Invigorating Walking Holidays
Walking holidays are fantastically popular. Walking is often the best way to experience every sight, sound and smell of a country at leisure. Enjoy a variety of walking holidays in Europe around our lake and mountain destinations, from gentle strolls to extremely challenging mountain hikes! Inghams walking holidays offer an excellent choice of walking programmes, designed to open up the beauty of the mountains to you on foot.
A good quality walking map of the local area is crucial for independent hikers. We are delighted to be offering top quality local professional walking maps to over 40 of our most popular walking destinations. See here for Walking maps info >
Inghams Guided Wanderwalks
Exclusive to Inghams, our Wanderwalks are a guided walking programme of up to 3 varied walks per week, guided by your Inghams Rep, or a professional English-speaking guide, in many of our selected resorts across Europe and Canada. Suitable for all levels, these walks vary in duration and difficulty, ranging from one to five hours, and will show you the best views, flora and fauna of the mountains - a great way to explore the area and get to know your Rep and fellow guests. There is no pressure whatsoever to join in, but the walks are generally well subscribed, so you can simply pay a registration fee at the time of booking to safeguard your place, or, space permitting, arrange with your Rep on arrival in resort. See the resort pages for further details and descriptions of the walks in each area. We aim to provide walks suitable for all levels during the week, and for extra guidance, routes are graded as follows:-
Easy| Gentle walks with some uphill sections.
Moderate| Pleasant rambles, mostly on well marked paths, over varied terrain, and usually with more uphill/downhill than easy walks. Minimum age 14 years.
Slightly Challenging| More demanding hikes over varied terrain, sometimes at altitude, and where trails may be less defined in parts, so reasonable health and fitness is required. Minimum age 14 years.
New for Summer 2013 we have greatly expanded the walking descriptions on every resort page in Austria to give you a proper guide to the type of walking terrain you can expect, and a list of the most popular walks to enjoy on your holiday. Many of these come recommended by our Reps, who know the areas best!
Hotel Guided Walks
Many of our hotels offer their own weekly programmes of guided walks with professional guides, often exclusively for Inghams guests, and completely free of charge. Look out for the walking icon on individual hotel descriptions.
Tourist Office Walks
Many village tourist offices also often run free guided walking programmes, open to all visitors in resort.
New Walking in the Wilder Kaiser - Austria
Our New and Exclusive to Inghams 7 night guided walking holiday allows you to choose your hotel in the Tyrolean villages of Söll or Ellmau as a base to explore the famous ‘Wild Emperor’ mountain range in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol. This special small group tour of 4 guided walks per week with a professional mountain guide includes a Free Walking Maps and Free Alpine flora and fauna guidebooks. Walks are suitable for most recreational hikers. Click here for details >>>
Guided Walking Holidays
Our walking weeks are a popular walking holiday option too. From a single resort centre, discover the surrounding mountains with a qualified guide. Up to four organised walks take place per week, with one or two days free in between. A perfect mix of activity and relaxation, for the ideal walking holiday.
Independent Walking Holidays
Enjoy the freedom of point-to-point independent walking holidays without the bother of your luggage! During these multi-centre unescorted walking tours, your bags are transferred from hotel to hotel whilst you enjoy the adventure.
Book your favourite walking holidays online now with Inghams.
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