Take a Hike - Best Walking Holidays In Europe
TD active Holidays | 18 January 2021
There is no better way to experience a country in all its natural wonders than on a guided walking holiday. Whether you are an experienced walker or prefer to take things at a more moderate pace we offer a range of exciting itineraries; here are some of our suggestions for the best hiking destinations in Europe.
Looking to experience an Irish walking holiday? There’s no need to travel the length of the world to enjoy an invigorating trek through the countryside. You can admire the breath-taking landscapes in Kerry, discover highlights like Killarney National Park, Knocknadobar Mountain and the Dingle Peninsula. Walk along the iconic backdrop of the Cliffs of Moher during our Burren Walking Holiday or explore Glenveagh National Park on our Donegal Walking Holiday.
On our fully guided walking trips to Spain, we offer a range of routes that allow us to explore some of the country’s most unforgettable trails. From a hiking trip through the Sierra Nevada mountains to a perfectly paced adventure walking the Camino de Santiago, the iconic ancient pilgrimage route for hundreds of years. With gorgeous weather, rich heritage and stunning scenery just waiting to be explored, it’s no wonder Spain is one of our most popular walking destinations.
Andorra may be well known for its ski resorts, but it is the perfect destination for mountain walking in the warmer months. Nestled between the French and Spanish border it has 65 peaks that stand at over 2,000m high. We’ll be based in the mountain village of La Massana, where we’ll see the top highlights of Andorra. We’ll discover the Andorran Pyrenees, Lake Moreno, Griu Summit and much more.
The Danube Bend, a region of peaks and river towns in Northern Hungary, is where the hills on both banks force the river to turn sharply and flow southward, creating arguably the most picturesque stretch of the Danube. You can explore this beautiful region by foot on one of our Hungary Walking Holidays.
Explore the Romanian countryside on our guided walking holiday to Transylvania. Along with invigorating treks in the Bucegi Mountains, Fagaras Mountains and, Carpathian Mountain range, we’ll visit Transylvania’s most iconic landmark, Bran Castle known as the home of Dracula and explore Romania’s capital Bucharest.
Slovenia is a country that offers unlimited opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Set against the backdrop of the Julian Alps on our Slovenia Walking Holiday, we’ll trek through gorges, explore national parks, tackle mountain peaks and discover Lake Bohinj.
Not sure what type of walking holiday will suit you? The majority of our walking holidays are split to accommodate different walking levels. The levels are judged by the average distance, terrain and incline covered in each holiday. Our groups are between 10 and 40 people. In some cases, the group will be divided into smaller walking groups depending on numbers. For some destinations, an orientation meeting may take place before the first walk, to give participants an opportunity to meet with the local guides and decide which level is best suited to their abilities. Most importantly, our priority is to bring you the best experience, safely. All our tours will operate to the highest safety standards.
There is a great sense of camaraderie during our walking holidays, making them suitable for everyone - solo travellers, groups of friends, couples and even family members have all travelled with us before. At TD active Holidays we are proud to say that we work with a fantastic team of local expert walking guides. Their main responsibility is to make sure that all members of the group are well looked after and return home having had a wonderful holiday, with some fantastic memories. Their goal is also to ensure that each walking day runs smoothly and that all the logistics are in place. In order to keep things operating effectively, our walking guides give regular briefings to inform you about what is happening in the next few days, to remind you of timings and what you need to bring for each walking day.
Some might think that embarking on a walking holiday seems a little too strenuous for a “holiday”. However, the sense of accomplishment and adventure you feel at the end of a walk in the Alps, upon reaching the peak of Mulchaen in the Sierra Nevada mountain range or trekking the Camino, is something you cannot get simply laying by the pool on a typical sun holiday! What better way is there to get to know a destination than exploring it by foot and getting the chance to interact with locals along the way?
On our walking holidays, local expert walking guides, incredible itineraries and accommodation are all included, so all you have to do is lace up your walking boots on arrival!
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