On our self-guided walking holidays, you decide how each day of the walking holiday is planned. You can choose when you take a break or how fast you want to walk on each stage. There is no pressure to stick with the group or to keep up with others on a self-guided itinerary. All you need to do is get to the hotel at the end of the day and then look forward to completing the next stage the following day.
Our self-guided walking holidays with luggage transfers mean you can enjoy your surroundings and not worry about all the planning, the route navigation, or carrying lots of heavy hiking bags every day. Simply pack the essentials for the day and get ready to go.
- Travel advice from dedicated walking holiday specialists
- Carefully planned tour logistics
- Included travel documents and route notes
- Hotels next to walking trails or in the best locations for the route
- Luggage transfers on each tour from hotel to hotel
- Helpline to call in case of problems
- GPX files are available on request for most tours
- Dedicated UK-based booking team for booking guidance
- Call 0044(0)1706 618155 or contact us via the website
Fully-organised walking holidays are the best way to walk or hike in new surroundings along some of Europe's most popular and lesser-known walking trails in a confident way.
We have a wide selection of walking tours available across Europe, but all of our hiking holidays have several things in common such as luggage transfers and pre-planned routes.
We've highlighted several reasons why you should go on a self-guided walking holiday in our overview video.
If you have never been on a hiking holiday like this before or are used to organising everything yourself from planning the route to carrying your tent, our short video will give you an idea of what to expect on a walking tour with us.
Hiking in the wonderful natural landscapes of Europe allows you to enjoy a well-deserved break or pause from everyday life. Our tours take you to beautiful spots away from the busy spots. You'll be able to hike on a self-guided basis and at your own pace.
Our team of active holiday specialists have years of experience in organising walking tours throughout Europe and their knowledge and experience has created an unrivalled selection of walking tours and routes across the continent.
To ensure that customers get the most out of their walking holiday with us, we have graded each holiday based on four categories - Moderate Walking, Walking, Mountain Hiking and Trekking. Read the profiles here.
Personal welcome briefings are provided at the start of your holiday. We will hand over your rental bike and any necessary equipment. We'll also explain more about your itinerary and luggage transport.
You will not need to carry your suitcase whilst on tour and you can use a small day backpack or pannier. We will transport your bags from hotel to hotel using our included daily transport service.
Travel documents and GPS
You will receive an extensive route description pack upon arrival. This includes route maps, descriptions, and information about cultural and culinary highlights. You can also request GPX files too.
We invest a lot of time and money in selecting and developing all routes. This allows us to guarantee that you’ll follow the most beautiful trails. We also provide our signage along the route.
All hotels are checked by us several times per year. We carefully select hotels that focus on the needs of our active customers with excellent facilities close to the routes or trails.
During your holiday, you can reach our Service Hotline 24 hours a day to help you in case of problems. You’ll be able to travel knowing that there is always someone to contact.
Active on Holiday is part of the Eurofun Group. For more than three decades, they have experience as a tour operator and have set the standard in active holidays. With a focus on cycling holidays, walking holidays, active family holidays and cruising & cycling, we can offer a wide range of active holidays throughout Europe to suit all abilities. All holidays include luggage transfers and local support.
You can contact us by telephone by calling our UK-based booking line on 0044(0)1706 618155. You can reach us from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00. Our website is continually updated and we will be able to answer any questions that you may have about specific tours.
Active on Holiday BV is a member of the Eurofun Group based in Austria and is a reseller of the trips they offer. The trips are therefore covered by the insurance taken out by Eurofun, which is valid in the various European member states. For more information, view our consumer protection details here.