The Best Low-Mileage Tours for a Leisurely Walking Vacation

Many dedicated walkers are looking for trails that will send their spirits soaring without sore feet, ankles, or knees.

The Best Low-Mileage Tours for a Leisurely Walking Vacation

Take it Easy! Walking Vacations Don’t Have to Be Difficult.

Many dedicated walkers are looking for trails that will send their spirits soaring without sore feet, ankles, or knees. Something relatively light on uneven terrain, loose gravel, or steep ascents—and without a punishing 10 to 15-mile daily march. Does that sound like your pace? Then get ready to lace up for our easiest walking adventures.

If the prospect of a well-graded trail on level ground is your ideal, you’re not alone. Many passionate walkers love a leisurely ramble along even terrain—with plenty of beautiful scenery and cultural experiences on the way. If you prefer an invigorating jaunt through a scenic landscape compared to the exertion and exhilaration of cresting a mountain’s highest peak, these tours are for you.

Fewer Miles, More Discovery

Iceland: Reykjavík, Borgarfjord & Lake Mývatn Guided Tour. For leisurely hiking, nothing beats this low-mileage tour of Iceland. As you explore the island’s other-worldly landscape along quiet paths and boardwalks, you may feel compelled to linger and snap photos of sparkling waterfalls, colorful lava caves, and iconic volcanic lakes. Later, take some time to relax with a nature bath, optional horseback ride, or perhaps a luxurious dip in the hot tub. Daily mileage: 3-5 miles.

Lithuania & Latvia: Vilnius to Riga. Explore a magical landscape of magnificent Baltic castles, ancient forests, and haunting folktales on this incredible tour of two Baltic nations. Grassy paths, level dirt roads, boardwalks, sand dunes, and cobbled streets lead through old-world villages, deep-green forests, and wide-open farmland. Hand-crafted amber keepsakes and a home-hosted lunch make this a tour not to be missed! Daily mileage: 3-6 miles.

Morocco: Marrakech, Foothills of the High Atlas & Essaouira Guided Tour. Explore the sights, sounds, and flavors of North Africa—including lunch in a Bedouin tent, an exhilarating camel ride, and the sultry atmosphere of an ancient Moroccan medina. In addition to low daily mileage, your sumptuous accommodations offer ample temptation to take a rest day and indulge in optional activities—including a relaxing hammam visit, horseback riding, or just lounging by the pool. Daily mileage: 3-6 miles.

Slovenia & Croatia: Lake Bled, Rovinj & Istria Guided Tour. This low-mileage tour of Slovenia and Croatia includes mostly flat terrain, spectacular views, and fascinating cultural experiences—such as a charming boat ride on scenic Lake Bled and an exciting woodland truffle hunt with a local truffle hunter and her hounds. From the sparkling shores of Lake Bled to the azure lagoons of Croatia, this walking tour reveals the best of the region at a leisurely pace. Daily mileage: 3-6 miles.

Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island Self-Guided Tour. The independent nature of self-guided tours means you can walk as much or as little as you want each day—it’s entirely up to you! This self-guided tour of Nova Scotia features spectacular coastal walking trails with low mileage—and a wealth of quaint villages and lively musical venues along the way. Daily mileage: 3-7 miles.

England: Bath & the Cotswolds Guided Tour. There’s plenty of time to explore British culture in this exceptional walking tour. While strolling through iconic sandstone villages, you may stop to explore quaint local shops, or pause to linger over a traditional English cream tea. In the evenings, relax by the fireplace in your cozy country inn, or pop down to the pub where you can enjoy a drink and chat with the locals. Daily mileage: 3.5-7 miles.

Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & Germany: The Danube River Guided Tour. Unpack only once with this delightful river cruise down the majestic Danube River. Experience enchanted forest and riverside paths through four countries as you stroll from the rolling hills of Budapest to Germany’s Bavarian Forest. By evening, glide past fairy castles and lush vineyards as you enjoy sumptuous dinners on your 4-star river cruise ship. Daily mileage: 4-5 miles.

Italy: Tuscany & Umbria Guided Tour. If you’re looking for easier walks in Italy, this splendid tour of Tuscany and Umbria can’t be beat! With our deep roots in the region, Country Walkers brings you the best of the best—including guided tours of Assisi and Siena, lunch at the home of Tuscan sheep farmers, and a sumptuous dinner in a restaurant with unique and intimate views of Assisi’s ancient Roman ruins. Daily mileage: 4-8 miles.

 

 

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