Walking Holidays have become more popular over the last couple of years as many of us have rediscovered the beauty of our countryside and taken to the hills. If the thought of expanding your horizons appeals then I suggest you take a look at some of these fantastic Walking trips around Europe with TD Active Holidays. I was down in Cork recently on the RTE Today Show chatting with Maura and Daithi about the fabulous guided tours that will be going out this summer.
Experience the most iconic pilgrim route in the world with us on a guided walking holiday on the Camino de Santiago. Whether you just want a healthy challenge, to walk it for a personal journey, a new social experience or to simply get a flavour of the famous pilgrimage; you’ll uncover the best Camino pathways with us.
The Portuguese Coastal Way
Explore the less well-known side of the Camino de Santiago with us on this guided walking holiday along the Portuguese Coastal Way. This section of the Camino follows the Atlantic Coast from the elegant seaside town of Baiona, located in the northwest of Spain, towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Santiago de Compostela. We’ll discover the wild Atlantic beauty and sandy beaches of Galicia as we spend 3 days walking along the coastline before heading inland for a 3-day trek through woodlands and small villages, ending in the famous Santiago de Compostela.
This 7-night holiday is perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino: an invigorating walk, beautiful Spanish scenery and a chance to take part in this historic journey.
https://www.tdactiveholidays.com/holiday/camino-de-santiago-the-portuguese-coastal-way from €1249pp (Departures in May & Sept)
Footsteps of the Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday
Embark on a walking holiday with us to sunny Spain! This 7-night guided tour will allow us to get a taste of all the Camino de Santiago has to offer while enjoying the food, wine and culture along the famous route.
Our journey will begin in Bilbao and take us west to the historic Santiago de Compostela. This trip includes an exterior visit to the Guggenheim museum, a tour of a local winery, a stroll through the beautiful old town of León and a half day guided tour of Santiago de Compostela. As we walk through this stunning area of Spain, we’ll soak up the beauty of the verdant Galician countryside and be amazed by the magnificent views from the tiny mountain village of Cebreiro, 1300 metres above sea level.
We’ll complete our holiday by leaving a stone at the symbolic Cruz de Fierro (The Iron Cross) and like the pilgrims before us, leave all our burdens behind. This trip is ideal for moderately experienced walkers, with an average walking distance around 10km per day on mostly flat, gravel terrain.
Fly into Bilbao & out of Santiago
7 nights 3 star and 4 star accommodation along the Northern Way of the Camino de Santiago Mix of BB & HB
https://www.tdactiveholidays.com/holiday/footsteps-of-the-camino-de-santiago-walking-holiday from €1459pp (Departures in May, Sept & Oct)
Austrian Walking Holiday
Travel with us to Austria for a fantastic hiking tour through lush valleys, snow-capped mountains, and quaint medieval towns. We’ll enjoy 7 nights in the ski resort town of Kitzbühel, the perfect base from which to enjoy this walker’s paradise.
Throughout our 5 days of guided walking, we’ll take in wide alpine pastures, rolling grass hills, glacial lakes and impressive waterfalls.
Highlights of our walks will include the towering Kitzbüheler Horn, the famous Streif downhill ski slope, the gentle hills of the Bichlachs, the crystal clear Schwarzsee Lake, and the stunning Krimml Waterfalls.
We’ll also enjoy a day of free time for further independent exploration or to relax in the beautiful mountain air. With all this to see, this holiday to the Tyrolean Alps in Austria is sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
This trip will include a choice of moderate or challenging routes on each walking day and is ideal for moderately experienced or experienced walkers. The average daily walking distance on moderate walks is between 6km – 10.2km and the average daily walking distance on challenging walks is between 14km – 18km.
7 nights 4 star accommodation in small Austrian town of Kitzbuhel in the heart of the Tyrol region. Half board basis (breakfast & dinner)
Packed lunches on 5 walking days, Flights in & out of Munich
https://www.tdactiveholidays.com/holiday/kitzbuhel-austrian-walking-holiday from €1499pp (Departures in Sept)
Andorra Walking Holiday
Discover one of Europe’s best kept secrets for outdoor enthusiasts on this guided walking holiday to Andorra. With 65 peaks that stand at over 2,000m high, Andorra is well known for its ski resorts. However, what many don’t know is that this tiny country is the perfect destination for mountain walking in the warmer months.
Based in the mountain village of La Massana, we’ll spend four days exploring the Andorran Pyrenees by foot with an expert, local guide. Our walks will include guided trips to highlights like Lake Moreno, Griu Summit and Comapedrosa Peak. We’ll also enjoy ample free time for further independent exploration in this walker’s paradise. So, lace up those walking boots and come join us on this 7-night walking holiday to explore the best of Andorra.
The daily walking distance on the moderate walks is between 7.6 km – 9 km with climbs of up to 700 meters. The daily distance on the challenging walks is between 12.5 km – 15 km with climbs of up to 1400 meters.
7 nights 4 star in the small town of La Massena in the valleys of the Pyrenees
Half board basis (Breakfast & dinner) Packed lunches on 4 walking days Flights in and out of Barcelona
https://www.tdactiveholidays.com/holiday/andorra-walking-holiday from €1199pp (Departures in May & Sept)
Slovenia Walking Trip
Join us as we trek through gorges, explore national parks, tackle mountain peaks and enjoy ample free time for independent exploration on this guided holiday. Situated in the heart of Eastern Europe against the backdrop of the Julian Alps, Slovenia is a country that offers unlimited opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
During this holiday, we’ll spend 4 nights staying just minutes’ walk from Lake Bohinj and 3 nights in the charming alpine town of Kranjska Gora. With the help of an expert guide, we’ll explore the highlights of the surrounding area on exhilarating walks. From taking in the spectacular Pericnik waterfall, one of the tallest and most iconic waterfalls in Slovenia, to hiking through the stunning Vintgar Gorge, there is plenty to see and discover in this stunning landscape. If you’re ready to uncover one of Europe’s hidden gems by foot then look no further than our Slovenia Walking Holiday.
This trip will include a choice of moderate or challenging routes on each walking day and is ideal for moderately experienced or experienced walkers. The average daily walking distance on moderate walks is 10km and the average daily walking distance on challenging walks is between 10km – 17km.
4 nights beside the shores of the stunning Lake Bohinj & 3 nights in foothills of the Julian Alps in Kranjska Jora
Half board basis Packed lunches on walking days, Flights in and out of Venice
https://www.tdactiveholidays.com/holiday/slovenia-walking-holiday from €1499pp ( Departures in May, Aug & Sept)