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Walking & Hiking in Europe

Lace up your hiking boots for a close inspection of dramatic landscapes and historic sites on programs featuring expert-led hikes and walks across Europe. Exercise both mind and body as you pursue your love of learning on foot!

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Walking Tours and Hiking Tours in Europe

There’s no better way to explore a new area than by foot. Through hiking and walking tours in Europe with Road Scholar, you can get a close-up look at dramatic landscapes and local landmarks. Europe is known for its rich history and diverse cultures, and walks in Europe allow you to explore at your own pace on your own terms. 

 

In our collection, you can also find hiking tours in Europe that bring you to some of the most breathtaking vistas, including the rolling hills in Tuscany and the snow-capped mountains in Switzerland. Explore our hiking and walking trips in Europe below.

Walking and Hiking Trips in Europe for Seniors

Walking and hiking trips in Europe give you the opportunity to discover landscapes, geography, and wildlife from a unique perspective. Road Scholar has an expansive library of walking and hiking tours in Europe that are suited for a wide range of ability levels and interests. Some of the top trips you can choose from include:

 

  • Swiss Alps: The Swiss Alps have one of the most recognizable outlines in the world. The steep cliffs and rugged mountain faces are both breathtaking and inspiring, and Road Scholar has hiking trips that allow you to witness these views first-hand. Our Switzerland trips allow you to walk through the Alps to catch a glimpse of the Matterhorn and other famous alpine peaks. 
  • Cinque Terre: On the Italian Riviera coastline, you can walk or hike the Cinque Terre, which is a collection of five historic fishing villages perched on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Along the way, you can taste local cuisine and interact with locals to better understand Italian culture.
  • Ireland: If there’s one word for Ireland’s geography, it’s dramatic. Our walking tours in Europe can bring you to the Cliffs of Moher on the southwestern edge of the Burren region where you can photograph and walk along the rugged West Clare coast. Or, you can venture to northwest Ireland and take walking tours that bring you past ancient castles, medieval towns, and stunning landscapes.
  • Camino de Santiago: One of the world’s most famous walking routes is the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Along this path, you can discover ancient cathedrals, learn about religious icons, and understand the history of medieval Europe.
  • Austria and Germany: Explore the mysteries of the Black Forest and the savory dairy products on the Bregenzerwald Cheese Trail on a walking tour through Germany and Austria. This walking tour gives adventurers the opportunity to learn about royal history, taste artisanal cheeses, and explore ancient castles and charming villages.

 

At Road Scholar, we have an expansive collection of hiking and walking trips in Europe to choose from. Whether you’re interested in scaling mountains in National Parks or taking relaxed walks through quaint villages, we have walking tours in Europe for everyone.

Road Scholar’s Walking Tours in Europe

Ready for your next outdoor adventure? Book your walking or hiking tour in Europe with Road Scholar today. Walking and hiking in Europe are unmatched, as foot travel allows you to discover ancient ruins, diverse landscapes, and rare wildlife. Through Road Scholar, you’ll learn from a local guide and your unique cohort to get a better understanding of Europe and the world around you while on foot.