Single Centre Self-guided Holidays
Frequently Asked Questions
How easy or tough are the walks (hikes)?
As long as you are reasonably fit you should be able to cope with most of the holidays featured in our programme of Single Centre Self-guided Walking Holidays. The majority of the walks are in the range 8-12 miles (13-19 km), depending upon the activity level of the tour. If you feel that you would like shorter walks, or a bespoke mix of walking and sight-seeing, just let us know and we will come up with an itinerary especially for you. If the shorter walks and sight-seeing involve more transport there is sometimes a supplementary charge, which is always kept to a minimum.
It is not necessary to be an experienced walker to enjoy a walking holiday but you will need waterproof clothing (raingear), a small pack and walking boots (click here for a list of suggested equipment). In planning your itinerary we will have allowed sufficient time for you to walk at a relaxed pace, and also take time to enjoy places of interest, picturesque villages, spectacular views, lunch stops, etc..
On the seven night self-guided tours there is usually a free day in the middle, which allows you to take a rest or pursue your own activities.
Each holiday is given a grade which reflects the activity level and gives and indication of the distances covered, underfoot conditions and gradients encountered. For details of this grading system click here. Please read this section carefully. If you have any misgivings or doubts as to whether a particular tour is right for you, we will be more than happy to discuss it with you.
“Another good holiday ... good walks and great hotels (atmosphere, staff, rooms, food!). Thanks and we will be talking to you later in the year for 2014 walking!”
Pete S, ON, Canada