Walking & Trekking

Delve deeper into your next holiday destination, enjoy unparalleled sights off the beaten track, and dust off your walking shoes - ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Read more...

One of best ways to experience a new culture is slowly: to absorb the quirks of your new environment, to smell the scents wafting through the air and to see every detail along your way - and what could be slower than your own two feet?

Whether you are old or young or somewhere in between, at Tempo we have the best Walking and Trekking packages to cater for everybody. From short day walks to take you up close and personal to some of the most beautiful places in the world, to physically challenging treks drenched in history, if you are considering walking or trekking for your next holiday, let us guide you. For each of our tailor-made or ready-made itineraries, we consult on-ground destination specialists and guides so that you will have 24 hour support, no matter what happens, as well as the best possible itinerary for your needs.

Here are some examples of our most popular Walking & Trekking itineraries:

Trekking to Machu Picchu

One of the most famous walking trails in the world is the mystical Inca Trail. Over four days, trek through the Andean network created by the Incan Dynasty up to the once lost city of Machu Picchu. With an English-speaking guide and all equipment provided, this tour is for those travellers seeking a moderate challenge (3km to 16km per day) among the beauty of soaring mountains and astonishing Inca ruins along the way.

For those who want to see the ruins by foot but shy away from camping, the Luxury Lodge Trek over 7 days is the package for you. Guided day walks range from 6km to 11km and encompass the Peruvian Andes, coffee plantations, orchid trails, Incan history and verdant scenery. At the end of the day, relax your weary bones in an outdoor jacuzzi and enjoy a traditional Pachamanca meal, before collapsing into your plush bed.

Cultural wonders in Southern Europe

Walk among the picturesque villages of the UNESCO World Heritage Cinque Terre in Mediterranean Italy. The five enchanting villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are nestled on the Italian coast, with terraced vineyards and olive groves stepped into the cliff tops. The Captivating Cinque Terre Walking Tour allows you to appreciate the wonder of each village slowly, taking in the brightly coloured houses, the turquoise waters and breathtaking views of the Gulf of La Spezia. Each village is only 1.5km to 4km a part, but with many cute boutiques, beautiful beaches and delicious freshly prepared meals available in each town, Cinque Terre is well worth taking slowly.

The busiest network of trails in Europe are the many caminos ("way" in Spanish) leading into Santiago de Compostela. The Camino Frances, the most famous, stretches from France over the Pyrenees through central Spain to Santiago de Compostela, clocking up well over 700km. For those who have neither the time nor inclination for this mammoth walk, we offer a one week itinerary following in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims for the last stretch of the walk.

The Best of the Camino Portugués begins in Porto, Portugal, with walks ranging from 6km to 22km per day. This is a challenging walk through picturesque Spanish and Portuguese countryside, with a superior accommodation at the end of each day. Your luggage is even ferried and waiting for you!

On top of the world in Nepal

A pinnacle of achievement for many adventurous souls among us is trekking Mount Everest. Everest, because it's there! is a ten day escorted tour that allows you to experience trekking around Kathmandu without the huge cost and challenge of tackling the dangerous mountain itself. Most days feature a 2 to 7 hour trek at moderate altitude to explore the surrounding hamlets, ancient monasteries and heavily forested areas of rhododendrons and pine, affording shade and magnificent views of the mountain of all mountains.

This is just a small selection of some of our most popular Walking & Trekking tours. Catering for a variety of travellers, many tailor-made or ready-made tours are offered, both guided and self-guided. What all of these itineraries share are their unique ability to bring you into close contact with locals, culture and nature, and to create an unforgettable holiday experience. To find out more - contact your agent or download one of our brochures.