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Self-guided walking in unspoilt Europe

Seek the still-vibrant rural soul which infuses the lesser-known areas of southern and central Europe and the UK with On Foot Holidays. Find the beauty that arises from the harmony of man, history, culture and landscape. Our mission is to give you the freedom of discovery, walking at your own pace, exploring quiet footpaths and villages along the way.

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 enjoying the mountains, meadows and coasts. Our routes are designed by locals, and have a goal – somewhere great to arrive at. Search here for holidays for all walking abilities and tastes.

But most of all, we love to talk to you, so contact us for the best and most personal service you will get from any walking holiday company. We can advise on the routes that will suit you best, and if you’re thinking of combining two holidays as part of a longer tour, see our recommendations for ‘route pairing’ and suggested rail connections here.

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New Entry/Exit System (EES) for travellers in Europe

New Entry/Exit System (EES) for travellers in Europe

Monday 17th June | Posted by On Foot Staff

A new digital system for recording entry and exit by non-EU citizens comes into force on 6 October 2024. This will replace the manual addition of passport stamps. The Entry/Exit System (EES) will apply to anyone entering an EU or Schengen country who is not an EU or ...

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Walking in hot weather

Walking in hot weather

Tuesday 4th June | Posted by On Foot Staff

At the height of summer it's great to see the wonderful landscapes bathed in sunshine, but it is important to know how to stay safe and well and still enjoy your holiday in very hot weather. Check the weather forecast every day, and take note of the hours when the ...

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A cultural pause on Mallorca

A cultural pause on Mallorca

Wednesday 24th April | Posted by On Foot Staff

Tucked into a valley above the sea sits the pretty town of Valldemossa, one of the cultural highlights of our walking holiday on the island of Mallorca. It has plenty of reasons to take a little time from the hiking schedule to spend in its winding streets and cool ...

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Umbria

By LPF on 21 June 2024

Beautiful, interesting and historic route

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk in Umbria. On Foot had chosen a really lovely walk, getting us to beautiful places and accommodation we'd never otherwi...

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk in Umbria. On Foot had chosen a really lovely walk, getting us to beautiful places and accommodation we'd never otherwise find. We stayed in memorials places and had amazing meals, prepared by hosts who were proud to tell us about the amazing food and wine on the table. Overall, really excellent - from choosing and booking thorough the holiday itself. Recommended!

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Always friendly, helpful and keen to work out what would really work for you. It feels very personal with On Foot - and good value compared to others. We know we can relax and enjoy our holiday as a result.


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Lake Maggiore

By Lake Maggiore Fun on 21 June 2024

Lake Maggiore - self guided walk

In June this year, we enjoyed a week of hiking around Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. This was self guided, staying in pre booked accommodation, bags tra...

In June this year, we enjoyed a week of hiking around Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. This was self guided, staying in pre booked accommodation, bags transferred between locations. Full route maps and notes provided. we experienced fabulous scenery, great food and accommodation as well as getting to know the local guide - who was amazing. This trip had been originally booked in 2019, and due to personal events and COVID, we waited until 2024 to re-book. Best decision. ONFOOT made it all easy and enjoyable. We will book with them again.

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ONFOOT are an extremely professional operator who pay attention to every detail. They know the routes personally and also provide a local contact to assist with additional questions and any assistance needed. When you deal with the ONFOOT team you feel that you are their only client - which of course you aren't. We have used them for various walks in Europe in the last 10 years and have never been disappointed with the organization, accommodation, maps, instructions and transfers.


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Z - On Foot - Arcadia

By RCM on 20 June 2024

Arcadia was the best walking trip yet.

The Menalon Trail takes you through some staggeringly beautiful mountain scenery. The going can be tough but still no problem for an octogenarian. ...

The Menalon Trail takes you through some staggeringly beautiful mountain scenery. The going can be tough but still no problem for an octogenarian. The places we stayed at each night were either good or very good. When we ate at tavernas, the food was not only excellent but represented remarkably good value.

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This was our 6th trip with On Foot and we are already thinking about a 7th. The walking app was invaluable and worked extremely well. All arrangements, taxi rides and accommodation worked perfectly as they always do. Communications affecting the route were communicated to us during our holiday which was most helpful. Queries from us are answered very quickly even at weekends, a service you don't get from large companies.


