Why Choose Gate 1 Walking & Hiking Tours?
Make the most of Gate 1's vast experience, over 40 years providing outstanding guided and escorted tours worldwide. Walking tours are physically demanding, suited for travelers with an active and athletic lifestyle. Tours feature traditional touring, along with guided walking and hiking excursions to become fully immersed into the destination. Engage with locals and discover the beauty and majesty of a region from a unique and exhilarating vantage point.Watch Video
Trained Hiking Guides
Embark on your journey and experience your destination in the best way possible. Walking Tours by Gate 1 are led by qualified professionally trained Hiking Guides to maximize your safety and enjoyment. For groups of 11-22 travelers, an additional guide is provided, except for USA & Canada Walking tours where the maximum group size is 14. Hiking Guides are specially trained with expert knowledge of the particular region of travel as well as the native flora and fauna.
Hike Activity Level
Each package has defined activity levels for every hike:
|Up to 3 hours
|3 - 4 hours
|4 - 5 hours
|Walking & Hiking
|Hilly & Uneven
|Rugged with loose rocks & steep grades
|Mountainous with some climbing & many steep grades
|500 feet or less
|500 - 1,000 feet
|1,000 - 2,000 feet
|More than 2,000 feet
Duration: Up to 3 hours
Terrain: Mostly flat
Elevation Gain/Loss: 500 ft or less
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Type: Walking & Hiking
Terrain: Hilly & Uneven
Elevation Gain/Loss: 500 - 1,000 feet
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Terrain: Rugged with loose rocks & steep grades
Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,000 - 2,000 feet
Duration: 5+ hours
Terrain: Mountainous with some climbing & many steep grades
Elevation Gain/Loss: More than 2,000 feet
Daily duration and elevation gain/loss are general guidelines; check your itinerary for more specific details.
Our smaller groups often allow us to stay in superior tourist-class boutique properties when off the beaten path and first-class hotels while in major cities. Enjoy deluxe accommodations in the Dead Sea, wander the local neighborhoods of Athens and experience this unique natural and cultural landscape in the heart of Austria. Your home away from home has been carefully selected and includes standard rooms, easy check-in & the same great service expected when traveling with Gate 1.