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Grown used to the British countryside views? Here’s some of the best European hiking trips you can go on…
One of the more unique ways to experience a country in all its natural wonders is on a guided walking holiday. As an experienced walker, or a more moderate paced hiker, Travel Department provide a range of exciting itineraries; here are some of our suggestions for some of the best walking holidays in Europe.
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There is 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 on an Irish walking holiday. 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 one of TD’s fully guided walking trips to Spain, you can take a range of routes that allow you 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.
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. You’ll be based in the mountain village of La Massana, where we’ll see the top highlights of Andorra. You’ll get to 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 a Hungary Walking Holiday.
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Explore the Romanian countryside on a guided walking holiday to Transylvania. Along with invigorating treks in the Bucegi Mountains and Carpathian Mountain range, you’ll visit Transylvania’s most iconic landmark, Bran Castle. Also 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 their Slovenia Walking Holiday, you’ll trek through gorges, explore national parks, tackle mountain peaks and discover Lake Bohinj.
So how does it all work?
You might be wondering about the logistics of a walking holiday? TD’s active walking holidays are split to accommodate different walking levels. The levels are judged by the average distance, terrain, and incline covered in each holiday. Sometimes, an orientation meeting is held before your first walk, to give the group a chance to meet the local guides and decide which level suites them.
There is a great sense of camaraderie during TD active’s walking holidays
There is a great sense of camaraderie during TD active’s walking holidays, making them suitable for everyone – solo travellers, groups of friends, couples and even family members. TD active Holidays work with a fantastic team of local expert walking guides. All members are well looked after, so you return from your holidays with some fun new memories.
To keep things operating effectively, the walking guides give regular briefings to inform you about what is happening in the next few days. So you’re always aware 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 holiday.
TD active’s 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!
About Travel Department:
Silver Magazine chooses its partners very carefully, and Travel Department is no exception. With nearly 30 years’ experience perfecting tours to around 140 destinations worldwide, Travel Department’s escorted holidays typically include flights, accommodation, transfers, and guided tours. They carefully plan your trip, so you experience the best holiday highlights accompanied by a friendly local guide.
They offer a wide range of guided group holidays from city breaks or solo travel to active and adventure holidays (including walking, yoga and photography holidays) with their sister brand, TD active Holidays.
With multiple departure airports across the UK, you can fly from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland. In Northern Ireland they fly from Belfast (plus Dublin and Cork) and for passengers from the South they depart from Bristol and a range of London airports.
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Travel Department’s escorted holidays typically include flights, accommodation, transfers, and guided tours. They carefully plan your trip, so you experience the best holiday highlights accompanied by a friendly local guide. With Travel Department you see more!
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