Europe's top easy walking destinations for a relaxing getaway
Uncover Europe's easy walking trails
Are you looking to unwind, reconnect with nature and explore the great outdoors? An easy walking holiday in Europe could be just what you need. With so many breath-taking landscapes to explore, from rolling hills to stunning coastlines, it’s a walkers paradise. And the best part? You don’t have to be Bear Grylls to enjoy it.
To help you plan your next walking holiday, we've put together a list of top destinations in Europe for easy walking. So, get ready for a walking holiday that’s as relaxing as it is rewarding. With easy terrain, postcard-worthy views, and the option to take a break whenever you need it, you’ll feel like a true explorer without having to sacrifice any of your comfort. Move over spa holidays, walking is the new way to unwind.
Our must-visit destinations for easy walks
Whether you’re interested in exploring the stunning landscapes of Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, or beyond, there are endless walking destinations available to discover. From effortlessly scenic routes to off-the-beaten-track adventures that offer even greater reward, there’s something for every trekker, stroller and wanderer.
And guess what? You get to choose how much walking you want to do each day. Fancy lounging by the shores of Italy’s Lake Como and sipping on some vino? Salute to that! Or maybe you want to immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine, strolling through picturesque French villages and sampling some delicious cheese and wine. Oui, oui, mon ami!
Here are four destinations that will inspire you to lace up those walking boots...
Seefeld is a wonderful destination for those seeking a walking holiday with easy trails and stunning panoramic views. Tirol's Hochplateau is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the beauty of remote mountain valleys and enjoy some peaceful moments in nature. Seefeld is also known for its wonderful spa hotels - perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a day of exploring the great outdoors.
Why we love Seefeld:
- Located on a plateau with lots of low level trails
- Wide & easy to follow paths
- Great lift and transport network
Experience the beauty of the Bernese Alps at a leisurely pace with an easy walking holiday in Grindelwald. Nestled beneath the iconic Eiger Mountain, this charming Swiss town offers stunning panoramic views and access to hundreds of kilometres of walking trails in the Jungfrau region.
Why we love Grindelwald:
- Low level trails
- Great signposting
- Fantastic transport links to help break up the journey
With easy trails for all ages, stunning views and delicious cuisine, Selva is a family-friendly destination with something for everyone. The Val Gardena Active program offers a variety of fun activities for kids and teens, from walking to adventure playgrounds and wildlife spotting.
Why we love Selva:
- Huge variety of walking trails with good signage
- Lots of meadows and well maintained paths, with flat grassy terrain
- Great gondola network, making it easy to reach those great views
- Fantastic transport links
Chamonix is a beautiful destination for an easy walking holiday, with plenty of stunning scenery and outdoor activities to enjoy. Easy strolls are abundant, making it perfect for those who enjoy nature and outdoor activities. With its location at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe, Chamonix is surrounded by breath-taking mountain landscapes, picturesque villages, and crystal clear lakes.
Why we love Chamonix:
- Well signposted, manageable walking trails
- Great lift access with lots of places to stop and take a break
- Lots of short walks for beginners and families
Guided walks in selected resorts
Looking for a more guided experience? Our easy walking holidays also offer guided walks in selected resorts. You’ll get to join up to two walks per week with a professional mountain guide who will share their expertise and knowledge of the area.
In addition to the guided walks, you’ll receive expert advice and recommended walks from your resort representative. They’ll provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your time on holiday, including professional recommendations on activities to partake in at your resort. So you can fully immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy all the local sights, sounds and flavours.
All you need is your walking shoes and a love for the great outdoors. We’ll take care of the rest.