What we do

Active holidays in Europe

At Wild Rover Travel, we are all about tuning out from the stresses of everyday life, being active in nature and escaping to a world of discovery in some of Europe’s most beautiful natural surroundings.

Self-guided hiking and cycling itineraries

Our self-guided hiking and cycling holidays give you the chance to lace up your boots or get on your bike and discover some of Europe’s most spectacular locations at a pace that suits you. Start whenever is convenient for you and choose your own itinerary and travelling companions. We offer a wide range of active holidays ranging from easy to strenuous. Our grading system will help you to choose the perfect trip for your ability.

Our active holiday routes are a combination of hotel-to-hotel walking/cycling or looped routes from one or more bases. We transport your luggage where necessary, simply leave it at reception and it will be waiting for you at your next hotel. This leaves you free to enjoy your surroundings at a relaxed pace, using our detailed route notes and maps to guide you.

Whichever tour you choose, you will enjoy some of the best active holidays that Europe has to offer.

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Hand-picked accommodation

Comfortable and charming accommodation in the best locations

Luggage Transportation

We transport your luggage while you walk or cycle

Info Packs, Guidebooks & Maps

Expert advice, route guides, walking notes and maps
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Popular Tours

Hiking the Picos de Europa

Choice of easy or challenging walks in one of Europe’s finest hiking destinations
8 days
Moderate

Amalfi Coast & Capri Hiking

Walk in the footsteps of the Gods on one of the world's most beautiful coastlines
8 days
Easy to Moderate

Trekking in Madeira

The ‘Flower Island’ is a perfect destination for year-round hiking
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

The Kerry Way

Majestic Atlantic views along the Emerald Isle’s longest hiking trail
7 days, 11 days
Moderate to Challenging

Dolomites: Val Badia hiking

The quintessential walking tour in the heart of the Dolomite mountains
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Loire Valley Cycling

Discover magnificent castles and beautiful landscapes in 'le Pays des Châteaux'
6 days
Easy to Moderate

The Burren Way

Vertical cliffs and lunar landscapes along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
7 days
Easy to Moderate

Alps: Valle D'Aosta

Walk among Europe's highest peaks in the Aosta Valley
9 days
Moderate to Challenging

Slovenia Lakes & Valleys

Beautiful walking trails in the Alpine valleys of the Triglav National Park
8 days
Easy to Moderate

Hiking in Mallorca

Hike among rugged mountains and rural tranquility in the Serra de Tramuntana
6 days
Moderate

Hiking in Crete

Dramatic gorges and spectacular coastal trails far from the tourist crowds
8 days
Moderate

Alps: Tour du Mont Blanc

Hike through three countries amid snow-capped peaks on the roof of Europe
11 days
Moderate to Challenging

Corsica: Mare a Mare Nord

Classic walking trail from the mountains of Corte to the Gulf of Porto
7 days
Moderate

Hiking from Sintra to Cascais

In the footsteps of royalty at Europe's most westerly point
8 days
Easy to Moderate

Alps: The Dachstein

Panoramic alpine hiking circuit around the mighty Dachstein massif
9 days
Moderate to Challenging

The Fisherman's Trail

Walk the Fisherman's Trail and discover one of Europe’s best-kept coastal secrets
8 days
Moderate

Canal du Midi Cycling

Discover the tranquil beauty of the Canal du Midi on this 7-day cycling trip
7 days
Easy

Hiking on La Gomera

A botanical paradise with a myriad of stunning hiking trails
8 days
Moderate to Challenging

Hærvejen: Denmark's Camino

Walk through Danish history in the footsteps of kings, soldiers, traders and pilgrims
9 days
Easy
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Hiking in Italy
Hiking in Italy
Hiking in France
Hiking in France
Hiking in Austria
Hiking in Austria
Hiking in Spain
Hiking in Spain
Hiking in Germany
Hiking in Germany
Hiking in Portugal
Hiking in Portugal
Hiking in Denmark
Hiking in Denmark
Cycling in France
Cycling in France
Hiking in England
Hiking in England
Hiking in Greece
Hiking in Greece
Cycling in Germany
Cycling in Germany
Cycling in Italy
Cycling in Italy
Cycling in Austria
Cycling in Austria
Cycling in Holland
Cycling in Holland
Cycling in Croatia
Cycling in Croatia
Hiking in Ireland
Hiking in Ireland
Hiking in Slovenia
Hiking in Slovenia
Hiking in Bulgaria
Hiking in Bulgaria
Hiking in Croatia
Hiking in Croatia
Cycling in Denmark
Cycling in Denmark
Hiking in Scotland
Hiking in Scotland
Cycling in Slovenia
Cycling in Slovenia

