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Discover the Best Hiking Tours in Europe

Europe’s diverse landscapes offer an array of breathtaking vistas, from the rugged coastlines of Italy to the serene highlands of Scotland, making it a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. Our curated list explores some of the best hiking tours across this varied continent, taking you through Italy’s Cinque Terre, the wilds of Scotland, the charming trails of Portugal, and the emerald landscapes of Ireland.

A view of a colorful perched village in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre: Italy’s Coastal Splendor

Set out on an exploration of Cinque Terre, where you’ll discover five stunning villages nestled along the Italian Riviera. Known for its steep terraces, vibrant houses, and stunning sea views, the Cinque Terre hiking tour offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Hikers can enjoy the Mediterranean breeze while exploring vineyards, olive groves, and local cuisine that makes Cinque Terre a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Scotland: Into the Wild Highlands

Scotland’s hiking tour invites adventurers into the heart of its iconic highlands. Step into a world where every glen and loch has a legend, from the hidden trails of Edinburgh to the coastal allure of St Andrews, and the breathtaking expanses of the Cairngorms National Park. Experience the warmth of Highland hospitality as you uncover Scotland’s natural wonders and historical paths.

The south coast of Portugal, with the Mediterranean Sea and orange cliffs

Portugal: Coastal Trails and Country Paths

Discover the soul of Portugal on a hiking tour designed to inspire. Traverse from the tranquil beauty of Alentejo to the awe-inspiring cliffs of the Rota Vicentina. Along the way, the historic towns of Lagos and Sagres offer a glimpse into Portugal’s past, while the warm embrace of local culture enriches your journey. After a day on the trail, relax in distinctive accommodations that are as unique as the landscapes you’re exploring.

Ireland: A Journey Through the Emerald Isle

This Ireland hiking tour is a magical journey through landscapes that seem to spring from myth. Travel the west coast from the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher to the spirited town of Dingle. Experience the magic of Ireland’s natural wonders, rich history, and vibrant culture. With unique lodging and exquisite local cuisine, your journey through Ireland will be as memorable as the tales that fill its air.


Europe’s hiking tours offer something for everyone, whether you’re seeking coastal views, mountain adventures, or cultural experiences. Each tour promises unforgettable landscapes, rich history, and the chance to connect with nature in some of the continent’s most iconic destinations. So lace up your hiking boots and prepare to step into adventure.

Hiking + Walking Tours

Trek Travel Unveils New Hiking and Walking Tours

For Immediate Release March 27, 2024 (Madison, WI): After 20+ years of recognition as a top cycling tour operator, Trek Travel is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Hiking and Walking Tours, commencing in the Fall of 2024. Renowned for creating unforgettable cycling vacations, Trek Travel has been celebrated by Travel and Leisure as a top global tour operator. This expertise and passion for adventure are now being extended to include hiking and walking tours, offering customers a new way to see the world with Trek Travel.

Trek Travel’s inaugural launch features four extraordinary destinations, with plans to unveil additional itineraries later this year. Each destination promises a unique experience for all outdoor enthusiasts:

Cinque Terre Hiking and Walking Tour: Experience Italy’s stunning Ligurian Coast, from Portovenere through Cinque Terre to Santa Margherita, with gourmet meals and luxurious boutique hotel stays. Learn More.

Scotland Hiking and Walking Tour: Discover Edinburgh’s hidden trails, the coastal charm of St Andrews, and the Cairngorms National Park’s natural beauty, all while enjoying Highland hospitality. Learn More.

Portugal Hiking and Walking Tour: Journey through the Alentejo region and along the Rota Vicentina, exploring the history and beauty of Lagos and Sagres, complemented by distinctive accommodations. Learn More.

Ireland Hiking and Walking Tour: Traverse the west coast from the Cliffs of Moher to Dingle, experiencing Ireland’s natural wonders, history, and culture, with unique lodging and cuisine. Learn More.

Tania Burke, president of Trek Travel, stated, “For the past 20 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to perfecting your cycling vacations of a lifetime. We’re bringing that same magic, expertise, hospitality, and commitment to our new adventure hiking and walking tours. As we step into this new journey, you can have confidence in our continued focus on providing a vacation of a lifetime, no matter how you travel with us.”

Trek Travel’s Hiking and Walking Tours are imbued with the same qualities that have made their cycling vacations legendary – exceptional guides, luxury accommodations, expertly curated itineraries, unmatched flexibility, and unparalleled hospitality.

As Trek Travel steps into this new adventure, they carry with them two decades of experience in crafting travel experiences that are not just vacations but trips filled with lifelong memories. Join Trek Travel on their Hiking and Walking Tours to explore the world in a new way, where every step is a moment worth remembering.

For more information and to join these incredible journeys, visit Trek Travel’s website: trektravel.com

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What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discovor:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself