Walking Holiday on the Island of Guernsey

  • Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Saint Peter Port / Saint Peter Port
  • Distance 70 km / 43 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $892

Overview

Tour the island of Guernsey, part of a group of islands in the English Channel, amid the contrasting landscapes offered by the Normandy coast and its surroundings: to the south, the historic French fortress in Saint-Malo; To the east, Jersey and the Cotentin Peninsula. 

Start the route on the east coast, in its capital, the port of Saint Peter Port and cross beautiful landscapes with cliffs, coves, caves and bays inspired by poets and artists. Get to know the small island of Sark, the only fiefdom currently surviving in Europe, and visit the nearest islands such as Herm, Alderney or Lihou.

  • Learn a little bit of Guernesiais, the official language of Guernsey, based on the Norman language.
  • Get to know Lihou, Guernsey's first RAMSAR site(a wetland of international importance).
  • Visit Moulin Huet Bay, a favourite of the artist Renoir, and poet and playwright Victor Hugo.
  • Explore the caves that, according to sailors, were the gateway to the fairies.
  • See the stars on the island of Sark, the world's most important dark sky island.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Baggage transfer service
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
    • Tickets to tourist sites
    • Personal equipment
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel assistance insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get to Saint Peter Port, the best options are from London Gatwick Airport or London Stansted. Then you can take a bus to the capital and the start of the route, Saint Peter Port. 

    Another alternative is to take a ferry to Saint Peter Port from the cities of Poole or Weymouth, on a journey of approximately 3 hours.

    For your return, take a bus to London Gatwick Airport or London Stansted Airport. You can also take the ferry to Poole, Portsmouth or Weymouth.

    FAQs

    We recommend you to have an active lifestyle and good physical condition, because although this route is classified as of low difficulty, you will walk along coastal and beach trails with some ascents and descents.

    If not, we suggest preparing a few months before by walking daily. You can also improve your endurance with cardio exercises.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    You can start this walking holiday at any time between March and October, as the climate in Guernsey is temperate, and the summers are warm and sunny, a little wetter than the Mediterranean summers. 

    Between April and July, spring overwhelms the trails with its beautiful flowers. The warmest months are July and August, when temperatures generally range from 20°C y 24°C (75°F).

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.

    If you are passionate about coastal and cliff walks, crossing typical landscapes, beaches and bays with an ocean climate, breathing in clean air on streets with very few cars or even without cars, touring the villages without restaurant chains and with local food, this is the ideal route for you. 

    It is also a perfect route if you are an extreme sports enthusiast or if you are interested in the history of the German occupation, while walking in the middle of the variety of exotic fauna and flora typical in these islands.