Matt and the team have spent many hours designing tour itineraries that will provide dedicated time for hiking and ample time to take in the local offerings of the region. Many who prefer an active vacation have different activity levels in mind. Historic Hiking Adventures offers two types of hiking holidays; each tour itinerary does allow individuals to customize to their level - opting out of hiking for a day of shopping or sightseeing, or the option to be picked up at the mid-way point on most hiking days.

Historic Hiking Adventures offers two types of tours/activity levels - our "experience" hiking tours and our "challenge" hiking tours.

"Experience" hiking tours 

Hikers descending to Hadrian's Wall

Most of our "experience" tours offer a six to seven-day itinerary with three dedicated days of hiking featuring the highlights of the area. The hiking averages around 8 miles a day with a half-day opt out.  

"Challenge" hiking tours 

Most of our "challenge" tours offer a nine to ten-day itinerary with six dedicated days of hiking. The hiking averages around 12-16 miles a day.  

tours include:

On all Historic Hiking Adventures, you and your small tour group will hike by day and stay in upscale hotels and inns at night.  The only items you will need to carry in your backpack will be your provisions for the day. Historic Hiking Adventures will take care of getting your luggage to the next night's destination while you spend the day connecting with nature in the great outdoors. Transportation via luxury coach, expert presenters, entrances to museums & historical sites and most meals are included.

  • Stay in upscale hotels and inns
  • Transportation via luxury coach
  • Expert presenters
  • Most meals included
  • Activity level options - 3 or 6 days of hiking
  • Luggage transferred while you hike everyday
  • Entrance to museums and historical sites
  • Tours escorted by Matt Durfee

Tour group having dinner in a local pub
The descent to Hadrian's Wall on the National Trail
Taking a hiking break at a local pub for lunch