We use a number of icons or symbols to classify the different walking holidays. Below is explained what they mean:
To help you choose the best walking holiday, we have graded the walking at each destination using the system below. Of course there will be great variation in the types of walks available at each destination, so these are generalisations. Nevertheless, walking in the high Alps will of course be more challenging than walking in the low hilly regions of Tuscany. However, even in the high Alps there can be flexible walking on offer, where your hosts can tailor your daily walking programme to your wishes.
Walking at a relaxed pace with plenty of time for breaks. Generally low-level walks with straightforward conditions underfoot, although there may be some sections over rough or steeper terrain. There may be descents and ascent, but these will be short. Longest walks 4-6 hours, ascents up to 300m (1000 feet). Suitable for people in good health that enjoy leisurely walking.
Walking through hilly or mountainous areas, sometimes on rugged trails or tracks. More ascent and descent involved, sometimes sustained. Ascents up to 700m (2400 feet), longest walks 5-6 hours. Suitable for most regular hill walkers who have a reasonable level of fitness.
Walking on more mountainous and challenging terrain. Many will be at high altitudes and are best suited to experienced walkers with a good level of physical fitness. Descents and ascents are often sustained, up to 1000m (3300 feet) and the walking days are generally longer (up to 6-8 hours).
Possibility to tailor your daily walk programme to your level of fitness, experience and wishes.
In addition, each listing shows a small illustration of a landscape that indicates in what height range the walks take place.
We have made the following categories:
<500m - hills
500-1000m - low mountains
1000-1500m - high mountains
>1500m - Alpine conditions
The holidays are offered as one of the following board types:
Often a flexible arrangement is also possible where you discuss dinner and lunch requirements with your host on arrival, or leave some days open, so that you can also sample the local cuisine in a few restaurants.
The type of accommodation varies widely among the different holiday providers. Each listing has a section on the type of accommodation you would be staying in, with photos. Often you can see even more photos of the accommodation by browsing the holiday provider's own website (through the link provided on the walkingholidayinfo.co.uk website).
For many walking holidays, it is possible to book single rooms. There is almost always a surcharge for single occupancy of a room. Please contact the holiday provider of the walking holiday that you are interested in directly to enquire about single rooms, either through the email contact form ('contact by email') or through the holiday enquiry form ('holiday enquiry form').
Yes, in many cases you can. However, the prices quoted by the holiday providers are based on two people sharing a room and booking together. Please contact the holiday provider of the walking holiday that you are interested in directly to enquire about single bookings, either through the email contact form ('contact by email') or through the holiday enquiry form ('holiday enquiry form').
Some holiday providers set their prices in UK pounds, others in Euros. Because of fluctuating exchange rates, we can not easily give current converted pounds sterling and euro prices for each holiday. We have therefore decided to display the price of the holiday in the currency as set by the holiday provider.
As a rule, travel to the start point of the walking holiday is not included in the price of the holiday. You will find information about how to travel to the start point of the holiday in the section 'Getting there' in the right column of each walking holiday listing. Here you find information on nearby airports, train stations, and a map of the accommodation or area. You can also contact the holiday provider through the email contact form ('contact by email') or through the holiday enquiry form ('holiday enquiry form') for more information. They can often give you advice about the best and cheapest ways to travel to the start point of the walking holiday.
Walkingholidayinfo.co.uk does not produce brochures, we are an online platform where small-scale walking holiday providers present their holidays together. Also the individual holiday providers almost never produce brochures, because of the high costs of production and printing which is often not economically viable for small-scale businesses.
No, walkingholidayinfo.co.uk is not a tour operator, and you do not book a holiday with walkingholidayinfo.co.uk. We are an online platform, a website, where individual small-scale walking holiday providers present themselves together. The aim of walkingholidayinfo.co.uk is to present the most special small-scale walking holidays to you, all in all in one place, and in a clear and consistent way making it easy for you to browse and compare what is on offer. Each listing links you directly to the right people behind your walking holiday. You book your holiday directly with them, so there is no middle man or commission.
Walkingholidayinfo.co.uk is not part of any contracts or bookings that are made between you and the holiday provider. Each holiday provider is responsible for the holidays they offer on this website and the accuracy of the information they provide.
You book your walking holiday directly with the holiday providers; there is no middle man or commission. Walkingholidayinfo.co.uk is not part of any contracts or bookings that are made between you and the holiday provider. The holiday providers are solely and completely responsible for the holidays they offer on this website and the accuracy of the information provided.
Please contact the holiday provider of the walking holiday that you are interested in directly with any questions, either through the email contact form ('contact by email') or through the holiday enquiry form ('holiday enquiry form').
You will recognise the holidays where dogs are welcome by the 'dogs welcome icon' in the listings. If in doubt or if you have specific questions, you can contact the holiday provider through the email contact form ('contact by email') or the holiday enquiry form ('holiday enquiry form').
The location map shows the general area where the walking holiday takes place, not the exact location of the accommodation you will be staying in, and also not the exact starting point of the walks.
Start from the homepage to browse all the walking holidays in Europe, or choose for one of the country overview pages below: