based: Buckinghamshire, UK
Fully customizable, tailor made, activity and adventure holidays in the mountains and great outdoors. Offering a wide range of trips for all seasons and a range of activity levels; trips for families, couples, friends groups, businesses, clubs or schools. From walking to wildlife and cycling to skiing and winter sports.
| tailor-made | multi-activity | walk/trek/hike | cycle touring | animals/safari | mountaineering | running/athletics | ski mountaineering/touring | cross-country skiing | ice climbing | snowshoeing | Europe |
Walking In Cape Verde – Santo Antao Trails
based: Santo Antao Island, Cape Verde Islands
Walking holidays in Cape Verde, small group and tailor-made adventure trips created by a team of committed professionals specialized in trekking and hiking in the mountains. The team will provide help with choosing the route, and will organize all accommodation, transfers, tickets, etc. Also special walk and carnival packages.
| walk/trek/hike | festivals/carnivals | tailor made | groups | Cape Verde Islands |
based: Bristol, UK
Tailor-made luxury holidays to Africa and Asia, specialising in active family holidays, luxury honeymoons and safari holidays, and trips combining world class game viewing with beautiful beaches. Wayfairer offer totally bespoke travel itineraries designed by luxury travel experts, with great attention to detail, local knowledge and exacting logistical management.
| tailor-made | animals/safari | walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | honeymoon | family | Africa | Asia |
Adventures in Good Company
based: Maryland, USA
Women's adventure travel and active trips, including canoeing, hiking, kayaking and multisport.
| women | walk/trek/hike | sea kayaking/canoeing | Worldwide |
based: Cuczo, Peru
Holidays and escorted tours around Peru and South America including Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands ...
| walk/trek/hike | historical tours | animals/safari | mountaineering | South America | Central America |
based: Wyoming, USA
Aconcagua, Alps, Antarctica, Bolivia, South America and Patagonia expedition guides and mountain climbing outfitters.
| mountaineering | mountain guides | walk/trek/hike | climbing/scrambling | ski mountaineering/touring | expeditions | Alaska | South America |
Lingkor Tours & Treks
based: Thimphu, Bhutan
Lingkor Tours and Treks are specialists in journeys to Bhutan, running both packaged and tailor made trips.
| festivals/carnivals | walk/trek/hike | winter walking | bird watching | ethical/ecotourism | tailor made | Bhutan |
Midnight Sun Adventure Travel
based: British Colombia, Canada
Small group camping tours of Alaska, Yukon Territory, Canadian Rocky Mountains and Vancouver Island.
| walk/trek/hike | multi-activity | ethical/ecotourism | groups | N America |
Walking holidays for single people – trekking, walking and hiking trips for solo travellers – read our short article and recommendations here»
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.