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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.

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There’s still time for a (flexible) summer escape with On Foot Holidays

There’s still time for a (flexible) summer escape with On Foot Holidays

Thursday 21st June | Posted by Simon Scutt

If you don't yet have anything planned, and are reasonably flexible with your dates, it's not too late to take advantage of the European summer with an On Foot self-guided walking holiday.  Get away from the crowds with one of our mountain or coastal walks, where ...

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Walks for wine lovers from On Foot Holidays

Walks for wine lovers from On Foot Holidays

Tuesday 27th February | Posted by Simon Scutt

Our self-guided walking holidays pass through truly rural country, and local food and wine are, of course, high on the agenda for our walkers. Here, wines are produced largely for the local market, so have an individuality missing from the grandes marques. For the ...

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A short video tour of Naxos and Amorgos

A short video tour of Naxos and Amorgos

Tuesday 20th February | Posted by Simon Scutt

Sarah explores the lovely Greek islands of Naxos and Amorgos on a self-guided hiking holiday. While walking the ancient paths of these pretty islands, she finds whitewashed villages, crystal clear seas, and lovely restaurants in quiet coves. (filmed by Richard ...

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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By Hannah on 20 June 2018

Challenging and rewarding trip to stunning Northern Portugal

My husband and I did a short hiking trip through Northern Portugal with On Foot Holidays. The preparation was very well done, and the landscape was un...

My husband and I did a short hiking trip through Northern Portugal with On Foot Holidays. The preparation was very well done, and the landscape was unmatched! We had a lovely time, and when we ran into travel hiccups On Foot's local contact was incredibly helpful.

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My husband and I did a short hiking trip through Northern Portugal with On Foot Holidays. The preparation was very well done, and the landscape was unmatched! We had a lovely time, and when we ran into travel hiccups On Foot's local contact was incredibly helpful.


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By HelenGW on 18 June 2018

Exhilarating walking holiday on top of the world in the Ligurian hills in Italy

A self guided walking holiday into unspoilt Northern Italy. This really is rural with few towns and villages along the route and each day spent blissf...

A self guided walking holiday into unspoilt Northern Italy. This really is rural with few towns and villages along the route and each day spent blissfully walking along high ridges with spectacular views. It ends at the sea in a delightful seaside town - carefully chosen as an unspoilt gem of a place where you can relax and swim. Wonderful food and drink all along the way.

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On Foot Holidays have proved themselves over and over again and I can always trust that the holiday they offer is up to their very high standards of preparation and attention to detail. They manage to take you right into the heart of local hospitality without sacrificing quality of accommodation, off the beaten track without getting lost, fabulous food without putting on a pound and away from it all without any worries. I can't wait to do the next one.


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On Foot Holidays - Lake Maggiore

By JS on 12 June 2018

Wonderful walk near Lake maggiore

We did the new On Foot walk from Lake Maggiore to Lake Orta in northern Italy. Walking 4 to 5 hours a day it was a combination of fairly easy climbs, ...

We did the new On Foot walk from Lake Maggiore to Lake Orta in northern Italy. Walking 4 to 5 hours a day it was a combination of fairly easy climbs, largely in forest, with wonderful views and good accommodation. With a leisurely pace there was time to enjoy the surroundings and there are many other things to do in the area. While not as long or difficult as other On Foot walks we have done we really enjoyed the area and the environment.

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On Foot is an exceptionally well organised company with interesting itineraries, good accommodation and excellent walking notes. They offer a personalised service with good communication and support. We have done 6 of their walks and plan to do more


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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By Uluru18 on 12 June 2018

A walk on the wild side

We walked in the remote Gerres National Park with OnFoot Holidays. The scenery is diverse and beautiful..from lush valleys,Roman roads to steep granit...

We walked in the remote Gerres National Park with OnFoot Holidays. The scenery is diverse and beautiful..from lush valleys,Roman roads to steep granite hillsides We saw one other walker in 6 days of walking

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This is our second trip with OnFoot. Already planning a 3rd next year. We found them efficient,friendly and informed. Logistics all worked well


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By Beg on 11 June 2018

Tuscany, Renaissance hilltop towns and wine

We walked this route recently, with a few suggested modifications. It was our first such trip. The service before and during our trip was excellent. ...

We walked this route recently, with a few suggested modifications. It was our first such trip. The service before and during our trip was excellent. We had a few errors in our plans caught by staff and got useful information about connecting before and after the purchased trip. The route is beautiful and a little challenging in some places but we were prepared by On Foot for the challenges encountered.

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On Foot did everything they said they would, and more. They made some excellent suggestions during our planning phase, and their printed materials had good suggestions enroute. We’re thinking about where we want to go next. When we had phone problems in Italy, they adapted to our needs and helped us move without glitches.


