while enjoying rich flora & views
From €515 to €535 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
The Great Stones Way Trekking Holiday, England

The Great Stones Way Trekking Holiday, England

52 miles long and is one of the newest UK walking trails
From £560 to £833 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Yorkshire guided hiking vacation, The Prior Richard Way

Yorkshire guided hiking vacation, The Prior Richard Way

A guided 12th century hike, York to Fountains Abbey via Ripon
From £395 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Mar, 10 May, 28 Jun, 9 Aug
Early Bird Offer - Book any 2018 departure date before 30 November 2017 and pay only £ 375 per person ( single supplement applies ).
Beijing and Great Wall of China walking tour

Beijing and Great Wall of China walking tour

Unique hiking experience on Really Wild Great Wall in China
From US $1,422 to US $2,289 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Heaphy Track hiking trip in New Zealand
From
NZ $1,749
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the track was coming down from the tussock highlands along the Heaphy River, emerging out of the forest and seeing the beaches of The Tasman Sea. (more)Allan Justus
A great experience particularly with the tour operator passing on so much information about the geography, flora, fauna and history. (more)Peter Ladd
Seeing the rare Blue Duck close up in it's natural environment was very special. I also loved being in the company of people from around the World who were passionate about the environment. (more)Wendy Grace
Mercantour family hiking vacation, France
From
€550
excluding flights
Our children would say Kaia, our donkey who they bonded with was the most memorable. For me, the emptiness and the views. Possibly my favourite spot of all was the Chappelle St-Barnabe near Val Pelens where we whiled away a couple of hours in glorious sunshine with spectacular views. (more)Rob Booth
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 vacation. (more)Alison Godfrey
Sweden hiking vacation, self guided
From
SKr10,170
excluding flights
Traveling through the Archipelago was one of the most memorable parts of the vacation. (more)Felicity Bond
There were endless memorable moments: tramping along the Soderlandsleden very well-waymarked trail, through the woods; exploring the islands at Stendorren and Savo; seeing creatures we hadn't see before, such as a slow worm, an otter, a white-tailed sea eagle... (more)Bronwen Davies
We were impressed with the beauty of Sweden and how easy it was to travel around. (more)Sharon Reardon
Self guided walking vacation in France
From
€1,057
excluding flights
Truly great value and the fact that most of the guests had been before and one set I think 12 times makes its own point. (more)David Edmonds
The beautiful countryside, great food, wine and company. Our hosts Carolyn and Peter were great fun, interesting conversationalists and they run a lovely home. I walked my legs off and swam in the pool every day. (more)Mairead Ryan
The most memorable part was the hospitality of the hosts. (more)Elaine Overnell
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
From
€715
excluding flights
It was all fantastic, but the bird sanctuary was my favorite. Beautifully management and interpretive signage. Peaceful stroll. (more)Kate Long
Seeing so many beautiful places along the Catalan coast and mountains, from gorgeous beaches to the mountain top monestary, to tiny villages. (more)Madeleine Holman
Excellent...The notes on where to go are really good and we did not get lost at all. (more)Sarah Pajwani
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
From
£350
per accommodation
The walking was excellent. The walks from the farmhouse all have clear instructions with a large scale map, there is a photo of every key point on the walk to help you... (more)Sally James
The most memorable was sitting on the balcony under a cloud free brilliant blue warm sky enjoying a cold beer after a long walk in the hills. (more)Christine Owens
The wildflowers and the views were especially memorable. (more)Angela Nichols
Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy
From
€480
excluding flights
SEEING THE ROMAN AQUEDUCT (more)Michael Slezak
Highly enjoyable...Experiencing rural Tuscany, in particular Buti and Calci. (more)Carol Quinn
Kefalonia, Lefkada & Ithaki hiking vacation
From
£622
excluding flights
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
Naxos and the small Cyclades walking vacation, Greece
From
£592
excluding flights
There were many memorable moments. The variety of walks and the stark differences of the three Islands. The abundance of Spring flowers and herbs along the trails - beautiful! The thrill of reaching the top of Mt Zeus, and the many delicious meals shared in small village Tavernas. (more)Joy Field
The highlight was the views from the top of Mount Zas on Naxos and the tranquillity of Iraklia. (more)Jamie Johnson
This was the best organised walking vacation we've been on and that was totally down to the Guide - nothing was too much trouble and she went out of her way to help us. (more)Joanne Davidson
Lycian way walking holiday
From
£460
excluding flights
The highlight of any international trip for me is always the people. Our local guide stayed with us the whole way, selected small hotels where we could get to know the staff and gave us some insight into their lives. (more)Murray Gunn
Best bit: The whole time in Turkey (more)Robert Linsky
