For a holiday close to home, Europe never loses its capacity to enchant. If you’re up for travelling further afield, North Africa also has a fair few cultural thrills in history-soaked hubs, plus some of the best walking and hiking trails on the planet. And the weather is warmer too.
HF Holidays winter walking breaks include:
WALK THE WESTERN ALGARVE COASTAL TRAILS
It’s all dramatic cliffs, swathes of golden sand beaches and secluded coves on this wild western coast. Standout attractions include Cape St. Vincent, the national parks filled with wildflowers and interesting wildlife, and Lagos – the historic city famed for its walls that protect the old centre.
7 night guided walking from £889pp/£1049pp with flights. Departing 12 & 19 Nov 2022.
WALKING ON THE ISLAND OF LA PALMA
The greenest and steepest isle in the Canaries, La Palma’s unspoilt landscapes are joyous for walkers. The Caldera Taburiente is a primeval nature reserve packed with jagged peaks, forests, waterfalls, and rare plant life while the farming town of La Galga rewards with ancient laurel forests.
7 night guided walking from £999pp/£1,199pp with flights. Departing 3 & 10 Nov 2022. Single rooms available.
DESERTS & MOUNTAINS OF MOROCCO
For a mix of European, African, and Middle Eastern influences, Morocco delivers. Discover the heart of the pink-walled Medina for a host of show-stopping attractions and head to the High and Middle Atlas Mountains for all the hiking paths and remote Berber villages in North Africa’s highest mountain range.
13 night guided walking from £2599pp/£3099pp with flights. Departing 6 February 2023. Single rooms available.
Walking holidays in Madeira, Tenerife and Cape Verde Island Hopping and Tenerife also available as is a memorable ‘Portugal Capital and Coast’ week that includes time exploring Lisbon and Sintra.