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Challenging walking holidays

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What do we mean by grade 3?
Challenging hikes characterised by long days and significant ascent and/or descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required. More >
  • mountain walking holidays for experienced hikers
  • self-guided, non-group hiking holidays
  • choice of hotel-to-hotel or centred walking
  • detailed maps and notes provided, with your luggage transported

 

Enjoy challenging but fulfilling routes on our hiking holidays

If you love the idea of mountain walking holidays, you’ll find some truly exhilarating high-level (grade 3) routes in our selection. Full days of walking, usually with long ascents and descents, are rewarded by inspirational views and the satisfaction of reaching high peaks and passes. These are hiking holidays for the more experienced walker: as well as being physically fit, you will need to be competent at map-reading and using a compass. From our range of more challenging hiking holidays, you can choose a village-to-village route beneath the famous Swiss peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, or an exploration of the Cévennes, the part of France that Robert Louis Stevenson famously explored with his donkey.

Mountain walking holidays, the Inntravel way

As with all our holidays, each day’s walk has been carefully researched, following the most interesting route and taking in cultural treasures and charming villages wherever possible. We provide comprehensive route notes for all our hiking holidays – these reveal the lesser trodden path and offer a truly individual holiday experience at your own pace. Your luggage is also transported between hotels where necessary, meaning that you travel light on our mountain walking holidays, and need only carry the essentials with you, such as drinks, a camera and sun cream.

If you would like any advice on choosing one of our hiking holidays, please contact our knowledgeable reservations team.


 
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  • Mountains of the Auvergne
    13 May-30 September 2018
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    Mountains of the Auvergne

    Explore these quiet mountains on inviting paths that lead you on thrilling routes across panoramic ridges linking one friendly walkers' inn to the next.
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    7 nights, from £890pp
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    13 May-30 September 2018
    Grade: 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • Beneath Mont Lozère
    4 May-30 September 2018
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    Beneath Mont Lozère

    Uncover the secrets of the little-known Cévennes in the south as you enjoy panoramic walks amid majestic landscapes.
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    6 nights, from £898pp
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    4 May-30 September 2018
    Grade: 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • Beneath Djebel Toubkal
    1 Sep-4 Nov 2018 & 2 Mar-30 Apr 2019
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    Walking holiday in Morocco

    Beneath Djebel Toubkal

    Really get under the skin of Marrakesh and the High Atlas mountains, staying in a traditional city riad and an authentic Berber house.
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    7 nights, from £775pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 Sep-4 Nov 2018 &
    2 Mar-30 Apr 2019
    Grade: 3
    Privately Guided
  • The High Route
    23 June-26 September 2018
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    Walking holiday in Switzerland

    The High Route

    The Bernese Oberland’s high mountain ridges are perfect for anyone seeking exhilarating walks in majestic Alpine scenery.
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    7 nights, from £1098pp
    (excluding flights)
    23 June-26 September 2018
    Grade: 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • The High Atlas
    1 Sep-4 Nov 2018 & 23 Feb-30 Apr 2019
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    The High Atlas

    Discover the contrasting land that is Morocco - vibrant, colourful cities and peaceful mountains dotted with traditional villages.
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    11 nights, from £1170pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 Sep-4 Nov 2018 &
    23 Feb-30 Apr 2019
    Grade: 3
    Privately Guided
  • From the Eiger to the Matterhorn
    23 June-30 September 2018
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    From the Eiger to the Matterhorn

    The journey on foot between Switzerland’s most famous peaks is a thrilling challenge that brings a real sense of fulfilment.
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    14 nights, from £2295pp
    (excluding flights)
    23 June-30 September 2018
    Grade: 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • High Passes of the Valais
    23 June-8 October 2018
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    High Passes of the Valais

    Head through classic Alpine scenery on a fulfilling journey towards the Matterhorn, crossing the heart of Switzerland’s wine country along the way.
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    7 nights, from £1260pp
    (excluding flights)
    23 June-8 October 2018
    Grade: 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • Best of Morocco
    1 Sep-4 Nov 2018 & 18 Feb-30 Apr 2019
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    Best of Morocco

    Explore the mesmerising land of Morocco by camel, by jeep and on foot and experience the best of its scenery, food and hospitality.
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    14 nights, from £1740pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 Sep-4 Nov 2018 &
    18 Feb-30 Apr 2019
    Grade: 3
    Privately Guided
  • Piedmont's Magical Valley
    26 May-6 October 2018
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    Piedmont's Magical Valley

    Challenging walks in an enchanting fold of the Cottian Alps close to the French border are rewarded by sweeping views and cosy mountain retreats.
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    8 nights, from £1095pp
    (excluding flights)
    26 May-6 October 2018
    Grade: 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • Heights of Austria
    23 June-7 October 2018
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    Walking holiday in Austria

    Heights of Austria

    A superb hotel with excellent restaurant and spa, the ideal place to relax after challenging walks in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
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    3 nights, from £440pp
    (excluding flights)
    23 June-7 October 2018
    Grade: 3
    Centred walking
  • The High Alpine Way
    12 May-13 October 2018
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    The High Alpine Way

    South Tyrol’s Val Venosta is nothing short of a wonderland for walkers who love to be up among the mountains.
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    7 nights, from £985pp
    (excluding flights)
    12 May-13 October 2018
    Grade: 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • The Grand Cerdanya
    4 June-30 September 2018
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    The Grand Cerdanya

    Demanding walks in the eastern Pyrenees, where French and Spanish traditions meet, are rewarded by fabulous views, warm hospitality and excellent Catalan cuisine.
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    7 nights, from £1025pp
    (excluding flights)
    4 June-30 September 2018
    Grade: 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • The Three Faces of Green Spain
    16 April-31 October 2018
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    The Three Faces of Green Spain

