Combine leisurely walks on the Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi Coast and in the Lattari Mountains whilst enjoying visits to the myriad of local world class sites.
See what's planned
- Decide between an interesting one or two week programme of walking and culture.
- Immerse yourself in history at Pompeii or Herculaneum (Itinerary Dependant).
- Sample a taster section of the ‘Path of the Gods’.
- Gaze into Vesuvius as you walk the crater's rim while at Herculaneum.
- Absorb spectacular panoramic views whilst walking the Monte Faito ridge (Itinerary Dependant).
- Enjoy two dinners in local restaurants each week.
- Explore the famous towns of Amalfi, Sorrento and Positano (Itinerary Dependant).
- Enjoy a post walk swim from the very tip of the Sorrento Peninsula (Itinerary Dependant).
- Soak up the sunsets over the Bay of Naples.
- Relax in the NEWLY refurbished Hotel Mary
The calm waters of the Bay of Naples reflect the cliffs like mirrored glass. Citrus groves and vineyards flourish in the fertile land, nourished by the ash of brooding Mount Vesuvius. The sea and the volcano have determined the history and defined the nature, cuisine and excellent wine of the region.
For years, we've combined rambles on the Sorrento Peninsula and in the Lattari Mountains with visits to local world-class sites. At the foot of Mount Vesuvius are the sites of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum which were destroyed by the eruption of AD 79. Both these sites vividly evoke the past.
Sorrento, a holiday resort since Roman times, is easily accessible by train from our base, Vico Equense. The Amalfi coast towns of Amalfi and Ravello and the elegant city of Salerno to the south of the peninsula also await exploration. Near to Salerno stand the magnificent Greek temples at Paestum with a world-class on-site archaeological museum.
It is also possible to spend a free day in the animated and colourful city of Naples which is richly endowed with beautiful churches, palaces and museums, or alternatively, a trip to the romantic island of Capri is also popular and very easy.
With so much to see and do, these holidays offer a busy week or fortnight. Alternate weeks follow a different itinerary please carefully check the itinerary for what is included on your chosen date – to see everything on offer you need at least two weeks. All transport costs (we use both public and private hire transport) for the outlined programme are included in the holiday price. Entrance fees are not included to add flexibility to your holiday. The two week programme will include all of the above; the order of itinerary will depend on the travel date.
Our Dec 2021/22 departures are 10 night holidays, and a chance to see in Christmas and New Year in a spectacular setting.
- Return flights London to Naples
- Airport transfers.
- Half board en suite accommodation.
- Dinners taken in a local restaurant on two evenings each week.
- All local transport costs
- Entrance fee to Herculaneum or Pompeii (Itinerary Dependant)
What's not included?
- Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
- Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
- Discretionary tips
- Optional excursions
- Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)
This Grade 4 moderate holiday includes full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain however there are some days that are very heavy on sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m over the course of a day.
The terrain all along the Sorrento Peninsula is steep and whilst many of our paths contour around the hills inevitably some walking will involve steepish ascents and descents.
Paths are generally good underfoot and the pace of our walks will be gentle. The highest point we may reach on a walk is 1226m. For example the summit cone of Vesuvius is at around 1200m. For both of these walks we use local transport for the majority of the ascent.
Our bottom line is happy travellers, and to that end we trust our tour leaders to use the itinerary below as a basis for providing you with a great holiday. We expect our leaders to make adjustments to the itinerary if the weather, group ability or other local conditions make that necessary. There are normally more options available to our leaders than those listed below and one or more of these options may well be chosen. All distances, heights & timings are approximate.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Welcome to the Sorrento Peninsula!
We transfer from Naples airport to the hotel on this day. Depending on the time of arrival, we might offer a short orientation walk around Vico Equense, our base for your holiday.
Transfer Time = 1h
Getting to know Vico Equense
Breakfast & Traditional Italian Christmas Dinner
Max 250/Max 350m
Our first day shall be spent ensuring that you get to know Vico Equense, our base for your holiday, and shall also offer a combination of short walks in the Sorrento area. The walking programme will not involve more than 4 hrs walking but routes often involve short sections of steep concreted paths. The programme is designed to allow you the flexibility to opt out at intervals if you would like an easier day. We also offer an on-foot orientation and sightseeing visit to Sorrento on this day.
This evening look forward to a special dinner to herald the arrival of Christmas.
