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Inspiration for your first hiking vacation: 7 easy trips

Considering a hiking vacation? Here are seven small-group hiking trips to choose from, for the ideal introduction to a walking tour.


1. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Foot

Explore the Baltic States on this hiking trip, which includes guided tours of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Outside of the cities, you can learn to bog walk in the unique ecosystem of Estonia’s Lahemaa National Park, explore forts and castles in Latvia and ramble in the dunes and pine forests of Curonian Spit in Lithuania. We walk almost every day but the maximum distance is 11km, leaving plenty of time to relax or explore the medieval towns and cities under your own steam.
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2. Walking in New Zealand

New Zealand is nature’s playground, with a thrilling variety of landscapes to discover, from fjords and glaciers to beaches and forests. And what better way to discover it than on a hiking vacation? On this trip we travel both the North and South Islands, making sure to visit all of the must-see attractions. Hike among the bubbling mud pools and hissing geysers of the Waimangu Valley, in the shadow of Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak, and across golden beaches in the Abel Tasman National Park. We also walk the Queen Charlotte Track, a coastal route that weaves through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.
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3. Walking Trails of Hidden Tuscany

Honing in on Tuscany’s best kept secret, the Garfagnan Valley, this 8-day Italy walking tour will immerse you in unforgettable mountain views. Whether you’re staying at a family-run farm or are exploring the many restaurants of Cinque Terre, you’ll be delighted by warm Italian hospitality at every step of the way, recharging you for the scenic walks ahead.
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4. On Foot in Vietnam

Our two-week hiking trip in Vietnam includes the must-visit cities of Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City. And to experience rural life, we spend two nights in Pu Luong Nature Reserve, in an eco-friendly lodge with breath-taking views over the mountains, forests and terraced fields of the area. The lodge is a perfect base for two days of walking past paddy fields, through local villages and along a scenic river – ending in a peaceful ride on bamboo rafts back to our base.
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5. Walking in the Eastern Algarve

Escape to the historic town of Tavira in the Algarve, with its relaxed and easy-going atmosphere. This week-long trip includes several leisurely grade relaxing walks among a variety of landscapes. We ramble in coastal national parks that are home to many species of birds, including flamingos and seabirds. We walk on five of the seven days with a maximum walking distance of 15km per day, giving plenty of time to unwind on the beach and sample the delicious food and drink of the area.
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6. Walking in Corfu

Exploring one of Greece’s most beautiful islands, this 8-day Corfu Trail walking tour explores golden sandy beaches, picturesque villages, and lush olive groves. Your first hike brings you to the ruined monastery of Arkoudillas as well as the island’s southernmost beach. Later in the trip, you’ll work your way through the winding neighbourhoods of Lefkimmi and admire the view of the east and west coast, before arriving in Santa Barbara for authentic homemade cuisine.
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7. A taste of Italy - Walking in Puglia

Combine gentle walks with delicious local food on this tour to Italy's region of Puglia. Explore fascinating Matera, with its maze of cave dwellings, wander around Alberobello and its iconic trulli buildings and enjoy a walking tour in Cisternino. Savor the local flavors with food experiences including a pasta making lesson, a visit to a cheese makers and lunch on an organic farm. 
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