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EUROPESPAIN 2024
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Relax and Slow down in Southern Spain – our hacienda holiday

Thu 2nd May 2024 -
Thu 9th May 2024

Goat Level 2

NEWSFLASH - SPECIAL SPRING OFFER UNTIL APRIL 30TH OF 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE IF YOU BRING A FRIEND/PARTNER AND SHARE A ROOM. Many women have told us they would like holidays to get away from it all, to totally switch off and relax and revive. We have found a beautiful Hacienda in Andalucia which is just the place.There is a swimming pool, fabulous walking and the option to do daily yoga sessions. This is a little oasis in an undiscovered part of Spain. We also have an Autumn holiday here October 4th to 11th - please do book early as our Spanish holidays are booking up fast. If you want to extend to spend time in Malaga or Seville we can highly recommend both cities and help you organise.

EUROPESLOVAKIA 2024
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Slovakia Spring – exploring the Tatra Mountains

Sat 4th May 2024 -
Thu 9th May 2024

Goat Level 2

We like to bring you different destinations where you can get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in a new place.This time Slovakia with our local guide Alena who will share her love of the tantalising Tatra mountains and her home town of Poprad.With spring in the air you can hope for mountain flowers and bright walks in a lesser known destination just waiting to be discovered. If you like new places and peaceful hiking this is for you. If you would like a stopover in the Polish town of Krakov,where it is easier to fly to, please let us know. ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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WalkingWomen Spring Wine Walk in Priorat, North East Spain

Sat 11th May 2024 -
Sat 18th May 2024

Goat Level 2

THIS HOLIDAY IS FULLY BOOKED . WE HAVE A FEW SPACES left ON THE SAME HOLIDAY May 18th - 25th and in October.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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WalkingWomen Spring Wine Walk in Priorat, North East Spain

Sat 18th May 2024 -
Sat 25th May 2024

Goat Level 2

This is our very popular holiday to Falset in the Priorat Wine region for some wine and walking which 100% of our guests recommend. “ The best holiday I have ever done “ ‘ Outstanding trip “ they said. So join us for some lovely walks around the rolling slopes and to meet local women winemakers and enjoy an immersion into this lesser known area of Spain. We have 4 holidays to Priorat in 2024 this one and the week before May 11th to 18th and two in Autumn Saturday October 5th to 12th and Saturday 12th to 19th. You could always stay for 2 weeks!

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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In the footsteps of Virginia Woolf in Southern Spain

Mon 27th May 2024 -
Sun 2nd June 2024

Goat Level 2

We love Andalucia and we want you to join us to discover this beautiful lesser known area of Southern Spain - away from the crowds but still with blue skies, warmth and the spanish joy of life! We start in Granada with a trip to the amazing Alhambra. Then on over the hills to Yegen. We discover the places and paths walked by Virginia Woolf on her visit to the Alpujarras in 1923. Some paths are much the same and we will discover more of Virgina Woolf's life. We will also have options to walk higher in the mountains or simply relax and swim in the hotel pool. Yegen is a quaint, quiet village to meander around.

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2024
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The Bernese Alps in Spring from Wilderswil

Thu 6th June 2024 -
Sun 9th June 2024

Goat Level 2

Switzerland is a favourite destination of ours being one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the world. In the words of a guest last year, "So many highlights! From walking in the breathtaking Alpine scenery, swimming in the lakes, enjoying the company of great women, and pushing through some of the challenges to expand our comfort zones. Thank you “ Our winter trip here received 5 star rating. We do hope you will join us on a spring trip to Switzerland.

ANDORRAEUROPE 2024
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Adventure to Andorra

Sat 8th June 2024 -
Sat 15th June 2024

Goat Level 2

June is the perfect time to walk in the Pyrenees. It is before the summer season and trails will be quiet for us to explore the fantastic Andorran Pyrenees and even swim in mountain lakes. We walk up to the French border and walk on the trails used by people escaping across borders. It is beautiful wild landscapes and at this time of year with lots of alpine flowers. Do join us for some really fantastic walking.