On Christmas Day we go to the delightful village of Arola and then walk along the Arola Cliffs. This is a popular walk and allows you to opt in and out throughout the day. We take the bus from near the hotel to Alberi and walk over to Arola.. A stop off at the local bar is obligatory! Exchange Christmas greetings with the locals and enjoy a coffee and homemade cakes before the gentle ascent to the cliffs above the Amalfi coast road. Enjoy a memorable picnic on the clifftops in the sunshine with far reaching views over the Bay of Salerno. The climb to the summit of Monte Vico Alvano is optional. We then walk back to the hotel through local villages ( or – as it is Christmas! - you can catch the midday bus back to the hotel!)
Today we shall visit the site of ancient Herculaneum – the Roman town obliterated by mud following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 - including a 2-hr in-depth tour of the site by a local archaeological guide. Weather permitting, we shall drive up to Vesuvius itself with the option of a 1-hr exhilarating walk to the crater rim.
Up onto Monte Faito
Today’s programme is a holiday highlight. We offer a walk on the Monte Faito ridge, part of the Lattari (milk) Mountains the spine of the peninsula with spectacular views in good weather right across the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast. This walk is weather dependant at christmas. Should we not be able to go upto Monte Faito we will take in as equally good walk from Santa Maria del Castello.
For many today’s visit is a highlight of the holiday. We offer a guided visit to the ancient city of Pompeii – buried under ash after the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79.A short visit to the Roman villa at Oplontis might be possible which offers some of the best- preserved frescoed walls of the Roman era. We use public transport on this day to allow you the flexibility of extending your visit to Pompeii.
Exploring Salerno and Paestum
Today a treat lies in store! We offer a full day excursion, using private hired transport, to the elegant and interesting city of Salerno with its beautiful and eclectic Cathedral and narrow streets full of interesting independent shops. We then travel on to the Greek archaeological site of Paestum, an ancient feat of engineering.
This is a free day but your RWH leader will discuss with you all the sightseeing options and will provide you with any information you might require for the planning of your day. This day allows you the opportunity to visit Naples with its many monumental churches and museums or, perhaps, the beautiful island of Capri. See our Free Day section for more information.
Nearly New Year in Termini
Breakfast & New Year Gala Dinner
We are getting ready to see in the New Year but first there is another great day’s walking to be had. We will travel from Sorrento to Termini and enjoy walks at the very tip of the Sorrento peninsula at Termini As we return to Sorrento, watch the sun set for a final time in 2020! Return to the hotel for a sumptuous Gala Dinner to see in the New Year. There will be fireworks galore - over the Bay of Naples, in the marina below and all around. A special evening.
Final Day above Vico
A more relaxed start to the day after an exhilarating night before, maybe to enjoy the traditional Vico Equense midday concert and then, to round off the day, an afternoon walk in the local hills and villages above the town. A chance to glimpse those final special viewpoints and, back in town, refreshment opportunities before we head back to the hotel to start our packing.
It is time to bid farewell to Sorrento as we transfer back to Naples Airport ready for our onward flight back to the UK
Walks & Excursions
Local Transport Costs
All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate.
During your stay we will use a delightful mix of public and hired transportation. The Italian rail system is busy and an experience in itself but what's truly great about it is that from Vico Equense Station we can easily get to Naples and all the way down to Sorrento, bypassing its busy roads. Whether it is a local bus or train we take on some days it is delightful to see and sometimes chat to the locals.
A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator.
We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by
us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.
Free Day Ideas
Vico Equense offers great transport links from Naples all the way down to Sorrento at the end of the peninsula for very little cost.
Do check your holiday itinerary carefully as some of the free day options suggested below might already be part of your program:
Ascend Monte Faito by cable car for fantastic views of the Naples - Take the train from Vico Equense to Castellamare €1.30 each way and take the cable car which is next to the train station for €8. At the top there is a nice alpine style bar, a network of paths and scenic views awaiting you.
Versuvius - Great when paired in with Herculaneum but is a full day. Take the ‘Circumvesuviana’ train to Ercolano (€2.20 p/p one way). Take a ‘Vesuvio Express’ shuttle bus from outside Ercolano station (€10 p/p return) to the coach park on Vesuvius. You will have to walk downhill from the car park to the ticket office ‘bigliettaria' to buy your entrance ticket (€10 p/p) to gain access to the path for the walk to the summit crater.
Herculaneum - Use the same train network to get to Herculaneum (€12 p/p).
Pompeii - Take the train from Vico Equense in the direction of Naples leaving from platform 1. Buy two tickets one for the outward journey and one for the return. The journey to ‘Pompeii Scavi’ ‘Circumvesuviana’ station takes 20 mins. Exit the train station and turn right to reach the ‘Porta Marina’ entrance to the site.
