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

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Hiking Trips & Walking Adventures

Embark on a journey of a lifetime through one of Road Scholar’s hiking trips or walking adventures. Through our walking and hiking tours, you’ll learn more about the people, cultures, and landscape through expert-led walks and hikes in destinations around the world. 

From easy-going walks to our most challenging hikes, you will find an educational learning adventure that matches your lifestyle and activity level. Walking and hiking are great ways to learn more about the world around you from a unique perspective. Exercise your mind and body as you pursue your love of learning on foot through one of our walking adventures or hiking trips.

 

Road Scholar Hiking Trips and Tours

Are you looking for an outdoor adventure that gets your heart pumping and legs moving? Look no further than Road Scholar’s expert-led hiking trips and tours. Throughout our collection, you will find hiking tours in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and more that immerse you in the environment to gain privileged access to stunning vistas, dramatic landscapes and rare wildlife.

At Road Scholar, we offer some of the best educational hiking vacations that allow you to gain a deeper understanding of how environments across the globe have shaped the cultures, traditions and cuisine of their inhabitants. Some thrilling hiking tours you can take through Road Scholar include:

 

1. Hiking Below and Beyond Mont Blanc: Switzerland, Italy, and France

Experience Switzerland, Italy, and France with their charming villages, grand castles and chalets, and gorgeous natural landscapes on this 13-day adventure. Hike through the Great St. Bernard Pass, an ancient Alpine pass used by Napoleon’s army. Next, take walking trips near Chamonix to witness Mont Blanc. Finally, visit Aosta, the “Rome of the Alps,” founded by the Romans in 25 B.C. Many walking adventures await you on this Road Scholar excursion. 

 

2. Walking Madeira: Portugal’s Isle of Flowers By Foot

To walk Madeira, otherwise known as the “Isle of Flowers” is nothing short of a breathtaking journey of beauty. Portugal is full of botanical wonders, sun-kissed coasts, renowned vineyards, and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. You will see it all on this 11-day Road Scholar tour.

A few extra special excursions on the tour include the Botanical Gardens on the grounds of the Quinta do Bom Sucesso and a hike in a pristine laurel forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Road Scholar will ensure you eat feasts fit for kings and queens as you meander the Portuguese countryside. 

 

3. Hiking the Redwoods in Northern California

Experience Northern California as you have never seen it before — beneath the famous Redwood trees. Join local naturalists on a walking adventure and learn about these centuries-old trees and their coastal ecosystems. Along this hiking tour, travelers also will be able to explore the Redwood Coast of Northern California while learning about the natural and human history of this breathtaking region. Learn about the science behind the beauty of the tallest trees in the world. Explore Old Town Eureka and see its murals. Road Scholar has a special six-day trip planned for you in California. 

 

4. Seaside Hikes in Croatia

Croatia is filled with Greek ruins, stunning views of the Adriatic Sea, rich history and medieval architecture. On this 14-day tour of Croatia, travelers will walk through seaside towns and along mountain trails, learning about the region’s history. Then, go for a boat ride on the clear waters of the Cetina River and study flora and fauna as you hike along the waterfalls and lakeshores of Krka National Park.

If you’re looking for a slower-paced outdoor excursion, take a look at our collection of slower-paced walking vacations for seniors. From walking and hiking tours in Europe to Asia and beyond, we have a vast collection of educational walking trips to choose from that plunge you right into the landscape of your chosen destination. 

Through our educational walking and hiking tours, you’ll discover a group of lifelong learners who love the outdoors. Coming from various backgrounds, such as retirees, solo adventurers, couples, business professionals, farmers, and more, you will partake in meaningful conversations that allow you to create lasting memories and relationships. Book your hiking tour through Road Scholar today to blend your love for learning and the outdoors.

Discovering the world around you doesn't have to be a challenge. At Road Scholar, we’re committed to making learning accessible to all, which is why we take care of planning and logistics to ensure your walking or hiking vacation runs smoothly.

 

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At Road Scholar, you’ll find walking and hiking tours to choose from around the world and tips to make your trip a success. Using the search functions, you can refine your search based on your desired destination, activity level, duration, price, and date range. Enroll in one of our walking and hiking programs in Europe, North American walking and hiking tours, or any other walking and hiking trips in our collection. Our expert-led tours will allow you to discover some of Earth’s greatest treasures.

Get moving when you enroll in a hiking or walking program today!