All our holidays are graded from Leisurely to Challenging, make sure you check the holiday grade before you book so you find the perfect level of walking for you.
Gentle Walking Holidays
Looking for a slower experience? Try an Adagio small-group guided holiday and meander through some of Europe's most beautiful destinations with a little more time to savour the local delicacies.
We believe the world really is more beautiful on foot and that’s why we have a holiday to suit everyone who loves fresh air, wonderful locations and good company. You can follow your spirit of adventure and passion for the outdoors and the world’s high places with our challenging grades. Or, if you prefer, walk the cultural cities of Europe, or on the hill country slopes and scenic coastal paths with our leisurely and moderate grades.
Matching the right walking grade to suit your ability and comfort level is key to your enjoyment. So we’ve graded our holidays to help you find your perfect pace. With our simple rating system from 1 (sightseeing and easy walking) to 9 (serious, technical mountaineering) you'll be able to pinpoint a holiday which leaves you breathless - with delight.
Holidays with grades 1, 2 and 3 range from active sightseeing holidays to holiday with easy countryside walks, with plenty of breaks to soak up the scenic views.
Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6 are our Moderate graded holidays. These include slightly more strenuous walks on easy to moderate slopes, tracks or paths. Some holiday may have a sightseeing element.
High peaks and multiple ascents make for strenuous yet exciting walking holiday. You should have experience of harder terrain, scrambling and exposure, may encounter fixed ladders and wires and be capable of walking a mile vertically in a day.
2 LEADERS, 2 WALKS & 2 GRADES
WINTER SPIRIT HOLIDAYS
Whether you want to go cross country skiing, winter walking, snowshoeing, or simply want to enjoy making angles in the snow, we have something to fill each magical minute of your day. Winter Spirit holidays generally combine grades 3, 4 or 5 with a winter activity, please check the departure's Holiday Information before you book.
CRUISE & WALK HOLIDAYS
Cruise & Walk holidays are graded using our regular grading system, however certain differences must be noted.
As our time in port is determined by Fred. Olsen (tides and port regulations), our walks and sightseeing schedules are adapted to fit in with these timings. Our walks may sometimes therefore be shorter than you would normally expect with a greater emphasis on terrain and steepness of ascents and descents.
Heart & Sole
The Walking Partnership