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Catalonia: El Priorat

By Spanish walkers on 19 June 2024

El Priorat

Walking holiday. Poblet to Falset. Quite remote foitpaths

Walking holiday. Poblet to Falset. Quite remote foitpaths

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On foot holidays. Excellent information and support throughout.


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Andalucia

By Penny on 18 June 2024

walking trip through white villages of Andalucia

6 days walking through pueblos blancos I’d Andalucía. . Wonderful scenery and beautiful views in all directions. Wildflowers in the high meadows. Hard...

6 days walking through pueblos blancos I’d Andalucía. . Wonderful scenery and beautiful views in all directions. Wildflowers in the high meadows. Hardly saw a soul. Comfortable hotels with great hospitality at the end of each day.

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On-foot holidays were excellent, good attention to detail, great tour notes and knowledgeable staff


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By Happy Trekkers from Sussex on 18 June 2024

Stunning Trek in Tuscany

The whole experience was fantastic, even more spectacular than my friend and I imagined. Wei did the 5 night Tuscan trek, starting at Buonconvento th...

The whole experience was fantastic, even more spectacular than my friend and I imagined. Wei did the 5 night Tuscan trek, starting at Buonconvento through to Multipulciano. Right from the start we were utterly stunned by the scenery; the endless rolling hills, the iconic cypress trees, the vineyards and the 360 degree views. The accommodation along the way were mostly perfect - quirky and with so much character. The walking was made very easy with the level of detail in the written instructions. We used the recommended GPS as well but it wasn't really needed though a good backup.

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On Foot Holidays were excellent, returning messages very quickly, giving us advice as to where to stay for a few extra days afterwards (Multipulciano, Siena and Pisa). My friend had an ankle injury before the holiday and we were unsure how much we would be able to do; On Foot Holidays gave us advice about the individual days and shorter alternatives. They could not have been more friendly and helpful.


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By PaulC on 18 June 2024

A demanding and thrilling walk through the solitude of the Appennines

On Foot Holidays booked us a 6 night, 5 day trek south through the Appennines on the "Salt Road" (Via di Sale). We climbed to 1700m with a 360 view ov...

On Foot Holidays booked us a 6 night, 5 day trek south through the Appennines on the "Salt Road" (Via di Sale). We climbed to 1700m with a 360 view over the mountains and the Po valley, and back down to the Mediterranean at Camogli. For the first three days we did not see a single other person, but wildlife and cows galore: the birdsong and the cowbells were the only things interrupting the complete silence. The walking was tough, but rewarding. The welcome was warm and the plumbing good in all the places we stayed, even in the most remote parts of the trail. We were glad not to be leading mules laden with salt, though...

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On Foot Holidays planned and organised the whole week, including all the incidental transfers. They provided detailed trail guides for every metre of the way. The vagaries of the way marking and the simplicity of the hamlets and villages we passed through meant we sometimes puzzled for a moment or two but we were never lost and the combination of guide, map and GPS meant we were never seriously in danger of straying. The combination of fairly rigorous walking with civilised lodgings and painless baggage transfer (no backpacks!) was ideal.


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On Foot - Arcadia

By Sherry on 18 June 2024

Excellent Greek hiking experience

We did the Menalon Trail, hiking between mountain villages in Arcadia in the Greek Peloponnese and booked via OnFoot Holidays. The information provid...

We did the Menalon Trail, hiking between mountain villages in Arcadia in the Greek Peloponnese and booked via OnFoot Holidays. The information provided and hiking support package from OnFoot Holidays was outstanding. The accommodation arranged and the Greek hosts were charming and the spring flowers in May spectacular.

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OnFoot Holidays offer holidays that are off the beaten track in quieter areas of Europe - which are delightfully free from over-tourism. It was the first time we had booked with OnFoot but would do so again.


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On Foot Holidays - Amalfi Coast

By Ellie on 18 June 2024

A great way to really get to see the countryside

We spent much of the holiday walking the coastline from Amalfi, stopping in some fabulous places along the way. A fabulous way to really see and get a...

We spent much of the holiday walking the coastline from Amalfi, stopping in some fabulous places along the way. A fabulous way to really see and get a real feel for the various parts of the country. Reasuring to know we had the backup of On Foot for any queries along the way.

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On Foot Holidays found some great places for us to stay overnight. Also supplied lots of useful information and were generally very helpful.