Isle of Capri - This is very popular on a free day as the island is famous the world over for its natural beauty allowing for lots of free exploration. During the summer there is a ferry service from Seiano ( the marina below the Hotel Mary). The hotel staff will assist with the booking of tickets and they have a shuttle service down to the local harbour. In 2019 the cost of the return ferry from to Capri €40.00 p/p. When you come back the ferry is around 17.10 and the loudspeaker may announce SEIANO rather than Vico Equense!
Entrance fees are correct at time of writing.
When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price,
non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or
additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.
Dependant on the itinerary your holiday date includes the entrance fee for Herculaneum or Pompeii are included in your holiday price.
There are lots of other sites that maybe visited during our programs or during free days and the following prices (subject to change) will give you an idea of the entrance fees you might incur:
Villa Oplontis - €7.00**
Naples Archaeological Museum - €8.00**
Paestum (museum & site) - €7.00**
**No age related discounts are available.
Members of the National Trust in the UK may also be interested to know that the Italian sister organisation FAI offers free or reduced entry to its Italian sites on production of a valid national trust membership. Please consult eng.fondoambiente.it/ for further information.
Currency in Italy
The currency in Italy is the Euro.
Money along the Sorrento Peninsula
Should you need more cash whilst on the Sorrento Peninsula there are ATMs and banks in Vico Equense town just a short 5 - 10 minute stroll away from the hotel. Most days you will find yourself in a big enough town to take more cash out should you need or lots of vendors now take card payments.
Although entirely at your own discretion, tipping is an important aspect of tourism and hospitality life and expectations are fairly high. In order to simplify tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff and to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by us together with, if you wish, a contribution from you, which he/she will collect during the holiday.
Tour Leaders & Local Guides
Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.
Leader's Evening Briefing
Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.
Your Travel Details
We fly from London to Naples by British Airways.
Transfers between Naples Airport and the hotel are by road and take approximately 50 minutes.
During your stay we will use a delightful mix of public and hired transportation. The Italian rail system is busy and an experience in itself but whats truly great about it is from Vico Equense Station we can easily get to Naples and all the way down to Sorrento, bypassing its busy roads. Whether it is a local bus or train we take on some days it is delightful to see and sometimes chat to the locals.
Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?
If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.
Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.
If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.
Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.
Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.
Regional Flights (R3). We offer regional flight options on this holiday and there will be one or two transfer vehicles between the airport and hotel to minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport on the outward or return journeys.
Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents
For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.
Personal Details Check
To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.
Passports and Visas
General Passport Advice
It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport.
Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents
and your return to your home country.
Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to
ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply
with, such requirements.
General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel
and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.
Brexit Passport Advice
You should have at least 6 months validity left on your passport from your date of arrival.
If you renewed a 10 year passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months will not count, so you should ensure that your passport is not older than 9 years and 6 months from the date of issue at the time of travel.
You may wish to renew your passport sooner rather than later, in order to make sure you have it in time for your holiday or travel plans.
Please ensure to regularly check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for updates on passport requirements leading up to and after Brexit or contact us for more assistance.
UK Government Brexit Information for Passports can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-Brexit.
The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules which can be found at www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport.
In the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK citizens will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. The UK Government also has information for travellers available at gov.uk/EUexit
Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.
A nice continental and hot selection breakfast is provided at the hotel where you can start your day off with an amazing view from the restaurant terrace.
We dine at the hotel on five nights, the food is so good that the locals like to pop in to eat, and the views over the Gulf really cap off the evening. Meals are a chef's selection consisting of three choices for groups on a nightly basis. A welcome glass of wine goes down well while soaking up your first sunset on night one.
Each week we also eat out at local restaurants on two nights giving, you the opportunity to enjoy local dishes in an authentic atmosphere.
Footwear & Kit List
Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.
General Kit List
Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.
If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:
- Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
- Lightweight quick-drying trousers
- Walking T-shirt/shirts
- Walking socks
- Fleece or jumper
- Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
- Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
- Swimwear (if appropriate)
- Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
- Day sack liner
- Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
- Basic first aid kit
- Walking poles (should you find them useful)
- Sit mat
This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.
Rucksacks in Major Sites
When you visit attractions such as Pompeii, Herculaneum or Paestum for example you must have a small bag or entry maybe refused. In the past some officials have deemed that 25ltr bags are too large. Some attractions do have lockers free of charge you can use. It is best to check with your leader before setting off for the day.
Travel Documents Checklist
Documents and Information to take with you:
- Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
- Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
- Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
- Holiday money
- Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
- Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
- Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
- Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
- Your travel insurance details
- Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
- Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
- A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
- Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about
Electricity in Italy
Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/
Water To Go
An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is
filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter
such as a Water-to-go bottle available from
Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.
