Because of the non-group nature of our holidays, often we are able to offer small, independent hotels, and we hand-pick those places where the owners extend a genuine welcome and take time to engage with you.
Choose any of the hotels below, and you are sure to enjoy a fantastic stay.
The magnificent Wiesenhof is, deservedly, one of our most popular Austrian hotels, and earns consistently high levels of praise throughout the year. Owner Hansi Entner and his family have worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to create a convivial atmosphere in which everyone is warmly welcomed and well catered for. Dating from the 18th century, the building has been in the family for generations, gradually evolving into a superb 4-star superior hotel of the highest quality. The Wiesenhof features on both our winter snow breaks and walking holidays in Austria.
Pride & passion
“We have yet to meet anyone as passionate as they are about what they are doing and what they wish to achieve.” commented one satisfied Inntraveller, after his stay with Lucy and Ángel at La Posada de San Marcos. This tiny guesthouse is the perfect base from which to enjoy a walking holiday in Andalucia, and its owners certainly do all they can to ensure guests experience the best of the region: towards the start of each holiday, Ángel leads a guided walk, giving a unique insight into the area’s nature and culture; Lucy, meanwhile, is an excellent cook, and her traditional Spanish recipes feature much fresh local produce.
A perfect blend
Located in the picturesque South Tyrolean village of Certosa, the Hotel Goldene Rose Karthaus combines style and understated elegance with cosiness and intimacy. Besides the restaurant serving delicious, well-crafted cuisine, what makes this hotel memorable is the fantastic hospitality of personable owners Paul and Steffi Grüner, who exude passion for and knowledge of the area and are more than happy to provide those enjoying our walking holiday in South Tyrol with recommendations for extra trails or excursions.
A fine 17th-century manor house, Paço de Calheiros is the final port of call on our walking holiday in northern Portugal. It is located amid 13 acres of vineyards and orchards and has mature landscaped gardens, a tennis court, open-air swimming pool and even a small herd of red deer. Dinner in the grand banqueting hall consists of traditional Portuguese cuisine with ingredients from the garden and wine from the estate, and is often hosted by the owner, the Count of Calheiros himself, who has a real propensity for anecdotes – one of his favourites being the time his son won a Prince William lookalike contest…
It’s always a pleasure to receive our customers’ feedback on our single-centre Crete walking holiday, based at the Elia Traditional Hotel in the west of the island. Surrounded by olive groves, Elia has been carefully converted from a 200-year-old farmhouse and affords expansive views across the rolling hills to the sea. There is a pervading atmosphere of peace and calm; from your initial friendly welcome to the restful seating areas that have been created in the lush gardens amid fragrant herbs and towering mulberry and lemon trees.