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On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire

By JD on 17 June 2024

Wonderful country escape to the Yorkshire Dales!

We did a wonderful 6 day walking holiday with On Foot Holidays to the Yorkshire Dales. It was an amazing experience. On Foot provided excellent guides...

We did a wonderful 6 day walking holiday with On Foot Holidays to the Yorkshire Dales. It was an amazing experience. On Foot provided excellent guides and GPS tracks and their customer service was so responsive! We had a knowledgeable local guide who stayed in contact with us throughout the trip to ensure everything was going smoothly. The B&Bs that we stayed at were so lovely - historic buildings, comfortable rooms, lovely hosts, and delicious food. The walking was pastoral, with beautiful views of the rolling hills, lovely stonework, and quaint little villages. It captured that "All Creatures Great and Small" experience. We loved the trip, it exceeded our expectations and we hope to do another soon!

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On Foot Holidays exceeded our expectations for customer service. They answered our many questions throughout the planning phase and ensured that we had everything we need to be prepared for walking. The guides they provided were excellent. The booking was wonderful and they were still very responsive during the trip when we had questions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a walking holiday.


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By Scotti on 15 June 2024

Terrific Trek in Tuscany

Walking from town to town across Tuscany is amazing. The region is a spectacular experience for all the senses; awesome views, wonderful smells, diffe...

Walking from town to town across Tuscany is amazing. The region is a spectacular experience for all the senses; awesome views, wonderful smells, different sounds, tasty tastes, and the walking provides all the touch you need! We walked from Montalcino toMontepulciano over three days and cannot wait to do more.

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On Foot Travels does a great job planning and preparing, both responsive and accommodating. The trail plan they provided and supporting materials and app provided all that we needed. The b&b’s / hotels were delightful and in many cases offered great views of the countryside.


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On Foot Holidays - Amalfi Coast

By Italy 40th Wedding Anniversary Trip/Memories to last a lifetime (2024 on 14 June 2024

Beautiful Walking/Hiking Experience across the Amalfi Coast

We just loved our experience walking/hiking along the Amalfi Coast - Amalfi to Sorrento. We had great weather and met lots of nice people along the ...

We just loved our experience walking/hiking along the Amalfi Coast - Amalfi to Sorrento. We had great weather and met lots of nice people along the way. On Foot Holiday provided us with an overall wonderful experience. The B&B's were clean, quaint and the staff was gracious and kind. Some of our stays we were able to have Sea views. A trip to remember for sure!

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Very responsive and timely with accurate information! We loved using their new APP. It provided us all the tools we needed to get to/from our hotels in the different towns. We checked out many of the local restaurants they recommended, all were great! Highly recommend On Foot Holiday!


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On Foot - Basque Pyrenees

By Ms S B 24 on 13 June 2024

Basque Pyrenees to San Sebastian

All of it was fantastic.

All of it was fantastic.

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All communication was excellent.


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On Foot - Basque Pyrenees

By Stephanie and Dick, Melbourne, Australia on 13 June 2024

A fantastic well planned walk full of delightful cultural experiences and surprises

A fantastic well planned walk full of delightful cultural experiences and surprises - enchanting villages and valleys (each one with a different chara...

A fantastic well planned walk full of delightful cultural experiences and surprises - enchanting villages and valleys (each one with a different character); amazing oak forests; verdant green (so green) pastures; colourful spring wildflowers; misty mornings followed by sunny afternoons; welcoming hosts who treated us to very warm hospitality; varied walking through farmland, forests, and some lovely ridge walks. One of our favourite days was a day when the country was cloaked in misty rain all day and we we arrived to a local guest house in one of the smaller villages to be treated to a welcoming meal of pimientos, a glass of wine and fresh local cherries for desert. The memory will stay with us always! The trip had so many highlights it is hard to name them all but one that was very special was the night we discovered by chance that the whole village was gathering in the town square for a night of storytelling and traditional Basque dancing and singing, accompanied by local musicians. It was fantastic to gain these small insights into Basque culture, and left us wanting to know more about the history and ways of life of the Basque people.

