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Everything about our gentlest walking holidays is easy – not just the terrain, but the arrangements too. We provide maps, our carefully compiled route notes, and luggage transfers if you’re walking from hotel to hotel, so that you can walk self-guided at entirely your own pace.
You don’t need to be a seasoned walker or fit enough to walk for miles and miles over rugged terrain to enjoy an Inntravel walking holiday – our holidays are all about seeing a region up close, not bagging peaks. We encourage you to pause at every opportunity, be it a monument, a viewpoint or a craftsman’s workshop. There’s no luggage to weigh you down, and, with no group, it’s you who sets the pace.
You can rely on us to select accommodation of character and to provide trustworthy route notes to guide you there, so relax and enjoy…
Our easy walking holidays explore regions which are generally flat, but nevertheless picturesque and varied, such as Spain’s Catalan Coast, where you can pause in inviting coves for a dip in the sea, or France’s Loire Valley, whose magnificent châteaux make for a very interesting holiday. Other destinations you can explore on an easy walking holiday include Northumberland, Norfolk, Lake Constance and the Côte d’Azur (all of which combine walking with cultural visits), as well as Suffolk and even the Austrian Tyrol!
How our walking holidays are graded
Inntravel’s grade 1 walking holidays are the easiest that we offer (see our grading system below), and are suitable for any occasional walker in general good health. If you’d like to take things very easy, choose a holiday on which you don’t have to walk every day, or build in extra nights.
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.
Easy walking holidays, Inntravel style
There are three key ingredients to our easy walking holidays (and Inntravel holidays in general): beguiling scenery; friendly, hand-picked hotels of character; and excellent regional cuisine.
Extensive route information
On an Inntravel walking holiday you can depend on our detailed, comprehensive route notes. Distilled from many years’ experience, brimming with up-to-date local information, think of our route notes as your portable and reliable guide. No need to spend precious time planning routes – simply set off and enjoy the views!
Your holiday, your way
Not being part of a group means you can stay in intimate hotels and guesthouses, and gives you so much freedom. Freedom to choose your start date, the length of your holiday (feel free to add extra nights) and your travel route – we’ll happily book a bespoke travel package for you, either by air, by rail or by ferry.
Walking is our world
If you’re considering a walking holiday, we suggest speaking to the experts. That’s us. Since 1984 we’ve been discovering the best routes and accommodation and are happy to share our knowledge and expertise. Our friendly staff are specialists who have walked our routes and stayed in our hotels. Contact us, to discuss your walking holiday.