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On Foot Holidays - Andalucia

By Happy travelers on 7 June 2018

Tranquil

Lovely peaceful walks with beautiful scenery & wildlife Very well detailed guided routes

Lovely peaceful walks with beautiful scenery & wildlife Very well detailed guided routes

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Always helpful & polite, helped us with every aspect of the trip


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By Ally on 7 June 2018

A wonderful walking holiday in a quiet corner of Italy

On Foot delivered yet another fabulous, immaculately planned holiday, this time in the Ligurian hills. The walking, the route guidance, the accomodati...

On Foot delivered yet another fabulous, immaculately planned holiday, this time in the Ligurian hills. The walking, the route guidance, the accomodation and the food were all fantastic.

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Extremely friendly, very well-organised and highly knowledgeable. Our third trip with them; they manage to maintain consistently high standards in all regards.


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On Foot Holidays - Lake Maggiore

By Cannondale on 5 June 2018

Very enjoyable

Walking in the Italian lakes. Lovely route and very good organisation.

Walking in the Italian lakes. Lovely route and very good organisation.

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Very efficient


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On Foot Holidays - Bohemia

By LesleyF on 2 June 2018

Great service and a fascinating holiday in Bohemia

We love On Foot because they help us find beautiful parts of Europe to walk which we simply couldn't find on our own. The walk in Bohemia was no exce...

We love On Foot because they help us find beautiful parts of Europe to walk which we simply couldn't find on our own. The walk in Bohemia was no exception. The walking routes were great, and the landscape fascinating and unlike anywhere we have seen before. We walked through forests of huge pine trees, through canyons of rock stacks and visited (and stayed in) castles. All in all, we stayed in some memorable places and had a really great week.

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We know we can trust On Foot to find us a holiday that will suit what we want to do, and out walking level. The information provided - about the walking, the hotels, and the travel - is all spot on, and the office team couldn't be more helpful. They are always happy to adjust and tailor where that's possible. Mainly we use On Foot because we know we will see a beautiful and interesting part of the world which we couldn't find ourselves, the service will be professional and friendly and the whole holiday will be good value for money. We can't ask for more!


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On Foot - Basque Country

By MataHari on 27 May 2018

Brilliant Basque hike

My husband and I did the Basque Ridgeways self-guided hike in May. The weather was variable, but everything else was consistently good to excellent! B...

My husband and I did the Basque Ridgeways self-guided hike in May. The weather was variable, but everything else was consistently good to excellent! Beautiful scenery, lovely wild flowers, great birds including griffon vultures and white storks, the latter with young in the nest. We met no other hikers until the last day, as we approached Bilbao. Our hosts were all very welcoming and friendly, and we had a great time.

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On Foot Holidays are very professional but also very friendly. The organisation of the holiday was impeccable and we were specially impressed by the quality of the hike directions and maps, and the helpfulness of the local contact. The accommodation mostly exceeded our expectations, as did the food. We particularly appreciated a text from the local contact advising us which wine to try...


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By EdzWalkz on 25 May 2018

A Walk in Sun and Rain in Lovely Tuscany

A Walking holiday in southern Tuscany, including typical lovely hill top towns and villages. Weather indifferent to start with but improved later on....

A Walking holiday in southern Tuscany, including typical lovely hill top towns and villages. Weather indifferent to start with but improved later on. Fantastic countryside, centre of viniculture, stayed in some wonderful hotels and agritourismos.

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Great attention to detail, very accurate route notes, all worked smoothly for us, good value for money. A personal service.


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On Foot Holidays - Amalfi Coast

By Pud on 23 May 2018

Generally very good

Walking on the Amalfi Coast

Walking on the Amalfi Coast

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Very good & quick to respond


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On Foot Holidays - Amalfi Coast

By Andrew on 23 May 2018

Spring flower delights on the Amalfi Coast

Excellent holiday with challenging walking along a beautiful mountainous coastline. May was a great time to go with lots of spring flowers and butterf...

Excellent holiday with challenging walking along a beautiful mountainous coastline. May was a great time to go with lots of spring flowers and butterflies to see. Interesting towns to stay in and excellent route notes for the walking.

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Good knowledge of the holidays, quick and useful responses to queries. Comprehensive information pack.


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On Foot Holidays - Andalucia

By Mr P H 18 on 3 May 2018

Andalucia walking holiday with On Foot Holidays

Excellent accomodation and very comprehensive and easy to follow track notes. I would certainly recommend On Foot Holidays for people consideration a ...

Excellent accomodation and very comprehensive and easy to follow track notes. I would certainly recommend On Foot Holidays for people consideration a self guided walk

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Well organised and very helpful during the booking process


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On Foot Holidays - Andalucia

By mcwarr on 1 May 2018

A real away from it all holiday

Walking in the Sierra de Grazelema in Andalusia was Wonderful. It is quiet, beautiful and unspoilt. In terms of distance it is an hour and a half from...