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This was our fourth walk with On Foot, and as always the support from the central office in advance of the walk was very helpful. Every question we had was answered promptly, and the advice for planning our itinerary (including some rest days) was excellent. The combination of walking notes, maps and GPS routes made planning each day easy, and we never had any difficulty navigating any of the routes. We had planned to take some of the shortening options, but the walking notes and opportunity to see different parts of the region enticed us to take the longer options most days. The support from Aznar - our local contact - was outstanding. He made sure we knew what restaurants were open, gave us advice when were a bit concerned about the impact of the rain on our next day's route, checked in on how we were going especially early on, and made sure our luggage got from Bera to Hondarribia before a local strike blockaded the border.


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On Foot Holidays - Dorset

By Jurassic Coast on 12 June 2024

Challenging and enjoyable

Three days walking about 20km every day was challenging but very enjoyable through some beautiful countryside. Having the app on the mobile proved ver...

Three days walking about 20km every day was challenging but very enjoyable through some beautiful countryside. Having the app on the mobile proved very useful as the terrain was sometimes confusing. Although we didn’t need it, it was comforting to know help was only a phone call away! The hotels and their restaurants were first class!

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Great in every way! Informative, helpful and very caring.


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On Foot - Ribeira Sacra

By Ozmountaingoats on 12 June 2024

Ribeira Sacra hike - 9 days

We were first time organised hikers from Australia who decided that a nine day walk in Northern Spain would be our next adventure. What an amazing exp...

We were first time organised hikers from Australia who decided that a nine day walk in Northern Spain would be our next adventure. What an amazing experience it was. Rain nearly every day, only meeting four other hikers along the route, not speaking the language but making some cherished memories along the way. We challenged ourselves and felt proud of our achievements.

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On Foot were just the right balance of professional, yet friendly and personable from the very first email. Their communication was excellent and we always felt supported along the way.


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On Foot Holidays - Dordogne

By PGodon on 11 June 2024

Wonderful

Four-day excursion in the Dordogne region of France.

Four-day excursion in the Dordogne region of France.

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The trip was extremely well organized, from start to finish, with excellent communication and follow-up throughout. The supporting materials provided were comprehensive and clear, and On Foot's excellent interactive iPhone application for the itinerary was a delight.


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On Foot - Ribeira Sacra

By Morag on 11 June 2024

Wonderful walking in the Riberia Sacra

We loved pretty much everything about this holiday. On Foot provided an excellent service through the booking process and their guide, Aznar, could no...

We loved pretty much everything about this holiday. On Foot provided an excellent service through the booking process and their guide, Aznar, could not have been more helpful. The walking itself was wonderful - peaceful days walking through gorgeous river gorges, vineyards, lovely chestnut and oak woods and atmospheric villages. We hardly saw another walker all week. For the most part the only sound was birdsong and we managed to identify almost forty different birds! The wild flowers everywhere only added to the experience. We stayed in lovely accommodation each night and were sorry to have to end the trip!

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Excellent in all aspects.


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On Foot Holidays - Lake Maggiore

By Hiking Lady on 10 June 2024

Stunning Italian Lakes Hike - Maggiore to Orta!

What a wonderful trip we had - this is our fourth time out with On Foot and it was a great experience. We loved the accommodations and the yummy food....

What a wonderful trip we had - this is our fourth time out with On Foot and it was a great experience. We loved the accommodations and the yummy food. The vistas during our hike were stunning, the directions were spot-on - great job of checking in by Beatrice - and a special treat was staying mountain top at Mottarone! The dinner provided by Ivan and Sabina was a a very special treat included. First rate! We had a fabulous time! Planning for next year already! All

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On Foot is very professional and responsive. They deliver as promised and your trip and personal well-being are in good hands. If you have never done a self-guided hike and are nervous, this is the company for you. They handle all the details and give guidance on pre and post side trips also!


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By abwdqv on 9 June 2024

Amazing Ligurian holiday

This was our second tour with On Foot Holidays, our first being the Amalfi coast. We didn't think it could get better but it did. We hiked with our ...

This was our second tour with On Foot Holidays, our first being the Amalfi coast. We didn't think it could get better but it did. We hiked with our 16 year old and 23 year old sons, usually 21 km per day of sometimes muddy hiking due to the rains of late but none of it detracting from a fantastic experience with wonderful routes and amazing hosts. Everyone went out of their way for us and we could not have been more thrilled with the experience. Highly, highly recommend!

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We will never travel with anyone but On Foot Holidays. We love the self guided experience and they are the best. All of the details were managed and the hosts were extraordinary along the way. 5 stars!

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