The vacation was excellent, I would even consider going on the same one again. (more)Niamh McGarry
Andalucian mountains self-guided walking vacation, Spain
From
€285
excluding flights
The walking was excellent with a good selection of routes some easy and some a bit harder. Excellent very quiet and peaceful. The service and food at the property was very good. (more)John Penn
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
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
From
€600
excluding flights
We have been on many walks throughout the world, however this is only our second self guided walk, but we thought it was particularly special. When you look at a map you realise that you are not that far from the plains of Bergamo and Milan, but from day 1 you step into a different world of peaceful landscapes, beautiful local villages (more)Alan Peggie
It was a fantastic vacation. I found the walks breath taking and deeply rewarding in terms of the amazing scenery and routes. (more)Lara Clifton
Walking was fabulous and the appetite for good local fare was a perfect, beer in hand, table spread for an evening meal to end our day...we were very well guided. (more)Hazell Penn
Cyclades hiking vacation, Greece
From
£592
excluding flights
The most memorable was climbing the peak to San Simeon on Sifnos. (more)Caroline Shuffrey
This vacation fulfilled my expectations in providing amazing walks off the beaten track and the opportunity to see rural places not visited by most tourists. (more)Hannah Wilson
Our guide was able to speak to everyone and we were welcomed and given fruit, honey, drinks, desserts, and wine. Our a accommodation owner gave us a tour of his orange farm and marmalade. The island, villages, and ocean were beautiful. (more)Sandra Stanton
Walking vacation in Andalucia, Spain
From
€850
excluding flights
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 vacation. (more)Liz Ashcroft
Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing vacation, Romania
From
€966
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Beautiful views and guide Tips? Long transfer Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Very good (more)James Masterson
Kerala walking, culture & wildlife vacation, India
From
£1,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There are so many very special moments, but we feel that this vacation enabled us to become involved with local people and their culture that we couldn't have achieved independently. We also enjoyed the combination of nature, wildlife and city attractions. Tips? This tour offered so much more in reality than can be described in a brochure. Local benefits? Certainly we interacted and used local people as much as possible. Overall rating? Excellent, all... (more)Amanda Eley
Italian Alps hiking vacation
From
€560
excluding flights
Very, very nice!!!! (more)Orjan Hansson
Excellent. We speak no Italian, had never been to this area before, are not regular walkers and we had a really enjoyable time largely away from the tourists (more)Hugh Stuart
Tasmania west coast camping & walking tour
From
AU $1,300
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I took the 5 day West Coast tour with Aran and it was simply amazing! I don'the usually go on organised tours - I usually prefer to be independent and do it in my own - but since Tasmania has so much to offer I thought it might be a good idea to go with someone who knows the area well and make every most of my short time there! Aran was an absolutely formidable guide from start to finish. Even before the tour started he was flexible with dates and sent me all the information... (more)Alexandra Grellet
Tasmania east coast camping & walking tour
From
AU $1,300
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The most exciting part was wild camping at Trial Harbour. Tips? The tour guide is very accommodating to the traveler's needs and interests, so I would suggest building up a dialogue with him about the vacation plans. Local benefits? Definitely ....the tour guide was genuinely sympathetic to the environment and took care to reduce environmental impact and also educate the traveler about the local wild life and environment. Overall rating? The vacation... (more)Kathy Layton
Mercantour hiking vacation in France
From
€550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? A truly special experience in a little corner of the Mercantour where time seems to have stood still. We went with the flow of life at the pace of an ambling donkey. Every detail of the trip was well thought out, and the route guidance booklet (which we carried with us all the time) was spot on. The range of different landscapes we walked through surprised and delighted us. The effectiveness of the route marking was also great. The vacation providers team was hugely... (more)Carolyne Mason
Cooking and walking vacation, Spanish Pyrenees
From
€1,295
excluding flights
Meeting a great bunch of like minded people on our trip including our hosts. The mix of activities we did worked really well, not just the cooking and walking but also everything else we managed to do including wine tasting, visiting the olive oil co-operative, evening visits to local historical town, and more. (more)Mike Smith
The most memorable moment was the beauty of the landscape, the freshness of the air, delicious food and invigorating walks. I could go on..... It was wonderful. I feel very much refreshed after it and it is heartening to know such places exist. (more)Una Carter
