Walking holidays have become increasingly popular in the last couple of decades, as people look for ways to enjoy holidays both abroad and domestically without breaking the bank. If you have always wanted to take a walking holiday, but are still trying to figure out where you should go for your first one, you have come to the right place. In the following article we will look at some of the best places to take walking holidays.
One of the best things about going on a walking holiday in Italy is the access you have to the land and countryside. In Britain, the majority of the land is privately owned which can limit the access walkers have to places and can force them to alter their route more often than they would like. In Italy however, the land belongs to everyone, making it much easier for you to enjoy a walking holiday. One of the most popular areas to take a walking holiday in is Tuscany where you can travel along what are locally known as the “white roads” that link the hilly medieval towns in the region together.
Follow the Mediterranean Coastline
If you are interested in walking along the Mediterranean coastline for your next holiday, there are 2 different footpaths you should consider following. One leads you along the north of Costa Brava, through fishing villages, hilltop mediaeval towns and tiny coves with various chances for relaxing lunches and swims all the way along. The other option follows the ancient pathway high above sea level that takes you through the villages, olive groves, terraced vineyards and woods that form the Cinque Terre.
While there are many different ways to take in the full delights to the senses that Africa has to offer, one of the best ways is on foot with a local expert as a guide. If you are only going to be in the country for a few days, you should definitely consider traversing over and along the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. However if you have a bit more time to spend exploring this stunning continent, you should head to Ethiopia and head to the Simien Mountains where you will be able to see amazing wildlife in its natural habitat such as the Ethiopian Wolf, the Walia Ibex and the Gelada Baboons.
Make Your Way Round the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is the perfect place to enjoy a walking holiday as it has over 500 miles of signposted and well-kept pathways. By following these footpaths you will have access to an island that half of which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and will find the walks through forest fields, round the coast and alongside rivers and waterways a real delight.
Cultural Walking Holidays in Britain
If you would like to take a trip closer to home, there is a wide variety of truly amazing routes that you can take to have a memorable walking holiday in the UK. There are even many options available if you don’t fancy taking the trip alone in the form of cultural tours led by experts in various fields including architecture, music and art. Further to this article, if you want to find out more about outdoor activities and holidays in the UK head over to www.britainoutdoors.co.uk.