Classic Routes

Designed with the journey at their core, these trips are filled with active days on popular and lesser-known routes. If you’re an adventurer who relishes a challenge or is keen to take on the great ways of the world, you’re in for a treat.

Each day you take on the next part of the route, which offers exciting paths and impressive landscapes to navigate.

Pause to take a breath and a picnic lunch while absorbing panoramic views, or refuel with traditional dishes at family-run food spots and local eateries.

Recharge at the end of the day in a diverse range of accommodation. From mountain huts to rural lodgings and comfy B&Bs, each one is handpicked for their authentic charm, welcoming hospitality, and cozy atmosphere.

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  • Two people celebrate at the finish of the West Highland Way

Top Classic Routes

Check off your next adventure with one of these firm favorites. Challenge accepted!

    • On the way to Chamonix
    • Great views from Courmayeur
    • Breath-taking views
    • Enjoying a break on the trails
    • Starting the climb up to Col de la Seigne
    • Peaceful woodland path along the trail
    • TMB Waymarking on route to Courmayeur
    • Exciting walking above the Chamonix Valley
    • Sample the local cheese
    • On the TMB with great views of Mont Blanc
    • Alpine flowers in bloom
    • Some brave hikers cooling down
    • Typical mountain huts
    • On the way to Col de Balme
    • Follow balcony paths
    • Col de la Seigne
    • Treat yourself in Chamonix
    • A happy group of friends on the TMB
    • A group of friends on the TMB
    • Enjoying lunch
    • Cooling off at Lac Blanc
    • High trails of the TMB
    • Walk through Alpine meadows
    • Alpine cow along the trail
    • Take in the scenery
    • Alpine cows
    • A happy customer on the TMB
    • Adventurous bridge
    • Challenging terrain
    • The pink church of Trient
    • Some fun ladders
    • Making friends on the TMB
    • Happy TMB hikers
    • Stunning Alpine scenery
    • A break with a view
    5 Days 4 Tours

    Tour du Mont Blanc in Comfort

    Walk the entire TMB, staying in comfortable accommodation, with bag transfer included
    From $1,135.00
    • West Highland Way self-guided walking holiday
    • Der West Highland Way - Buachaille Etive Mor
    • Auf dem Weg nach Glencoe
    • Superb views over Loch Lomond
    • Blackrock Cottages Glencoe
    • Completing the West Highland Way!
    • Loch Tulla approaching Bridge of Orchy
    • Am Ziel des West Highland Way
    • Making the most of the Scottish weather
    • Auch bei schottischem Wetter kann man Spaß haben
    • Einsamkeit und Stille der Highlands
    • Smiles nearing Glencoe
    • The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond
    • Glencoe - LochLeven
    • Der bekannteste schottische Wanderweg
    • The trail is well signposted throughout
    • Buachaille Etive Mor
    • Der bekannteste schottische Wanderweg
    • Wandern in beeindruckender Kulisse
    • Happy hikers on the trail
    • Großartige Aussichten über Loch Lomond
    • Easy to follow; from Milngavie to Fort William
    • Schottland wie aus dem Bilderbuch
    • Loch Leven from Glencoe village
    • Black Rock Cottage, Glencoe
    • Ein haariger Einheimischer
    • West Highland Way individuell
    • Look out for Scotland's Highland coo en-route
    • Pausing for thought on the Rannoch Moor
    • Begegnungen am Wegesrand
    • Rannoch Moor
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    • Buachaille Etive Mor
    4 - 10 Days 11 Tours

    West Highland Way

    Walk the spectacular landscapes of the Highlands on Scotland's most famous long-distance trail.
    From $795.00
    • Cycling along the world-famous Danube
    • Classic Danube Cycle Path
    • Beautiful scenery to catch your eye
    • The Schlögener Loop
    • Veste Oberhaus Passau
    • Gruner Veltliner wine
    • Short break in Durnstein
    • Looking out across the lake to your evenings accom
    • Way marked cycle paths
    • Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna
    8 Days 1 Tours

