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A self-guided short walking break in Europe is a relaxing way to spend a few days away. Equipped with maps and our carefully compiled route notes, you walk at your own pace while your luggage is transported. Take your pick of destinations ranging from the Swiss Alps to Tuscany.
An Inntravel short walking break is about more than the walking. It’s a Slow holiday, so take the time along the way to drink in the views, appreciate the wildlife or visit a castle. There’s no luggage to weigh you down, and, with no group, it’s you who sets the pace and decides when to pause. You can trust us to hand-pick welcoming hotels of character and to provide reliable route notes to guide you, so relax and enjoy…
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 short walking breaks are graded
Inntravel’s short walking breaks cater for all levels. So, whether you are looking for easy walking, mountain hikes, or something in between, you’ll find a break to suit. Before you start looking through our collection, 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.
What to expect from your short walking break
There are three pillars that we consider essential to an enjoyable and relaxing short walking break (and, in fact, all Inntravel holidays): timeless scenery; carefully selected accommodation where you’ll find a warm welcome; and delicious cuisine showcasing local flavours.
Informative route notes
With an Inntravel route guide in your pocket you can be assured of choosing the right path and not missing the interesting sights along the way. Providing clear, current and comprehensive information, our route notes allow you to set your own walking pace, explore the unique features of the region, and take in local culture at your leisure.
The advantage of independence
With Inntravel, unlike travelling with a group, you can stay in charming small hotels and set your own timetable each day. You’re also free to choose a start date that suits you, to extend your holiday if you wish, and to decide how to travel and from where – we’re happy to handle plane, ferry or train bookings for you.
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.