12 trips to take in 2024

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If you’re already thinking about next year’s adventure but don’t know where to start, we’ve rounded up our top 12 holidays to take in 2024. Whether you want to discover beauty spots close to home or travel to far-flung locations, here’s some inspiration to help you start planning.

Walking in the Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

One of our newest holidays for 2024 takes you from the spine-tingling buzz of Marrakech’s medina to the heart-stirring serenity of the peaks and valleys in the Atlas Mountains, you’ll walk amongst some of Morocco’s most captivating scenery. Our Walking in the Atlas Mountains holiday showcases a land of Berber villages, fruit-rich orchards, dizzying orange-hued gorges, and impossibly green valleys.

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Sicily Food & Hike

Sicily, Italy

If sampling local delicacies is at the top of your list when it comes to choosing a destination, Sicily is at the top of ours. Rich in culture and culinary heritage, the largest island in the Mediterranean never fails to impress when it comes to authentic foodie experiences. From wine and olive oil tasting to a Sicilian cooking lesson, our Sicily Food & Hike itinerary covers all the bases. More dates for 2024 have just been added, too.

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Walking the Western Algarve Coastal Trails

Western Algarve, Portugal

Warming winter sun and dramatic coastal routes that navigate secluded coves and unspoilt beaches make the wild and Western Algarve an ever-popular destination for walking in Portugal. Not only is it home to two of the region’s tallest mountains, but also mainland Europe’s most south-westerly point. Our Walking the Western Algarve Coastal Trails holiday makes the most of the region’s spectacular spot on the Atlantic Ocean with a stay at a 4-star seafront hotel in Sagres where HF Holidays guests are guaranteed a sea view room. You’ll be just a three-minute walk from the beach and a cluster of low-key bars and restaurants that surround charming Baleeira harbour.

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Northumberland Coast Path Trail

Northumberland Coast, England

Named the UK’s most scenic area for 2024 by Which?, Northumberland’s AONB-awarded coastline deserves every bit of praise. Think wide-open spaces, vast golden beaches, enchanting forests, and unspoilt shorelines. Some of the best bits in our Northumberland Coast Path Trail holiday include spotting a wealth of wildlife, visiting the impressive sea-facing remains of Bamburgh Castle, and the chance to walk across a narrow isthmus of sand to the tidal island of Lindisfarne.

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Highlights of Menorca

Menorca, Spain

If you’re looking to travel more sustainably, Lonely Planet listed Spain as its most sustainable destination for 2024. HF Holidays have been nominated by Wanderlust for Turespaña’s Most Sustainable Tour Operator to Spain award, so you can travel with us knowing you're playing your part in protecting the planet. A walking holiday in Menorca packs in protected nature reserves, miles of stunning coastline, plus fascinating history. Explore mysterious neolithic ruins, visit the island’s historic former capital, Ciutadella, and find out how the port city of Mahon played an important part in the British Empire.

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Black Forest Rail Discovery Tour

Black Forest, Germany

With its fantastic train networks linking cities with rural spaces, Germany just grabbed gold in the Wanderlust Reader Awards for Most Desirable Country for Sustainability. They’ve also focused on improving accessibility in places such as museums and UNESCO-listed sites, to ensure less able-bodied people can explore without restrictions. Find out why Germany is pioneering the world of eco-tourism with our Black Forest Rail Discovery holiday. Fully escorted from London St Pancras, you’ll journey to a landscape that looks lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Not only will you get to glide across Titisee Lake by boat, but you’ll also experience a ride on the scenic Höllental railway and spend time in eco-friendly Freiburg – lauded as Germany’s greenest city.

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Brecon Beacons

Pembrokeshire, Wales

A somewhat surprise entry, Wales is another of Lonely Planet’s top 2024 destinations for sustainable travel. New train stations and increased services are planned for South Wales’s main rail line in early 2025, while out-of-the-way Pembrokeshire National Park is set to become more accessible by car. With accommodation in St Davids, Britain’s smallest city, our fully guided Best of the Pembrokeshire Coast holiday sees you strike out on some of the most scenic walks in Wales. Along the way, there’ll be wildlife watching opportunities aplenty, plus the chance to summit Carningli – the Welsh mountain strewn with ancient ruins and megalithic cairns.

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Cyprus

Akamas Peninsula, Cyprus

With its world-famous archaeological sites, mountains, nature trails, and beaches, western Cyprus offers an endless variety of things to see and do. When you’re not busy taking coastal walks along the Akamas Peninsula or trekking in the UNESCO-listed Troödos Mountains, our Walking and Sightseeing in Western Cyprus holiday sees you staying in the award-winning 4-star Athena Beach Hotel in Paphos Part of the exceptional Constantinou Bros chain, this beachfront retreat most recently won a 2023 Kayak Travel Award for top-rated accommodation based on guest ratings and reviews.

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Oman

Muscat, Oman

Named Best Tourist Destination for Nature Lovers in the World Travel Awards, Oman enchants with its richness of landscapes and culture-rich cities. From hidden valleys and oases, dizzyingly deep canyons, and cloud-piercing mountains to desert dunes, there’s so much to discover on our new Walking in Northern Oman holiday. A special highlight is being able to watch the sunset and sunrise from the top of the dunes in Wahiba Sands.

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Chile & Easter Island

Santiago, Chile & Easter Island

Chile also makes the list of Lonely Planet’s top places to visit in 2024. From the cosmopolitan sights of Santiago to the arid landscapes of the Atacama Desert, the strip of a country between the Andes and the Pacific caters for every type of adventurer and walker. Combine it with a trip to Easter Island where you can delve even deeper into its history and culture as you gaze up at the moai – the towering head-shaped statues whose purpose have been lost to the mists of time.

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Thailand

Northern Thailand

For a far-flung destination that truly immerses you in its vibrant culture and colourful, captivating landscape, little beats Thailand – another of our new holidays for 2024. Expect a kaleidoscope of colour in the bustling city of Bangkok, rural bike rides between sacred temples in Ayutthaya, and a trek through the jungle to stay in a floating bungalow surrounded by nature. If that wasn’t adventure enough, you’ll also get to sample Thai street food in the markets of Chiang Mai and spend a night with the northern hill tribes.

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Georgia

Georgia, Greater Caucasus

A lesser-explored corner of Europe comes in the form of Georgia, gateway to the Caucasus Mountains. Walking holidays here entice with alpine flower-filled meadows, towering mountains, and glaciers. Our Walking in the Georgian Caucasus holiday takes you from the thundering Ushba waterfalls to the foothills of Georgia’s highest peak, Shkhara (5,068m). Discover UNESCO-listed treasures including the impressive 6th century Jvari Monastery and the mountain-backed Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, plus the nation’s capital Tbilisi with accommodation provided in a boutique hotel.

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Stay closer to home

While we run trips all over the world, walking holidays in the UK are our bread and butter. If you prefer to stay a little closer to home, try a break from one of our 16 country houses.

3 Night Isle of Wight Self-Guided Walking

Accommodation: Freshwater Bay House, Isle of Wight

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7 Night Cornwall Self-Guided Walking

Accommodation: Chy Morvah, St Ives

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7 Night Southern Lake District Guided Walking

Accommodation: Monk Coniston, Coniston

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3 Night Northumberland Guided Walking

Accommodation: Nether Grange, Northumberland

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