    Danube Cycle Path: Passau to Vienna

    Bike along the world-famous Danube River from Passau to Vienna on easy-going, dedicated cycle paths
    From $925.00
    • Your trek starts at Lago di Braies
    • Self-guided trek along the Alta Via 1
    • Alpine flora
    • Taking a break on the Alta Via 1
    • Rifugio Nuvolau - a simple mountain hut
    • Enjoy a rest day in Cortina
    • The view from Rifugio Coldai
    • Typical walking trail through the Dolomites
    • Typical buildings along the way
    • Refreshment break
    • Taking it all in
    • Delicious dinner at Rifugio Lagazuoi
    • Breath-taking views
    • Typical mountain hut on the trail
    • Challenging yet reqarding walking
    • AV1 hikers
    • AV1 Hikers
    • Mountain scenery at every turn
    • Jagged peaks of the Dolomites
    • typical signposting
    • Alpine flowers and fauna
    • On the way to Rifugio Sennes
    • Enjoy local specialties like apple strudel
    • well deserved sweet treats
    • Rifugio Fontana
    • Dinner at Rifugio Sennes
    • Views from Rifugio Coldai
    • View from Rifugio Nuvolau
    • Alpine cows cooling off in Lago di Braies
    • Hiking the AV1
    • Excellent signposting
    • Hearty lunch at Pederu
    • Enjoy a refreshing beer at Fanes plateau
    • A trek to remember
    14 Days 6 Tours

    Alta Via 1 (Dolomites)

    A two-week tour along the iconic Italian ‘High Route 1’ through the best of the Dolomites
    From $890.00
    • Dramatic sweeping valley on the way to Rosthwaite
    • Der Coast to Coast Walk
    • Atemberaubende Ausblicke
    • Wandern durch 3 Nationalparks
    • Ihre Gastgeber heißen Sie herzlich willkommen
    • Raue Landschaften entland des Coast to Coast Walks
    • Startpunkt in St.Bees
    • Zunächst geht es über die Berge des Lake District
    • Wo der Coast to Coast Walk beginnt - "Mile Zero"
    • Overnight in warm and cosy local B&B's
    • Unberührte Seen erwarten Sie
    • Blick in Richtung Borrowdale
    • Get off the beaten path on these remarkable paths
    • A craggy path weaving through the fells
    • Auf dem Coast to Coast Walk
    • A bit of coastal walking when leaving St. Bees
    • Liebliche Yorkshire Dales
    • Sie übernachten in gemütlichen BB's
    • Fuel the traditional way with a "Full English"
    • Expect a friendly hello from fellow walkers
    • Werden Sie ein echter Coast to Coaster
    • Atemberaubende Ausblicke auf Schritt und Tritt
    • Classic English dry stone walls bordering paths
    • Overnight in B&B's with plenty of character
    • Romantische B&B's und Tea Rooms
    • Wiesen und Hügel soweit das Auge reicht
    • "Have Fun" on wainwright's classic Coast to Coast
    • Expansive rolling hills and English countryside
    • Bezaubernde Landschaften
    • Ankunft in Robin Hood's Bay
    • The perfect classic walking route for groups
    • Genießen Sie Stille und Frieden unterwegs
    • Picture perfect sections in the Lake District
    • In den lieblichen Hügeln der Dales
    • Mile zero initiation - dip your feet in the sea!
    • A deserved pint at the end of the Coast to Coast
    • Rolling hills of the quaint English countryside
    • Üppige grüne Hügel auf Schritt und Tritt
    • Unterwegs mit anderen Coast to Coastern
    • Genießen Sie den Panoramablick auf die fernen Seen
    8 - 18 Days 8 Tours

