Quality hotels & professional service
Guided-Montain-Walks is a selection of week long guided walking tours in Spain, Italy and Ireland – focusing on three favourite areas, in terms of landscape and local interest: the Alpujarras in Southern Spain, the Amalfi coast south of Naples and in Ireland, County Kerry. All our holidays are centered on typical mountain villages, staying in high quality locally owned hotels, the perfect location to access the range of walking options available. All of these areas offer huge diversity and the hotels we stay in cater primarily for walkers.
Experienced guides ...
Working many years as a tour leader and walking guide has given an insight into what walkers of different levels want (and indeed want to avoid), meaning that we provide our guests with a travel experience that, as well as being extremely good value (look at our prices and compare), is friendly, highly professional and attuned to individual needs and local conditions.
... and local knowledge
As you read on you will see suggested walks and itineraries but the essence to a great week’s guided walking is having the expertise and local knowledge to provide the best walks available and appropriate to each group. In recent years we have organised very successful tours in all of these areas and on ‘DonalsMountainWalks’ the satisfaction of each walker will always be paramount, not following any pre-ordained schedule.
Always well prepared and organised, Donal chooses excellent accommodation offering lovely food and wine and relaxing sociable evenings. A lovely variety of walks, tailored to the needs of the group at two levels and supported by skilled and highly knowledgeable local guidesSue, Amalfi Coast, 2014
Your organisation of the local minibus transport to and from the various walks went without a hitch. You couldn’t have been more helpful in providing the group with suggestions and local tourist information for us to get the best out of our midweek “rest” day. You were also most careful and thorough in your detailed explanations of the walks day by day so that walkers could decide which level of walk they would join the following dayDinah , Retford and Southwall walkers, Amalfi, Oct 2014
You really did us proud. The hotel couldn’t have been better. They were clearly geared up to walkers. Nothing was too much trouble. They entertained us with cookery demonstrations and fed us wonderful local, home cooked Italian dishes. You organised fantastic walks for both the more leisurely and the more challenging walkers. As always, you guided us with great good humour, skill and professionalism.Dinah, Amalfi 2014
“Donal led walks for us on four holidays – Alicante Mountains, Matarranya, Amalfi and Alpujarras… Our group was 20 to 25 walkers with walks organised into two grades of walks. He is an exceptionally good walk leader and walk organiser who prepares meticulously and establishes a good rapport with all walkers”.David Garside – Retford and Southwell Ramblers annual walking holidays. Sep 2016
Although very knowledgeable about the fauna, geology, history etc of the area where he leads, fluency in a number of languages and organisational ability his attributes that attracted me the most were his competency as a walk leader; his care and consideration for others and his motivation to ensure we had a good holiday. All this was delivered in a rather individual Irish way with a good sense of humour.David Garside, Group Secretary Retford Ramblers Association
Small group private tours
Groups and tailor-made departures (5 people or more)
We design your customized holiday at a date of your choosing. Tell us what you are looking for and we will put it together. All itineraries and holiday proposals can be modified and customized to suit your requirements.