What's your style of walking?

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. 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. From stretching your legs on a relaxing sightseeing tour to stretching yourself on a challenging high altitude trek, if you choose wisely, you'll walk happily. Click here for information about our cruise and walk grades.


With high peaks and multiple ascents, these are strenuous but super-exciting holidays. You are experienced and will enjoy occasional scrambling and exposure, with daily walks of normally
10-15 miles, including ascents of 2500 and 4500ft (800-1400m).

Terrain hard

up to 7 hours walking per day with occasional scrambling.

Terrain moderate to hard

walking times of between 6-7 hours
a day.


If you already enjoy mountain, moorland or hill walking, these holidays let you pick up the pace by climbing higher peaks and walking more challenging tracks. Your reward is a really exhilarating walking programme.

Terrain moderate to hard

for normally 8-12 miles daily, with ascents of 1500 and 3000ft (500-1000m). Walking times of around 6 hours a day and may include walks spanning both grades.


Slightly more strenuous walking on easier to moderate slopes, tracks and paths, plus hills and easy mountains, which may be rough underfoot at times. These grades may have a sightseeing element.

Terrain moderate

can reach 2500ft (750m) at certain mountain centres, daily walking rarely exceeds 6 hours.

Terrain moderate

walks from 6-10 miles, average less than 5 hours a day, inclines between 800ft and 2000ft (250-600m).


Our easier walking grades, where holidays are at a gentler pace, with only an average fitness required. You’ll enjoy days out on gentle slopes, distinct coastal and valley tracks
and paths.

Terrain easy

walks from 5-8 miles, average 3 hours walking a day with some sightseeing and inclines generally under 1000ft (300m).


walking holidays (plus Cruise & Walk holidays) with a sightseeing focus.

2x Walks, 2x Leaders, 2x Grades

On some of our holidays we offer two walks each day with an easier and harder option. This flexibility is ideal if you have a partner with a different walking ability to you.

Logo Winter Spirit

We have winter holidays to suit every level from winter walking, snowshoeing, downhill or cross-country skiing to simpy soaking up the festive atmosphere of the Christmas markets.

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Logo Mixed Grades

Our mixed grade holidays span the full range of the combined grade. Easier walks will generally be in the earlier part of the holiday so you can build up to the harder walks.

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Over 75 or Under 16?

If you are over 75 we recommend you have a medical examination before booking. Generally our holidays are not suitable for under 16s, although there are exceptions, please call for advice.