    Coast to Coast Walk

    Walk Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast, one of the world's great walks.
    From $1,210.00
    • Stroll through quaint English hamlets and villages
    • Rustic signage keeping you on track
    • Typical cottage in the Cotswolds
    • Visit the wonderful Broadway Tower
    • The "highest little castle" in the Cotswolds
    • Stay in traditional inns and hotels
    • Rolling hills in the English countryside
    • Waymarking on the Cotswold Way
    • Rolling hills in the English countryside
    • Thatched roof cottages in Chipping Campden
    • Tradtional Chipping Campden Cottage
    • Beautiful cottages in Stanton
    • Self-guided walking at your own pace
    • Meet some woolly friends along the way
    • Clear signs keep you on track
    • Auburn glow of trees shrouding a country road
    • A black sheep grazing along the path
    • Fresh fruit stalls in quaint English market towns
    • Walk on varied terrain in quintessential England
    • Admire typical English cottages in pretty villages
    • Vintage Roman bath houses
    • Spend time in the iconic town of Bath
    • Terraced buildings in the city of Bath
    • Farmland gates in the Cotswold countryside
    • Cosy cottage hidden by colorful flowers
    • A delicious cream tea is a must when in England
    • Have fun on your adventure on the Cotswolds!
    • Well earned pint at the end of the Cotswold way
    • Some handy signage keeps you on track
    • Self-guided walking can be done at your own pace
    • Indulge in some classic pub grub and a pint of ale
    • Quaint streets in Stanton
    • Expect to meet some woolly friends on the trail
    • Views to Winchcombe
    • Best views on the trail at Broadway tower
    • Views of the magnificent Broadway Tower
    • Mid-walk refreshments in Broadway
    • Experience a traditiona cream tea in the Cotswolds
    • Take time to explore Chocolate box villages
    • Aerial views of Broadway tour
    • Indulge in many cream tea's while in the Cotswolds
    • Post walk drinks in the Lion Inn, in Winchcombe
    • See the wonderful Broadway Tower
    8 - 12 Days 8 Tours

    Cotswold Way

    Walk in classic English countryside on the Cotswold Way, one of Britain's finest National Trails.
    From $675.00
    • Walking the Dingle Way
    • Inch Beach
    • Friendly locals en route to Cloghane
    • Rugged coastline
    • Dunquin to Ballydavid
    • Star Wars filming locations at Dunquin
    • An abandoned cottage and Great Blasket
    • Dunmore Head
    • Walking from Tralee to Camp
    • The South Pole Inn
    • Walking on Ventry Beach
    • Dunquin Bay
    • Walking towards Minard Castle ruins
    • Ancient standing Stone near Dingle town
    • Friendly locals grazing in the greenery
    • Enjoying the fresh outdoors
    • Dunmore Head
    6 - 10 Days 3 Tours

    The Dingle Way

    Walk south west Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula, the Emerald Isle's most popular trail
    From $795.00
    • Natural beauty as the sun shines on the wall
    • Sycamore Gap, famous for being in Robin Hood
    • Have fun on the Hadrian's wall path!
    • Get you camera ready at Sycamore Gap
    • Path dipping up and down like roller coaster
    • Celebrate completing the Hadrian's wall in Bowness
    • Rebeka from Macs on the Hadrian's Wall Path
    • Expect to meet some new woolly friends!
    • Have fun on the Hadrian's Wall Path
    • Northern English countryside at it's best
    • Window of rocks on the path to Chollerford
    • The Macs team out on Hadrian's wall path
    • Walking down to the iconic Sycamore Gap
    • Walltown Crags on the way to Once Brewed
    • Walk parallel to the wall on the way to Gilsland
    • Some solid sections of the Wall still remain
    • Historic ruins on the path to Gilsland
    • The wall meandering through the landscape
    • Only a mile to go to Bowness!
    • Some solid sections of the Wall still remain
    • undulating hills of Hadrian's walle
    • Walltown crags on the Hadrian wall
    • Have fun on the Hadrian's Wall Path
    • Enjoy local ales at the Twice Brewed Inn!
    5 - 11 Days 7 Tours

