Find out all you need to know about On Foot Holidays - specialists in self-guided walking in unspoilt Europe. Our mission is to help you discover Europe the best way - at walking pace. You will find few tourist hotspots on our pages, but you will find an authentic rural Europe, with its landscapes, cultures and traditions mercifully intact. 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.
On Foot Holidays was founded in 2004 by Simon Scutt, who continues at the helm. From small beginnings it has grown to stake a claim to be among the foremost names in European self-guided walking.
It is a member of AITO, which requires its members to offer 100% financial protection – currently covered through ABTOT – and also encourages us to maintain the highest standards of quality and customer service.
Our small staff team is based in the lovely cathedral city of Salisbury, UK. All bookings and administration are handled here, and you’re very welcome to pop in and visit us if you’re in Salisbury.
All our routes have been walked and rigorously tested by at least one member of the team, and often several, so you can get first-hand advice to help you choose the right holiday for you.
In addition, On Foot has local contacts living near each of the routes in various parts of Europe and the UK. These are often the people who designed the routes, and they are responsible for the upkeep of the route, hotel liaison, and providing telephone support for clients when they are walking.
In an emergency they will coordinate all the local services necessary to assist the walker. This direct responsibility for “their” route is key to the smooth functioning of the firm.
Last but by no means least, On Foot Holidays prides itself on its close relationship with its accommodation providers – the hosts.
We have some of the best, most personable and committed in the field, and our customer feedback confirms this. “Walking was great – and the evenings were a joy!”
We were very thrilled to be given the Gold award for Tour Operator of the Year 2021 by AITO, as well as Silver in 2019 and Bronze in 2022. These awards are given to the tour operators gaining the highest ratings in reviews posted to the AITO website. This is thanks to the dedication of all our staff and hosts around Europe whose efforts go into making every holiday a memorable and rewarding experience.
Don’t just take our word for it – you can read more from happy walkers on our Testimonials page.
On Foot Limited trading as On Foot Holidays is registered in England and its registered company number is 05589960, VAT number GB 871 9451 94. The registered office address is Stradbroke Cottage, Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 4LY, Great Britain.