Active holidays all year round
Even in winter you don't have to do without your sunny hiking tours. The winter months are particularly mild in the southern climes. Reason enough to move your hiking holiday to where the best conditions are available all year round. What can you expect on our hiking tours in winter? The best hiking conditions including wonderful, signposted hiking paths, cosy hotels and accommodation, optimal route guidance, luggage transfer on-site and personal support during your hiking tour. Make sure you have a pleasant break in nature even in winter and enjoy a hiking tour in selected parts of Spain, Portugal, Italy or France.
Winter hiking tours in Spain
The Canary Islands offer an ideal travel destination in the winter months to escape the cooler seasons in Central Europe and to spend a lot of time in the fresh sea air. Best of all by foot! Experience the wild beauty of the smallest Canary Island on our mountain hiking holiday El Hierro, 8 days. Over eight days and six hikes you will discover the most beautiful places and hiking paths that can be explored on El Hierro. Once called the "end of the world", there is a lot to see on the 278m² island. You start your hiking tour in Valverde and hike through the pristine natural landscape to Mocanal and the following day to Frontera, the island's orchard. Fantastic views await you on the round trip in the southwest of the island on the fourth day of the tour. The route continues over the highest point of the Canary Island to El Pinar. On day six you can decide whether you want to go on a round trip to the most beautiful bathing spot on the island, the Cala de Tacorón, or take a rest day. The last stage takes you to the beach of Las Playas, where you can end your active holiday in a relaxed way.
A wonderful hiking experience that you can also experience in winter can be found on the beautiful Canary Island of Tenerife. In December and January you can expect only little rainfall and wonderful temperatures of up to 20 degrees during the day. You start your Mediterranean active adventure in Garachico and explore the young volcanic area on a relaxed hike on the first day. The following day the route takes you through quiet gorges, forests and through the Teno Mountains to Santiago del Teide. Fantastic views await you the following day on your hike to the Tabaiba Pass and the Pico Gala. The next days of your hiking tour take you to Los Gigantes and Vilaflor. With a round trip to the vantage point below the Teides, wonderful views of the “white lunar landscape” and typical sandstone formations, you end your successful mountain mountain hiking holiday Walking Paradise Tenerife.
Have you never been to Lanzarote? Then perhaps the quieter winter months in December or January are the ideal time to explore the island by foot. Our hiking holiday Lanzarote, 8 days leads you through the pristine nature of the Canarian island of fire. This name does not come from nowhere, after all, the island has around 300 volcanic cones that were created by eruptions. The route of this hiking tour leads you from Yaiza to San Bartolomé, Nazareth, Haría, the valley of 1000 palm trees, to Orzola. What do you experience along the route? Wonderful regional wines, the goat cheese area of the island near Nazaret, the pilgrimage chapel las Nieves with fantastic views of the bay of Famara, the Valle de Temisa, also known as the "Valley of 1000 Flowers" and especially one thing - the genuine hospitality of the locals. Immerse yourself in the Canarian way of life and enjoy a pleasant break while hiking in winter
Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“
A special active break awaits you on our hiking holiday Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“, 8 days on the mainland of Spain. You hike the last 100 kilometres of the famous Camino de Santiago on foot and enjoy plenty of time in the natural landscape of Galicia. Your hiking route takes you from Sarria to Portomarín, Palas de Rei, Arzúa, Arca and finally to the final destination of your trip – Santiago de Compostela, one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in the world. On your stages you not only enjoy the quiet hiking paths and the multifaceted natural areas, but also the friendly people you meet along the way. In the evening you will be spoiled with the wonderful delicacies of the regional cuisine. This is how a hiking trip can be wonderfully experienced even in winter.
Winter hiking tours in Portugal
When winter arrives in Central Europe, you can still enjoy your time outdoors thanks to the mild temperatures in the Algarve in Portugal. Our hiking holiday Algarve Hiking Rally, 8 days takes you on five circular hikes through the quiet nature reserves and along the beautiful coastline including beaches. This hiking tour based in one hotel enables you to always stay in the same accommodation and to discover the beauty of the Algarve without having to change hotels every day. This leaves more time for hiking, enjoyment and relaxation. The round-trip hikes take you to Cacela Velha and Cabanas, to Vila Real de Santo António, to the fishing village of Fuzeta and to the island of Tavira. Winter can be wonderfully shortened with a hiking holiday in Portugal.
Especially in the winter months, the island paradise of Madeira is an ideal travel destination for active holidaymakers looking for peace and quiet. On our mountain hiking holiday Around Madeira, 8 days and the mountain hiking holiday Around Madeira with Charm, 8 days you explore the beautiful flower island with its multifaceted landscape starting from Porto da Cruz. A round trip on the first day of your hiking tour takes you to the wild north coast, where unforgettable panoramas await you. The next day the stage leads you to Sao Vicente and the following day to the coastal town of Porto Moniz. Here you can walk to the natural swimming pools made of the typical black lava rock after your hiking stage. The route continues to the coastal town of Calheta and finally to the island's capital, Funchal. From here you can go high again on the last day of your trip. You can take the cable car to the pilgrimage site of Monte, which towers over Funchal. Enjoy the wonderful view of the island before heading back to Funchal. You close your successful hiking holiday in Madeira with a visit to the botanical garden.
Winter hiking tours in Italy
From Verona to Lake Garda
Would you like to go on a hiking tour in winter without having to travel far? The picturesque regions in northern Italy offer good conditions for a year-round active holiday even in the cooler season. Our moderate walking holiday from Verona to Lake Garda, 7 days takes you from the historical city of Verona to Parona di Valpolicella and through the vineyards to Fumane. After an enjoyable day of rest, on the fifth day you hike to the village of San Giorgio di Valpolicella and continue to the day’s stage destination of Sega di Cavaion. The next route takes you to one of the most famous places on Lake Garda - Bardolino. On the last day, you can decide whether you want to go on a trip to Sirmione or end your hiking tour with a day of rest on Lake Garda. Italy also offers wonderful conditions for a pleasant hiking holiday in winter.
- Our tip: This hiking tour is also wonderfully suitable for hiking with a dog.
Winter hiking tours in France
Collioure - Cadaquès
You can experience the hiking holiday Collioure - Cadaquès, 7 days from January to December all year round. You can expect a particularly varied adventure in the beautiful nature of France and Spain. You start your hiking tour in Collioure in France, hike through beautiful cork forests and past vineyards to Banyuls, the southernmost seaside resort in all of France. The healthy sea air is your loyal companion on this active holiday. On the next day you head over mountain ridges with fantastic coastal views to the Spanish side to Cerbère. The route takes you to Llança, Port de la Selva and finally to the final stage destination of your winter hiking tour – the fishing village of Cadaquès. In this region there are hardly any rainy days in December and January and the mild temperatures offer ideal conditions for a wonderful hiking tour.
A hiking tour is the perfect way to recharge your batteries even in winter!