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On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos

By Ali on 27 June 2022

Naxos and Amorgos On Foot Holidays

Excellent from start to finish. On Foot Holidays we’re extremely well organised, provided reliable walking directions and all necessary travel informa...

Excellent from start to finish. On Foot Holidays we’re extremely well organised, provided reliable walking directions and all necessary travel information. The hotels were of an excellent standard with very high levels of service. We loved the islands we visited, both Greek gems which offered different experiences. The walking was a little hard due to the under foot conditions but hugely enjoyable.

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Excellent organisation and personal service, all queries answered effectively.


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On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos

By Kolbird on 26 June 2022

A perfectly organized self-guided walking holiday

We had a wonderful time exploring the less-traveled parts of the Greek islands of Amorgos and Naxos. The suggested walking routes were well designed a...

We had a wonderful time exploring the less-traveled parts of the Greek islands of Amorgos and Naxos. The suggested walking routes were well designed and were appropriately rated for difficulty levels. Transfers to and from the ferries, as well as to and from the starts and ends of the walking routes, were prearranged and went off without a hitch.

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This was our third walking holiday organized by OnFoot Holidays and, as before, we could not have expected a better trip. The level of organization....from route planning to local accommodation arrangements to personalized trip planning service....is always spot-on. The response times to emails with our questions both prior to and during the holiday was amazing. I'm certain we received some answers that were sent well outside of their normal office business hours. We can confidently recommended OnFoot Holidays for anyone wanting to do a self-guided walking holiday in Europe.


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On Foot Holidays - Peak District

By Suffolk Ramblers on 25 June 2022

From peak to peak : on foot and by bus in the Peak District

Our holiday began at the southern tip of the Peak District and took us across dales, over high moors and along quiet grassy paths as well as well-traf...

Our holiday began at the southern tip of the Peak District and took us across dales, over high moors and along quiet grassy paths as well as well-trafficked, paved and sometimes eroded ridges. We spent a week following a route which had been planned for us, but we made various adjustments and took three different buses to shorten the full distance to walk. We stayed at a b & b, two hotels and an inn aptly named the Rambler Inn at Edale.

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Once you have chosen your holiday from a range of British and continental options, On Foot Holidays provide an itinerary and detailed route-finding in a pack. In our case they included the two Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure maps of the Peak District. They also include public transport details relating to the start and finish of our holiday - Matlock and Edale in our case plus bus times for optional travel within the area. They also provide the phone number of a local person who can be contacted .in case of an emergency. Last but not least, they provide a luggage service to your onward destination so that you only have to carry a day-pack.


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On Foot Holidays - Greece/Vikos

By Archie on 24 June 2022

Living like a Pasha and swimming with dragons

A six-day holiday with five day mostly linear walk in the Vikos area, northern Greece. Luggage was transferred between guest houses. A really lovely a...

A six-day holiday with five day mostly linear walk in the Vikos area, northern Greece. Luggage was transferred between guest houses. A really lovely and unique part of the world - the villages, paths, landscape all to be enjoyed, and some spectacular views. Varied, from Vikos Gorge, which was hot at the end of May, to the melting snowfields below Astraka. The trip included a night in Astraka Mountain Hut, and a walk to Dragon Lake (the 'dragons' are now the hundreds of newts that inhabit the lake). The guest house accommodation was luxury and the food excellent, particularly the home cooking (although the Greeks give you too much food and I never know how many courses to expect).

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I was kept very well informed throughout. The location and itinerary were well thought out. A good sample of the villages and an interesting route. The amount of walking was well planned. All the accommodation was delightful. They provided a lot of information, which for me was too much (I had hoped to travel light). The personal itinerary, maps and GPS file were the most useful.


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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By David and Rose on 21 June 2022

Excellent walking in delightful scenery in North Portugal

We walked for four days - arrangements by On Foot through the Geres National Park region and along a Roman road to Santa Maria do Bouro. Early May was...

We walked for four days - arrangements by On Foot through the Geres National Park region and along a Roman road to Santa Maria do Bouro. Early May was a perfect time - comfortable temperature and vegetation at its best. Route planning by On Foot was good - challenging some days but just enough and transfers of us and our bags was smooth.

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Very helpful and responsive to queries - but the documentation including route planning app was comprehensive.


