This is an unashamed plug for a friend who runs a walking holidays company. Macs Adventures arrange hill walking tour and cycling holidays all over Europe. Being a bit of a hill walker myself this gets my interest.
However I first thought when looking at walking holidays – Why would I pay for someone to arrange this for me? I am the eternal student, in my head anyway, and I think about the cost of things. But on second thoughts I discovered that I am not so right in this.
For about the same price of doing it all myself, phoning dozens of Bed and Breakfasts and trying to get a reasonable price, having one that is the right distance from the last one – so that I get a good long walk during the day, and having a B&B that caters to hill walkers – well I begin to see the sense in having someone else do all this work for me.
For example, if you are walking the West Highland Way in Scotland, you have to sit down and work out how far you intend to walk each day and if there is a B&B at the point you want to stop. The other point is the rucksack. Why carry you own all day, when included in the holiday you can have someone ferry it to your next stop and all you have to carry is a reasonably light daypack.