Walking Holidays reachable without flying

 

All the walking holidays in this section are provided by respected tour operators that we have carefully selected to work with. They are all fully bonded and are passionate about green travel.

We have worked with each operator to select the best trips that are reachable by train. It is by no means a complete selection, but we hope we have chosen a range of holidays to suit different budgets, tastes and geographical range. Each trip includes notes on how to reach the start point of each trip by train (as well as the return journey), and links to the relevant page in our flight-free journey planner to provide more detailed information about how to travel to the relevant stations and any tips on transfers you may have to take, e.g. within Paris. Of course, it is often quicker to fly but if you take the train, the journey becomes part of the holiday and can be a great adventure. Less Carbon, More Fun!

July 2020: In the coming weeks, we'll be adding many more walking holidays reachable without flying, so be sure to check back for more green holidays!

Walking Holiday in the Dordogne

A self-guided, hotel-to-hotel walking holiday through the picturesque villages of the Dordogne, central France, such as Beaulieu, Loubressac and La Vaysse, with your luggage transported for you - from hotel to hotel - freeing you up to explore the region without having to carry your bags.

Nearest train station to start of trip: Brive
Nearest train station to end of trip: Souillac

Price: £930 per person (not including train travel to France or transfers)

Walking Holiday in Las Alpujarras, Spain

A scenic, self-guided walking holiday rewards visitors with stunning views of the mainland's highest peaks - the Sierra Nevada - as well as the gorges of the Alpujarras. Walkers will love the tour’s variety of landscapes, including orange groves, valleys, mountains and cacti.

Nearest train station to start and end of trip: Granada

Price: £1,095 per person (not including train travel to/from Spain or transfers)

Walking Holiday in an Alpujarran Village, Spain

Bagfuls of scenic and varied walks along ancient paths through traditional villages from the central base of the Alpujarran village of Mairena, which flanks the southern slopes of the stunning Sierra Nevada. The beauty of this trip is the flexibility to do as much or as little walking as you wish.

Nearest train station to start and end of trip: Granada

Price: £680 per person, incl. car hire (but not train travel to Spain or transfers)

Walking holiday in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

A hotel-to-hotel walking holiday that takes in the breathtaking alpine vistas of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland region. Walk from valley to valley enjoying its magnificent mountains, unspoilt nature and glistening lakes. Three of the four hotels offer an indoor pool, so you can unwind at the end of the day.

Nearest train station to start of trip: Kandersteg

Nearest train station to end of trip: Gstaad

Price: £1,020 per person (not including train travel to Switzerland or transfers)

Mountain walking holiday in Mallorca, Balearic Islands

Prepare to be awestruck by the rugged mountain backdrop of the Tramuntana Sierra while enjoying the much-loved trails that connect the island’s pretty towns and villages of Fornalutx, Sóller, Deià and Valldemossa. Following old mule tracks, the trails traverse wooded valleys, and olive and citrus terraces.

Nearest train station to start and end of trip: Barcelona (then ferry to La Palma)

Price: £870 per person (not including train travel to Mallorca or transfers)

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Ancient tour of the Peloponnese, Greece

The Peloponnese is one of the best holiday destinations in Greece, with a fascinating heritage, from the ancient sites of Olympia and Epidavros to the medieval towns of Mystras and Monemvasia and spectacular scenery as you travel along the Gulf of Corinth. Witness the landscape change as you journey in the shadow of the Taÿgetos Mountains, cross the Laconian plains, the outer Mani before reaching the former Greek capital of Nafplion.

Nearest station to start/end of trip: Bari (Italy) then ferry to Patras, Peloponnese

Price: £1,145 per person (not including train/ferry travel to Greence or transfers)

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A walking holiday along the Costa Vicentina, Portugal

Discover the Costa Vicentina - Europe's largest coastal natural park - on Portugal’s beautiful south-western coast. Admire wild coastal landscapes, virgin beaches and stark cliff sides before settling down to enjoy simmering sunsets over the turquoise waters of the Atlantic. Revel in the characteristically slow pace of life on offer in the sleepy fishing villages or linger on the beaches in the hope of spotting egrets and turtles.

Nearest station to start/end of trip: Funcheira

Price: £835 per person (not including train travel to Portugal or transfers)

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Walking holiday at Norway’s Hardangerfjord fjord

Discover Hardangerfjord, the southernmost of the three great fjords, staying in five high-quality fjordside hotels. Take journeys by boat, bus and on foot to reach the point where the Hardangerfjord meets the Hardangervidda mountains. Flexible options means you can enjoy the itinerary with a minimum of walking - or instead, follow trails taking you both high above the fjords and down to the lower pastureland, offering a beautiful perspective of rural Norway.

Nearest station to start/end of trip: Voss (via Bergen)

Price: £1,295 per person (not including train travel to Norway or transfers)

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