The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
Filled with enticing destinations and fascinating culture, China is a country just waiting to be explored, and walking holidays to China offer exciting experiences which you can only discover on foot. In fact, China is not simply another country, it’s another world. This holiday hotspot offers a land of captivating contrasts, where 5,000 years of history and culture meet the new world of economic dynamism; where an ancient landscape of bright green paddy fields, cloud-draped jagged mountains,
Your trip will combine city walks with beautiful trails in the countryside, providing the chance to get the most out of such a vast and varied destination. Hangzhou - a historic city famed for its natural beauty, combines the best of both modern and ancient worlds. Plus, there is spectacular walking in the Huangshan Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its scenery, sunsets and striking granite peaks.
Then, come down from the clouds and visit iconic sites, including the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Shanghai’s Jade Buddha Temple, the Forbidden City in Beijing and of course, walking along the Great Wall. Hong Kong also offers a completely different perspective, with its amazing harbour setting and the colourful, vibrant metropolis itself is spectacular.
However, beyond the skyscrapers lies stunning walking among the hills and islands in the New Territories - a designated National Park unspoilt for centuries. Travellers can also ramble along spectacular coastal walks around Lamma Island, see the flamingos in Kowloon Park and walk the Wisdom Path of Lantau Island, amongst exploring many other exciting activities and destinations.
With so much that is new and unique to experience, why not join one of Ramblers Walking Holidays’ small groups, led by some of the best tour leaders in the world, to uncover the very best of this ancient and modern destination? You can rely on their experience and enthusiasm every step of the way, as you embark on our handcrafted itineraries.
On each one of our hiking holidays, there will be comfortable accommodation booked for you, as well as entry to many attractions. Also, these itineraries offer you free time to unwind, where you can venture off and explore China for yourself. As a result, our holidays provide flexibility and the chance to explore with like-minded individuals, and you can utilise our leader’s experience travelling in this region, and learn from their local knowledge.
Experience Hong Kong from a new perspective. Unspoilt hill country and outlying islands, far away from the crowds.
Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.
Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.
Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.