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On Foot Holidays - Umbria

By Liz on 21 June 2022

Walking in Umbrian hills

We went on a self guided walking holiday in Umbria starting near Spoleto and ending in Mompeo.. The countryside was beautiful and the route easy to fo...

We went on a self guided walking holiday in Umbria starting near Spoleto and ending in Mompeo.. The countryside was beautiful and the route easy to follow. It was one of the best holidays I’ve ever had

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Really helpful in arranging all aspects of the holiday from the pick up at Rome airport on arrival. Everything ran smoothly and to plan. We have used On Foot Holidays before and will continue to do so. The pack of information supplied is invaluable; well thought out and presented and containing all possible information we might require.


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On Foot Holidays - Umbria

By Northyorkshireman on 20 June 2022

Walking in glorious, unspoilt ancient woodlands and mountains

Seven days of carefully planned routes through beautiful countryside, stopping each night in delightful, medieval towns and villages or rural bed and ...

Seven days of carefully planned routes through beautiful countryside, stopping each night in delightful, medieval towns and villages or rural bed and breakfast farms or houses. Late Spring in Umbria is ideal for observing flora, wildlife and incredible views. The added bonus being the lack of other folk along the way. In fact we walked for seven days without meeting a single other hiker.

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Communication with clients is second to none. Even questions asked on a Sunday are answered on that day. The walking routes are meticulously prepared and well thought out and the maps and instructions are extensive and most valuable. All of the accomodation was ideal and obviously, carefully selected. We have traveled with On Foot four times and are already thinking about the next trip with them.


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On Foot Holidays - Liguria

By Audrey&Bill on 18 June 2022

Wonderful self guided walk among the Ligurian Hills and then down to the coast

Our holiday was the 7 night, 6 day walking option which we really enjoyed. Part of the route follows the “Via del Sale” (Salt Road). We walked through...

Our holiday was the 7 night, 6 day walking option which we really enjoyed. Part of the route follows the “Via del Sale” (Salt Road). We walked through some stunning scenery and the feeling of walking down to the coast on the last day was quite special. The holiday took us off the beaten track, staying with very friendly hosts. This gave us the opportunity to visit places and meet people we would never find by ourselves. Our bespoke walkers pack was prepared and sent in advance by On Foot and contained excellent useful local information along with extremely accurate route notes for each day's walk. Our luggage was transferred along the way and we stayed at super friendly, family run, excellent farms and hotels. For this walk on most days dinner, breakfast and packed lunches were supplied by our hosts using local ingredients cooked in local ways which is just how we like it.

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This was the 5th walking holiday we have done with On Foot Holidays. As usual the communication, advise and organisation from On Foot was excellent. The On Foot office staff, the local contact and the individual hosts were very friendly and helpful. It was a slightly harder grade than we have done previously. The advise given by On Foot prior to us deciding to book this particular holiday was spot on.


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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By JanBob on 16 June 2022

Exploring Northern Portugal

A self-guided walking holiday through remote parts of the Peneda-Geres national park, passing through spectacular scenery and isolated villages.

A self-guided walking holiday through remote parts of the Peneda-Geres national park, passing through spectacular scenery and isolated villages.

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On Foot Holidays, Salisbury. As always they provided a very personal, professional and immaculately organised holiday experience. They are very good at pre-departure and in-country information including detailed route notes and clear maps, and always respond very promptly to queries. On the ground in Portugal they have an excellent local contact who clearly knows the area and people well and was in touch with us every day.


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On Foot - Camino de Santiago

By Metaphorical Feet on 16 June 2022

A Pilgrimage on the Camino Primitivo

Our group of 4 walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela in May 2022. The trail went through quiet countryside and over mounta...

Our group of 4 walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela in May 2022. The trail went through quiet countryside and over mountains, where the vistas were breathtaking. About three days in, we realised why it was a "pilgrimage". Unlike other walking holidays, the consecutive days of long, undulating walks tested our resolve to continue. Old injuries flared up, and evenings were spent nursing aching limbs and painful blisters. With some effort we persisted, helping each other along, and finding inspiration and camaraderie with the other pilgrims. Somehow, we completed the trail. Now we look back on the 320km we traversed with pride and satisfaction. We're not Catholics, nor are we particularly religious. But the Camino invited rumination, and refreshed us spiritually and mentally. On the trail they say "the Camino provides" - we found that it did, and continues to do so long after we said good bye to Santiago.

