Walking is a great way to explore the natural beauty of the world at a slower pace. With VBT you’ll get to walk some of the world’s most famous trails and discover new cultures, historic sites, and jaw-dropping views along the way. Each traveler on our walking tours will get to use custom VBT walking poles and have the support and guidance of our expert, local Trip Leaders along the way. To learn more about the world-class walks that await you, check out our some of our favorites.
The Path of the Gods on The Amalfi Coast & Capri walking tour
Italy’s Sentiero degli Dei—or “The Path of the Gods”—runs from Agerola to Positano along the southeastern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Once a path for mule herders to transport goods between coastal villages, the path is now a revered walking route chock full of simply divine views of the Lattari Mountains crashing into the Gulf of Salerno. While on tour with VBT, you’ll walk the scenic stretch between the Biscotto Caves and the hamlet of Nocelle and take in overlooks of the island of Capri and the islets of Li Galli and Sirenuse.
The Inca Trail on our Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley walking tour
Locally known as the Camino Inca, the Inca Trail is the most awe-inspiring way to approach the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. As you wind your way up the 8-mile trail you’ll notice that much of the trail has remained unchanged from its Incan construction. All your effort is rewarded when you arrive at Intipunku or the Sun Gate which was the original entrance to the “Lost City.”
Kerry Way on our Ireland: Walking the West Country tour
This iconic walking route begins and ends in Killarney and traces the Iveragh Penninsula. Although it is the longest of Irelands National Waymarked Trails—the 133 mile roundtrip typically takes 9 days to complete—our guests will enjoy a select area of the path that circles Seefin Mountain. As you walk, you will be rewarded with spectacular views over Lough Caragh before either taking a minibus transfer to Glenbeigh, or walking to Glenbeigh up the mountain on a footpath through Windy Gap.
Way of St. James on our Spain: A Walking Tour of Basque Country tour
This historic path, which traverses the northern Spanish coast, is thought to be the oldest of all the paths leading to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where it is purported that St. James is buried. On this tour travelers will walk a section of the path that has been used for over a thousand years by the holy pilgrims. History aside, the natural beauty of this walk is sure to please as well. As we make our way to the top of Mount Jaizkibel, we’ll be treated to panoramic views of Bay of Biscay and its numerous rugged coves that dot the shoreline.
Abel Tasman Coastal Track on our Walking New Zealand: Splendor of the South Island tour
This trail is one of the highlights of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Designated one of New Zealand’s “Great Walks,” by the Department of Conservation this route will take us past rocky outcrops, sheltered coves and golden, palm-fringed beaches. We’ll walk a section of the 32-mile trail that leads us to Awaroa Bay and its eponymous lodge, our home for 2 nights. We arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon where you’re free to head down to the beach for a swim or relax on your room’s private deck.
To learn more about how you can walk some of these amazing trails with VBT please click here. If you would like to reserve a vacation or speak with one of our Tour Consultants, please call 800-245-3868 or visit vbt.com. They are available Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm EST and Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm EST.