    Hadrian's Wall Walk

    A rewarding walk alongside Hadrian's Wall, an iconic British landmark and UNESCO World Heritage Site
    From $665.00
    • Walk along pristine golden beaches
    • Get used to grilled seafood and a glass of vinho
    • Have fun on the Rota Vicentina
    • Be the first to set foot on deserted beaches
    • The Cuban-esque feel of old town Vila Nova
    • Cliff top paths with remarkable views
    • Refreshing salt spray air along the Atlantic coast
    • Traverse caramel coloured sands dunes
    • Watch as the waves move... almost in slow motion
    • The uniquely spectacular Odeciexe beach
    • Wanderung Almograve nach Zambujeira do Mar
    • schroffe Küste an der Rota Vicentina
    • Fischgerichte
    • Rota Vicentina Wanderung
    12 Days 1 Tours

    Best of the Rota Vicentina

    Walk the best of the Rota Vicentina along an epic 100 mile stretch of rugged Atlantic Coastline.
    From $1,465.00
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6 Reasons To Pick Classic Routes

In case the route alone hasn’t persuaded you, here are 6 reasons why your next adventure should be a Classic Route.

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World-renowned routes

Made up of national and famous trails, these trips are firm favorites for a reason. Usually on waymarked paths, the terrain can offer a challenge, but often leads to epic views, cute villages or historic sites. So worth it!

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It's an achievement

Finish feeling accomplished, and ready for the next journey. That’s another dream checked off your list!

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Long Distance Trails

These trips are impressive additions to your list of accomplishments (and bragging rights). They’re also great if you collect GR routes.

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Convenience included

We want your trip to run like clockwork, so once you’ve chosen your route, date and duration, we do the rest. From accommodation and bag transfers to logistics and personal recommendations. No need to lift a finger.

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We've got you!

Have all the route info and maps in the palm of your hand with our pre-departure packs and app (no internet signal needed). And we’re here for you 24/7 just in case you need us.

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Tried and tested itineraries

Our trips have been built by our knowledgeable team who have walked the walks and cycled the trails to make sure you get the best experience possible.

More Classic Routes Recommendations

Like what you see so far? Here’s more of the good stuff!

    • Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
    • Hike through peaceful forest
    • Views over Loch Ness
    • Sculpture on the Great Glen Way high route
    • Inverness Castle
    • Views of Ben Nevis over Loch Linnhe
    • Urquhart Castle
    • The arched bridge at Invermoriston
    • The lock at Gairlochy
    • Ness Islands approaching Inverness
    • Walk along the shores of Loch Ness
    • Der berühmteste Bewohner (naja, fast)
    • Endpunkt des Great Glen Way
    • Great Glen Way bei inverness
    • Ausblicke über Loch Ness
    • Abandoned boat
    • Guests enjoying the Great Glen Way
    • A wonderful day to be out on the trail!
    • Forest walking en route
    • Great Glen Way waymarking!
    • Fort Augustus
    • View from Corpach
    • Urquhart Castle
    • Fabulous views en route
    • Views of the lock on the high routes
    • A beautiful early spring day
    • Hardly a cloud in the sky
    • Urquhart Castle
    • Some lovely guests enjoying this route
    • View of Lochness
    • River Moriston Falls
    5 - 9 Days 5 Tours

    Great Glen Way

    Walk one of Scotland's iconic long-distance trails from Fort William to Inverness in the Highlands.
    From $820.00
    • Enjoy the lovely Monterey Bay
    • Point Pinos Lighthouse
    • Colorful Capitola by the Sea
    • Beautiful Redwoods of Nisene Marks State Park
    • The iconic Monterey Bay Aquarium
    • Marine Life of Monterey Bay
    • Elkhorn Slough
    • Vibrant Santa Cruz
    • Stroll along the shores of Monterey Bay
    • Point Pinos Lighthouse
    • The historic Santa Cruz Wharf
    • The historic Cannery Row
    • Seaside views from Wilder Ranch State Park
    • Monterey Bay Coastline
    9 Days 2 Tours

