THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET
ABOUT WORLD WALKS
OUR WALKING HOLIDAYS
WHY CHOOSE WORLD WALKS?
EXPERT GUIDES & WALKING SPECIALISTS
BRITAIN & IRELAND
WALKS IN EUROPE
ASIA & AFRICA
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
“ This moment IS your life - Breathe it in...”
Explore The World at Your Feet...
Since 1998 we have provided our customers with a tailor-made service, offering them the opportunity to discover fascinating places at their own pace
and in their own time. We specialise in active walking holidays across a great number of destinations that offer some of the best walking trails in the
world. World Walks was founded by tour guides, consultants, travel writers and more, which means that travel and tourism is at the heart of our
passion and our aim is to share it with you.
A WORLD CLASS SERVICE
An experience you can trust
We provide a completely personal service from the moment you
contact us. We can customise any of our walking holidays to suit
your walking ability, preferred country and the duration of the walk.
We provide luggage transfers to each hotel destination, maps and
route instructions, as well as booking you the best accommodation
in advance of your walking holiday. All methods of alternate
transportation during the route will be organised for you and a
personal account manager can be assigned to assist you in any
way, should you need it. We organise every detail so that you can
enjoy a relaxing and worry-free holiday, safe in the knowledge that
everything is taken care of. walking holiday in Britain and Ireland.
“World Walks provide personally curated walking holidays across
the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. We hope you enjoy these
walking holidays as much as we have and are here to ensure you
get the best from your experience”
Christopher Knowles, Managing Director
Why Choose World Walks?
Discover the world one step at a time
With such a wide range of walking holidays across the world, you
can be sure to find an active holiday to suit you with World Walks.
You can choose to explore the world independently, on your own
terms and in your own time on a self-guided walking holiday, or let
our expert guides introduce you to new cultures and surroundings,
allowing you to uncover the world like you’ve never seen it before
on one of our spectacular guided tours. Alternatively, create your
own perfect walking holiday with our tailor-made option. As an
independent company, our tour experts work with you individually
to help shape your itinerary so that it’s perfect for you. We offer an
extensive range of walking tours, from walks in Europe and across
the world, to Pilgrim routes and wine tours. Simply browse by
destination, self-guided walks, guided walks or contact us with your
preferences and our walking specialists will design the perfect
walking holiday especially for you.
Expert Guides & Walking Specialists
Our walking holidays are created, organised and run BY walking
enthusiasts FOR walking enthusiasts; so you can be sure to receive
the best possible advice and practical assistance, both by our World
Walks team based in the UK, and with our representatives abroad.
It is our policy to work with small, local specialist operators at each
destination, which we do for two reasons. Firstly, this means that
you are always in touch with someone who understands and
appreciates the culture of the country you are touring, and is able
to offer help and advice at all times while you are on the trip.
Secondly, at World Walks, we believe in supporting the local
businesses of the countries where we send our customers.
WALKS FOR EVERY ABILITY
We understand that everyone moves at different paces, at a
variety of fitness levels. This is why we have graded all of our
walking tours in terms of difficulty so that you can simply filter the
results to suit your physical ability. We have created a traffic light
system, as shown below, so that you are completely aware of what
to expect from each walking holiday:
Our easy walking options are perfect for those with a
reasonable level of fitness who enjoy a leisurely walking
pace, usually involving shorter walking distances day to
day. These walks are intended to get your lungs and heart
working, but not long enough to develope any aches and
pains associated with a more extensive walking holiday.
Our moderate walking holidays usually involve an
increased amount of walking time and are suitable for
those with reasonable fitness levels. You might encounter
modest gains in ascent and rugged terrains, like
mountainscapes. This option is not too demanding but will
certainly leave you feeling fitter by the end.
For this option, a good level of fitness is essential. Usually
the distance covered on these walks is quite large and the
terrain often rugged and varied, making this type of walk
definitely more of a physical challenge. However, you’ll
soon forget about the tough climbs when rewarded with
the beautiful and varied nature of the surroundings.
Walking Holidays Tours of in England Britain and Ireland
For well over a decade, we have specialised in the creation of personalised walking tours across the United Kingdom and Republic of
Ireland. Our team of walking tour experts are all of British and Irish origin with an extensive knowledge of the best walking trails that
Britain and Ireland have to offer. As experts in our field, we provide the best collection of self-guided, guided and custom made walking
holidays to suit any ability, ranging from gentle rambles to strenuous hikes. Explore the beautiful countryside that Britain and Ireland
have to offer, from the coastline along Connemara in Ireland to the Channel Islands off the coast of England all the way up to the the
Scottish highlands and Isle of Skye.
EXPLORING BRITAIN ON FOOT…
With ancient heritage, rolling hills, mountains and meandering coastal paths, Britain is a paradise for those on a walking holiday or cycling
tour. With such a variety of walking terrains and each region with its own unique character, it’s no surprise that the UK attracts thousands
of walkers, hikers and ramblers from around the world each year.
WALKING HOLIDAYS IN ENGLAND
Shakespeare’s ‘sceptered isle’ could not be more diverse. Discover
the untamed beauty of the North, punctuated with old farm
cottages and cosy inns, the picturesque villages on the south coast
where you will find fishing communities still using the methods of
their great-great-grandparents, and the cobbled streets of London,
where modern architecture sits comfortably next to world-famous
heritage landmarks. Whether you’re attracted to the calm
serenity of the Cotswolds or the dramatic backdrop of the Lake
District, World Walks can help find the perfect quintessentially
english walking holiday to suit you.
