The History of Walking Holidays in Europe

Europe is an amazing continent with so many unbelievable places to see that in order to really appreciate what is out there, you need to take it all in. There are many different types of walking holidays that you can choose from with something to suit just about everybody. Whether you’re a food lover, a nature lover, or a whole family looking for an adventure; there is something for everyone.

Walking holidays may not be the first thing you think of when you consider your next holiday. Why choose a walking? Walking is a way to see the world in a different light, from a different perspective, and really take in your surroundings whilst freeing yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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You can choose to travel independently, on your own. This means you can travel at your own pace and set the rules to suit yourself. Like, when you stop for a break or some food. You can get route notes and maps online from sites that provide these holiday packages; maps as well because let’s face it, if you’re on your own, the last thing you want is to get lost! As a part of this independent trip you have chosen; you can opt to have hotels arranged for you which you can move between every few days and take a bit of time to relax and recuperate. The service providers take your bags from hotel to hotel as part of the deal here which is a bonus and a massive weight of your shoulders, literally! They will also give you the option of a wine pick up service so; if you come across one of those beautiful vineyards then you can get a few nice bottles without having to transport them yourself.

Then there are guided walking holidays. These are for those who prefer to walk in a small group with people who have similar interests. The same rules and options apply except you will probably all stop at the same time. Some people prefer a bit of company and it can certainly come in handy! If you prefer to keep others in site and want to avoid isolation then there will be others who feel the same way.

If you are looking for a walking holiday to adhere to your whole family then there are options for you as well. Everyone can enjoy these holidays, regardless of numbers and preferences. Take a gentle stroll on flat forest footpaths or the dry land of a desert. Slash your way though a tropical jungle for a real adventure that will be sure to keep the kids entertained! Watch as the kids tire themselves out so that ‘day off’ is especially relaxing for Mum and Dad!

Whatever type of holiday you are looking for; make use of the internet because the options really are unbelievable. Walking can be fun on your own, with a partner, or for the whole family together. Make your journey an amazing one and an adventure at that. See what the whole of Europe has to offer one step at a time.

Guest Author : Shannen Doherty is a freelance writer based in North Wales. A keen reader, and inspired by the authors of fiction, Shannen is an up and coming author. When not writing professionally about walking holidays; you’ll usually find Shannen spending time with her partner and niece, if not reading or writing her book.
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