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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 mid and south-east of the country.

The rest of Europe is by no means forgotten though – with three tours in England and four in Greece, 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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NEW video – walking in Hardy’s footsteps

NEW video – walking in Hardy’s footsteps

Monday 9th December | Posted by On Foot Staff

The green hills of Dorset, known and loved by the English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, form the backdrop to many of his tales. The wind-swept cliffs, chalk downlands and rural villages are the ever present characters accompanying Tess, Bathsheba and Jude through ...

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NEW – hike the Menalon Trail in the Peloponnese

NEW – hike the Menalon Trail in the Peloponnese

Wednesday 4th December | Posted by On Foot Staff

Just launched for 2020 is our new self-guided walking holiday in the Peloponnese region of Greece. On Foot has worked with the creators of the Menalon Trail to craft our own version of this route. It uses many of the old paths and mule tracks that linked the villages ...

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Mallorca – backdrop to ‘The Mallorca Files’

Mallorca – backdrop to ‘The Mallorca Files’

Thursday 28th November | Posted by On Foot Staff

If the BBC's new feel-good detective drama 'The Mallorca Files' gets you in the mood for some sunny winter walking, take a look at our holiday in the northwest of the island. Spend some time in the historic capital of Palma before heading out into the much quieter ...

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On Foot Holidays - Andalucia

By O'swinedup on 3 December 2019

Andalucia Walking Tour

Working with On Foot Holidays, my family (myself, my wife, our 2 adult daughters and my son-in-law) hiked in the area of the Grazalema National Park i...

Working with On Foot Holidays, my family (myself, my wife, our 2 adult daughters and my son-in-law) hiked in the area of the Grazalema National Park in Andalucia, Spain.

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On Foot Holidays made all of the arrangements, including accommodations, walking directions, some of the meals, and some ground transportation. They were exceptionally well-organized and helpful, and a pleasure to deal with.


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By Mark on 2 December 2019

Ligurian Hills Walk - Quiet Strolling Along the Salt Road

Hiking along the Via del Sale (Salt Road), I (61 years old male) traveled self-guided for 6 days from "Little Tuscany" to Camogli on the coast through...

Hiking along the Via del Sale (Salt Road), I (61 years old male) traveled self-guided for 6 days from "Little Tuscany" to Camogli on the coast through vineyards, woods, and high ridges. My luggage was transported each day to the next inn and most food was provided, allowing me to focus on covering the miles and enjoying the sights. I only saw 2 people on the trail over the first 5 days. The experience at each inn was unique and I enjoyed them all. Each day I was greeted by welcoming hosts and fed delicious food and regional wines. Two days in an upgraded room at Camogli on the coast was the perfect way to end the trip and allow it to soak in.

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All communication regarding this holiday was made via email. On Foot Holidays staff promptly answered my questions and were very helpful and informative. Amazingly, each email was answered by a different person than the last one; however, they worked so well together that if you didn't look at the sender's names you'd think you were dealing with a single person. I was impressed. The printed materials and GPS tracks they provided got me to my destinations without incident. The materials also included interesting information about history, geology, and food of the region. A local support person was made available and it was nice knowing I had someone to call for help, if needed.


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On Foot Holidays - Andros

By JD Sneem on 1 December 2019

A wonderful walking holiday in Greece

We had a fantastic five days of self-guided walking on the island of Andros. For a small island, it is quite varied and the walks showed the island at...

We had a fantastic five days of self-guided walking on the island of Andros. For a small island, it is quite varied and the walks showed the island at its best. Very friendly people everywhere we went, great accommodation and taxi service arranged by On Foot Holidays, good food, sunny days and perfect temperature for walking.

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On Foot Holidays provided comprehensive information in the form of route maps and directions, and background reading on the history, flora and fauna of Andros. The accommodation was perfect, the taxi service they arranged for cross-island trips was always on time. Very happy to recommend On Foot to other walkers.


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On Foot Holidays - Umbria

By Kakwafalls on 27 November 2019

This walk alternates "forest bathing" with walking through small Italian towns in their everyday splendour

This walking tour was magnificent. It is not on the beaten track and that is part of why it is magnificent. We walked up and down hills with views of ...