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life then
isolation is easy to find in the majestic, unspoilt wilderness of the
Highlands. Scotland’s clean air, clean waters and beautifully
preserved landscapes make it the perfect place to relax and escape
from the bustle of life. It is also caters perfectly to a lover of the
outdoors as a land of variety, with the woods, mountains, beaches,
lochs and rivers.
WALKING TOURS OF WALES
We also offer walking holidays through the astoundingly beautiful
and unspoilt area of North Wales and Pembrokeshire Coast. Take
in one of the most spectacular coastlines in the British Isles, the
wonderful Clwydian Range, the lush and attractive Vale of Clwyd
through to the dramatic Dee Valley nestling under the Berwyn
THE FOOT TRAILS OF IRELAND...
Ireland is a country vibrant with folklore and tradition. But more
importantly the landscape offers so many opportunities for
exploring on foot. With World Walks, you can choose from a variety
of Irish walking holidays. From walking the Connemara Coastline
and Beara Peninsula to the Burren, Dingle and Kerry Way.
Wherever you go, the famously friendly Irish locals will be only too
happy to point you in the right direction – and to wish you céad
míle fáilte – a hundred thousand welcomes.
Walks in Europe
“Walking the world – less ground is covered but slow travel means that you see the world in detail. Our walking
holidays in Europe highlight, in their different and contrasting ways, the virtues of enjoying a country on
foot and which have proved very popular with customers.”
CHRISTOPHER KNOWLES, MANAGING DIRECTOR
World Walks offers an unrivalled selection of walking holidays across Europe. With 30 countries to choose from and hundreds of walking
trails available, you really are spoilt for choice. Whether you choose to travel solo, with family or as a group, we can offer you some of the
best hikes in Europe, covering mountainscapes, heritage sites, coastlines, wine tours, pilgrim routes and more.
The wine regions in Europe boast some of the best climates and
scenery for those looking to explore the area on foot. The friendly
climates and sloping hills make our selected walking holidays the
ideal territory for orchards and vineyards. For those of you who
can’t think of anything better than a leisurely walk, with the
opportunity to taste some of the most exquisite wines in Europe,
then a World Walks wine tour is the perfect active holiday for you;
from Austria’s aromatic vineyards across to the abundance of
gorgeous grapes in France, through to Italy’s famous wine and
white truffle region of Piedmont.
By popular demand, World Walks offers over 40 variations of
pilgrim walks in Europe, including the Pilgrimage Route of St. James,
which is perhaps the most celebrated of pilgrim walking holidays
available. The route is often referred to as the Camino, which
begins in France at Le Puy en Velay and finishes in Spain, at
Santiago de Compostela. Our specialist tour guides can help tailor
any one of our pilgrim walking trails to suit you, whether you would
prefer to break up the walking distance in stages or opt for the
full route. Delve into your spirituality or simply soak up the history
along one of these fascinating trails.
Walking the World
It begins with a single step
As our name suggests, World Walks provides an array of walking holidays across the world. We’ve set our sites far, and so should you! We
understand that navigating an unfamiliar country’s landscapes and culture can seem daunting on your own, which is why we provide the
option of guided walking holidays where necessary. However, for those of you who would rather set off and grasp the world on by
yourself, we can help create the perfect self-guided holiday in the destination of your choice.
ASIA & AFRICA
GUIDED WALKING TOUR
World Walks offers a great selection of walking holidays in Asia and
Africa, which you can choose from based on destination and
walking type. Some of the walking tours we provide in this part of
the world are guided holidays, such as walking in Bhutan, which
allows you a unique insight into the fascinating way of life the
country’s people and culture. As well as exotic and stunning
scenery, our guided walking tours in Morocco will give you a
glimpse into traditional mountain life, with overnight
accommodation in traditional Berber houses.
SELF-GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY
Our walking tour in the Cape Wineland region is regarded as one of
the most beautiful parts of South Africa. This holiday offers an
opportunity to walk along private and secure footpaths through to
some of South Africa’s most esteemed wine estates. We also offer
a unique variety of self-guided itineraries in China, including the
comparatively unknown province of Fujian which can be adapted to
your preferences, adding or subtracting days where preferred.
If you’re looking for peaceful, then our guided tour of California Sierra is for you. Hiking at an altitude of 7k-8k ft over rugged terrain, we
recommend this walk at moderate difficulty. But, with untouched Alpine country as your surroundings, you couldn’t ask for a more
spectacular view. Another one of our walking holidays will take you to the dramatic coastline of Canada, where spiked peaks and sparkling
glaciers give way to rich forests. We also offer a grand tour of Costa Rica. The country is profoundly interested in preserving its beautiful
landscapes and exceptional variety of flora and fauna, which makes this walking tour a nature lover and walking enthusiast’s delight.
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Australia and New Zealand are famed for their outdoors, with some of the most dramatic and varying terrains in the world. Both
countries cater heavily to the walking enthusiast, making them ideal for walking and hiking holidays. For a spectacular warm walking
holiday (around December in the UK) there’s nothing better than The Great Ocean Walk, located between Apollo Bay and the iconic
Twelve Apostles. However, if you’re looking for that dramatic intake of breath, The Milford Track in New Zealand is considered to be one
of the best walking experiences in the world.