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2024
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Discover the very heart of Switzerland in June

Sat 22nd June 2024 -
Thu 27th June 2024

Goat Level 4

We offer you this exciting, unique chance to walk through the heart of Switzerland - from the Alggi-Alp to the Bernese Alps. Expect to be stunned with the scenery and the alpine wildflowers in a more unknown part of the stunning Swiss Alps. In the words of a guest from last year .. “ I would definitely do it all over again. It was a really magic week for me. I loved all the chats and laughs and the bond between us that developed over the days was very special. The group dynamic which began on the first evening swimming in the lake in Sarnen just grew and grew into a camaraderie which was very special to be part of. Claudia is a great guide. It was an unforgettable experience” Do join us to have your own magical experience - you won’t regret it! NEWSFLASH: LUGGAGE CAN BE CARRIED FOR YOU AT AN EXTRA COST OF £80 Per Person. LET US KNOW WHEN YOU BOOK IF YOU REQUIRE THIS.

EUROPEICELAND 2024
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The Magic of Iceland – Laugavegur Trail

Thu 4th July 2024 -
Tue 9th July 2024

Goat Level 3

Are you ready for one of the most beautiful hikes in the world? We are running this in partnership with VikingWomen. We, adventurous women, will walk through spectacular landscapes formed by glaciers and volcanoes and see hidden waterfalls and thermal springs. How lovely for any aching limbs! Join us for a 6-day 55km hike to experience something extraordinary together. In the words of one of our women trekkers last year… “ the trek was amazing and so much more than a holiday - it was an experience,an adventure,a once in a lifetime trip” 10 SPOTS HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE ON THIS SOUGHT AFTER TRAIL - WE HAVE CONFIRMED THEM FOR WALKINGWOMEN - PLEASE JOIN.

EUROPEIRELAND 2024
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Walking the Sheep’s Head Way – West Cork, Ireland

Sat 13th July 2024 -
Sat 20th July 2024

Goat Level 2

“Beautiful landscapes, peace, animals, walking and a great guide”. We return as it was such a popular holiday - this time to cover more of this beautiful landscape and journey 72km along the Sheeps Head Way,a long distance footpath, that can be completed in a week. A wonderful journey and a great achievement as we explore the beautiful west coast of Ireland. Do join us and immerse yourself in the beauty of the west of Ireland. WalkingWomen has taken over the guest house so you will be walking, connecting and reviving together.

EUROPENORWAY 2024
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Magic of Norway – Summer hiking 2024

Sat 31st August 2024 -
Sat 7th September 2024

Goat Level 2

We return to the Dalseter Hotel in the beautiful hiking region of Espedalen to wander in the mountains-now without snow. The place where the moose roam and the days are long. Walking and many lakes to refresh with a thrilling dip. One guest said, ‘it is like the Lake District without the crowds,’ and another said, 'to walk here has been transformative' and another, 'a magical week with such an inspirational, heartwarming and supportive group.'

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2024
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Discover the very heart of Switzerland in September

Sat 31st August 2024 -
Thu 5th September 2024

Goat Level 4

We offer you this exciting, unique chance to walk through the heart of Switzerland - from the Alggi-Alp to the Bernese Alps. Expect to be stunned with the scenery in a more unknown part of the stunning Swiss Alps. In the words of a guest from last year, “ I would definitely do it all over again. It was a really magic week for me. I loved all the chats and laughs and the bond between us that developed over the days was very special. The group dynamic which began on the first evening swimming in the lake in Sarnen just grew and grew into a camaraderie which was very special to be part of. Claudia is a great guide. It was an unforgettable experience.” Do join us to have your own magical experience - you won’t regret it!