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On Foot Holidays did an excellent job of planning and supporting our walk. Their local contact, Aznar was very attentive and friendly. He checked in on us regularly and offered many useful tips. The hotels, B&Bs and albergues we stayed in were clean and safe, and some (like Casa Camino in Merlan) were very special indeed.


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On Foot Holidays - Lake Maggiore

By Charles & Claire on 14 June 2022

Maggiore to Orta

Self guided Walking holiday staying at top end hotels.

Self guided Walking holiday staying at top end hotels.

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Found on the internet and happened upon a top end operator.


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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By TJB on 13 June 2022

Off the beaten track in northern Portugal.

After spending a few days in the lovely city of Porto, we had 10 days' walking in the mountains of the Peneda Geres national park in northern Portugal...

After spending a few days in the lovely city of Porto, we had 10 days' walking in the mountains of the Peneda Geres national park in northern Portugal. The national park is blissfully free of mass tourism and the walking trails lead you through tiny, old granite villages surrounded by luscious green countryside. It remains very much an authentic, rural way of life here and this is reflected in the food and drink which is almost always locally sourced. Accommodation ranges from very simple to surprisingly luxurious, but everywhere the people are friendly and welcoming. English is widely spoken, as well as French. All in all, a wonderful escape from the daily grind and the opportunity to see a part of 'real' Portugal that could not be more different from the tourist hot spots of the south.

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This was our fifth holiday with OnFoot. We find them a delight to deal with - they are knowledgeable, helpful and very accommodating to individual preferences and requests. Nothing is ever too much trouble and one is given the feeling that each holiday has been created with great care and attention to detail. It is so nice to deal with a tour operator who knows your name and is always happy to spend time explaining, exploring alternative options and providing additional information.


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On Foot Holidays - Alpes Mmes

By Alpes on 12 June 2022

Wonderful walking routes, fantastic accommodation. Stunning location

Walking holiday in Alpes-Maritimes

Walking holiday in Alpes-Maritimes

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On foot holidays


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On Foot Holidays - Portugal

By Mr. R B 20 on 9 June 2022

Awesome

We did a 7 day tour with On Foot Holidays in Northern Portugal: The Roman road to the monastery of Santa Maria. The tour was amazing. Very well organi...

We did a 7 day tour with On Foot Holidays in Northern Portugal: The Roman road to the monastery of Santa Maria. The tour was amazing. Very well organized. Great directions and GPS very helpful. All accommodations--hotels, restaurants, lunches-- excellent.

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Excellent. See comments re: holiday above. Very professional, detailed, well-organized. Kept us up to date on weather and changes to itinerary.


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On Foot Holidays - Cornwall

By LeneG on 9 June 2022

Cornish Coastal Path Challenge

The coastal path walking was tough so it was great that we could trust On Foot to take care of all the logistics, so that we just had to turn up at ou...

The coastal path walking was tough so it was great that we could trust On Foot to take care of all the logistics, so that we just had to turn up at our next destination and know our bags would be there waiting for us.

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We have done several walking holidays with On Foot, both in Europe and the UK, and the service has always been exemplary.


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On Foot - Basque Pyrenees

By Lans on 8 June 2022

Basque Pyrenees to San Sebastián

In short: OUTSDANDING. 9 nights (7 days of walking) through the beautiful Navarra and the Basque Country area, ending in San Sebastian. Breathtaking s...

In short: OUTSDANDING. 9 nights (7 days of walking) through the beautiful Navarra and the Basque Country area, ending in San Sebastian. Breathtaking scenery, challenging (for me) walking on stunning trails with few, if any, other people around. Cozy, homey accommodation and superb food. Culturally fascinating. Hondarribia and San Sebastian are knock-your-socks off beautiful. The trip was off-the-charts and I may well walk it again one day.