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Tour Reviews

Asta

The Moselle Trail

Nine Irish ladies decided to book this trip and we were very pleased. This is truly a wonderful hiking holiday, taking in the very best of the Moselsteig. We particularly liked Cochem – so much to explore. Neill from Wild Rover Travel handled this trip for us, and I must say he did a tremendous job for us. We had so many queries and Niall always answered very quickly. All the accommodation was as described and we had no complaints, the beds were always comfortable, and the breakfast was always really good. We also had a complex booking with some of us staying extra days before the walking started and some of using only doing 4 or 6 days. So just email Niall and make enquiries if you need this.

We really liked the fact that each walk could be shortened by either ending early and taking a train to the final destination for that day or chopping out the beginning or on one occasion the middle section of a walk. We had mixed fitness levels and some of us wanted to walk less, this was very easy to manage on this trip. We got very lucky with the new €9 monthly regional train pass, which just came into being at the beginning of our trip in Jun 2022, so transport was really cheap. We got a taxi at the end of a walk to the hotel one day by popping into a bar and asking them to book it for us. The price was reasonable.

We were provided with a trip pack at the first hotel per room with all the details and prior to that, we were sent a very detailed PDF of all the walks and of course the *.GPX tracks (also printed for us and included in the pack). But even if you don’t use a GPS or App for navigation, no worries the Moselsteig is well marked. Each room was afforded a max of 3 items of luggage for transport and the tags added to the bag did for all the days, hence you get 3 tags and that is all you need – I personally would still have my name and phone number on the bag separately in case the tag came off.

The wine tasting was a lovely experience, in what I can only describe as authentic. I asked the wine-tasting host what the difference between prosecco is and champaign was – he smiled and said I can but only show you – so he did – and what a delight of new knowledge that was – know I know why prosecco is cheap and champaign is not ;-). Give it a bit more than the hour they say, we had a table booked for dinner and had to cut it short when there was still more wine to taste.

A couple of tips that if you have not been to Germany you may not be aware know: German hotels don’t understand what a twin room is, so if you are sharing a room and want two beds, you probably won’t get it even if you ask, because in Germany they do not always exist, rather you get two mattresses on a double bed which does not pull apart, so just be prepared for that and if you don’t like that book a single room. Also, nothing opens in Germany on a Sunday or a Bank holiday, except for petrol stations and bakeries – so buy your water for your Sunday walk etc the night before. Not all the hotel/apartments had a lift, so we had to carry our 20kg bags (did we really need that must suffer – good questions?) up a couple of flights of stairs on more than one occasion – but we are strong fit hikers – even our most senior hiker of 74 was able to carry the bag.

On a final note, for us at least getting ready for a walk, getting a bag to reception for 9 am, walking 24k, finding the next hotel, getting a shower finding a place for dinner and having dinner and getting ready for the next day was a bit too much to fit into one day – if you also want to drink some wine and see the town/village – another reason why cutting some of the walks short was helpful – or maybe if you walk faster than us you won’t have that issue. But if you have the time and money, it would be worth booking an extra night in some of the bigger towns and having a day off to explore and chill.

Everything described in this walking trip by Wild Rover Travel is 100% accurate and I would book a trip again with them with no hesitation. Thanks, Niall for all the hard work in getting our most complicated booking sorted with no issues.

Asta and the gang

Pat, Oregon USA

Istria Walking Holiday

We ended our 3 weeks in Croatia with this delightful and challenging walking tour among the hilltop villages of Istria. Wild Rover communicated well and planned everything seamlessly. With a local agency they provided great maps you download into a navigation app, and route notes that work with it. You do need to be a bit savvy with route finding, and be prepared for rocky roads and trails with plenty of steep hills (these are perched villages after all!) and lots of sun exposure. The accommodations along the way are lovely: luxurious hotels at the beginning and end, and sweet quiet guesthouses along the way. Plenty of black truffle to eat and fantastic wildflowers (many orchids) in May.