The Walking Tour of Rural Britain is designed around having two days to explore per every night based at a hotel. These are rambles requiring a good level of fitness, which is repaid with postcard-worthy scenery. We will walk through Kent, Cornwall, and on the Welsh/English borders, as well as the Lake District and a day on Arran Island.
If you want to learn more about British history, consider joining the Walking Tour of Ancient Britain, a fully escorted, small-group, 20-day program that will take you through Britain’s ancient towns and walkways, steeped in over 5,000 years of human history. We will walk through the region surrounding Salisbury, Bath, and Stroud in the southwest of England and along the border with Wales. The tour includes some of the greatest walkways in England. We will typically walk between ten to twelve kilometres to explore these routes.
You can explore the Welsh landscape in Explore Wales tour. Walk up to 15 km per day past spectacular scenery including dolomite cliffs at Great Orme’s Head and Carreg Cennen castle. Similarly, the Ireland and Lake District walking small group tour rewards your effort with dramatic scenery, tales of history and unique villages. On this tour, we spend up to five nights in each location, so that we can really get to know our surroundings.
We have several articles of interest related to these walks, including:
- an article on the Lake District
- a post about reading the British landscape
- an article about six short walks in Britain
- one on the Channel Islands
- and another about the history of the English Village
Walking tours in France
France walking tour on foot crosses islands and coasts en route to the peaks of the Savoy Alps. This is a walk for the active traveller on very diverse terrain.
We also have a walking tour that explores the Loire Valley, the largest site ever registered in France as World Heritage site by UNESCO. The site crosses a multitude of historic towns and villages, rich with architectural heritage and ancient history. Many of these places are explored on this walking tour. This Loire Valley walking tour reveals religious buildings and castles, cultivated land, and wild landscapes.
Other Walking Tours
The Abruzzo, Italy small group walking tour for senior or mature travellers is a walking program that traverses the Apennines, mountain ranges that form the backbone of peninsular Italy. Each day the group covers between 7 to 16 kilometres, rising up to about 800 metres in altitude. Both the scenery and the insights on this active tour combine to make this an unforgettable experience.
Trekking in Nepal offers heights for travellers seeking the small group experience. We venture deep into Annapurna, away from roads and civilisation and enjoy the expertise of trained guides and porters.
Explore the Land of the Rising Sun with the Walking Japan small group tour. This walk traces the journey of 17th century Japanese poet and haiku master, Matsuo Basho (pseudonym of Matsuo Munefusa). We walk in his footsteps on this 13-day journey around the northeast Tohoku region of Japan.
The Berlin Walking Tour traces the rich history of the city and the Berlin Wall. Click here to read about the must-see sites in Berlin and why Germany should be your next holiday destination.
The Romania small group walking tours for seniors and mature travellers offers a worthy challenge as we trek through villages and take in the country’s natural beauty.
Odyssey Traveller’s walking tours offer something to all active, mature adventurers.
Published June 2020. Updated Sept 2020