The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
Coined as the mecca of hiking, Canada is the perfect destination for a diverse trekking trip with a difference. In fact, Canada walking holidays are filled with every sight and attraction you could ever imagine, including both iconic vistas and mountainous backdrops; offering everything from snowy trails to glossy green strolls by Lake Louise, and into the popular town of Canmore.
Why not take a walk in the Canadian Rockies, a region of spectacularly rugged mountains, blue lakes and combed legions of deep green pines for a world of adventure? Sample a flavourful smorgasbord of fresh seafood during your travels, including seasonal shellfish and succulent line-caught salmon. Well known as the culinary capital of Canada, Vancouver boasts North America’s best Asian dining scene, ranging from bustling Chinese restaurants to authentic Japanese eateries. What makes this culinary experience so unique is the movement of food from the farm to the kitchen, which has entirely rejuvenated the food scene in the West Coast.
Canada is a land filled with exploration, so there’s no better way to experience all it has to offer than on foot. Ramblers Walking Holidays’ experienced tour leaders will guide you through the spine of North America in small and friendly walking groups, to help you create intimate memories that will last a lifetime.
Our thrilling Canadian Rockies holidays start in Vancouver Island, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully-located cities in the world; making this prize hiking location absolutely unmissable. Then, we move into the vast and staggeringly scenic Rocky Mountains - Canada’s great outdoor playground. As of 2020, this tour will also take walkers to Calgary, exploring the likes of Fort Calgary, the Glenbow Museum, Calgary Tower and other spectacular monuments, all of which make walking tours in Canada so special and insightful.
For a journey of world-class walking and scenery, embark on our Canadian Wilderness & Heli-Hike holiday, where you will soar above the skies in a helicopter, taking you on a remote rambling experience. This tour invites you on an exhilarating grade six hiking trail, where you will explore Canada’s secluded wildernesses after landing at the Lake of the Falls in Alberta.
Then, fill your lungs with fresh alpine air as you tour the peaks of Banff, Jasper and Yoho. If you’re lucky, spot one of the many creatures that call these mountains their home, from black bears and eagles to coyotes, marmots, moose and deer.
Canada’s finest National Parks, wildlife, trails and Rockies vistas. This holiday runs from Calgary to Vancouver or you can choose the holiday in reverse from Vancouver to Calgary.
Easy countryside walking with plenty of breaks, normally taking up the whole day.
Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing.
You are unlikely to walk more than 6 miles and the cumulative ascents and descents will be gradual and range from minimal to 300m.
Boasting rivers, forests, lakes and mountain ranges, this holiday offers exceptional scenery as well as an insight into the quirky town of Salem, famed for its witch trials.
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.