based: East Sussex, UK
Offering yoga retreats and holidays in the UK and overseas, AdventureYogi specialises in holidays that combine yoga with adventure activities like surfing, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, snowboarding and skiing; or in retreats to simply relax and restore. Stay somewhere special, feel energised by yoga, relaxed by massage and invigorated by delicious vitality foods.
| retreats | yoga | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | massage | detoxification | diving/snorkelling | surfing | walk/trek/hike | ski/snowboard | mountain biking | UK | Worldwide |
based: London, UK
Summer multi-activity holidays in the French Alps, for the walker options include guided Alpine walking and hiking, lift assisted walking in ski resorts areas, and high altitude and glacier walking.
| walk/trek/hike | France |
based: London, UK
Guided and self-guided walking holidays in Bulgaria, based at a choice of two centres (Bankso or Borovets) that give access to two imposing ranges each with exccellent trekking routes, accessible summits, lift access, alluring lakes and magnificent limestone mountain landscapes. Guided walks are available locally and in Borovets are pre-bookable.
| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | Bulgaria |
Bath & West Country Walks
based: Somerset, UK
Guided and self-guided walking holidays in South West England from April to October. Enjoy the Cotswolds, explore Exmoor, discover the Mendip hills and Bath. Visit Avebury, Bourton on the Water, or Stonehenge & Glastonbury. Also walking holidays in Austria in June and Cyprus in November. Hotel and inn accommodation with private facilities.
| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | seniors/silver surfers | weekends/short breaks | England | Wales | Austria | Cyprus |
based: West Sussex, UK
Epic Travel are experts in tailor-made adventure travel and trekking holidays, also mountain biking, horse riding, surf camps and marathon running training camps.
| walk/trek/hike | mountain biking | horse trail riding | surfing | running/athletics | Morocco |
Explore Featured Site
Established specialist in small group trekking and walking holidays Worldwide. Explore offer guided point-to-point treks; centre based trips with day walking; winter walking tours; peak bagging; trekking at altitude, including top trekking peaks; and self-guided walking and hiking holidays.
| walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | unguided walking | winter walking | Europe | Africa | South America | Asia | Worldwide |
Eurocamp – Walking Holidays
Selected Eurocamp parcs in areas of outstanding natural beauty in France, Austria and Switzerland, ideal bases for guided and unguided walking and hiking. Some offer their own bespoke graded walking routes for self-led walks, others offer guided walking tours.
| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | France | Switzerland | Austria |
based: London, UK
Luxury tailor made holidays around the world, each itinerary custom made and full of exciting, unique tours and holiday experiences. Holiday types include: honeymoons; family trips; adventure holidays; luxury beach breaks; food and culture trips; safari and wildlife holidays and cruises; short breaks; trips by train, plane or automobile; and classic journeys.
| tailor-made | wedding/honeymoon | family | gastronomic | weekends/short breaks | animals/safari | theme cruises | railway tours | ranching | 4 wheel drive/4x4 | walk/trek/hike | Worldwide |
G Adventures Featured Site
based: Canada, London & Worldwide
Guided hiking and trekking with opportunities for everything from challenging mountain hikes to pleasant strolls – including top trekking destinations such as Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Patagonia and the Inca Trail, as well as heaps of other iconic treks and lesser known walks Worldwide.
| walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | Europe | Africa | South America | Asia | Worldwide |
based: London, UK; Illinois, USA & New Delhi, India
Luxury bespoke tours to India. Greaves tailor-made itineraries include: forts and palaces; wildlife holidays; honeymoons; trips by train; walking tours; spa breaks; family trips; beaches and islands; and private plane tours in India and beyond, in Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and the Islands of the Indian Ocean.
| tailor made | animals/safari | walk/trek/hike | spas | railway tours | light aircraft | weddings/honeymoons | India | Bhutan | Sri Lanka | Nepal | Maldives |
EUROPE: Guided hiking, Europe's contrasts
As a walking destination Europe offers great contrasts – from strenuous hikes up and around some of the highest Alpine peaks, to relaxing ambles along beautiful green valleys or rugged coastline. Our featured guided hiking holidays embrace both types of trip with well over 80 tours to choose from.
For mountain walking the backbone of the Alps stretches across eight European countries and is home the iconic Mont Blanc (Europe's highest peak at 4810 m). But there are other important ranges with great trekking possibilities – in particular the Pyrenees which span the French/Spanish border, and the Carpathian mts in eastern Europe, home to the Tatras and the Transylvanian Alps.
The more mellow contrasting trips focus on Europe's coastlines and islands generally offering a great variety of landscape and a very pleasant climate. Guided walking trips are offered along the Mediterranean coast and it's islands, and on the Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira ...
OLDER TRAVELLERS: guided walking holidays
Introducing a range of walking holidays in the UK and across Europe, created specifically for older travellers. The aim is to offer generally moderate relaxed walks, mellow trips that may also include (depending on destination): time for relaxation, opportunities for additional excursions, related talks, language classes, live entertainment, drinks/wine, discount cards. Some trips offer more strenuous walks which include ascents and descents, full details are shown on each itinerary. These tours use comfortable local hotels and are led by experienced walking guides. Most offer day walking from a fixed base.
Walking holidays for single people – trekking, walking and hiking trips for solo travellers – read our short article and recommendations here»