Here are some great active holidays in Europe you can do before Christmas


Cool weather makes Europe a great place for active trips in November. Here are the best active adventure holidays in Europe in late fall.


(Not feeling too active, check here for some great discovery tours)



Trails of Madeira

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1345

The subtropical island of Madeira, a piece of Portugal far out in the Atlantic Ocean, offers dramatic scenery, black sand beaches, volcanic craters and gushing mountain streams. Hiking along the levada irrigation channels is a unique experience, allowing you to access the rugged interior.


Self-guided hikes on the Amalfi Coast

Self-Guided Trip

8 days from CA$1799

Steep mountains rising from the turquoise Mediterranean, slopes covered in lemon groves, white-washed villages lining deep valleys where they meet the ocean. Explore covered alleys leading to hidden courtyards and sit down for a glass of wine or some gelato. Follow ancient footpaths and stairs up the hills to hamlets tucked away in forest-covered hills. Hike the Path of the Gods and marvel at the views over this, the Amalfi Coast.



Hiking on the Amalfi Coast

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1899

Steep mountains rising from the turquoise Mediterranean, slopes covered in lemon groves, white-washed villages lining deep valleys where they meet the ocean. Explore covered alleys leading to hidden courtyards and sit down for a glass of wine or some gelato. Follow ancient footpaths and stairs up the hills to hamlets tucked away in forest-covered hills. Hike up to a vantage point and marvel at the views over this, the Amalfi Coast. This is one of the best coastal hikes in Italy


Evia - Hidden Greece

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1899

Exploring the undiscovered Greek island of Evia on foot you will find an authentic vibe, original tavernas, historical treasures and hidden beaches.



Andalucia on foot

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1995

In the south of Spain, in the heart of the Andalusian countryside, amid olive groves and picturesque farmland, lies your cortijo, a converted farmhouse, your base for a week of walking. Explore the rugged hills and limestone peaks of the Sierra de Grazalema and walk the famous El Chorro Gorge on the Caminito del Rey. A sure highlight of the trip will be your visit to beautiful Seville.

Two different activity levels are on offer; see the itinerary below for details.



Walking Puglia, the heel of Italy

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1999

Deep in southern Italy, in the "heel of the boot", lie the unique regions of Puglia and Basilicata. It is an area of limestone ridges, fertile valleys, vineyards, ancient olive groves and pretty towns. We explore the rock-cut dwellings in UNESCO-protected Matera, the dry-stone houses of Alberobello and the dramatic coastline, while enjoying the great regional cuisine and wines.



Island Walks in Greece

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$2199

An excellent introduction to both the Greek islands and walking holidays. Discover the valleys, olive and citrus groves and Venetian town and market of beautiful Naxos, before taking a ferry to Santorini with its spectacular views. Walk the Cliff Trail along the island's caldera and soak up the atmosphere at pretty Oia. Finally, explore Paros with its Byzantine cathedral and walk an ancient trail to the island's east coast. All the while, enjoy the great food and hospitality Greece is known for.


Hike the volcanoes of Sicily

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$2199

Several volcanoes dot the blue waters north of Sicily and on this trip we hike the best of them. There is Lipari, the gateway to these Aeolian Islands, Vulcano where we hike to its steaming crater and captivating Stromboli where we hike into the sunset. There is time to relax on the black beaches before this amazing week of walking in Italy culminates with hikes on the slopes of Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano.



Self-guided Portuguese Camino

Self-Guided Trip

14 days from CA$2490

Quieter than the Camino Frances, the Portuguese Camino follows the route the body of the Apostle St. James took en-route his final resting place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Starting in the city of Porto you walk this ancient pilgrimage route through small hamlets and pretty forests, over ancient bridges and through market towns dating back to the time of the Romans. As your luggage will be transferred for you, all you need to carry is your daypack.

(photo credit Tim Taylor)