We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go
for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website
at www.watertogo.eu and
enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the
discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us
to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.
Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information
Maps, Guidebooks & More
Maps of the area are available locally, as are English guidebooks. Many local libraries stock a good selection of travel guides/books which may offer you more information on the Sorrento region. You may find the following websites useful:
Italian State Tourism: www.enit.it
Sorrento Tourist Office: www.sorrentotourism.com
Vico Equense Tourist Office www.vicoturism.it
The 'Path of the Gods' was recently a focus for Lonely Planet in their 7 Best Italian Hikes. Here is is referenced under its local name of 'Sentiero degli Dei'.
Click Here - Italy's 7 Best Hikes
The Map Shop
If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:
The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
Tel: 01684 593 146
E-mail: [email protected]
If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.
Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:
Find out more
2.5hrs from UK
Visas and Passports
No Visa Required
Avg. Rain: 67mm
Avg. Rain: 62mm
Avg. Rain: 63mm
Avg. Rain: 61mm
Avg. Rain: 56mm
Avg. Rain: 47mm
Avg. Rain: 35mm
Avg. Rain: 48mm
Avg. Rain: 64mm
Avg. Rain: 89mm
Avg. Rain: 96mm
Avg. Rain: 82mm
Staying Healthy On Holiday
Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility
to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on,
and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure.
Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.
Health Advice for Italy
No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Italy.
You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.
You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.
Further Travel Advice
For further advice please visit:
You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.
It is a condition of booking with Ramblers Walking Holidays that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities.
Your travel insurance policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation. Please ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are walking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover are not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.
Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.
Looking for travel insurance cover?
If you have not already arranged cover, please visit SunWorld who offer travel insurance.
SunWorld policies include cover for COVID-19, subject to applicable terms and conditions.
EHIC & GHIC Cards
From January 1st, 2021 UK travellers can continue to use their European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC) – which can last up to five years, until its expiry date, to gain access to medical assistance during your holiday. However, you will no longer be covered in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Travellers without a valid EHIC can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replaces the EHIC once it has been phased out. Please note however that the EHIC/GHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance.
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.
Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.
Italian Laws & Customs
In some Italian towns and cities you may be fined for dropping litter and in some towns or cities it’s an offence to sit on monument steps or to eat and drink in the immediate vicinity of main churches, historic monuments and public buildings. It’s also an offence to enter or bathe in public fountains.
In May 2019, the Municipality of Capri introduced a law forbidding the use of any disposable plastic objects such as bags, cutlery, plates, cups, food packaging, trays, straws on the island of Capri. Violations can incur a fine of up to 500 euros.
Illegal traders operate on the streets of all major Italian cities, particularly tourist cities like Florence, Venice and Rome. Don’t buy from illegal street traders. You could be stopped by the local police and fined.
It is illegal to remove sand, shells or pebbles from coastal areas in Italy. Doing so may result in heavy fines. It’s also forbidden to collect various species of flowers, plants and herbs from mountain and wooded areas. For more information, check with the regional authorities of the area you’re visiting.
We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations.
Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence
of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups
not only gives you an up close and personal experience of
your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate
environment. We feel that the most important starting point
to protect the environment is to be out in it.
For more details visit our website.
The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust
Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.
Heart and Sole
We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able
to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives.
Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose
aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries
we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long
term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less
developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way.
See our website for more information and details of some of the
projects we support.
Staying In Touch
Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements.
Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.
As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.
We welcome all comments about our holidays and value ideas for the future. If you have provided us with an email address we will invite you to complete an online questionnaire or to add feedback to our page on the independent review site 'Feefo'.
Please note that this Holiday Information sheet may be periodically updated and reissued.
In most cases the revisions will be minor and the overall nature
of the holiday will remain unchanged. Should we make a major change
to your holiday arrangements between you booking your holiday and
your date of travel we will notify you to specifically draw your
attention to any significant change.
You may wish to review the latest version of this Holiday Information Sheet online prior to travel.
Please note that any advertised offers, benefits or initiatives may be discontinued at any time.
Ramblers Walking Holidays
Our office is open and our Sales & Reservations team are available to speak to you from:
- 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday
Please quote your Booking Reference number and Tour Code whenever contacting us.
We wish you an enjoyable holiday!
Our holiday walking grades
Grade 4 Sightseeing
Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain. 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. Some days of this holiday will be dedicated solely to sightseeing (or include an element of sightseeing). To enhance your experience, a knowledgeable local guide will accompany your small group for part (or the majority) of the holiday.
Discover more about our walking grades