The Wayfarers

In business since 1984

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From the scepter’d isles of Britain to the shores of the New World, The Wayfarers continue to blaze new trails. The unique Walks that began in 1984 in England now span Europe, the United States and New Zealand with fresh itineraries, new destinations and innovative ways of experiencing the special culture of country life.

Founders Michael West and Christopher Hague took their passion for the English countryside – its history, environment and people – and turned a simple walk in the country into an experience, education and adventure.
Our Vision

In their vision, a Wayfarers’ Walk would offer an insider’s view of rural Britain with exceptional food and wine, luxurious inns, knowledgeable leaders and a chance to meet the people who embody country life. Farmers, landed gentry, artisans, historians and naturalists all bring their wit and wisdom to a Wayfarers’ Walk.

The Wayfarers set new standards for walking tours that soon expanded to France, Spain, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, New Zealand and to Maine, New Mexico, Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Utah. Walks take us down paths trod by Roman legions, along stunning coastlines and alpine trails, over the Lavender Roads of Provence, through a Tuscan olive grove, the Grand Canyon and the spectacular glaciers, mountains and lakes of New Zealand’s South Island.

As we explore new places and experience the culture in every destination - on foot - we make every effort to respect the lands we visit. At The Wayfarers, we design and operate all of our own trips and after a quarter of a century in the business we are confident that our walking vacations offer a view that is different and distinctive.

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174 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
02840 USA

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Prominent affiliations & awards

  • Adventure Travel Trade Association
  • : National Geographic's ADVENTURE Award
  • : National Geographic's TRAVELER Award
  • Fit For Trips Member
  • : Trusted Adventures
  • The International Ecotourism Society

3 most popular Trips (out of 37 total)

Wonders of the Western Cape

Wonders of the Western Cape

Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa for 12 Days • from $7,995* per person

Operator: The Wayfarers

Offered November: The city of Cape Town is the starting point for this exciting and varied Walk through the colorful Western Cape.We encounter game, flora and rock-art in the wilderness of the Bushmans Kloof reserve, explore the historic… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 16 people
Must form own group? No

New Mexico'S Land Of Enchantment

New Mexico'S Land Of Enchantment

Alameda near Santa Fe, NM, United States for 7 Days • from $2,895* per person

Operator: The Wayfarers

Offered June, September: The landscape that inspired artist Georgia O'Keeffe is our territory for this walk in enchanting New Mexico in the deep Southwest of America.The major art center of Santa Fe is our starting point for exploring a… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 16 people
Must form own group? No

Le Pays Basque

Le Pays Basque

Airport, France near Ainhoa, France for 7 Days • from $3,995* per person

Operator: The Wayfarers

Offered May, October: Ideally situated in the South West of France and North West of Spain at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains and on the Atlantic seaboard, the Basque-country has kept its superb natural environment, unspoiled and jealously… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 16 people
Must form own group? No

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