Coastal walks can be both relaxing and exhilarating. As well as the abundance of fresh fish and seafood on restaurant menus, the big attraction of a coastal walk is the chance to kick off your boots and feel the sand between your toes, and of course cool off with a refreshing dip after an exhausting day of walking.

From the wild and rugged Atlantic coastlines of Ireland and Portugal to the colourful clifftop villages of Italy’s Mediterranean coast, the tours listed below include some of the very finest coastal trails that Europe has to offer.

 

Puglia Coastal Walking

Walk the ‘Heel of Italy’ from Otranto to Gagliono del Capo
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Poros & Hydra

Explore the historic centre of Athens and the contrasting Saronic islands of Poros and Hydra
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Crete’s “Wild West”

Dramatic gorges and spectacular coastal trails far from the tourist crowds
8 days
3: Moderate

Madeira drive & hike

Discover the 'Flower Island' at your own pace – walk as much or as little as you like
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Sardinia’s “Wild East”

A mix of mountain and coastal hiking in the Orosei National Park
8 days
3: Moderate

Corsica: Mare a Mare North

Classic walking trail crossing Corsica from east coast to west
11 days
3: Moderate

Trekking in Madeira

The ‘Flower Island’ is a perfect destination for year-round walking
8 days
3: Moderate

Santorini & Naxos

Discover two of the most beautiful Greek islands on one walking trip
8 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Naxos & the small Cyclades

Walking and island-hopping in the Greek Cycladic islands
11 days
2: Easy to Moderate

Corsica: coastal & mountain trails

A varied week of walking that takes in the contrasts of Corsica
7 days
3: Moderate