Breath of Fresh Air - The Best Walking Holidays

Setting off across grassy foothills or through verdant summer valleys on foot is simply the most wonderful way fully to appreciate the natural beauty of our Lakes & Mountains resorts.

Snow-capped peaks glint up above, lakes sparkle below, and traditionally picturesque villages cling to the slopes in the distance, while tumbling mountain streams, bird-song and distant cowbells provide the sound-track to the day.

Small wonder then, that so many of our Inghams guests return to the lure of the Alps year after year with us, choosing precisely the style of walking holiday, whether taxing or relaxing.

Inghams Exclusive 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. 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 resorts 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.

Wanderwalks can be enjoyed in the following resorts:

Vist our walking holidays by country pages for more information:

Walking holidays in Austria

Walking holidays in France

Walking holidays in Italy

Walking holidays in Slovenia

Walking holidays in Croatia

Walking holidays in Switzerland

Popular Walks

We have greatly expanded the walking descriptions on almost every resort page 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 when searching for your accommodation.

Tourist Office Walks

Many village Tourist Offices also often run Free guided walking programmes, open to all visitors in resort. (see the 'In and Around' section on our resort pages).

Walking in the Venosta Valley – Italy

The exclusive 4 centre walking holiday takes you deep into the Valley of Venosta, staying overnight in local villages at family run guest houses. Our expert guide will walk and talk you through, the flora and fauna and stunning countryside, pointing out the natural wildlife on route. The walk includes your accommodation whilst in the Venosta Valley and a 3 night stay in the nearby spa town of Merano where you can relax after your 3 days of walking.

Walking Guide Books

20% off for Inghams guests plus free postage & packing

For most of us, looking forward to the holiday is almost as much fun as the holiday itself. We know that many of our guests are keen walkers who like to plan their walks well in advance. So we’re delighted to tell you about our new partnership with Cicerone who publish over 320 of the world’s best and most informative walking guide books.

Even in these days of Apps and Androids, Kindles and i-Pads* there is nothing like a good old-fashioned guide book that very often becomes like an old friend! Cicerone have a guide book that covers most of our resorts and here are a few of our favourites.

  • Walking in Austria by Kev Reynolds. Featuring more than 100 of the best walks. Normally £16.95 - for Inghams guests £13.56 - you save £3.39
  • Walking the Italian Lakes by Gillian Price. Featuring Lakes Garda, Como, Maggiore & Iseo. Normally £14.95 - for Inghams guests £11.96 - you save £2.99
  • The Julian Alps of Slovenia by Justi Carey & Roy Clark. 60 walks in all our featured Slovenian resorts. Normally £14.95 - for Inghams guests £11.96 - you save £2.99
  • The Bernese Alps by Kev Reynolds. 100 walks around Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen & Kandersteg. Normally £15.95 - for Inghams guests £12.76 - you save £3.19
  • Chamonix Mountain Adventures by Hilary Sharp. Routes include walking and cycling. Normally £14.95 - for Inghams guests £11.96 - you save £2.99

*Despite our preference for ‘real’ guide books, e-versions of most Cicerone guides are available! See website for details or call 01539 562069.

Walking maps are £6.95 inc. P&P

Some of our Austrian resorts are not covered by the Cicerone guide books and so we offer you instead the opportunity to purchase a top quality local professional walking map for the following resorts. Order when confirming your holiday. The map will be sent well before your departure to give you plenty of time to plan your holiday walking.

Lech, St. Anton, Seefeld, Igls, Pertisau, Alpbach, St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Fuschl am See.

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