EUROPENORWAY 2024
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Magic of Norway – Late Summer hiking 2024

Sat 7th September 2024 -
Fri 13th September 2024

Goat Level: A bit of everything

THIS HOLIDAY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED BUT WE HAVE PLACES ON OUR OCTOBER TRIP. Norway is one of our most popular destinations and we bring you holidays through the seasons to experience this magical place. This holiday will give you the chance to choose between more challenging Goat 3 walks or to take it more leisurely and do Goat 1 or 2 walks - this is a little bit of everything so you can go at your own pace and hike these wonderful mountains. An experience not to be missed.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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In the footsteps of Virginia Woolf in Southern Spain late summer

Wed 25th September 2024 -
Tue 1st October 2024

Goat Level 2

We love Andalucia and we want you to join us to discover this beautiful lesser known area of Southern Spain - away from the crowds but still with blue skies, warmth and the spanish joy of life! This holiday is to discover the places and paths walked by Virginia Woolf on her visit to the Alpujarras in 1923. Some paths are much the same and we will discover more of Virgina Woolf's life. We will also have options to walk higher in the mountains or simply relax and swim in the hotel pool. Yegen is a quaint, quiet village to meander around.

EUROPENORWAY 2024
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Magic of Norway – Autumn hiking 2024

Sat 28th September 2024 -
Fri 4th October 2024

Goat Level 2

Due to the popularity of this holiday we have put on an extra week at the end of the Autumn season and before the snows fall. This is a beautiful time and it is also very special as the Norwegian horses are back at the hotel and available to ride for any horse riders. They need to be booked so if you would like to ride across this stunning landscape please let us know as you book.

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2024
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The Bernese Alps Autumn Colours from Wilderswil

Thu 3rd October 2024 -
Sun 6th October 2024

Goat Level 2

We have trips to the Bernese Oberland throughout the seasons as it is so beautiful at every time of year. Next is Spring June 6th or Autumn October 3rd. We also have a stunning trek across the heart of Switzerland - out of this world! Do check out Switzerland holidays on our website. Switzerland is a favourite destination of ours being one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the world. Our trips here received 5 star rating. We focus on key destinations where we can introduce you to the changing seasons and you can walk and experience the difference as mountains change from winter,to spring ,to summer and autumn. It is as though you are discovering a new place each time. At the end of the day to return to enjoy the comfort of a traditional Swiss chalet with all your meals included makes this very special. Nourishing - absolutely ! We do hope you will join us on an autumn trip to Switzerland.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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Relax and Slow Down in Southern Spain – an autumn hacienda holiday

Fri 4th October 2024 -
Fri 11th October 2024

Goat Level 2

Many women have told us they would like holidays to get away from it all to totally switch off and relax and revive. We have found a beautiful Hacienda in Andalucia which is just the place. There is a swimming pool, fabulous walking and the option to do daily yoga sessions. This is a little oasis in an undiscovered part of Spain. We also have a Spring holiday here May 2nd to 9th - please do book early as our Spanish holidays are booking up fast.

EUROPETURKEY 2024
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Turkey Autumn Cruise 2024

Sat 5th October 2024 -
Sat 12th October 2024

Goat Level 2

WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED do REGISTER INTEREST FOR NEXT YEAR This is a WalkingWomen classic that has always been popular and well-loved. Join our revived trip to extend the summer weather with the warmth of the Turkish sun, clear Mediterranean sea and hidden hikes. To sail away for a few days - imagine how wonderful. We can help sort flights and take any worries away. In the words of a guest “ This holiday was outstanding. Anne was so attentive, knowledgeable and good fun that she made the week for us.“ 100% of our guests recommend this. Do join us. You can also hire the Gulet as a private group. Please contact us if you are interested.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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WalkingWomen Autumn Wine Walk in Priorat, North East Spain

Sat 5th October 2024 -
Sat 12th October 2024

Goat Level 2

This is our very popular holiday to Falset in the Priorat Wine region for some wine and walking which 100% of our guests recommend. “ The best holiday I have ever done“, "Outstanding trip “ they said. So join us for some lovely walks around the rolling slopes and to meet local women winemakers and enjoy an immersion into this lesser known area of Spain. We have 4 holidays to Priorat in 2024 two in May - 11th to 18th and 18th to 25th and two in Autumn this one and Saturday 12th to 19th. You could always stay for 2 weeks!

