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Training & Preparing for your Walking Tour

Find quality advice from our hiking and travel experts

It's best to ensure you are well prepared before you embark on a walking trip in Europe. Below you will find a variety of helpful advice, including information on how to train for a multi-day walking holiday, top tips from past travellers, and recommended gear for your walk.

If you need further information, don't hesitate to reach out to our helpful team of walking experts. Our staff can offer great insight because we all are big active travel enthusiasts. Or if you would like to contribute some advice we'd love to hear it! Email [email protected] and share your travel knowledge.

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John Above Buttermere, Cumbria UK How a UK Self Guided Walking Tour Works

A hiker stopping to appreciate where they've just come from |  <i>Allie Peden</i> Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking Tips

Hiking on the GR20 in Corsica |  <i>Gesine Cheung</i> How to prevent blisters and protect your feet


A walker in Cappadocia |  <i>Erin Williams</i> Ken's Top 10 Tips for Walking Europe

Pilgrims hiking through rural villages along the Camino Frances in Spain |  <i>Gesine Cheung</i> Advice for Walking the Camino

Beautiful mountain views from this alpine accommodation in France |  <i>Vincent Lamy</i> Alpine Accommodation: What to Expect


Hikers on the Camino in Spain |  <i>@timcharody</i> Ultimate Camino Packing Guide

Aurora Borealis lights the sky above northern Finland |  <i>Roberto Colombi</i> How to Photograph the Northern Lights

Above Swaledale, walking in England Advice for walking England's Coast to Coast


Rest stop with an impromptu foot soak in the Alps |  <i>Vincent Lamy</i> How to recover after a long walk

Hiker at the Spitznack viewpoint on the Rheinsteig Trail Walking Quiz: How much do you know?

Taking in the view from Cape Gelidonia on the Lycian Way in Turkey |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i> Walking tour FAQ

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