This walking tour was magnificent. It is not on the beaten track and that is part of why it is magnificent. We walked up and down hills with views of beautiful precipices and valleys, mingled with white Chianina cows, saw old and famous sanctuaries, one visited by two popes, stayed in perfect medieval villages and wonderful Agriturismos, and were at all times supported well by the tour operator. The food was excellent and we were pleasantly surprised that it is not just Tuscany and Piedmont that have first rate wine. The walking included quite a bit of up and down, which we liked. The people that we met are at least as wonderful as those that we have met throughout this beautiful country.

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On Foot Holidays provided excellent support, including large scale, detailed maps, a separate map in a separate folder for each day's walk, which we liked, and a GPS track, which we really needed. Stephano was readily available by phone if we needed assistance at any time. The connections between accommodations and luggage transfer was seamless. We felt really appreciated and well taken care of. We have already recommended this tour to a number of friends that are also hikers.


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By Fred on 25 November 2019

Ligurian Hills - walk

A walk that had historical relevance , visual beauty, the experience of the ruggedness & remoteness of the region, exposure to the land use & native f...

A walk that had historical relevance , visual beauty, the experience of the ruggedness & remoteness of the region, exposure to the land use & native flora & fauna All complemented by a well organized walking route that ensured good accommodation & meals of high standard regional cuisine

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Professional Very responsive Very informative


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On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos

By Slinglow on 17 November 2019

Greek Islands

We walked the Cycladic Islands of Naxos and Amorgos. This was slightly different to our previous (four) holidays with On Foot, in that rather than wal...

We walked the Cycladic Islands of Naxos and Amorgos. This was slightly different to our previous (four) holidays with On Foot, in that rather than walking from one location to another we stayed at one place in each Island, choosing from a variety of different walks each day and returning to the hotel. As usual with On Foot, the routes are well laid out and the walking guides they provide are accurate and helpful.

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This is the fifth holiday we have taken with this specialist European walking holiday company. They arrange self-guided walks in a number of European locations, providing detailed walking notes, maps and gps apps for you. You set out from the hotel in the morning with your rucksack for the day and your luggage is taken to the next location for you. They have local agents to assist you if you have any issues during the trip. On one occasion we have needed such assistance due to unusual weather conditions and we received excellent and prompt response. They are a nice, low pressure, laid back company; we now try to use them at least once a year and know we will be well served.


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On Foot Holidays - Amalfi Coast

By The Nicks on 14 November 2019

Beautiful walks on the Amalfi coast

We spent 5 days walking around Amalfi and from Amalfi to Sorrento. We enjoyed spectacular scenery, friendly and comfortable hotels, made even better b...

We spent 5 days walking around Amalfi and from Amalfi to Sorrento. We enjoyed spectacular scenery, friendly and comfortable hotels, made even better by the welcoming staff.

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Very responsive and knowledgeable. Gave us excellent advice and put together a wonderful package. The walk guides were very thorough, detailed and well researched. The choice of hotels and recommendations for restaurants were all of the highest standard.


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On Foot - Camino de Santiago

By Ross on 12 November 2019

Camino Primitivo - The Camino Primitivo to Santiago

We walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. We had a great time. It was a great opportunity to really get to know this are...

We walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. We had a great time. It was a great opportunity to really get to know this area of Spain. The opportunity to interact with local people, experience local foods and customs was priceless.

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On Foot Holidays was great. They provided us with everything we needed to be fully prepared for our walk. The combination of pre walk information and tools that we could use while on the walk were perfect. The local support was a great addition to the other resources. The local knowledge and experience was invaluable to our trip. We recommend On Foot Holidays without reservation.


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On Foot - Lighthouse Way

By Yongate on 12 November 2019

The best ever

We walked along the Atlantic coast in Spain, the Camino de Morte!!? It was staggeringly beautiful, remote, unspoilt. There were 11 of us(all women, al...