    Northern Spain is a revelation. Discover majestic mountains, spectacular canyons and rugged coastal scenery while staying in delightful small hotels.
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    9 nights, from £985pp
    (excluding flights)
    16 April-31 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 1, 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • Landscapes of Western Madeira
    24 Aug-30 Nov 2018 & 1 Feb-30 Jun 2019
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    Landscapes of Western Madeira

    The quieter, more traditional, side of Madeira offers thrilling walking off the beaten track through beautiful landscapes.
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    7 nights, from £565pp
    (excluding flights)
    24 Aug-30 Nov 2018 &
    1 Feb-30 Jun 2019
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 1, 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • The Faroe Islands
    2 June-30 September 2018
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    Walking holiday in The Faroe Islands

    The Faroe Islands

    Discover the remarkably dramatic landscapes of these remote islands, on foot, by boat, by car and even by helicopter.
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    7 nights, from £1065pp
    (excluding flights)
    2 June-30 September 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 1, 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • The Grazalema Sierra
    1 Sep-30 Nov 2018 & 1 Feb-31 May 2019
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    The Grazalema Sierra

    The pretty, white town of Grazalema is a perfect walking base, with an astonishing array of flora and fauna in the surrounding mountains.
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    7 nights, from £495pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 Sep-30 Nov 2018 &
    1 Feb-31 May 2019
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 1, 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • Casas Canarias on La Isla Bonita
    1 July 2018-30 June 2019
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    Casas Canarias on La Isla Bonita

    Explore La Palma’s dramatic rainforests, rugged gorges, volcanic deserts and mountain ridges from our delightful cottages.
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    7 nights, from £340pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 July 2018-30 June 2019
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 1, 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • Rugged Hills & Coast of Asturias
    1 April-31 October 2018
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    Rugged Hills & Coast of Asturias

    Scenic mountain paths, prehistoric caves, secluded coves, charming fishing villages and pre-Romanesque chapels make for a varied holiday.
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    7 nights, from £595pp
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    1 April-31 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 1, 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • Zermatt & the Mighty Matterhorn
    2 June-7 October 2018
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    Zermatt & the Mighty Matterhorn

    From chic Zermatt, wander amid the splendour of the High Alps, with the unmistakable peak of the Matterhorn taking centre stage.
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    3 nights, from £545pp
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    2 June-7 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 1, 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • The Bernese Oberland
    9 June-7 October 2018
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    The Bernese Oberland

    This is a magnificent route through truly magnificent Alpine scenery with the added bonus of a warm welcome at exceptional hotels each evening.
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    7 nights, from £998pp
    (excluding flights)
    9 June-7 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • The Swiss Alps
    9 June-7 October 2018
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    The Swiss Alps

    A real walkers' paradise, the Bernese Oberland is justly famed as Switzerland's most dramatic region, with flower-filled meadows beneath snow-capped peaks.
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    4 nights, from £665pp
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    9 June-7 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • The High Dolomites
    12 June-15 October 2018
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    The High Dolomites

    Walking through the enchanting Dolomites is a real joy, with jagged peaks towering over deep green valleys cloaked in spectacular spring flowers.
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    7 nights, from £895pp
    (excluding flights)
    12 June-15 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • Traditions of South Tyrol
    26 May-6 October 2018
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    Traditions of South Tyrol

    You will find a warm welcome at this stylish hotel, from where you can walk, bike and ski in magnificent Alpine scenery.
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    7 nights, from £865pp
    (excluding flights)
    26 May-6 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • Villages of the Engadine
    21 June-30 September 2018
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    Villages of the Engadine

    Discover an idyllic valley where picturesque villages of traditional stone houses cluster in flower-filled meadows beneath towering snow-capped peaks.
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    7 nights, from £1245pp
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    21 June-30 September 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
  • Walking & Wildflowers in the Engadine
    26 May-27 May & 16 Jun-17 Jun 2018
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    Walking & Wildflowers in the Engadine

    Splendid Alpine scenery; an intimate hotel in an idyllic village; well-crafted cuisine; three guided walks... Here are all the ingredients for an enjoyable week.
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    7 nights, from £1175pp
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    26 May-27 May &
    16 Jun-17 Jun 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Centred walking
    Special-interest walks
  • A Journey to Å
    1 June-31 August 2018
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    Walking holiday in Norway

    A Journey to Å

    There simply is nowhere on Earth quite like the Lofoten Islands - dramatic, awe-inspiring landscapes and perfect for exhilarating walking.
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    7 nights, from £1470pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 June-31 August 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • Timeless Tenerife
    1 September 2018-30 April 2019
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    Walking holiday in Spain

    Timeless Tenerife

    The north of this beautiful island is a true walkers' paradise, from the magnificent Anaga Peninsula to the dramatic Guerges Ridge.
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    7 nights, from £745pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 September 2018-30 April 2019
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Centred walking
  • Alpine Traditions
    1 June-14 October 2018
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    Alpine Traditions

    Walk and explore from the romantic Hotel Meisser, hidden away in an equally idyllic village that is steeped in tradition and history.
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    3 nights, from £630pp
    (excluding flights)
    1 June-14 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2 & 3
    Centred walking
    Special-interest walks
  • The Heart of the Dolomites
    7 June-15 October 2018
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    Walking holiday in Italy

    The Heart of the Dolomites

    A thrilling and memorable walking journey into the heart of the increasingly dramatic Dolomite mountains, with idyllic hotels waiting each night.
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    12 nights, from £1895pp
    (excluding flights)
    7 June-15 October 2018
    Flexible walk
    Grades: 2-3 & 3
    Hotel-to-hotel walking
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