Centre-based walking holidays with car hire


Enjoy a self-guided, non-group walking holiday, making the most of your hire car to explore a variety of scenery and perhaps enjoy some sightseeing too. Take your pick of our suggested walks as the mood takes you, walking at your own pace as you follow our trusted route notes.

Centre-based walking holidays with car hire
Centre-based walking holidays with car hire

Centre-based walking

for maximum flexibility
We often refer to our centred walking holidays as ‘discovery walks’, as they give you the chance to really get to know the area you are visiting. Having a hire car means you can access the area’s best walks and a variety of scenery. These holidays usually feature one (though sometimes as many as three) splendidly located hotel which you use as a base for exploring, with carefully compiled route notes provided for several walks. The great advantage of this is the flexibility – you can take your pick of the walks depending on how you feel.
Of course, if you don’t feel like walking at all, you needn’t – the location of our hand-picked hotels usually means that there is plenty to see and do in the area besides walking (we make suggestions in your information pack), or you could simply relax in the hotel lounge with a good book.

Find the right holiday for you


Favourite centre-based walking holidays with a car

Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.

How our centre-based walking holidays are graded

Inntravel’s centre-based walking holidays cater for all levels. In fact, many feature a mix of easy, moderate or more challenging walks, giving you ultimate flexibility. Before you start browsing, we suggest that you familiarise yourself with our grading system.
  • Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
  • Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
  • Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
  • Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
  • Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
  • Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.

Centre-based walking holidays, Inntravel style

There are three essential ingredients that feature in our centre-based walking holidays (and Inntravel holidays in general): enchanting scenery; charming, hand-picked accommodation; and delicious regional cuisine.

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