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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WalkingWomen Autumn Wine Walk in Priorat, North East Spain

Sat 12th October 2024 -
Sat 19th October 2024

Goat Level 2

This is our very popular holiday to Falset in the Priorat Wine region for some wine and walking which 100% of our guests recommend. “ The best holiday I have ever done “ ‘ Outstanding trip “ they said. So join us for some lovely walks around the rolling slopes and to meet local women winemakers and enjoy an immersion into this lesser known area of Spain. We have 4 holidays to Priorat in 2024 two in May - 11th to 18th and 18th to 25th and two in Autumn this one and the week before Saturday 5th to 12th. You could always stay for 2 weeks!

EUROPEITALYSICILY 2024
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Stunning Sicily – WineWalking for the bon viveur!

Sat 12th October 2024 -
Sat 19th October 2024

Goat Level 1

Sometimes we all need some ‘ bon viveur ‘ time - a time away to be truly looked after, a time to completely switch off, a time to enjoy great food and great wine. All from the comfort of your private villa home which was originally a traditional Sicilian Masseria. You have your own room with private bathroom and a villa with spacious areas and a large garden with a swimming pool. From the moment you are picked up to the moment you leave everything is organised for you. All you need to do is relax and be revived! This is a special cultural experience hosted by Emilia. You are in for a very special treat so do join us on a WalkingWomen wine walking and cultural tour in Sicily.

EUROPEGREECE 2024
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Hidden Crete 2024 – walking the northern trails

Tue 15th October 2024 -
Tue 22nd October 2024

Goat Level 2

Walking the hills, valleys and beaches around Kissamos in Northern Crete to experience Crete away from the tourist crowds. Autumn is a great time with an abundance of flowers and beautiful warm waters for swimming. In the words of previous guests “ how wonderful to sit, eat,drink and walk next to the warm blue sea “ “ Learning a little of the Cretan history” “ Being with such entertaining and enlightening company” Do join us for a warm Autumn break.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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Adventures in Andalucia – the Autumn Alpujarras

Sat 26th October 2024 -
Fri 1st November 2024

Goat Level 2

We return again to this beautiful spot in southern Spain. There is so much to discover from our base at our women run hotel in the white village of Capileira. Last year the group discovered the mountains, the local food, the local wine and joined in with Flamenco. Amazing views even to Africa on a clear day. The walks follow traditional paths between villages, along riversides and around valleys. For those who would like a mountain there is the option to climb the local mountain of Mulhacen - a steady smooth ascent with incredible views from the top. If you would like to extend your stay to explore more of Spain we can help.

EUROPEITALYSICILY 2024
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Stunning Sicily – Mount Etna and Wine Walking

Thu 31st October 2024 -
Thu 7th November 2024

Goat Level 2

Sicily is a wonderful place to walk and immerse yourself in all things Sicilian. We are creating holidays that support local guides, support local wine makers, support women running hotels and this holiday to Sicily gives you such a rich exploration of Sicily through the eyes of these women. We think you will fall in love with Etna.

EUROPESPAIN 2024
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The Festive Lights of Malaga 2024

Thu 28th November 2024 -
Sun 1st December 2024

Goat Level 1

Fancy kicking off the festive season in the southern city of Malaga known for it’s warmth, it’s joy of life and it’s magnificent lights display in December. Our local guide Encarna (rated superb by our guests) will show you her Malaga - a unique, special experience staying at our favourite environmental Mariposa hotel. Highlights from this years feedback “ Flamenco show, meal at the beach front, lights beautiful “

CANARY ISLANDSEUROPESPAIN 2024
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Christmas in La Gomera 2024

Thu 19th December 2024 -
Fri 27th December 2024

Goat Level 2

Our festive break to La Gomera in the sub-tropical Canary Islands - one of our most popular holidays. We return again and again to make sure women have the chance to get away on a true well-being break. Imagine winter warmth, early morning sea swims, rainforest walks, tropical food, whale watching and much, much more.

