5 Amazing Winter Walks in Europe

The ramparts of the Castle of the Moors, one of Sintra's most visited attractions | Linda Murden
The ramparts of the Castle of the Moors, one of Sintra's most visited attractions | Linda Murden
There is no shortage of dramatic landscapes, historic landmarks, rich cultures and gastronomic delights to experience during the colder months. We’ve shortlisted our favourite winter walks in Europe that only operate in the off season or are best enjoyed chilled. 
 
Baths of Aphrodite in CyprusWalk down to the Baths of Aphrodite where the lovely goddess is said to have bathed in a rock pool
  1. Winter Walking in Cyprus

Immerse yourself in the unspoilt countryside of Cyprus on an 8-day walk through mountains, picturesque woodland and gentle orchards and vineyards interspersed with tranquil villages. A standout stop on the walk is the Baths of Aphrodite where, as the name suggests, the goddess of love is said to have bathed. 
 
Iceland Northern LightsChase the spectacular Northern Lights in Iceland | Michael Goh

2. Iceland Northern Lights

Although this is one of our shortest itineraries, it certainly punches well above its weight in terms of activities and experiences. Chase the breathtaking natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights, discover Iceland’s incredible geysers and waterfalls on foot and try your hand at hiking with crampons on the Sólheimajökull glacier. 
 
The Portuguese WayThe Portuguese Way is a quieter but no less beautiful alternative to the Camino routes in Spain

3. The Portuguese Road - Tui to Santiago

Follow in the footsteps of Celtic, Roman and Christian wayfarers on this lesser known and less busy Camino trail. Known as the ‘inspired’ way, you’ll be impressed by the gorgeous countryside as you follow the trail from Tui to the magnificent city of Santiago, with its impressive architecture and cathedrals. 
 
Coastal trails on the Amalfi CoastFollow spectacular coastal paths linking colourful villages on the Amalfi Coast

4. Amalfi Explorer

Sitting at the edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the spellbinding beauty of its natural landscape. This 50-kilometre stretch of land is famous for its colourful houses, luscious greenery and rugged hillsides. Moving at your own pace, you’ll encounter some unforgettable sights, including the fascinating ruins of Pompeii, the bougainvillea-covered cliffside village of Positano, Naples’ bustling historic centre and the stunning island of Capri, on this 7-day Self Guided walk. 
 
Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra, PortugalExplore castles and palaces in the fairytale village of Sintra, Portugal | Linda Murden

5. Portugal Palaces and Coast Walk

This brand new Self Guided walk will take you on an unforgettable journey from the fairytale town of Sintra to the coastal resort town of Cascais. Discover palaces and manor houses, an austere 16th-century Franciscan monastery in Convento dos Capuchos, mystical Mediterranean woodlands, vineyards and charming fishing villages. This is the perfect trip for culture buffs who enjoy relaxed walks and scenic coastal views. Find out more about our range of active off season tours today.  
 
 
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