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You’ll be on the right track with our walking holidays

Discover the stunning natural attractions of the Dolomites, walk the Way of St James in Spain, venture to the incredible Andes, or discover the beauty of the Croatian island of Korcula.

With carefully crafted itineraries that balance days of walking with days at leisure, and informative hosts who will provide lots of hints and tips, these holidays are the perfect choice if you love nothing more than exploring incredible landscapes on foot.

Peter's Stone Walking

Walking in the Peak District QQQQ

Sheffield, England

Follow the Monsal Trail, explore the ravines of Dovedale, and see the most photographed spot in the county in the UK’s oldest National Park.

  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
4 nights

from £549

Beauport Beach Walking

Walking in Jersey QQQ

Jersey

Explore the Crown dependency of Jersey on this walking holiday and discover the the full glory of this beautiful island.

  • Departing Poole Ferry Port
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
5 nights

from £649

Old windmills overlooked by Mongo Hill Walking

Walking the Costa Blanca QQQQ

Costa Blanca, Spain

Discover the coastal and mountainous terrain of Spain’s Costa Blanca from your base in Denia, an historic seaside town.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £699

Molveno Walking

Walking in the Dolomites QQQQ

Lake Molveno, Italy

Explore the mountain scenery, limestone gorges, tranquil lakes and flower meadows of northern Italy.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £729

The hotel has a splendid coastal setting Walking

Walks of Andalusia QQQ+

Almuñécar, Spain

Spend a week admiring the spectacular scenery of the Costa Tropical and enjoy coastal and countryside walks, taking in beaches, valleys, villages and caves.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £749

Incredible views from Mount Lovcen Walking

Walking in Montenegro QQQQ

Montenegro

On this walking holiday in Montenegro, look forward to five walks in the company of your expert host as you discover a national park, monastery, villages and beautiful Kotor Bay.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £749

Cabo de Gata National Park Walking

Walking in Almeria QQQQ

Spain

Discover a protected landscape of outstanding beauty on a walking holiday in southern Spain encompassing mountain, desert, forest, park and coast.

  • Departing London Gatwick Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £769

Medieval Besalu Walking

Walking the Costa Brava QQQQ

Costa Brava, Spain

This walking holiday discovers the best of the Costa Brava with its birdlife, wild coast, flora and fauna and medieval towns.

  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £769

The famous Peñon de Ifach Walking

Walking in Calpe QQQQ

Calpe, Costa Blanca, Spain

Explore the beautiful and mountainous terrain of the Costa Blanca, ascending hillside trails and walking through varied landscapes of cliffs, woodland and rural villages.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £779

Follow Madeira's levada trails into the countryside Walking

Walking Madeira's Levadas QQQQ

Madeira, Portugal

Enjoy seven nights at the Monte Mar Palace Hotel on this Madeira walking holiday

  • Departing London Gatwick Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £819

Minorca’s Cami de Cavalls path Walking

Walking in Minorca QQQQ

Minorca

Walk parts of the historic Cami de Cavalls of Minorca – an ancient coastal path encircling this Balearic island.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £849

The Lake District’s natural splendour Walking

Walking in the Lake District QQQQ

Lake District, UK

Dust off your walking boots and join us for a special interest walking holiday in the captivating Lake District.

  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
4 nights

from £919

Beautiful Triglav National Park Walking

Walking in Slovenia QQQQ

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Enjoy the beautiful alpine landscape of Slovenia on sociable guided walks through the countryside.

  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £949

Walking path in Huelva, Spain Walking

Walking in Huelva QQQQ

Huelva, Spain

Enjoy five walks in the province of Huelva and discover a range of different habitats.

  • Departing London Gatwick Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £949

The beauty of Capri Walking

Walking the Sorrento Coast QQQQ

Castellammare di Stabia, Italy

Put one foot in front of the other as you join this walking holiday, navigating the picturesque Amalfi Coast and taking a trip to the ruins of Pompeii.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £989

Walk part of the famous Camino de Santiago Walking

Walking in Cantabria QQQQ

Santoña, Cantabria, Spain

Explore ‘Green Spain’ on this scenic walking holiday which encompasses five guided walks through Cantabria’s breathtaking scenery…

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £999

The St Marija Monastery in Mijet Walking

Walking in Korcula QQQQ

Korcula, Croatia

Discover the beauty of the Croatian island of Korcula and further afield on this new walking holiday that takes you to the Mljet National Park, the Lumbarda vineyards and more on walks ranging from 3 to 11 miles.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £999

Follow the Camino de Santiago Walking

Walking the Santiago Trail

Spain

Devotees of St James and keen walkers will jump at this chance to walk the legendary ‘Way of St James’ and earn their official Camino certificate…

  • Departing London Gatwick Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £1,049

The undulating scenery of the Douro Walking

Walking the Douro

Douro

This special interest cruise reveals the many sides of Portugal as you sail down the vineyard-cloaked valley, embark on five guided walks and enjoy an included visit to Salamanca in Spain.

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
7 nights

from £2,049

Belem Tower in Lisbon Walking

Lisbon and walking the Douro Valley

The Douro

Explore Lisbon during a three-night stay before embarking on a special interest river cruise along the Douro, with five included walking tours and more…

  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
10 nights

from £2,549

Walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Walking

Walking in the Andes

Peru

Lace up your hiking boots to see the highlights of Peru, visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, take to the waters of Lake Titicaca, and tour Incan ruins in Cuzco.

  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures

2 passengers
14 nights

from £3,699

Walking host, Jack McNeill

What do you think sparked your interest in walking? Have you always been interested? Where did you learn about walking and acquire the knowledge you convey to guests?

Having been born in Northern Ireland and spending the first 20 years of my life there among relatives in the farming community, walking and exploring in the countryside was natural and formed the basis of a lifetime spent walking all over the world. On reflection, every walk should be a learning experience – that includes learning from mistakes. That knowledge and the sharing of that knowledge with Saga guests since 2009 has been an exciting and rewarding experience.

What do you think is the most interesting/exciting part of your job?

I have always believed that there should be a social side to Saga walking holidays and I'm always amazed that after one meeting, one walk and one dinner together a collection of strangers can become a group with a common interest, looking after and looking out for each other, no one ever feels excluded. Seeing everyone buy into that group ethic is always exciting.

Where is your favourite place in the world to walk? And are there any particular firm favourites with our customers?

My two favourite walking experiences have to be walking in Nepal, which is spectacular, and climbing Kilimanjaro which was very challenging!

Why should they choose Saga?

Anyone who chooses a Saga walking holiday can be assured that the walks are not route marches (in the words of an Irish folk song ‘time is not your master’). Neither are they a stroll in the park – they can be challenging but in a good way. I've lost count of the number of guests who've said, "I didn't know I could do that!".

Some guests may be concerned that they may not be up to taking part in a walking holiday – what advice would you give them?

My advice to anyone is to give it a go! You'll meet great people and probably surprise yourself – and the hotels are great!"

A little more about Jack...

Jack has been a Saga walking host since 2009, working in Italy, Croatia, Cyprus and Slovenia but mainly in Spain and Lanzarote. He particularly enjoys challenging walks and has completed most of the long-distance walks in the UK, including the English, Irish and Scottish coast-to-coast walks.

He has trekked in the Himalayas, the Dolomites, the French Alps and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. He has also completed the 800-kilometre traverse of the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

Ironically Jack lives on Romney Marsh on the South Coast of England – a considerable distance from the nearest mountain!