Escape the grey winters that we are used to and head instead to the southernmost reaches of Europe for a self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking holiday. With luck, there'll be blue skies overhead as you walk from one village to the next, navigating with the help of our carefully compiled route notes, while your luggage is transferred ahead.
What makes hotel-to-hotel walking so satisfying is the sense of journey. Over the course of a week you could cross from central Gran Canaria to the island's north coast, or head from the lower reaches of Tenerife towards the peak of towering Mount Teide. Witness the landscapes change gradually as you progress, and enjoy a great sense of achievement at reaching your final destination. Staying at different hotels along the way adds extra variety to your holiday.
For the winter months, we offer hotel-to-hotel walking in Europe's southernmost reaches, with particular focus on southern Spain (walking holidays in Alicante are particularly popular) and the Canary Islands, where our walking holidays on La Gomera and Tenerife, among others, wow walkers with the impressive scenery.
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 hotel-to-hotel walking holidays are graded
Inntravel’s hotel-to-hotel walking holidays for winter months cater for most levels. So, whether you are looking for relatively easy walking, mountain hikes, or something in between, you’ll find a holiday to suit. Before you start browsing, it’s worth familiarising 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.
Hotel-to-hotel walking holidays, Inntravel style
There are three cornerstones to our hotel-to-hotel walking holidays (and Inntravel holidays in general): timeless scenery; hand-picked accommodation of character where you’ll find warm hospitality; and delicious regional cuisine.
Detailed route information
We take extra care to provide you with clear, coherent route notes that we update regularly. Including useful tips about places to visit, Inntravel route guides give you more time to focus on the simple pleasures of walking, discovering the natural landscape at your own pace and soaking up the local ambience.
Holidays tailored for you
Because you explore independently on an Inntravel holiday, you can personalise the arrangements. Pick a holiday, then decide when to start, how long to stay (you can add extra nights) and how to get there. Then we take care of the details – from train, ferry or flight bookings to hotel and taxi reservations.
We’ve built up a wealth of experience since we started in 1984. Whether you’ve got a query or wish to book a holiday, you’ll deal with friendly experts who share a passion for travel and who have stayed in our featured hotels and walked our routes. They’ll be delighted to answer your questions and help you plan your perfect holiday.