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Self-guided walking holidays in an unspoilt Europe

 

“Real” Europe.  What does it mean?  Self-guided walking holidays are the best way to discover the still-vibrant rural soul which infuses so many lesser-known areas of Europe, and to discover the beauty that arises from the harmony of man, history, culture and landscape. Our mission is to give you the freedom of discovery.

Our self-guided hiking tours cover most of southern and central Europe, including Italy, with its wealth of landscape, food and wine and culture.  Our walking vacations in Spain explore the north of the peninsula in great depth, while our self-guided France holidays concentrate on the sub-alpine south-east, including Provence.

The rest of Europe is by no means forgotten though – with three tours in England, three in Greece and two in Croatia as well as many other countries.  Check out all the options by using the drop down list above.

You will normally stay in small, family run accommodation and will fortify the inner man as the locals do – with home grown foods and the best local wines. And we carry your luggage, so that you can concentrate on the serious job of enjoying your holiday. Each of our routes is designed by a local, and has a goal – somewhere great to arrive at – and we have routes for all walking abilities and tastes. We love to talk to you too, so contact our office for the best and most personal service you will get from any walking holiday company.

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A quick guide to walk grading

A quick guide to walk grading

Tuesday 28th August | Posted by Simon Scutt

Here at On Foot Holidays we aim to make the best of unspoilt Europe accessible to walkers of all abilities, and we grade our self-guided holidays so you can make the best choice to suit you. You may want a really physical challenge, or a more gentle holiday with ...

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A rural idyll in Northern Portugal

A rural idyll in Northern Portugal

Tuesday 28th August | Posted by Simon Scutt

For a truly remote escape in a timeless landscape, the golden hills and lush green valleys of Northern Portugal are hard to beat. This part of the country is well off the beaten track - the people you'll meet on our self-guided walking holiday are far more likely ...

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Discover Slovenia with On Foot Holidays

Discover Slovenia with On Foot Holidays

Tuesday 7th August | Posted by Simon Scutt

Green Europe at its most beguiling - the “Kras”, or Karst, in the west of this tiny country, is an area of woodlands, meadows and unspoilt villages with an ever-present backdrop of mountains. With On Foot Holidays' self-guided walking holiday, you'll also discover ...

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On Foot Holidays - Umbria

By Gasman on 14 October 2018

Excellent walking holiday

This was a walking tour of Unbria and we had an excellent time which was aided by the very good accommodation and organisation

This was a walking tour of Unbria and we had an excellent time which was aided by the very good accommodation and organisation

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Very well organised tour with excellent communication throughout. The printed information, itinerary and maps were of the highest order and made things very easy. Highly recommend.


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On Foot Holidays - Slovenia

By Almberger on 11 October 2018

Wonderful walk in Slovenian Karst region

Me and my wife, both 70+, have enjoyed the OnFootHolidays walks for quite a few years already. This year's walk in Slovenia was not one of the more c...

Me and my wife, both 70+, have enjoyed the OnFootHolidays walks for quite a few years already. This year's walk in Slovenia was not one of the more challenging, but gave us much to remember - beatiful countryside, wonderful people, excellent food and wine.

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We think that the concept that OnFoot offers, walking with daypacks only etc, is superior and suites us very fine. They have plenty of alternatives for walks in many countries in Europe. The support they include for our walks is superior, so logistics have been flawless. Also they have always been so helpful and friendly. In short it is both fun and practical to use OnFoot. They have never disappointed us!


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By Tynedalebear on 11 October 2018

A perfect delight

We walked through the hill; towns of Tuscany with On Foot. We had a well balanced mix of terrain and towns, and a delightful range of accommodation.

We walked through the hill; towns of Tuscany with On Foot. We had a well balanced mix of terrain and towns, and a delightful range of accommodation.

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The support and openness of the tour company was outstanding. The helped us not only "within" the holiday but also in getting to and from it


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On Foot - Lighthouse Way

By Papa on 3 October 2018

Unique walk along the Galician Coast of Death - the Lighthouse Way.

