Winter Sun Walking Holidays

What better way to break up the long, dark winter than to follow the birds south and walk in the warmth of the sun. We have some perfect winter walking holidays for escaping the winter blues and benefiting from a much-needed vitamin D boost.

Temperatures in Spain’s Canary islands are perfect for walking during the winter months. Feel the warm sea breeze on your face as you explore the botanical paradise that is La Gomera, while enjoying awe-inspiring views of the majestic mount Teide, just over the shimmering blue sea on neighbouring Tenerife. Likewise, Madeira’s mild Atlantic climate makes the ‘flower island’ an ideal destination for year-round hiking.

While a little cooler than the Canaries at this time, the Iberian peninsula also offers excellent winter walking opportunities. With the white peaks of the Sierra Nevada standing out against a bright blue sky, this is a great time to immerse yourself in the Moorish heritage of the picturesque white-washed villages of the Alpujarras and the Sierra de Grazalema.

Portugal’s Atlantic coast offers fantastic year-round walking along some of Europe’s very best clifftop trails, while winter is also a great time to enjoy some walking and island-hopping on the Greek Cycladic islands. The absence of peak-season crowds will also enable you to enjoy a more relaxed and authentic experience.

Algarve Coastal Walks

Hike along stunning clifftop trails at the extreme edge of Europe
7 days
Moderate to Challenging

La Gomera

A botanical paradise with a myriad of stunning hiking trails
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Naxos & the small Cyclades

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

Riviera Perched Villages

Discover the beautiful perched villages of the French Riviera
8 days
Moderate

Rota Vicentina

Walk the Fisherman's Trail and discover one of Europe’s best-kept coastal secrets
8 days
Moderate

Santorini & Naxos

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

Tenerife: hike & drive

Tropical forests, spectacular coastlines and Spain's highest peak
8 days
Moderate

The Alpujarras and Granada

Year-round walking in Andalucía's Sierra Nevada mountains
8 days
Moderate

The Sierra de Grazalema

Walking Andalucía's 'green oasis' from Grazalema to Ronda
8 days
Moderate

Trekking in Madeira

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