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Walking Holidays

Spain, Portugal & Latin America

If, like us, you love exploring new places on foot, then you'll already be well acquainted with the many joys of walking; from the sense of anticipation that accompanies your first few steps, map in hand, to the feeling of accomplishment that welcomes you back on your return, glass of wine, roaring fire and a well-earned dinner waiting for you. Take a look below at some of the places our boots have taken us. If they inspire your own walks, please do get in touch.

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From the high pastures of the Picos to the forested volcanic cones of Catalonia and from the cork oak forests of Andalucía to the ever-changing scenery of the Camino, a Pura Aventura Inn to Inn walking holiday is unlike any other. Always with a guided welcome, transfers from the nearest city, proper OS maps, detailed walking notes and usually a GPS device.

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Fortified hilltop villages loom over ancient cork oaks, medieval pathways wind through chestnut forests, sandy trails look down over hidden beaches and clear blue ocean. By using guided transfers, this self-guided walking tour unlocks the startling variety of Alentejo in a way which is unique to Pura Aventura, from the hills of the Spanish border to the rugged Atlantic coast.

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Walk through cool temperate rainforests, along dramatic lunar ridges and below snow-covered granite peaks on this self-drive journey through Chilean Patagonia. Enjoy it all in the company of our wonderful local guides. And the odd guanaco.

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Walk our alternative Inca Trail, arriving at Machu Picchu in the calm of the afternoon. Reach little-visited Inca ruins, where you'll be outnumbered by llamas, survey remote glacier lakes and walk alongside the shepherds as you descend into Cusco on foot. This tailor made holiday lets you experience Peru more deeply, at a better pace.

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Ecuador's walking trails come in all shapes and sizes; casual strolls around the grounds of your cloudforest ecolodge or a challenging climb to the snowline of an active volcano. They lead around the rim of a glorious crater lake or alongside waterfalls and a foamy river through a huge river canyon.

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From the waterfalls, wineries and deserts of the north to the granite peaks and sparkling rivers of Patagonia, this part-self-drive, part-walking holiday showcases the best of Argentina in all its varied glory.

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Brand new for 2020, explore the surprising variety of northern Portugal in a unique itinerary that combines mountains, rivers and the Atlantic coast. You'll be visiting what are some of the least-known - and most charming - parts of Portugal.

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Book Subscribe to The Pothole » Lonely walker in the Camino de Santiago. Walking in the high central Picos de Europa mountains The medieval path from Galegos to Marvao Looking across Valle Lunar, Jeinimeini Shepherdess walking in the highlands of the Sacred Valley Laguna de Cuicocha in Imbabura Looking out to Cerro Torre at El Chalten Espinheiros and ancient paths near Sistelo