CANARY ISLANDSEUROPESPAIN 2025
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Winter Warmth in La Gomera 2025

Fri 10th January 2025 -
Fri 17th January 2025

Goat Level 2

Our winter warmth break to La Gomera in the sub-tropical Canary Islands is one of our most popular holidays. We return again and again to make sure women have the chance to get away on a true well-being break. Imagine winter warmth, early morning sea swims, rainforest walks, tropical food, whale watching and much, much more.

EUROPESWITZERLAND 2025
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Winter Wonderland in Switzerland

Mon 20th January 2025 -
Sun 26th January 2025

Goat Level 2

We have found a delightful Swiss hotel owned and run by Judith who has a very special traditional chalet in the picture-postcard mountain village of Wengen. We are staying in the heart of the Bernese Alps and with spectacular views of the most famous mountains of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Come spend a week in the spectacular Swiss landscape breathing in fresh alps air and spending evenings relaxing together in a cosy chalet.

EUROPENORWAY 2025
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Arctic Norway and the Northern Lights 2025

Sat 25th January 2025 -
Sat 1st February 2025

Goat Level 1

We love creating holidays full of adventure and new experiences. This trip to experience Arctic Norway is so popular this year we are putting on another trip in 2025 if we get enough interest.We hope we will see the Northern Lights as we stay right on the sea with clear views to the sky but of course they are never guaranteed. Whether we do or we don’t, this is a trip of a lifetime and we will certainly have a great time exploring this unique, magical Arctic Norway together. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

CANARY ISLANDSEUROPESPAIN 2025
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Winter Warmth in La Gomera 2025

Fri 31st January 2025 -
Fri 7th February 2025

Goat Level 2

Our winter warmth break to La Gomera in the sub-tropical Canary Islands is one of our most popular holidays. We return again and again to make sure women have the chance to get away on a true well-being break. Imagine winter warmth, early morning sea swims, rainforest walks, tropical food, whale watching and much, much more.

ANDORRAEUROPE 2025
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Adventure to Andorra – winter walking in the Pyrenees

Sat 8th March 2025 -
Fri 14th March 2025

Goat Level 2

For our WinterWonderland holidays we seek out wonderful places that are great for trying out winter walking.Places that keep us active and outdoors even when it’s a little cold - and where we can return to roaring fires, a cosy hotel and great local food. Andorra is perfect with its quiet Pyrenean mountains, well marked trails and lovely landscapes.To return to our family run cosy Andorran hotel is a delight. Your winter journey can begin with us … or continue with us …

EUROPENORWAY 2025
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Magic of Norway – Peer Gynt Trail 2025

Sat 15th March 2025 -
Sat 22nd March 2025

Goat Level 3

We bring you a firm favourite of WalkingWomen which we are now reinvigorating for our cross country ski fans - we add a little sparkle and magic! We journey for 6 days and 7 nights on our skis from hotel to hotel - a fantastic adventure through incredible landscape that will leave you feeling exhilarated and uplifted. All our luggage is transferred so you only need light day packs. We make this trip exclusively for women and together you will really experience the magic of Norway and this Peer Gynt trail. This really is a very special trip. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

EUROPEITALY 2025
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The Prosecco hills – Northern Italy

Sat 26th April 2025 -
Sat 3rd May 2025

Goat Level 2

This is a brand new trip for 2025 to the World Heritage Area, the Prosecco hills. A lesser known area of Italy for hiking but well known for its sparkling wine. Our local guide Vania can’t wait to help you explore. There is so much variety to the walks and so many treats in store as you experience the local culture and try the Italian cuisine during your week. We think it is very special to stay at the women run Agroturismo in the peace and tranquility of the countryside.

EUROPENORWAY 2025
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Magic of Norway – Summer hiking 2025

Sat 23rd August 2025 -
Sat 30th August 2025

Goat Level 2

This is one of our favourite summer hiking spots. The air is fresh and even with the sun shining it is not too hot. Imagine walking from your hotel door into the wilderness to experience the very best of the rolling mountains of Espadalen,Eastern Norway. Everyone who has been on this holiday would recommend it to other women. Do come and experience it for yourself.

CALL 01784 664063 – EMAIL CONTACTUS@WALKINGWOMEN.COM

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