Walking Holidays

Explore the beauty of your holiday destination by joining our friendly and experienced guides on daily walks. Our walking weeks are always a highlight, with exceptional leaders taking you on exhilarating walks. Based in our summer resorts, the walks are carefully planned to seek out places of beauty and interest. These walking weeks are a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

Join us for a walking week in Summer 2017:

1st June in Samos with Richard Caseley

1st July in French Alps with Emma Phillips

8th July in the French Alps with Richard Caseley

21st September in Samos with Tony and Christine Patching

Samos Walks:

There is so much of this beautiful Greek island to be explored, from the beaches to the towns and hills with magnificent views over the Aegean ocean! Our programme of walks range between 8-15 km, along roads and rough tracks which take in fantastic Grecian vistas and local scenes.

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel are already included (as with every Richmond holiday), but you will need to buy lunch each day. During the walks, we aim to use suitable local tavernas for relaxing and well-earned breaks but sometimes packed lunches need to be carried, which you can purchase at the hotel.

Reberty Walks:

A way of exploring the Alps gently on foot with the opportunity to see the beautiful mountain flora, birds and wildlife. Use of the ski lifts during the week will give access to different areas across the mountains without having to spend every day walking up a mountain! Remember to bring your pair of binoculars which you can use on the walks to spot some of the local alpine wildlife.

We are running two walking weeks in Reberty this summer. The first week (1st -8th July) will be an opportunity to enjoy the stunning Alps on a series of gentle walks, ranging from 2-4 miles per day. The second week (8th - 15th July) will be for those interested in more of a challenge, with walks ranging from 5-9 miles per day. Both weeks will be a chance to explore the mountains and area surrounding the chalet. Enjoy fascinating walks amongst the local flora and wildlife along mountain trails with panoramic viewpoints and sparkling rivers.

Our Walking Leaders

ABOUT TONY AND CHRISTINE PATCHING

Tony & Christine are a wonderful couple from the Dorset coast joining Richmond to lead the walking week in September. With a passion for walking, seeing the Lord minister in lives and music, you’re sure to have a great week. They are excited to be able to take you out and show you the best of Samos' beauty.

ABOUT EMMA PHILLIPS

Emma is a keen birdwatcher and botanist, who loves being out in the mountains and is looking forward to the opportunity to explore the mountainside with the walking group this summer. Following the success of her walking week over the last two years she is returning to the French Alps to lead more gentle walks with a focus on spotting and identifying the local flora and wildlife.

ABOUT RICHARD CASELEY

Richard has done several Richmond holidays and has been a winter (ski) and summer season Resort Manager for us.  He loves sport and the outdoors generally with football, skiing, cycling and walking being amongst his passions.  Richard is an experienced walker and often leads walks on group weekends away in the UK in places such as the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Yorkshire Dales.  He’s excited about the opportunity to lead you on walks through some of the wonderful landscapes God has created for us, whether it be challenging mountains hikes, or less arduous walks with plenty of taverna refreshment stops!

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