Maximum flexibility – minimal fuss. On an Explore self-guided walking holiday you are the leader, discovering Europe’s stunning landscapes on your own two feet. Take to the trails and see the sights at a slower pace with one of our walking trips.
Following the lesser-visited west coast of Portugal, the Rota Vincentina is a 400km network of coastal trails that wind through wildflower meadows, deserted beaches and cork forests. Enjoy blissfully quiet roads and trails and stay in turismo rurals for a true flavour of Portugal.
Greece’s largest island is a joy to explore on foot, and the south-west coast provides a quiet, unspoilt setting for a self-guided walking holiday. Navigate the beautiful coastline, the deep Samaria Gorge and the pretty villages of mountain-ringed Omalos and car-free Loutro.
The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most beautiful regions; unsurprisingly it’s very popular with tourists. Escape the crowds and take in the breathtakingly beautiful coastal views on a self-guided walking holiday that will take you through the lesser-visited countryside without missing any of the sights.
Gran Canaria’s volcanic scenery is an eye-catching backdrop to the island’s camino reales. See a different side to the island by crossing the interior, walking through deep canyons and up to Gran Canaria’s highest peak, passing Stone Age dwellings and rock formations along the way.
Lemon groves, fishing villages, spa towns and olive farms: the coastal regions of Puglia are fragrant and beautiful. An antidote to Italy’s bustling northern regions, Puglia’s sleepy way of life is best explored by the network of ancient stone-walled country lanes called tratturi.