The hikes were enjoyable with beautiful scenery all along. Very well planned and organized vacation and a feeling of living with a family, truly a memorable vacation. (more)Asma Abu-Taleb
Andros and Tinos walking holiday, Greece
From
£592
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The evening walk to the fortress at Exomvourgo on Tinos with views of the surrounding villages and the sun setting across the sea. Also the walk to visit the monastery on Andros, meeting the monks and eating lunch prepared by the abbott was very special. The profusion of wild flowers on the old stone paths, the landscape of stone walls and terraces. Tips? Go in May- warm enough to swim, not too hot for walking. Feeling of places getting geared up for the summer... (more)Carys Evans
Family walking vacations with a donkey, France
From
€395
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Spending a full week in nature with animals, no car, no smart phones, spending real quality time with each other and meeting people. Tips? If you want a real break and appreciate nature and animals then this is perfect. Local benefits? Yes, without a doubt. Overall rating? I can't rate this vacation highly enough. It is one of the best we have had in many years. (more)Lorna Mackie
Walking and cycling vacation in Kerala, India
From
£630
excluding flights
Hiking was amazing, gorgeous scenery and we were well looked after by our guide. (more)Collette Lyons
We loved our 8 day experience and our guide was brilliant...caring, thoughtful, adapted to our needs...made our experience in Kerala exceedingly pleasurable. (more)Liz Huelin
Most memorable was trekking through tea estates and then climbing to mountain tops to see the vast landscape revived our spirits. (more)Des Jarrett
Montenegro hiking vacations, self guided
From
€570
excluding flights
The wonderful walks amidst stunning and varying scenery. Montenegro has an abundance of natural beauty, high mountains, alpine walks, lovely coastline. Meeting a shepherd with his flock of sheep & herd of goats with their tinkling bells high up in the mountains one morning. A lovely, smiling man in his timeless pursuit... (more)Rosemary Cunniffe
This vacation has been the most wonderful and amazing experience. Every corner you turn in Montenegro is just beautiful, fairy-tale beautiful. (more)Magdalena B
Do it! These were fabulous walks, with varied landscape and conditions, stunning views. Very few other people: we felt we had the mountains to ourselves. (more)Andrew Thomson
Learn Spanish and walking vacation, Spanish Pyrenees
From
€1,295
excluding flights
Every day was different. The one that stands out was the trip to St Juan de Plan, a small village up in the mountains with fascinating local museums, idyllic scenery and an excellent restaurant. (more)Patricia Thompson
Pulling over to let a tourist single decker bus pass us on a track high up a mountain in the Ordessa National Park was the highlight. Oh and visiting a neighbours house with many of the original features intact. (more)Jenny Abbott
Excellent in every respect. I cannot recommend it highly enough (more)Jennifer Taylor
Spanish Pyrenees guided walking vacation
From
€1,295
excluding flights
Every bit of it was amazing. The mountains, our hosts Lucy and Simon, the food.... I could go on. (more)Annapurna Chilukuri
The most memorable was the scenery, our hosts, the food. (more)Mary Winterborn
This has to be the best walking vacation I've ever had. The walking was incredible. The landscapes were all different and all stunningly beautiful. I will never forget walking in Ordesa, Aρisclo and the Sierra de Guara. (more)Meg Whelan
Hiking vacation in the West Cyclades, Greece
From
£592
excluding flights
The highlight was reaching some amazing views by walking and then having a delicious dinner at a small Taverna serving local specialities. This was a lovely vacation and our guide Annie was very well organised and friendly whilst being flexible and relaxed which made the trip very enjoyable. (more)Anne-Marie Mayer
Beautiful views. Very relaxed. Times were respected. (more)Keri K
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
Alentejo & Algarve self guided hiking vacation, Portugal
From
€460
excluding flights
Stunning coastal scenery which changes along the route. Very remote & unspoilt coastline. The organisation was fantastic and all accommodation was lovely. (more)Emma Barnett
We walked from Porto Covo to Arrifana over 6 days and we had an absolute ball. Throughout the entire week, it was some of the best scenery we have ever seen and the trails were so easy to follow. (more)Nicholle O Leary
Scenery along route was amazing. Excellent well organised trip, very professional and very quick to respond to any needs we had while on route. (more)Margaret Skuce
Alentejo self guided hiking vacation, Portugal
From
€370
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Dramatic cliff top scenery with rare aromatic plants growing in the sandy soil round the paths. Watching surfers in the beautiful bays and fishermen perched precariously on the cliffs. Unspoiled countryside and forests inland. The fantastic non-light polluted night sky at one of the places we stayed; we saw the milky way and a shooting star. The warmth of the local people. Other walkers we met en route from many different countries. Very good locally produced food. Tips? Meals... (more)Denise Anne
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