Walk at your own pace through surprisingly varied landscapes on a self-guided, non-group walking holiday in the Channel Islands. We have sought out accommodation at high-quality, well-located hotels, and supply you with maps and our reliable route notes, leaving you free to enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
Ancient fortresses and coastal defences, fascinating museums and intriguing monuments, mean that our walking holiday in Jersey and our walking holiday in Guernsey are about more than walking. Ours being Slow holidays, we encourage you to combine walking with cultural visits as the mood takes you – you’re not part of a group, and have complete freedom to explore, so make the most of it, following our trusted route notes at your own pace.
Why choose a walking holiday in Jersey or Guernsey
There are three main reasons to choose Jersey or Guernsey for your Channel Islands walking holiday. First, the surprisingly varied scenery – Jersey encompasses high cliffs inhabited by seabirds, a fertile central plateau, and golden bays, while Guernsey is just a short hop from Herm and Sark, meaning you can visit three islands in one holiday. Second, the culture, which is an appealing blend of French and English. Third, the rich and far-reaching history. Jersey's acclaimed War Tunnels museum is well worth a visit to learn about its World War II years, while Guernsey boasts an ancient dolmen.
Are our Channel Islands walking holidays right for you?
To be sure that our Channel Islands walking holidays are right for you, familiarise yourself with the definitions of our walking grades below. Bear in mind that you probably won‘t spend every day walking – a Guernsey or Jersey walking holiday is as much about visits to historic sites and beaches.
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 Channel Islands walking holiday
There are three essential elements to all Inntravel holidays, including our walking holiday in the Channel Islands: picturesque landscapes; high-quality accommodation selected for its friendly welcome; and tasty regional cuisine. We’ll help you get the most from your walking holiday.
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.
The freedom of independence
If you value independent travel and hotels of character, you’re in the right company. With Inntravel, you set your own holiday start date, duration (you can add extra nights at any hotel) and preferred travel route (by train, plane or ferry). Talk to us and we’ll make your personalised holiday plans and travel arrangements happen.
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.