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World Walks

THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET


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ABOUT WORLD WALKS

OUR WALKING HOLIDAYS

WHY CHOOSE WORLD WALKS?

EXPERT GUIDES & WALKING SPECIALISTS

WALKING ABILITY

BRITAIN & IRELAND

ENGLAND

SCOTLAND

WALES

IRELAND

EUROPE

WALKS IN EUROPE

WINE TOURS

PILGRIM ROUTES

OUTSIDE EUROPE

ASIA & AFRICA

NORTH AMERICA

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

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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.

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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:

EASY

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.

MODERATE

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.

STRENUOUS

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.

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WALKING SCOTLAND

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

mountain range.

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.

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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.

WINE TOURS

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.

PILGRIM ROUTES

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.

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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.

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NORTH AMERICA

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.

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