ABOUT OUR TRIPS
Walking Holidays in Europe and beyond.
Experience the world’s finest European and World-wide walking holidays through regions steeped in history and culture, awash with nature and rich in gastronomy. Walking trips offer a perspective of travel different to that by other modes of transport.
Getting close to unique flora and fauna; reliving history along centuries-old pathways through European villages unchanged by time; smelling the heavily laden scents of summer or the bush after it rains; listening to the echoes of birdsong, the pounding of the ocean or the silence of the mountains; are the special experiences that take you to the very heart of a region.
A Walker’s World have compiled a selection of independent (self-guided) and guided walking holidays in Europe, South & Central America, India and Africa that represent the best value for money for the standard offered.
Many of these walks are chosen from personal experience of the A Walker’s World team. This ensures accurate grading, quality of service plus interesting routes.
Popular walking routes that have been offered during A Walker’s Worlds' 18 years of operation feature areas we believe to be high in natural beauty and offer cultural and historical interest. Our full European and World-wide selection is too numerous to feature, so please enquire if your chosen region is not shown on this website.
Accommodation is in typical hotels, often family-run, spaced a day’s walk apart. For this reason, hotels can be of varying standards, between 2-4 stars. The pace is your own. Luggage is moved on to the next stop while you walk.
On these trips you are literally travelling in the world’s backyard, where local people go about their daily routines as they have done for centuries. The people are culturally different so do not expect things to be as they are at home.
Go with an open mind and a spirit of discovery, so your experience will be a rewarding one.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
"We were very impressed and grateful for the level of help in planning our European trip" – Dave & Julie Lampitt, Auckland, NZ
The Way Of St James, Northern Spain – "The walk was brilliant. The notes were informative and easy to follow and we stayed in beautiful places. The hospitality and friendliness of the hosts was outstanding People knew you were on the pilgrim trail and we had some interesting conversations along the way - not understanding much but lots of hand waving and nodding ! We had beautiful food - simply cooked and very fresh - always with lovely red wine. We were superbly looked after all the way - people went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. I'm a fan of these types of holidays where you can really get a sense of the way people live and the history of the place. I'm looking forward to the next brochure !
Many thanks Therese for all your work."
– Sally Markham, NZ
"Ladies, just a quick note to say thank you so much for my most wonderful prize trip to the Cinque Terre. My partner and I had the most amazing trip, and the five days walking on the Ligurian coast really was spectacular. We were pleasantly surprised that on some of the walks we hardly saw anyone else at all! Our accommodation was gorgeous all the way along and the walking notes really easy to follow. All the arrangements were seemless and it just confirmed our life long love of
– Phillippa Rennie, NZ
This year's brochures are out now, with some exciting new tours added.
NEW FOR 2013:
We have THREE exciting new trips in the Loire Valley of France which explore the beautiful castles, manor houses and dreamy residences with their superb formal gardens. The Loire Valley is the quintessence of romantic France.
Another new French trip we are excited about is the Hidden Villages of the French Riviera, featuring the timeless and forgotten villages nestled in lush valleys and resting atop rocky crags, far from the glitz and glamour of the Riviera.
Our South America trips are now split into four modules, which can be combined to give an extensive exploration of South America over 47 days. These tours have been designed with the Kiwi Traveller in mind, and offer a combination of walking, history, local culture with a sprinkling of adventure. Enjoy Peru Adventure – Footsteps of the Incas; Galapagos Islands; Amazon Basin and Patagonia Highlights. Also offered are Discover Chile; and Argentina Walking and Wine.
Our European guided walking holidays are made up of small compatible groups that number no more than 16, made up of different nationalities. Trips are graded indicating the degree of difficulty to allow you to choose a walk within your capabilities. To a certain degree you can take advantage of the backup vehicle to walk as little or as much as you like.
In the evenings you stay at characteristic, comfortable accommodation, usually two and three-star standard. You can share simple regional cuisine with like-minded people – your tour party!
TALK TO AN EXPERT – Our staff are specialists in these types of European walking holidays. They are experienced travel consultants who can advise you on how to get to and from these walks; provide further sightseeing suggestions; rail passes; rental cars; insurance and any other aspect that will enhance your holiday.
SERVICE & RELIABILITY – We want you to come back from your walking holiday and book another one with us – plus refer us to your friends.
Features of this programme are:
• Pre-booked accommodation in rooms with private facilities, mostly on a bed and breakfast basis with dinners on some walks
• Local contact; luggage transfers; detailed walking notes and route maps
Premium Cycling Holidays
To complement your walking holiday in Europe, a cycling holiday is ideal. Cycling ‘covers the ground’ yet still takes you to the very heart of a region in much the same way as a walking holiday.
CYCLING EUROPE offers guided and independent trips between Europe’s great capitals, exploring the quaint countryside, along coastlines and canals, through villages and a timeless landscape on cycle paths and little-used roads.
Our selection includes France, Austria, Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Baltics, Ireland & Vietnam.
Visit our website www.cycling-europe.com or call us on 0064 9 4867473/1 for a free brochure.