Six of us had an excellent walking holiday in September, organised by On Foot Holidays. We spent 7 nights on a linear walk along the Lighthouse Way in...

Six of us had an excellent walking holiday in September, organised by On Foot Holidays. We spent 7 nights on a linear walk along the Lighthouse Way in Galicia, Northern Spain. It was a unique walk through magnificent coastal scenery. Some of the walking was quite challenging, but it was always very exhilarating to walk along the cliffs and across wonderful sandy beaches. The little towns/villages where we overnighted all had their own character.

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On Foot Holidays' organisation was impeccable. They provided very comprehensive Walkers’ Packs, detailed instructions and good maps, as well as helpful hints about which beaches were safe. The accommodation was excellent and we had the daily support through On Foot Holidays of a Spanish contact who knew the walk and gave us daily weather reports and other useful information - a service we have never before encountered with a walking tour provider.


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On Foot Holidays - Lake Maggiore

By OJS LDN on 3 October 2018

Magic walking around the Italian Lakes

Short walking holiday a deux. Easy logistics, amazing hotel and food, stunning scenery. Robust but doable walking.

Short walking holiday a deux. Easy logistics, amazing hotel and food, stunning scenery. Robust but doable walking.

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Flexible as our needs changed, great recommendations on food, directions and guides totally on point. All we had to do was walk, chat and decompress.


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By MrWalker on 2 October 2018

Tuscany hilltop towns

Challenging but rewarding walk from Buonconvento to Montepulciano via trails and cross country..

Challenging but rewarding walk from Buonconvento to Montepulciano via trails and cross country..

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On Foot Holidays is outstanding in every aspect....firstclass customer service with extremely prompt replies to any and every question. Very good walking notes and maps and interesting supplementary material outlining the history and dining opportunities in the area. 10/10.


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By Sprouty on 1 October 2018

Varied walk with Fantastic views. Great sense of achievement when we got to the coast at the end.

Two days walking through vineyards, followed by four days crossing the Apennines with a spectacular descent to the Ligurian coast on the last day. Exc...

Two days walking through vineyards, followed by four days crossing the Apennines with a spectacular descent to the Ligurian coast on the last day. Excellent food in small local hotels each night. Luxurious spa hotel at the end to recover in.

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Self guided walk with on foot holidays. Excellent walk notes and GPS tracks. Local contact in case of any problems. Helpful options to shorten some of the longer days by taking a taxi. Fantastic and varied food along the way.


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On Foot Holidays - Bohemia

By JohnK on 28 September 2018

Marvellous walking in Bohemian Paradise

Walking through the Bohemian Paradise in Czech Republic was a great experience. Organised by On Foot Holidays, everything was perfect; excellent route...

Walking through the Bohemian Paradise in Czech Republic was a great experience. Organised by On Foot Holidays, everything was perfect; excellent routes and guidance notes; helpful and supportive staff; lovely locations and fantastic scenery; a good mixture of challenging and comfortable walking; comfortable and pleasantly varied accommodation; helpful and friendly locals; good food and beer. What more could you want?! Thank you to On Foot Holidays

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A great support team; really good choice of walks with excellent guidance notes and information. Really good value for money. And a great website.


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On Foot Holidays - The Rhine

By Happy walkers on 27 September 2018

Marvelous walking through the Rhine Gorge.

We're sitting in the Hotel Brenner in Koblenz, after our splendid 7-day walk. We are VERY happy customers. Thank you for your attention to every det...

We're sitting in the Hotel Brenner in Koblenz, after our splendid 7-day walk. We are VERY happy customers. Thank you for your attention to every detail in designing our hike. Quite pleased with your choice of lodgings, many tips and recommendations and superb customer service. Most of all, though, your very specific word choices--when specific words mean the difference between getting lost and staying on track--were just great. We never got lost! We are seniors (70 and 62), maybe a little more fit than average, and found the routes just challenging enough (while taking shortcuts sometimes to explore castles or towns).