Walking in the Sierra de Grazelema in Andalusia was Wonderful. It is quiet, beautiful and unspoilt. In terms of distance it is an hour and a half from the Costa del Sol but light years away as a holiday experience. Forget the beaches and go inland to encounter the people of Spain and their true culture. It was a self guided walking holiday takien by my husband and myself. We walked from white village to white village through stunning countryside only coming across the odd shepherd with his goats or the occasional farmer. This was in contrast to walking up Snowdon in North Wales two weeks previously when we had to queue on the pass to reach the summit!

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To the credit of On Foot Holidays their organisational skills are exceptional. They had thought of everything from comprehensive walking notes for self guiding, to emergency phone numbers and even a train timetable for us as our itinerary included train journeys. Their taxi driver ferried us as arranged and our luggage from hotel to hotel without any problems. The hotel choices were superb. Finally On Foot provide a very personal and professional service, something that is sadly lacking nowadays among holiday companies. I would definitely recommend booking with On Foot. I also hope to book another holiday with them in the not too distant future.


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On Foot Holidays - Mallorca

By Jeff on 7 April 2018

Brilliant and very well organised

Excellent in every regard. Great accommodation, wonderful walks, friendly and helpful staff

Excellent in every regard. Great accommodation, wonderful walks, friendly and helpful staff

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Attentive and delivered what they promised


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On Foot Holidays - Mallorca

By TR on 15 February 2018

Walking in Mallorca

We had a fabulous time walking thru the countryside and villages on parts of the west coast of Mallorca

We had a fabulous time walking thru the countryside and villages on parts of the west coast of Mallorca

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Everything professionally organised and ran very smoothly.


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On Foot Holidays - Greece/Vikos

By Jo on 11 December 2017

It's the only way to see a country in it's rude form

Walking from village to village over 7 days allows you to understand so much about a country. Let alone the people. The history is evident and you can...

Walking from village to village over 7 days allows you to understand so much about a country. Let alone the people. The history is evident and you can feel it. Walking through the deepest gorge in the world gives you perspective on life and how small we are in the greater scheme of things. I walked this by myself so there is a great sense of accomplishment i got from this. It was so remote and peaceful at times isolating but the people in the villages made me feel welcome and i felt like i was leaving home every time i started a new hike. But couldn't have done it without the guided routes and information supplied by on foot.

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So informative, gave me EVERYTHING i needed to make sure i didn't get lost. A contact person in every village, from Maps, to written directions, even GPS paths. They were insistent i studied all the information before i arrived. Which was so helpful. Especially walking this route by myself I felt safe knowing i had all the information i needed to explore this very untouched part of Greece.


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On Foot Holidays - Umbria

By GEE on 4 December 2017

Fantastically scenic Umbrian medium level walk

We had only passed through this region of Italy previously and so we were very rewarded on our self-guided walk with spectacular scenery daily, good t...

We had only passed through this region of Italy previously and so we were very rewarded on our self-guided walk with spectacular scenery daily, good to excellent accommodation & food, really helpful and friendly hosts each night plus amazing weather! It only rained a few drops one evening going to dinner. Our walk overlapped into the Lazio region and and we knew to expect both it and Umbria to be very scenic but we were blown away by the beauty especially after the climb to our accommodation in Labro. The view from there was stunning.

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Given that I am in Australia and our Tour Operator is in England, all communications are by email. I have corresponded with a number of On Foot staff as we have now done 3 walks with them and are planning another two for 2018. Whenever I send them an email I find, without fail, that I have answer from one of the staff the next day. They are extremely professional with a friendly manner and nothing is ever a problem and, whenever possible, they go that extra mile with specific information that may assist in planning and executing walks.


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By Roy on 27 November 2017

Southern Tuscany Walk

We walked from Sienna to Motepulciano on foot with our luggage being transported each day. The arrangement is for self guided walking and the maps an...

We walked from Sienna to Motepulciano on foot with our luggage being transported each day. The arrangement is for self guided walking and the maps and route guidance was excellent and we had the bonus of glorious sunny weather in late October. We stayed in hotels and B&Bs booked in advance and usually in delightful medieval towns and small settlements and ate out using suggestions from the On foot guide. The accommodation was in small family run hotels with breakfast provided and we thoroughly enjoyed this aspect of our trip and the warm welcome we got at our various residences. The bonus of this walk was the historical dimension to the trip and we explored ancient towns and churches and experienced a taste of Catholic Italy which is so different from our own secular society. The landscape was delightful rolling countryside with woods and arable farming and the very picturesque fortified hill towns we visited/stayed in. It was easy walking with the huge advantage of late autumn sunshine in abundance to prepare us for the return to grey England.

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The planning and guidance notes for the trip were excellent and hence it was easy to find our way to our destination each day. We really enjoyed the choice of hotels the company identified and felt very comfortable and well looked after throughout our holiday. The transport of our luggage was executed faultlessly and the additional guidance offered with respect to our transport and to eating out was equally informative and helpful. Further, the background briefing notes with regard to historical and geographical aspects of the places visited was very helpful. i should add, the personal contact with the office staff has always been prompt and very helpful and much appreciated.

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