Walking Holidays in Europe

What an opportunity to embark on and get an in-depth exploration of your favorite regions! Walking holidays in Europe propose local-like adventures that are unlike any other experience. From group excursions that fit families and like-minded friends, self-guided trails for your inner nomad, or the best routes for solo travelers, Europe offers diverse landscapes and rich cultures waiting to be explored on foot. Read on as we uncover the charm of walking holidays in the UK, France, and beyond, and find the perfect path for your next adventure with P&O Ferries.


Group Walking Holidays

Group walking holidays in Europe are perfect for those who enjoy camaraderie and shared experiences, whether you're going on an excursion with family or friends or you're looking forward to forming new connections. The best places for these adventures include the scenic trails of the Alps in Switzerland and Austria, the picturesque pathways of Tuscany in Italy, and the historic routes in the UK.


Self-Guided Walking Holidays

Seeking the freedom of exploration? You can reveal rural charm and pause to soak in the beauty of escapades in lesser-known areas that you can explore at your own pace with self-guided on-foot holidays. The Camino de Santiago in Spain is one of the best self-guided walking holidays in Europe that offers a well-marked path with plenty of guiding locals and amenities along the way. And to add that French charm to your venture, the Loire Valley and Provence in France provide stunning landscapes and charming villages to explore; perfect locations for easy walking holidays in France!


Best Walking Holiday Routes in Europe

Europe boasts some of the best walking holiday routes for all types of adventurers. Take for example, the West Highland Way in Scotland, it's very popular for its breathtaking scenery and diverse terrain; a definite must-visit. Let's not forget that Italy has some of the best walking routes in Europe; the Cinque Terre in Italy offers stunning coastal views and charming villages, what a sight to explore! As for seasoned hikers looking forward to a workout-infused excavation, the GR20 in Corsica is the one for you; renowned for its challenging paths and rewarding vistas, it will make your heart race in every way. There are also 2-day walking holidays up to 5-day walking holidays, all in all, Europe has the perfect route for you.


How to Get to Europe

P&O Ferries makes it easy, convenient and luxurious to travel and spend your best walking holidays in Europe. Take our route from Dover to Calais to start your (à pied) adventure in France, or take the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam for easy access to Holland and beyond. Enjoy a relaxed and scenic journey across the channel, bringing your car and all your walking gear without hassle, and find out how your journey can start the moment you step onboard. For more information, check out our routes and book your ferry today.

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