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Couldn’t be better.


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On Foot Holidays - Slovenia

By Matt G on 27 September 2018

Organised bliss

A three day walk from Ljubljana, Slovenia, across a limestone plateau to the city of Trieste. Two nights excellent accommodation en route. This was my...

A three day walk from Ljubljana, Slovenia, across a limestone plateau to the city of Trieste. Two nights excellent accommodation en route. This was my first experience of a walking holiday provided by an operator and I was travelling alone, so it was important to me to feel well prepared and supported at all stages. On Foot delivered in spades. The itinerary was manageable but sufficiently challenging and navigation was straightforward using the provided notes and GPS tracks.

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Communication was excellent at all times. The advertised description was accurate and a good match for my needs, except that I wanted some flexibility around accommodation in the start and destination cities. On Foot were very supportive in helping me meet this objective, even though I was not using their partner hotels. I would not hesitate to recommend On Foot Holidays and was particularly impressed by the positive way that the local contacts spoke of their long-term relationship with the company.


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On Foot Holidays - Priorat

By Iain&Stella on 23 September 2018

A challenging experience and a lot of friendly faces

We walked the Priorat 7-day "Monastery & Vineyard" route. Some challenging steep climbs and (and drops!) in stunning scenery. A very friendly welcome...

We walked the Priorat 7-day "Monastery & Vineyard" route. Some challenging steep climbs and (and drops!) in stunning scenery. A very friendly welcome at every accommodation. Still very warm in mid September.

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Very informative and helpful


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On Foot - Lighthouse Way

By GR65 on 21 September 2018

beautiful walk along the coast of north west Spain .

A well thought walk following the coastline with stunning views . A mix of easy and quite demanding walking with some steep climbs and descents some d...

A well thought walk following the coastline with stunning views . A mix of easy and quite demanding walking with some steep climbs and descents some days. Comfortable accommodation in small, welcoming hotels and albergues . Great local seafood and wine .

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Excellent communication from start to finish . Detailed notes and maps for each day's walking with a very helpful local host to advise on matters such as possible taxi transfers, best local restaurants etc .


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On Foot - Lighthouse Way

By RBD on 20 September 2018

First class walking holiday in spectacular Galacia

Fantastic holiday - an escape to the wonderful rugged coastline of Galicia. A beautiful walk over six days with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and mi...

Fantastic holiday - an escape to the wonderful rugged coastline of Galicia. A beautiful walk over six days with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and miles of deserted trail and beaches to explore. Faultless arrangements and daily support. Great accommodation and a chance to meet some of the friendliest Spanish locals along the way. Local food (fish/shellfish) and wine was memorable for all the best reasons.

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Expertise and friendly advice from day one. Arrangements, details and information was fool-proof. Local support was also first class. The "personal touch" shone through in every way.


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On Foot Holidays - Alpes Mmes

By JOGLEWALK on 19 September 2018

A wonderful walking holiday in the Alpes Maritimes

This was a six day self-guided walking trip along scenic mountain paths, passing through picturesque medieval villages and finishing on the Mediterran...

This was a six day self-guided walking trip along scenic mountain paths, passing through picturesque medieval villages and finishing on the Mediterranean coast. We stayed mostly in comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation, with dinner and packed lunches usually provided by very welcoming hosts.

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This was our third walking trip with On Foot Holidays. They provided detailed and informative maps and route notes, booked all of the hand-picked accommodation and arranged the transfer of luggage each day. They went out of their way to ensure that the holiday was perfect. Most importantly, the route planning information was of a very high standard, so that our safety was assured at all times during the walk.


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On Foot - Lighthouse Way

By Karen on 19 September 2018

Magnificent and original hiking

This was our third On Foot Holiday and it was the best yet. Everything was outstanding: the quality of the walking, the accommodation and the fantasti...