We walked along the Atlantic coast in Spain, the Camino de Morte!!? It was staggeringly beautiful, remote, unspoilt. There were 11 of us(all women, all in our ‘silver’years). We’ve walked all over together and the Lighthouse Way is definitely one of the best. The hotels were brilliant, better than we expected and the food, especially sea food , was staggeringly good, probably the freshest fish we’ve ever had. Finishing at Finisterre, the end of the world, was a high moment. We laughed, drank, ate, walked in the sun in fantastic scenery, what more can you ask for?

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They help you plan, what is, a perfect holiday for you. Tailor made to comfort level. We like knowing they are there for back up if anything goes wrong. And it did, they sorted problems in minutes ( literally) . They are soooo friendly on the phone, I feel as though I know them. They’ve been to where we go, checking and looking at venues and routes. They KNOW their business which fills me with confidence. There is no comparison to other companies, they are the best.


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By Holly and Tom Traub on 8 November 2019

Wonderful Walk in Tuscany

Hiking through southern Tuscany with On Foot Holidays was a wonderful way to see and experience Italy. The beautiful scenery and delicious food comb...

Hiking through southern Tuscany with On Foot Holidays was a wonderful way to see and experience Italy. The beautiful scenery and delicious food combination was perfect. We loved the small towns and walking through vineyards, fields and woods. Walking from village to village provides time to truly experience the landscape and culture of Tuscany.

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On Foot Holidays did a fantastic job from start to finish. From the first email through booking everything was effortless. The details of the trip, travel logistics, maps and navigation were all very clear. The route itself was the highlight. We loved the trails, towns and vistas. The hotel bookings and luggage transport all happened seamlessly. We loved the idea of a self-guided tour and On Foot made it so easy. This was a wonderful way to travel! We plan to book another trip through On Foot Holidays next year.


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On Foot Holidays - Mallorca

By MarkO65 on 7 November 2019

Fantastic walking holiday in Mallorca

We spent 6 days walking in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and 3 days in Palma. It was a fabulous trip, with great walking options every day to eith...

We spent 6 days walking in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and 3 days in Palma. It was a fabulous trip, with great walking options every day to either extend or shorten the route. All hotels were excellent and the hosts friendly and helpful.

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On Foot Holidays were helpful from the outset, answering all our questions, providing excellent walking notes, ringing us beforehand and whilst we were away to check we were happy with arrangements. Everything went according to plan, we will definitely use them again for this type of trip. Very impressed


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On Foot Holidays - Umbria

By Tiramisu on 7 November 2019

Umbria on foot holiday

Glorious self guided walking holiday from Spoleto to Mompeo staying in farm stays, b&bs, hotels. Warm welcomes, delicious food, rural quiet unaffected...

Glorious self guided walking holiday from Spoleto to Mompeo staying in farm stays, b&bs, hotels. Warm welcomes, delicious food, rural quiet unaffected Umbria. We lingered in some Beautiful places Labro, Casperia, and especially in agriurismo le mole sul farfa... it’s a holiday to take time over.

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On foot are like an old pair of walking boots! Comfortable easy to get along with and familiar with terrain


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On Foot Holidays - Amalfi Coast

By Hepstar on 6 November 2019

Amalfi Coast Self Guided Walk

This walk was one of three adventures we planned in Europe over October - walking the Amalfi coastline, bike riding southwest Portugal and sea kayakin...

This walk was one of three adventures we planned in Europe over October - walking the Amalfi coastline, bike riding southwest Portugal and sea kayaking around Menorca Island. It was a good time to visit outside the main tourism season. The Amalfi walk was a great way to experience the local nature and culture at a slower pace.

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The professional advice and service of On Foot Holidays was exceptional - well planned and accurate information, good maps, helpful advice about trip planning, what to see and places to eat. They have carefully chosen good quality accommodation that is generally located away from the high tourist visited streets within the small coastal towns.


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On Foot Holidays - Andalucia

By JRR on 6 November 2019

Walking tour of the white villages in Andalucia Spain

We just finished a 6-day independent hike in Andalucia Spain supported by On Foot Holidays. They arranged our lodging, gave us detailed trail descrip...

We just finished a 6-day independent hike in Andalucia Spain supported by On Foot Holidays. They arranged our lodging, gave us detailed trail descriptions including a GPS file to help us navigate, and moved our luggage from inn to inn. The inns were all very comfortable and all of the logistics of our trip were handled without any problems.

