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Our bestselling hike tours in Great Britain

Along coasts and across endless expanses

Our most beautiful hiking tours in Great Britain

West Highland Way

On the way on Scotland’s oldest long-distance hiking trail, you hike individually and away from the crowds on well-signposted hiking trails through the rugged natural landscape. The starting point of this holiday is Milngavie and the route takes you on the first three stages to Drymen, Rowardennan and Inverarnan and surroundings. 

The landscape in Glen Coe Valley

Cornwall's Coastal Path

This hiking holiday promises an excellent active experience. The route guidance always takes you over good hiking trails and along the beautiful Cornish coast and inland. One thing is guaranteed: after this wonderful trip you will take home very special souvenirs – unforgettable panoramas and wonderful memories of Cornwall.

Hiker on a rocky plateau with a view of Pedn Vounder Beach

Cotswolds & Shakespeare

Follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare and discover the pristine natural landscape including the romantic hills of the Cotswolds on foot. On this hiking holiday, you will walk through central England in the historic counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. The route crosses farmland and quaint villages from Stratford to Moreton-in-Marsh and on to Bourton-on-the-Water. 

Blockley church surrounded by fields, woods and hills

The best of Pembrokeshire

Immerse yourself in the great coastal landscapes of Wales, walk along pristine sandy beaches, enjoy the peace and quiet in the secluded bays and get to know the hospitality of the people who give the country and culture a face. On this walking holiday you enjoy the beauty of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on good hiking trails, most of which lead along the coast. 

View of a fishing boat and a white house on the rocky coast of St Brides Haven

Useful information about your hike tour in Great Britain

Climate in Great Britain

The mild climate in Great Britain is ideal for hiking tours, especially in the months from March to October.  The Gulf Stream brings the mild air into the country directly from the Atlantic and is responsible for the mild temperatures in the northern region. Although Great Britain is generally known for its high rainfall, the regions in the south in particular are drier than the areas in the western or northern parts of the country. In our Eurohike hiking destination Cornwall, the climate is particularly mild all year round and is therefore ideal for a successful hiking holiday.

Panoramic views over fields and hills in the Cotswolds

Cuisine in Great Britain

British cuisine is very indulgent. You start with the most important meal of the day, the traditional ‘English Breakfast’ with fried bacon, sausages, eggs and grilled tomatoes. You can also find black pudding (blood sausage) or classic baked beans (baked white beans in tomato sauce) on the breakfast table. Other regional delights in Great Britain are tea, fish and chips, beer and whiskey, pies (especially Cornish pastry), apple crumble and Haggis.

Typical local breakfast with bacon, baked beans and black pudding

Britain's culture and traditions

Influences from Great Britain have spread out over the continent due to British colonies and are still noticeable today in numerous countries such as India, Australia and Canada. But vice versa, due to its history as an international colonial power, numerous influences from other countries, such as from the Caribbean or India, can also be found in the British culture. Nevertheless, due to the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic customs, the four UK countries of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland differ significantly in their respective regional cultures, traditions and languages.

Typical red telephone boxes

Questions and answers about hiking holidays in Great Britain

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Hiking in Great Britain is particularly recommended from March to October.

Whether in England, Scotland or Wales – the diverse regions and natural landscapes in Great Britain offer the best conditions for an unforgettable hiking holiday.

Great Britain is home to a total of 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 28 of these are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, four are World Natural Heritage Sites and one is a mixed World Heritage Site. These include the Neolithic sites of Stonehenge, Avebury and associated megalithic monuments, the Royal Park of Studley with the ruins of Fountains Abbey in Northern England, the archipelago of St Kilda in Scotland, Westminster (palace and abbey) and St Margaret's Church, the Tower of London, the South Sea island of Henderson Island, the old town and the new town of Edinburgh, the "Giant's Causeway" with its coast and others.

Lots of culture, sightseeing and good hiking paths – that is the basis for a wonderful hiking holiday. But what would a hiking tour in Great Britain be without the corresponding culinary delights of the region? Be sure to try the signature afternoon tea with a lovely cup of tea, scones, cupcakes and sandwiches. It goes without saying that hiking in England is not possible without the classic fish and chips. For this purpose, the fresh fish is fried in a thin batter and enjoyed with fries, salt, vinegar or ketchup. A meat and veggie pie is a must on your walking holiday in Cornwall. Apart from the popular tea there is also a broad selection of drinks in Great Britain. Choose from a wide variety of whiskey and scotch, ale or cider.

Whether you're on a hiking holiday in England, Scotland or Wales – Great Britain, with its picturesque natural landscapecultural sights and culinary highlights ensures a perfect active time-out break. The animal world in Great Britain is correspondingly diverse. You might be lucky enough to spot seals or puffins, or spot dolphins, seals or peregrine falcons on our walking holiday Cornwall's Coastal Path. Either way, hiking in Britain will delight you.

Walking holidays with Eurohike - your advantages

Perfectly organized hiking tours

In Eurohike hiking vacations, you enjoy that extra level of service and comfort. From start to finish, our Eurohike travel specialists plan and organize your active vacation, giving you even more time to enjoy your active getaway. During your hiking tour, you can focus worry-free on what truly matters: the joy of hiking with your loved ones.

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Hikers at Lake Kaltern

Comprehensive guidance from our travel specialists

Our experienced travel specialists are available to assist you at any time, both during the selection of your tour and throughout the booking process. Your wishes and concerns are our top priority, ensuring that your journey becomes the most beautiful time of the year.

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Team Eurobike & Eurohike

Well-prepared travel information and route descriptions

All guests receive a comprehensive information package with detailed walking maps and travel documents including tips and information on culture, cuisine, country and people - tailored to the respective region and requirements of the individual walking tour. Every year, we review the route meticulously, and continually develop new variations that provide even more insights into the land and culture.

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Hiking in the Dachstein Mountains

Accommodations with feel-good factor

After a wonderful day of cycling, you will be welcomed in our carefully selected accommodations in the evening. We choose our accommodations with care and consideration, always with a focus on their special orientation towards active vacationers and opportunities for evening relaxation. You'll experience that extra level of comfort on our charming hiking tours, where you can enjoy even more feel-good facilities and an added touch of indulgence.

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Finca Son Palou in Majorca

Hiking without luggage

With us, you'll enjoy the most comfortable form of active vacation. Eurohike transports your luggage to the next accommodation every day. Leave the hotel in the morning with ease, and by evening, your bags will already be waiting at the next lodging. Experience a completely carefree hiking adventure across Europe with our luggage transfer!

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Bavaria's royal castles

Personal on-site support

Our Eurohike original tours are characterized above all by the personal touch for which we have been known for many years. For our original tours, you will be personally welcomed by our team members at the arrival destination. In an informational meeting, all details about the tour and the itinerary will be explained. Our on-site team is also available for tips and recommendations.

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Information talk on site

Exploring the most beautiful routes with our on Tour-App

We invest a lot of time and effort in crafting our routes and meticulously review them regularly. Thanks to the Eurobike & Eurohike on Tour app, navigating the most beautiful cycling routes in Europe becomes child's play, ensuring you don't miss any of the highlights along the way.

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Hikers in Riva on Lake Garda with App

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