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UK & European Spring Walking Holidays

With Spring coming up soon again, many of the Sherpa Expeditions holidays are great to enjoy at this time of year. Often you're first to return to the trails and with the popping up of flowers, birdsong and longer days we believe spring is one of the best times of the year. The list of options is long, offering you plenty of choice in coastal walks, hiking the Swiss Alps, traditional English walks and even cycling around the UK.


To find a trip that best suits your interests and requirements, why not use the Holiday Search Wizard on which you can narrow down per destination, price, duration and start or finish dates. Now is the time to start planning for your UK or European spring walking holiday!


"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep the Spring from coming."   - Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet-diplomat, politician & Nobel Prize winner 


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Traditional English Walking

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Exploring the Cotswolds (8 days)

A delightful short walk through quintessential English landscapes and villages in the charming Cotswolds -- A week long walk in the picturesque Cotswolds of southern England.

Or opt for the 5-day version or walk the 12-day Cotswold Way


Coast to Coast: St Bees to Kirkby Stephen 

Follow the Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees to the historic villages and beautiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Choose for the guided or self guided option.

Or find one of the other guided or self guided Coast to Coast trip options


The Dales Way 

Walk through the Pennines and Lake District in the Yorkshire Dales staying at inns and farmhouses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.


Cumbrian Way: Crossing the Lake District 

Walk from Ulverston to Keswick in the English Lake District, with views across Lake Coniston and Derwentwater. Visit Langdale and Borrowdale two of the prettiest Lakeland valleys.


Coast to Coast Classic Guided Walk - 15 Days

Cover 190 odd miles and traverse 3 national parks with our guide on the classic Coast to Coast walk, enjoy magnificent scenery with rolling hills and charming little villages with cosy pubs. 

Or choose the 17-day guided option of Wainwright's Coast to Coast


Isle of Wight Coastal Walking

A beautiful walk circumnavigating the Isle of Wight. For those who prefer two wheels, check out the stunning Isle of Wight Cycle trip.



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West Highland Way (8 days) 

Walk through the stunning Scottish Highlands from Loch Lomond to Ben Nevis on this iconic route.

               Or choose the 10-day version of this walk in Scotland


Great Glen Way 

Walk through the heart of the Scottish Highlands at your own pace on the 8-day The Great Glen Way or 5-day trip covering the Highlights of the Great Glen Way. Cyclists will enjoy taking in beautiful Scottish scenery from 24 March along the 5-day Great Glen Cycleway.


Lochs and Bens (cycling in Scotland) 

Cycle the picturesque Scottish Highlands along lochs and bens from 1 April to enjoy spring at its best.


European Coastal Walks

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Coast to Coast: St Bees to Kirkby Stephen 

Follow the Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees to the historic villages and beautiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales.

Or find one of the other Coast to Coast trip options by bicycle or on foot


Cinque Terre Villages 

A coastal walk on the Italian Riviera with a centre based stay in Monterosso. Choose from a selection of walks or just saunter around the beaches and clifftops.


Cornwall: South West Coast Path

Walk England’s longest and, many would say, finest trail: the 630 miles long South West Peninsula Coastal Path from Poole to Minehead, of which almost half is in Cornwall.


Exploring Crete 

Discover Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands. Walk in Samaria and Imbros Gorge and hike in the White Mountains. This trip allows you to enjoy spring in Greece from 1 May.


Isle of Wight Coastal Walking 

A beautiful walk circumnavigating the Isle of Wight.


European Mountain Walking

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Meiringen: Panoramas of the Swiss Alps (5 days) 

Walk beneath the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau for unrivalled panoramas of the Swiss Alps during a selection of daily hikes on this centre based, self guided walking tour.

               Or check out an 8-day version and all other trips in the Swiss Alps


Walking in the Apuane Alps

Escape the crowds with remote mountain walking in northern Tuscany. It's a fantastic region to experience in spring with our first departure being on 1 April.


Madeira Island Walking

Follow the levadas to discover the dramatic and rugged mountain scenery on the Portuguese island of Madeira. This trip runs year round, so if you can't wait for spring, there's always the option to head out now and enjoy the island's mild climate.


Secret France: the Ardeche (8 days)

A charming walk off the beaten track in the Massif Central in France. Face the Alps from a walkers' paradise of hills where the Ardeche, Loire and Haute Loire regions meet. Departs from 10 April for stunning spring walking.


The Troodos Mountains & Akamas (8 days)

Discover the Troodos Mountains and Akamas Peninsula of Cyprus on foot in 8 days or choose for the extended version of 11 days, travel from mid-March. 


Cycling in the UK

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Lochs and Bens (cycling in Scotland) 

Cycle the picturesque Scottish Highlands.

               Or find the complete offer of holidays in Scotland


Cotswolds by Bike 

Cycle through the heart of England in the Cotswolds. Discover quaint stone built villages, ride across rolling hills between village pubs and old coaching inns.

               Or check out all active holidays in the Cotswolds


The Cyclist's Coast to Coast 

Cycle across England through the Lake District and over the Pennines to the North Sea along the popular C2C cycle path that was inspired by Wainwright's Coast to Coast path.

Or find the complete offer of Coast to Coast holidays 


Great Glen Cycleway

Departing from 24 March to take in the best of spring, the Great Glen Cycleway is a Scottish coast to coast route largely following the walking route of the Great Glen Way National Trail.


Hadrian's Cycleway

Prepare for great coastal and country scenery as you cross England by bike following close to the line of the Roman frontier during the reign of Emperor Hadrian (117-138AD).


For the complete offer of cycling and walking holidays in Europe, use the Holiday Search Wizard, or if you like to speak to one of our travel experts for tailored advice, contact us by email or phone


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