    California Coast: Santa Cruz to Monterey

    Walk along the stunning California coast from Santa Cruz to Monterey Bay.
    From $1,995.00
    • The view to Interlaken
    • Lauterbrunnen
    • Bratwurst and Roesti
    • Lake Brienz
    • Swiss flower boxes
    • New friends on the trail
    • Take a break and admire the view
    • Hiking on the Trail
    • Hiking the trail
    • Alpine Flowers
    8 Days

    Grindelwald Trail

    Experience fantastic alpine scenery on this journey through the Bernese Oberland
    From $2,025.00
    • Inn-to-inn hiking on the Appalachian Trail
    • Experience the vibrant colors of the foliage
    • Hike between your accommodations
    • Finish the tour in the charming village of William
    • Fuel up on hearty fare
    • The highest point in Massachusetts, Mount Greylock
    7 Days

    Appalachian Trail: Hiking the Berkshires

    Hike part of the Appalachian Trail staying in classic New England towns
    From $2,145.00
    • The Kerry countryside
    • Black Valley Views
    • Walking the Kerry Way
    • Beautiful Kerry coast lines
    • Derrynane Beach
    • Crossing Torc Mountain
    • Seals in Kenmare Bay
    • Caherdaniel to Waterville
    • Caherdaniel to Sneem section
    • Across Knocknadobar, Caherciveen
    • Caragh Valley, Glencar
    • Waterfalls in Black Valley
    • Waterville coastal town
    • Kenmare to Killarney section
    • Colourful houses in Kenmare
    • Derrynane Beach & Abbey Island
    • Caherdaniel to Waterville
    5 - 12 Days 3 Tours

    The Kerry Way

    Walk Ireland’s longest national trail and experience the unspoilt beauty of the Kerry Way.
    From $675.00
    • The Royal Palace of Windsor
    • Tower of London and Thames Path waymarker
    • Houses of Parliament from the South Bank
    • Magnificent Royal palace of Windsor
    • Oxford skyline
    • Classic Fish and Chips
    • Visit Windsor Castle on your walk
    • Indulge in a classic English cream tea
    • Fuel the traditional way with a "Full English"
    • Grandiose Hampton Court Palace
    • Stay in quaint English towns along the Thames Path
    • Walk alongside the Oxford Canal
    • Indulge in a classic English cream tea
    •  Charming little hamlets on route to Cricklade
    • Charming houses in Ewen
    • Walk along classic English bridle paths
    • Berries growing en route to Newbridge
    • Flowers en route to Lechlade
    • Gentle walking on the Thames path
    • views on the walk from Lechlade to Newbridge
    • The magnificent Trinity Gardens
    • London Skyline
    • The Thames Barrier - your final destination
    • Visit traditional chocolate shops in Windsor
    • Gentle walking along the Thames Path
    • Caroline from Macs on the Thames Path
    • Shimmering Thames River on a sunny day
    • Thames Path signage will keep you on track
    • Thames Path signage will keep you on track
    • White Hart Hotel
    • Cream Tea Cotswolds
    • Walker on the Thames Path
    • Dreamy scenes along the Thames Path
    • Historic Oxford University
    • Thames Path sign-posts will keep you on track
    • The White Hart in Crickdale
    4 - 21 Days 8 Tours

    Thames Path

    Follow footpaths through varying landscapes, from the Thames source in the Cotswolds to inner London
    From $590.00
    • The peaceful village of Bourton-on-the-Water
    • Scene over Bourton-on-the-Water
    • Beautiful bridges over the River Windrush
    • Bourton is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds
    • The village of Longborough en route
    • Typical waymarks throughout the Cotswolds
    • Honeyed Cotswold villages
    • Typical farmer houses in the Cotswold countryside
    • Cotswolds daffodills in the springtime
    • Fresh produce on sale from a village market
    • Admire the Immaculately kept thatched cottages
    • Walk through quaint English countryside
    • Having a cream tea is a must when in the Cotswolds
    • Honey thatched cottages dressed in vibrant flowers
    • Its not just "pub grub" in the English countryside
    • "Have fun" in the Cotswolds!
    • Well deserved pint after a long day of walking
    • Views to Winchcombe on the Cotswold Trail
    • Teak tough wooden door with plenty of character
    • Well kept farmer fields around Winchcombe
    • The Cotswold Trail is suited to groups
    • Honey thatched cottages of Chipping Campden
    • Expect to meet some woolly friends on your walks
    • Walk the Cotswolds at your own pace
    • The 65 feet high Broadway Tower
    • The "highest little castle" in the Cotswolds
    • Follow signs for the Cotswold Way
    • A pensive moment on the Cotswold Way
    • Meet the "locals" in the Cotswolds
    • Stay in the famous Slaughters Inn
    6 - 9 Days 5 Tours

