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Walking & Cycling Trips in Europe

Our expertise in active holidays extend well beyond the borders of the UK. Browse our wide range of European destinations below to find your next walking, cycling or boat based trip on the continent.

Looking down into the Gosau valley, Austria

Like most European countries, Austria looks back on a very eventful history. Yet there are some elements of the Austrian character that haven’t changed much over the...

Discover the beautiful medieval architecture of Ghent

Belgium is a small and humble country that is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbours, but this is a spectacular destination that should be on your radar....

Bulgaria offers fantastic hiking trails for walkers

With rich history, culture and nature rolled into a compact area, Bulgaria is a surprising destination that should be on your radar. Blessed with forest-clad...

Children cycling into the town of Jelsa on the island of Hvar

Croatia has long been considered a jewel of the Mediterranean, consistently ranking as one of Europe’s top destinations—and it’s not hard to see why. From the...

The viewpoint near Mouti tis Sotiras, Akamas

Seemingly isolated in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has been at the cockpit of western history for thousands of years, notably during the medieval crusades, when...

Become immersed in the Czech Republic on a bike tour

Endowed with picturesque countryside, medieval villages, ancient castles and cathedrals; brimming with history and home to one of the world’s most beautiful cities,...

Soaking up the views of Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.

Denmark is well known for its cutting edge design, stylish locals and gorgeous capital city, but perhaps lesser-known to foreigners is Denmark’s natural beauty. With...

Summer cottage in the Turku archipelago

Visiting Finland is like stepping into a refreshing shower on a hot day! Even in the capital, Helsinki, the air is clean and the countryside has a cool yet seductive...

Find poppies on a summer walk around Gordes

It is sometimes claimed that no other country encompasses such a variety of landscape, culture and history in so small an area as France. Our broad programme of...

The fairytale view of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria

Germany’s landscapes and towns are as diverse as anywhere else in Europe, making it an ideal location for walking holidays. Its northern lowlands stretch from the...

Samaria Gorge, Crete

Ancient Greece was the origin of democracy, history and theatre. Successive civilisations – Mycenaean, Classical, Byzantine – have left a language and a culture...

Resting by the Danube with the Esztergom Basilica in the distance

With its scenic countryside, medieval villages, ancient castles and cultured cities brimming with historic architecture, Hungary should be high on your European wish...

On the Laugavegur trek in amazing Iceland

From the vibrant capital of Reykjavik, to the lonely beaches and storybook villages of the coast and the spectacular uninhabited wilderness of the interior, Iceland...

Hikers walking down to Coumeenoole Bay, Dingle

An island in the Atlantic Ocean 80km to the west of Britain across the Irish Sea, Ireland stretches 500km from its northern to southern tips. Full of fascinating...

Heading towards the Auronzo Hut in the Dolomites

Discover the ‘Dolce Vita’ lifestyle on one of our walking or cycling holidays in Italy. Our wide range of affordable, active holidays in Italy feature the perfect...

The MS Gandalf sailing the waterways past scenic landscapes

With its scenic countryside, relaxed villages and handsome cities, Holland offers travelers a fabulous contrast between traditional and modern, rustic and stylish....

Walkers at Sinjarheim

Norway for the duration of the walking season, is the 'Land of the Midnight Sun' with very long summer days. You will probably not even notice the night as such,...

Vineyards above the Douro Valley

Portugal's varied landscapes provide unrivalled opportunities for memorable walking tours and holidays. The lush landscape of Portugal's north is rich agricultural...

Bran Castle, home of the legendary Dracula

Romania is a fascinating gem of Eastern Europe, blessed with intriguing history, rich culture and stunning mountain landscapes dotted with wildflowers, traditional...

Cycling near the Slovak border, following the Danube River

Blessed with majestic landscapes, medieval castles, storybook villages and one of the world’s most beautiful rivers, Slovakia is an exciting and accessible gem of...

Discover the delightful alpine valleys

With its fairytale castles, medieval villages and beautiful, cultured cities, Slovenia is a country rich with culture, art and history. Add in its truly spectacular...

Ainsa Fortifications, Alto Aragon region in Spain

Traditions of a bygone era are still alive and well in the rustic villages found throughout Spain. Many of our authentic travel experiences are found well away from...

Small islet near Stockholm

Sweden is well known for its cutting edge design, stylish locals and gorgeous capital city, but the country’s true wealth is in its remarkable natural beauty. This...

Looking towards the Wildstrubel Massif

Switzerland is a land of incredible beauty and contrast. From fairytale villages and vibrant cities to truly spectacular alpine landscapes, this small country has it...

Cape Gelidonia lighthouse and the 'Five Islands' on Turkey's Lycian Way

Bordering Asia and Europe, Turkey is a natural bridge between the two worlds of the West and the Orient. Turkey boasts amazing diversity in its geography, geology...

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