Growing numbers of travellers are choosing a long-distance walking route as a holiday, for lots of reasons. Whether you’re walking to connect with nature or simply for the thrill of a new challenge, we aim to give you a rewarding and fun experience, and accommodation is a major part of that experience. A warm welcome, a comfy bed, a good dinner and abundant hot water are essentials. Most of our hotels and guest houses cater especially for walkers and understand what is required.
We offer a variety of accommodation along these trails. Please be aware that, level of accommodation can range from simple to sophisticated. At some stopping points, there will be a limited choice of accommodation, at others, there will be a wider range. We will always choose the best accommodation available for each stop on your walk. But the best available might not be a perfect match for your ideal lodging.
Many accommodation owners are modernising and/or upgrading their establishments to meet the expectations of today’s traveller - but it does all take time. Air conditioning is not common in rural areas for a variety of reasons. Traditional building methods dealt with insulation against the elements in a variety of ways; then there are issues like investment, local customs, building restrictions and climate change concerns. In the absence of air-con, most hosts may be able to offer you a portable fan - or follow our example and pack a mini USB fan and adaptor for your bedside.
We can’t promise every hotel will be exactly to your taste, but we ask that you are prepared to accept something different from time to time and be open to new experiences.
We believe that our high level of personal service and customer care offers you a great experience. We work directly with all local partners who display a real passion for their area. Usually, we choose small-scale, friendly, family-run establishments. Our accommodation providers are well known to us and we visit them regularly to carry out inspections and check out any new local services. All our lodgings provide rooms with en-suite facilities and are usually situated directly on our close to your walking route. On occasion, we may be obliged to taxi you off route to your accommodation. This might happen in remote locations with few options for accommodation.
Some superb accommodation upgrades are available, some right on the route, but you may be transferred off-route using a shuttle service or local taxi. You will not be able to book a full itinerary with upgraded hotels on any route. Every itinerary will always have a mixture of standards of accommodation.
Board & Lodgings
We prefer to offer all accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis, which hopefully encourages you to venture out and to sample the local hostelries. Dining locally gives you the chance to soak up the atmosphere and rub shoulders with international walkers and the local people. If you wish to dine in-house, that option is always available to you. Half Board is also available by request. At times we may book you on half board, if there are no options for dining out.