Think of February and your first images might well be cold damp days and long dark nights. But hop on a plane and the picture can be very different; from white sandy beaches in Cyprus, to al fresco lunches in the Med, to hiking the ancient levadas (irrigation channels) of Madeira’s tropical paradise.
4 of the best Winter Walks in the Sun
Mallorca: Our guided walking holiday explores the dramatic sun-drenched landscapes of Mallorca’s western coast where the Tramuntana mountains plunge into the sea. Departs Feb 19th.
Morocco: All the best bits of central and southern Morocco are covered in our exotic Sahara & High Atlas tour. Hotels are 4 and 5 star levels, with swimming pools and extensive gardens throughout. We have just two places available departing on Feb 6.
French Caribbean: If you’re looking for a romantic Valentines break to beat all the others, then consider this glorious escape. Our 12-day tour covers both Guadeloupe and Martinique – you can even upgrade to have your own private pool in Martinique! Please inquire for last minute availability.
Madeira: Like a giant botanical garden with plants from all over the world, the Portuguese Island of Madeira is a botanist’s dream! Easy walks along levadas (ancient irrigation channels) provide sweeping views across the Bay of Funchal. Our luxury accommodation, the *****Quinta da Bela Vista, is one of the most exclusive hotels on the island. Departs Feb 13.
2 Sunny Winter Cycling Choices
Gozo: Beautiful secluded bays, stunning turquoise seas and tranquil honey-hued hilltop hamlets are the perfect escape from busy working commutes! The cycling is gentle and unhurried; the hotels elegant and sophisticated. Departs Feb 7, 14, 21 and 28; other dates on request.
Cyprus: With 320 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus is perfect for year-round cycling. This value-for-money tour follows a circular loop around the island’s north western tip – view out as far as Turkey on a clear day. Departs Wednesdays.