- European self-guided walking holidays covering a range of Central & Southern European destinations.
- Every trip has been tested by Director, Simon Scutt, and at least one other member of his team.
- New for 2011 are trips in the Rhine Valley and to the Southern Rhône in France.
February 25, 2013
Brand-new for 2013, walking specialist On Foot Holidays is offering clients on its Chamonix and the French Alps trip an exciting new extra: the chance to spend an ‘Alpine Flora Day’ seeking out unusualand beautiful wild flowers. Focusing on the Chamonix and Contamines-Montjoie valleys, Alpine Flora Days will be available (as an add-on to the walking holiday itself) throughout late spring and summer, with the optimum period being late June – late July.Read the full article...
October 16, 2012
Autumn may have tightened its grip here in Britain but, on the continent, other European countries are determinedly hanging onto their warm climes. Before the foggy, fireside months take firm hold everywhere, then, how about a late-autumn hiking trip? European walking-holiday specialist On Foot Holidays – which offers self-guided trips in unusual corners, or unusual takes on classic destinations – recommends these routes for a late-October or early-November seven-night saunter:Read the full article...
June 13, 2012
With southern Europe getting too hot for hiking, and the mountainous routes not yet open, On Foot Holidays recommends that June walkers head for Central Europe. Here are some tempting June jaunts…Read the full article...
March 21, 2012
On Foot Holidays self-guided hikes not only offer great walking – they also offer excellent eating
Although it’s a walking specialist – self-guided hikes to quiet European corners, to be precise – On Foot Holidays is also a foodie expert… The basic premise is this: having undertaken a day’s great hiking and convinced yourself that this was terrible, insufferable toil, you undo all the good work by gorging on delicious nosh (and wine) each evening. All culinary options are diligently researched to guarantee quality. As with all elements of On Foot Holidays’ trips, the food is strongly accented towards local offerings: traditional delicacies, cultural variations, recipes passed down the generations, regional dishes, and so on.
Here are four On Foot tours with particularly strong and unique culinary offerings…Read the full article...
January 3, 2012
Walking-holiday specialist On Foot Holidays has introduced two innovative new trips for 2012. A Côtes du Rhône trip introduces a different corner of Provence, while a Rhine Gorge tour provides an expert – and largely crowd-free – way to tackle the famous German waterway.
NEW: Côtes du Rhône, France
Forget the crowd-infested Luberon – explore a more varied and interesting corner of Provence
Ignoring the busy Luberon area, the little-visited Provençal region around Gigondas is the focus of On Foot Holidays’ newest walking trip. This seven-night, self-guided route circles around Mont Ventoux (the windy mountain), promising clifftop villages, strange conical hills, tiny Le Barroux’s impressive castle and gorgeous Roman bridges. You can even stay in the former home of the Marquis de Sade en route. And don’t worry: this being the Côtes du Rhône, food and wine are of primary importance to the walk . Each hotel boasts a good kitchen, though nothing tops a five-course gourmet experience in Gigondas itself : you can taste your way through tarte aux tomates, tiny quail, elaborate sorbets and a whole dairy’s worth of cheeses.Read the full article...