Our Continuous Walking Holidays work on the principle of covering a long-distance walk in manageable sections. Enjoy a longer distance, linear walk that is usually based in one hotel, with transport to the start and back from the end of each day’s section of the route. Every day you are taken to the start of that day’s route, and then you are picked up in the afternoon to return to your hotel for the evening. You’ll then pick up the trail at the same spot the following day.
Our Continuous Route Holidays
In the Middle Ages pilgrims walked in their thousands (and in great discomfort) from numerous points across Europe to congregate in Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. We stay in rural hotels, and unlike the original pilgrims our baggage is sent on separately leaving us to carry a day sack.
Le Tour du Mont Blanc is the greatest walk in the world. As the circuit passes through France, Switzerland and Italy you view Europe’s highest mountain from all sides. Each day is different, yet each day provides walking along high alpine paths and views over peaks and glaciers.
Between León and Santiago de Compostela is the Spanish continuation of our perennially popular Route St Jacques holiday. Pilgrim feet have passed over these trails for a thousand years, their journey culminating in an embrace of the statue of St James.
NEW To one side of you lies the glacier of the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain. Over the mountains lies Lake Millstatt in the heart of Austria’s southern lake district. In between are thirteen days of splendid alpine walking as we follow the first part of the long distance Alps to the Adriatic Trail.
This walk takes you on a west to east route from coastal Ravenglass to Penrith, with between 9 and 13 miles walked daily and ascents and descents ranging from under 500ft to over 2,000ft.
Starting in Ulverston market square, the Cumbria Way heads northwards to the great border city of Carlisle with daily walking distances of about 12 miles and ascents between 500ft and 1700ft a day.
Alfred Wainwright said 'that from this walk every lake, valley and mountain can be seen'. With average ascents of about 4,000ft per day, this is probably one of the most challenging walking weeks available in Britain.
This continuous walk alongside the Roman Empire's great northern defensive barrier, with two bases, follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail. With its relatively easy terrain and lack of steep ascents through stunning and historic landscapes, it should appeal to just about every reasonably fit walker!