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Our guided walking holidays

Our walking guides & grades

Operating since 1997, we have built up a team of excellent professional guides. They have a deep local knowledge of their region and have enabled us to provide the authentic adventures for which we strive – visiting remote farmsteads, abandoned villages and private gardens, following unexplored routes and spending time with shepherds. All are first-aid qualified, carrying first-aid kits and mobile phones. Our walking holidays are graded (1 – 4 highest) to help you choose an adventure within your comfortable range – our office staff can help you decide! Ambler or rambler, we have a walking holiday to suit everyone.

Our walking holiday locations & hotels

We have built up an enviable catalogue of wonderful walking locations since 1997. The landscapes are incredibly varied from coastal paths on our island holidays in La Gomera, Gozo and Ischia to high mountain paths amidst the peaks of Abruzzo, the Dolomites or the Pirin mountain range. We travel pilgrim paths, pass cork woods, poppy fields, citrus groves, waterfalls and deep lakes of inky blue,. Our hotels have been selected for their rustic charm and friendly service. All have excellent food, pretty gardens, and most have swimming pools. Whenever possible we visit farms and vineyards for cheese and wine tasting and our wonderful picnics are all made with local produce.

Fun and friendship on our walking holidays

Our walking groups are renowned for their friendliness, with an average group size between 8 – 14 people. Over 70% are single travellers with 60% returning year upon year. We welcome friends or partners and if they don’t want to walk, we offer a discount of £250 as standard. On several of our walking holidays we offer painting at the same time for partners with different interests, coming together for sociable suppers every evening. The health benefits of walking are well documented and we’ll have a lot of laughs along the way!

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Walking Grades

Whether it's a leisurely flower walk or something more strenuous, you'll be out for most of the day.
+ indicates either more ascent or more demanding terrain.
Grade Distance Max. Ascent Locations
1 up to
Minimal Croatia: Istria, Spain: Andalucia tour
3 up to
1500ft/460m Italy: Umbria, Istria
Montenegro: Kotor
Portugal: Madeira
3+ up to
2130ft/650m Italy: Amalfi, Cinque Terre

Wonderful walking. We wished we had arranged to stay longer.
I went on recommendation from previous AA walkers and was NOT disappointed. Enekoiz is a lovely man and a wonderful guide.
Walking holiday
La Gomera 2014

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Friends & partners
Your friend or partner may not wish to join you walking, in which case we offer a discount of £250 as standard.

On several of our walking holidays we offer walking or photography holidays at the same time for partners with different interests – just phone our office to enquire.
What you need
Before the trip we will send you a recommended list of equipment and clothing required.
Group size
Our groups are typically between eight and 14 and therefore have little impact on the locals and their environment.
Your safety
Our leaders are first-aid qualified and carry first-aid kits and mobile phones.
Walking grades
All of our walks are graded (1 - 4 highest) to help you choose your holiday - when selecting your grade it is worth remembering that these holidays are far more than a good walk.

Please do check the rating and choose a walk within your comfortable range for a really enjoyable holiday. Walking within your ability leaves more energy for the whole experience.

Guided walking holidays

Best field staff
Tour managers with superb local knowledge ensure insider access
Talented, considerate and well-respected tutors
Highly experienced and entertaining walking guides
Best office team
We know the locations, tutors and local guides
We are polite, friendly and always here to help
Our hotels are all chosen by our trusted and experienced staff
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We’re here Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00
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Sunday Times Travel: 100 best holidays in the World 2011 & 2012 Authentic Adventures painting walking and singing holidays were established in 1997 ATOL Protected AITO Member ABTOT - Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust No. 5249