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We are already looking for another hiking trip sponsored by On Foot Holidays. The attention we got before the trip and the arrangements they made for our lodging, breakfasts, lunches, and luggage transfer were flawless.


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On Foot Holidays - Mallorca

By Young Richard on 5 November 2019

Walking in the mountains in Mallorca

Seven day holiday with six days of walks through the mountains of south west Mallorca. Walks, transport of luggage and accommodation all organised by...

Seven day holiday with six days of walks through the mountains of south west Mallorca. Walks, transport of luggage and accommodation all organised by our tour company. Well chosen walks with options for easier days, excellent varied accommodation. Always with useful information about the areas we walk through and what to do and where to eat at each night's destination.

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We have used this company for the last six holidays, one each year. They give friendly, helpful and very personal advice from start to finish. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to undertake a walking holiday.


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On Foot Holidays - Amalfi Coast

By Joe on 2 November 2019

A perfect way to explore an area

The walks took us to the less travelled areas where history an geography made sense

The walks took us to the less travelled areas where history an geography made sense

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Every aspect was perfectly planned and they got in touch late in our holiday when strike action may have caused problems to ensure we had up to the minute travel info


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On Foot - Basque Country

By Martin on 1 November 2019

A brilliant walk through the Spanish Basque hills.

A walk through magnificent scenery - one especially memorable day climbing up on to a ridge from Ordunte Reservoir to La Matanza. Accommodation was a...

A walk through magnificent scenery - one especially memorable day climbing up on to a ridge from Ordunte Reservoir to La Matanza. Accommodation was always clean, comfortable and welcoming, three of the selection particularly charming and characterful in very different ways. Some wonderful Basque dinners were included in the itinerary. And the chance to sample the delights of Bilbao at either end of the trip.

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This was our fourth trip with On Foot Holidays. As before, they were superbly efficient, with very personal service. Walking notes and maps were spot on; and the ability to use their GPS files was very reassuring on the (rare) occasions when we were in slight doubt. The local agent was in daily contact, giving us very helpful up-to-date advice.


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On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos

By Andy on 31 October 2019

warm and friendly walking in the Lesser Cyclades

1 late autumn week in Naxos and Amorgos, walking routes with notes and maps provided by On Foot Holidays. Wonderful accommodation and friendly staff....

1 late autumn week in Naxos and Amorgos, walking routes with notes and maps provided by On Foot Holidays. Wonderful accommodation and friendly staff. Excellent food (a treat for vegetarians). Excellent swimming opportunities from quiet beaches. Wonderful landscapes and sightseeing.

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On Foot Holidays - from the first contact with queries about a holiday, the staff are helpful and friendly. They know their business, know their local contacts, and have an eye for detail. (For example, they had kept an eye on the local ferry timetables, keeping us informed of changes right up to the last minute).


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On Foot - Lighthouse Way

By Peggy on 30 October 2019

Surviving and thriving on the Coast of Death

Hike among lighthouses on the Galician Coast of Death that combined beautiful scenery with an absence of humanity - it was perfect! We were fortunate ...

Hike among lighthouses on the Galician Coast of Death that combined beautiful scenery with an absence of humanity - it was perfect! We were fortunate to have spectacular weather so we were able to hike in an area where the weather can be very dramatic and drenching. Each day we could customize the length of our hike and that was a great perk.

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Responses to inquiries were complete, accurate, and prompt. All materials arrived as promised. The details for each day were correct. We took advantage of the ability to use taxis to shorten some challenging days. Accommodations were as promised. We were in daily touch with local contact and he was helpful and responsive.


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On Foot - Basque Country

By Fi on 30 October 2019

7 Day walk in the Pays Basque from Ziga to San Sebastian

Our walk was challenging at times as quite hilly country but beautiful scenery in a quiet area. Exposure to very interesting Basque culture and histor...

Our walk was challenging at times as quite hilly country but beautiful scenery in a quiet area. Exposure to very interesting Basque culture and history. Pretty villages and farming country, plus Hondarribia and San Sebastian with great food and historic old towns.

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Organised, helpful, responsive.

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