This was our third On Foot Holiday and it was the best yet. Everything was outstanding: the quality of the walking, the accommodation and the fantastic support from the kind and charming local taxi drivers and the wonderful Aznar, the local guide designer. We travelled as a family of three so On Foot was able to arrange single rooms for our daughter too. We were impressed by the spectacular scenery, so wild and undiscovered! This is a tremendous part of Spain for eating too and each accommodation stop provided delicious meals. Bravo On Foot!

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On Foot are like old friends - so warm and informative at the booking stage and absolutely meticulous in all aspects of the planning process. They obviously choose all their partners in the field very carefully, so all the drivers, guides and hotel hosts are kindred On Foot spirits - equally warm and friendly with very high standards.


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On Foot - Lighthouse Way

By Jane on foot on 18 September 2018

Exceeded all our expectations

We had a week on the Galician coast walking the Lighthouse way. It was one of the loveliest walking routes I've done, with stunning scenery and some t...

We had a week on the Galician coast walking the Lighthouse way. It was one of the loveliest walking routes I've done, with stunning scenery and some truly exceptional accommodation.

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From the pre-holiday planning and paperwork to final follow-up on our feedback, On Foot Holidays consistently went the extra mile. We literally couldn't fault them and will certainly want to travel with them again.


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On Foot Holidays - The Rhine

By mr P N 18 on 11 September 2018

A challenging walk

I enjoyed my walk not too hot I got lost a bit but usually found my way in the end. I liked the very individual and cozy German hotels.

I enjoyed my walk not too hot I got lost a bit but usually found my way in the end. I liked the very individual and cozy German hotels.

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On Foot were very organised and responsive to emails. Their walkers pack seemed to think of everything and all arrangements with hotels worked fine


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On Foot Holidays - Priorat

By Aussie Al on 10 September 2018

Great walking in spectacular scenery

A self-guided walking holiday in the Priorat region of Spain. We undertook the five day route which was perfectly designed and characterised by great...

A self-guided walking holiday in the Priorat region of Spain. We undertook the five day route which was perfectly designed and characterised by great variety - monasteries, vineyards, cliff edges quaint villages and cosy and unique accommodation. Very picturesque and most days we were the only ones on the trail (we walked in July so potentially it was a case of mad dogs and Englishmen ....). Highlights were the spectacular scenery and a chance to really get off the beaten track, just an hour and a half from Barcelona. And lovely hosts.

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On Foot holidays provided great support - the map notes were terrific (including all the travel and accommodation notes) and made us completely self-sufficient, however there was also an on-the-ground rep who contacted us and was available in emergency. We are based in Australia but this caused no difficulties in booking or managing the holiday arrangements.


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On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire

By An Englishman in Croatia on 3 September 2018

On Foot Holidays: Yorkshire Dales walk

A thoroughly enjoyable walking holiday through the Yorkshire Dales with excellent accommodation throughout.

A thoroughly enjoyable walking holiday through the Yorkshire Dales with excellent accommodation throughout.

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We have now used On Foot Holidays for four holidays, and are planning a fifth. Each time they have been very professional, highly organised and a pleasure to work with.


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On Foot - Lighthouse Way

By Woody on 28 July 2018

Peaceful walk along spectacular coast with great hospitality

This was a self guided walking holiday along the Lighthouse Way in Galicia. We could not fault the arrangements right from booking to the end of the h...

This was a self guided walking holiday along the Lighthouse Way in Galicia. We could not fault the arrangements right from booking to the end of the holiday.The walk was through beautiful countryside, mainly along the Coast, with carpets of wild flowers all the way.We walked across deserted beaches with white sand and enjoyed several bathes. The weather was mainly sunny and warm with very few people around. We stayed in characterful accommodation with delightful hosts and warm hospitality.We ate first rate fish and sea food washed down by local white wine wherever we went at very reasonable prices.

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As with other holidays with On Foot the arrangements were faultless. Everything worked well and we had all the information and maps we needed.

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