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Walker resting on the coast path in Cornwall

Centre Based Hiking Tours

Hassle-free hiking…

Take in the beauty of the South West Coast Path without the daily packing (and unpacking), checking in (and out) and searching for lost chargers.

You stay multiple nights in the same accommodation and we provide daily transfers to and from the coast path. You just walk.

The basics…

Instead of changing accommodation every day, you spend multiple nights in the same establishment and we provide daily transfers between your accommodation and the coast path.

Transfers typically take 20 minutes and can be arranged for your convenience (most clients like to leave time for a pint at the end of their walk).

Everything else is the same as out standard holidays: planning and help, route notes and maps, arrival and departure transfers.

Twin centre based

Much as a centre based option except that half way through the holiday you move to a new accommodation in a different town.

Why they are so good…
  • No daily packing and unpacking (and forgetting books/cameras/chargers – this happens a lot!)
  • You are not committed to a set itinerary. Poor weather forecast? Take a day off. Distances are too long? We’ll arrange your pickup from somewhere closer. Sore feet? Have a rest day.
  • More accommodation options and more dining options.
  • No waiting to check-in.
  • Transfers are quick, efficient and comfortable.
The bases…

We find these holidays work best when exploring the Land’s End Peninsula (the coast west of St Ives and Porthleven) as we can keep transfer times to a minimum.

For a full centre based holiday we typically use Penzance. For twin centre based we would use St Ives and Penzance.

However we can also use smaller towns such Marazion, Mousehole, St Just – just let us know what you are looking for and we can discuss the pros and cons of these options.

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How much do they cost?

Centre based holidays are typically £40 to £50 per person cheaper than our multi-point holidays. Twin centre based holidays are typically the same price as the multi-point holiday.

This is based on standard accommodation in Penzance (and St Ives for twin centre holidays). But the real advantage of these holidays is that we have many more accommodation options and so if you want a little more luxury, there are plenty of upgrades to consider.

Please understand that this is very much a bespoke service and prices will vary. The best option is always to let us know what is most important to you and we can then provide an accurate price.

How do I book one?

We have featured some of the walks that work well as centre based holidays above or you can browse our full range of walking holidays. When you have found an interesting option, fill in the booking form and mention that you are interested in a centre or twin centre based option. We can then check availability and get back to you with options.

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