Travel Safe: The Top 5 Hiking Trips for Seniors

Gethin Morgan

Content and CRM Executive

These expert-led hiking holidays pave the way for adventures along rugged coastline and the lava-laced trails of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands.

Whether you prefer a bracing forest hike cooled by the Caribbean breeze or a more rustic ramble along rocky trails, these two-footed tours have you covered. Designed with easy-going days and accessible levels of exertion, these Culture Trips are perfectly primed for all ages – including seniors in search of some outdoorsy adventure.

Jacobite steam train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as seen in Harry Potter

Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands by Train

The uncompromising terrain of rural Scotland can be a little daunting for the less-confident hiker, but we think that everybody should be able to see this stunning landscape for themselves. That’s why our seven-day Rail Trip is paced for Culture Trippers of all capabilities. The comfort of trains like the famous Jacobite steam locomotive offer long stretches of epic scenery without any strain on the legs, but there’ll still be plenty of time to get out there yourself. We’ll be going on a guided hike in the Cairngorms National Park and exploring the Isle of Skye, including a boat trip to Loch Coruisk.

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This is an updated version of an article originally written by Jo Fernandez.

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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

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