    The Cotswold Trail

    Walk through the quintessentially English countryside of the Cotswolds.
    From $570.00
    • Views of the Hardangerfjord
    • Colorful Houses in Bergen
    • Views of one of the many Hardangerfjord Orchards
    • Husedalen Waterfall
    • Hotel Ullensvang Terrace
    • Hardangerfjord
    • Blossoms in thehardangerfjord
    • Hiking boots and views
    • Lofthus
    • Traditional Norwegian waffles
    8 Days

    Walking the Hardangerfjord

    Easily reached from Bergen, Hardanger is the perfect introduction to the Norwegian Fjords.
    From $2,445.00
    • Pembrokehsire Coast path
    • Pembrokehsire Coast path
    • Bunte Häuser von Solva
    • Lange Sandstände am Pembrokeshire Coast Path
    •  St. David's Cathedral
    • Blick über die Insel Skomer
    • Genießen Sie das Farbenspiel zwischen Meer &Strand
    • Wandern Sie entlang des Pembrokeshire Küstenpfad
    • Folgen Sie dem Pembrokeshire Coast Path
    • Papageientaucher auf dem Pembrokeshire Coast Path
    • Pembrokehsire Coast Path
    • Beschilderung am Pembrokeshire Coast Path
    • Papageientaucher auf der Insel Skomer
    • Blick über die Insel Skomer
    • Pembrokehsire Coast path
    • Traumbuchten entlang des Weges
    • Pembrokeshire Coast signage keeps you on track
    • Delicious dinner in St. Davids
    • Walk the Pembrokehsire Coast path
    • Walk the Pembrokehsire Coast path
    • Sie wandern durch blühende Heide
    • An old church along the trails
    • Überschumende Freude an einem der Traumstrände
    • Wunderschöne Strände laden zum Picknicken ein
    • Can't help admire the coastal views as you walk
    • Classic pub food for dinner after your walk
    • Ein Glas Wein im typisch walisischem Pub
    • Enjoy some classic pub grub after your walk
    • A full breakfast sets you up for the day
    • Happy walkers along the trail
    • Beautiful scenery along the way
    • Peaceful trails
    • At David's Cathedral
    • Solva
    • Milford Haven
    16 Days 6 Tours

    Pembrokeshire Coast Path

    Follow this wild and rugged coastline passing secluded beaches, castle ruins and sleepy villages.
    From $1,085.00

Looking For A Different Trip Type?

Head over to our four other trip types for a spot of window shopping. You never know, there might be something else that piques your interest!

Pilgrimages

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For those looking to follow a path of self-discovery. Our Pilgrimage and Camino routes take you on a journey through diverse landscapes and local flavors, while meeting like-minded adventurers along the way.

Slower Adventures

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Where walking and cycling meet easy-going exploring, our Slower Adventures are the perfect combination. Most days are filled with picturesque journeys with some free time to dive into the destination and experience the people, local food and culture as you go.

In Style

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After a day of exciting adventures and soaking up unbeatable scenery, retreat to stylish accommodations and unwind with fine food and wine. This trip type is for those who like sophisticated places to stay and are looking for active routes but still want the trip to feel special.

Discovery

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Think of it as a ‘local’s guide’ to the best of the region. It includes a combination of activity and transportation to give you the freedom to explore and cover more ground at your own pace. We do all the research and organization for you. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy!

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