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Independent Trips

40 Trips Available

Paths of Peneda

Footloose: Independent, world-class walking holiday along a continuous route in Northern Portugal

Little-known 'most beautiful area of Portugal' and Peneda National Park. Ancient granite landscape, wild serras, cascading rivers, pilgrim paths and fascinating megalithic monuments.

Remarkable Birds, Diverse Wildlife, Outstanding Scenery, Fascinating History, Unique Geology, Pilgrim Route

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  • fitness level: 2, 3, 4
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  • 5 Days & 8 Days
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  • May, June, July, September & October

Sintra & the Portuguese Coast

Footloose: Independent, world-class walking holiday along a continuous route in Portugal

Portugal's wild west coast with some of Europe's largest waves, the protected Serra da Sintra, and UNESCO Heritage site of Sintra itself, with its castles, palaces and gardens.

Exceptional Architecture, Renowned Wines, Unique Geology, Beaches & Swimming

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  • fitness level: 2, 3
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  • 8 Days
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  • May, June, September & October

Walking in Italy – Riviera & Portofino

Footloose: Independent, world-class walking in Italy

Spectacular coastal scenery and views, olive terraces, wooded hillsides and the dramatic Portofino peninsula. Walk along ancient paths traversing high above the coast, down to colourfully painted towns with excellent beaches.

Exceptional Architecture, Renowned Wines, Remarkable Birds, Outstanding Scenery, Top Hotels, Beaches & Swimming

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  • fitness level: 3
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  • 6 Days & 8 Days
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  • March, April, May, June, September & October

Cinque Terre

Footloose: Independent, world-class walking holidays along continuous routes in Europe

One of the finest coastal paths in Europe offering spectacular views and inspiring walks; picturesque fishing villages linked by an ancient network of footpaths... and by train and boat! Excellent seafood and renowned wines.

Exceptional Architecture, Renowned Wines, Remarkable Birds, Outstanding Scenery, Beaches & Swimming

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  • fitness level: 2, 3, 4
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  • 5 Days & 8 Days
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  • April, May, June, September & October

Barolo & the Langhe Hills

Footloose: Independent, world-class walking along a continuous route in Piedmont, Italy

Walk through the wooded Langhe hills and Barolo vineyards: a picturesque patchwork interspersed with woods, hilltop villages and castles. The area is famed as much for its food as its renowned wines – refined country cooking which follows the seasons.

Gastronomy, Renowned Wines, Outstanding Scenery

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  • fitness level: 3
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  • 5 Days & 8 Days
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  • April, May, June, July, August, September, October & November

Montefeltro & Urbino

Footloose: Independent walking along a continuous route in Le Marche, Italy

Walk across picturesque hills of little-known Montefeltro, from crag-top San Leo to Urbino. Small, medieval towns and villages, fine views and outstanding flowers and art.

Exceptional Architecture, World-Class Art, Astonishing Flowers, Remarkable Birds, Outstanding Scenery, Fascinating History, Unique Geology

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  • fitness level: 2, 3
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  • 8 Days
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  • April, May, June, July, August, September & October

Each of our trips is graded according to terrain and length of walking/cycling routes, providing an indication of which grade of trip might suit you.

Fitness Legend

Grade 1

Gentle terrain, walking/cycling along good paths, tracks and quiet lanes, with a few short, usually gentle, ascents and/or descents.

Grade 2

Walking/cycling along well-established paths and tracks. Occasional loose (gravel) surfaces, and open meadows. Ascents and/or descents up to 1 hour.

Grade 3

Walking/cycling along a variety of paths, some stony in places, with ascents and/or descents of 1-2 hours.

Grade 4

Walking/cycling along a variety of paths and surfaces, occasionally challenging, with ascents and/or descents of 2-3 hours.

Grade 5

Challenging walking/cycling with a variety of terrain, some long days, and/or long ascents and/or descents.

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