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I became aware of OnFoot after reading a travel article (published in 2019) in the Washington Post about their ‘Galicia – Lighthouse Way’ walk. Was immediately intrigued and booked the trip shortly thereafter. After Covid delays, in 2021 I walked the Lighthouse way and did the ‘Mallorca: Sierra de Tramuntana’ journey; both were absolutely FABULOUS. I’ve been hooked on OnFoot ever since. Besides the extremely well-planned itineraries, stunning (and challenging) walking, great accommodation, and food their service, client focus, and general competence have exceeded my expectations. I can reiterate this as I’ve now done four of their walks (added Andalucia and ‘Basque Country to San Sebastian’ walks this year). I travel on my own and OnFoot have an explicit policy of not over-charging single travelers, which I greatly appreciate. Finally, I find the trips to be extremely good value. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


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On Foot Holidays - Andalucia

By Lans on 8 June 2022

Andalucia (Spain): mountains, valleys and white-washed villages.

In short: OUTSDANDING. 8 nights (6 days of walking) through the beautiful Grazalema area, ending in Ronda. Breathtaking scenery, challenging (for me) ...

In short: OUTSDANDING. 8 nights (6 days of walking) through the beautiful Grazalema area, ending in Ronda. Breathtaking scenery, challenging (for me) walking on stunning trails with few, if any, other people around. Cozy, homey accommodation and superb food. And as an extra bonus perfect weather during the entire trip.

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I became aware of OnFoot after reading a travel article (published in 2019) in the Washington Post about their ‘Galicia – Lighthouse Way’ walk. Was immediately intrigued and booked the trip shortly thereafter. After Covid delays, in 2021 I walked the Lighthouse way and did the ‘Mallorca: Sierra de Tramuntana’ journey. I’ve been hooked on OnFoot ever since. Besides the extremely well-planned itineraries, stunning (and challenging) walking, great accommodation, and food their service, client focus, and general competence have exceeded my expectations. I can reiterate this as I’ve now done four of their walks (added Andalucia and ‘Basque Country to San Sebastian’ walks this year). I travel on my own and OnFoot have an explicit policy of not over-charging single travelers, which I greatly appreciate. Finally, I find the trips to be extremely good value. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


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On Foot - Northern Provence

By David CL on 7 June 2022

Self-guided Walking in Northern Provence

5 days walking up to 8 hours a day, following detailed and well thought out guide notes. The three of us enjoyed the route and the accommodation. The ...

5 days walking up to 8 hours a day, following detailed and well thought out guide notes. The three of us enjoyed the route and the accommodation. The terrain was moderately difficult, especially in a heat wave, but the guidance notes made this clear.

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On Foot Holidays are very attentive to detail and communicate well by email and telephone. They helped us revise our holiday plans when storms, landslides and the pandemic affected our originally planned route in 2020. We have booked previous holidays with On Foot and are likely to do so again because they are well tailored to our .preferences.


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On Foot Holidays - Tuscany

By JS on 7 June 2022

Wonderful walks in the Tuscan sun along open tranquil countryside to hillside towns and villages

Solo self guided walk in Southern Tuscany. The guides were very detailed and the pre-advice excellent. The accommodation was varied, each with its o...

Solo self guided walk in Southern Tuscany. The guides were very detailed and the pre-advice excellent. The accommodation was varied, each with its own personality. The local contact ensured I had arrived safely at each day’s destination. From my first contact with On Foot Holidays to the conclusion of my holiday, the guidance and advice has been excellent. Thank you for a truly memorable holiday.

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On Foot Holidays.


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On Foot - Basque Pyrenees

By Becky on 6 June 2022

Wonderful 7 days of walking in the Basque Pyrenees

My husband and I love self guided walks, having someone else tend to the details. Our 7 day itinerary took us out in the Basque farming country stayin...

My husband and I love self guided walks, having someone else tend to the details. Our 7 day itinerary took us out in the Basque farming country staying in quaint villages where we experienced delicious food, and friendly people. Our last day took us down to the sea along a ridge where we had the most spectacular views. We experienced blue skies everyday and our holiday was perfect

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This is our second trip with On Foot Holidays and they pay attention to every detail from the time of booking to the very end of the tour. The hiking notes and GPS were very accurate and we always had a local contact that was readily available if needed. The staff is very professional and knowledge about the tours that they offer. They actually walk the routes and have firsthand experience of the trails and the accommodations. We have already booked our third trip with them because we know we will be in good hands!

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