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2018 tours now available to book!

October 2nd, 2017 by

France Walking and Cycling tours

2018 tours now available to book!

We’re delighted to tell you that you can now book your walking or cycling tour for 2018!  Perhaps you have a favorite destination you’d like to enjoy again or maybe you want to try something new or go somewhere different – there’s plenty of choice. Plus, look out for our new tours in our summer 2018 on-line brochure coming soon…including spectacular trips in Galway, Ireland, and new cycling trips in Scotland and Norway.

Our 2018 Europe Walking & Cycling Holidays on-line brochure will be available mid-October. If you would like to register to receive a download link, please do so here.

Alternatively, if you would like to enquire or book any of our current tours for 2018, please call our knowledgeable sales team or fill out the availability request here.

Here’s a taster of what’s coming for 2018.

Alesund Norway

Norway

In addition to our already popular Fjords of Norway guided  walking tour, we’ve added a new 6-night self-guided cycling trip.  You’ll explore the Oslofjord, the spectacular and picture-postcard fjord on Norway’s west coast. Very cycle-friendly, with its gentle coastline and charming routes through little towns alongside peaceful sand and pebble beaches.

                      
Scotland

Scotland

Gentle exploration by bike along Scotland’s spectacular scenery and coastline.

 

Ireland

Ireland

Self-guided cycling and walking tours in Kerry and Galway, anything from a short 4-night break to a 10-night cycling tour of some of the most fascinating and breathtaking countryside the Emerald Isle has to offer. Our Kerry tours are already live on the website.

UNESCO finest wine regions on foot & by bike

September 6th, 2017 by
Wine connoisseurs and beginners alike flock to the UNESCO World Heritage wine regions to taste the finest vintages on offer from these famous vineyards. Chosen for their unique contribution to wine making, here is our pick of three of the best regions from around the world that have made the grade…

Italy Walking and Cycling tours

The Langhe region of Piedmont boasts softly rolling hills, encased in layers of vines, sunflowers and oak forests. Chosen for its rich vineyards in pretty towns including Barolo and Barbaresco, vine pollen has been found in the area dating from C5 BC. Why not explore the gastronomic region on foot or by bike?

•Departs every two days from May 11 to Oct 14  2018

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Burgundy, France

Burgundy was chosen because of the 1,247 individual terroirs of the Côte d’Or. Popular grape varieties are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With a Breakaway tour, you can walk or cycle through the beautiful vineyards and stop at the medieval wine villages including Pommard, Meursault and Nuits-Saint-Georges.

•Departs every two days from May 13 to Sep 22 2018

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Loire Valley, France

With 164 towns and villages nestled between the two hillsides that border the river from Sully-sur-Loire (Loiret) and Chalonnes-sur-Loire (Maine-et-Loire), the UNESCO area of the Loire is awash with rolling vineyards and wheat fields surrounding Renaissance palaces. Main grapes include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir.

• Departs every two days from May 11 to Oct 8 2018

7 Unique Christmas Destinations

August 31st, 2017 by

Walking on Gozo

It’s that time of year when we start getting inquiries from people looking for something truly unique to do over the Christmas holidays. Our popular Christmas program includes cycling or walking to varied destinations, including the peaceful Mediterranean island of Gozo (sister island to Malta); warm winter walking in the best of the unspoiled  Western Algarve region of Portugal and, in the Canary Islands, walking along the dramatic volcanic landscapes, black sand beaches and lava flows of Tenerife or Gran Canaria . For something closer to home, imagine strolling along the pink sand beaches of Bermuda, a tiny historic treasure trove of natural beauty- flowers, fish, birds – and fabulous year-round sunshine.

 For some, only a white Christmas will do!  So get on your sleigh and fly to traditional Norwegian hamlet of Venabu for a cross-country skiing holiday, or enjoy walking & cross-country skiing in the pristine natural beauty of the Leutasch Valley in Austria – a true winter wonderland!

Here’s the complete run down of tours on offer for the December 23 2017 to January 3 2018 time frame:

Gozo is the second largest of the Maltese islands, where the slow pace of life along with the air of tranquility makes for the ideal choice for a walking holiday. You stay at the 5***** Hotel Ta Cenc, wonderfully secluded and set in 400 acres of private grounds. Guests are accommodated in individual, tastefully furnished stone bungalows, each with its own terrace. Breakfast is a delicious hot and cold buffet, and evening meals offer a mouth-watering selection of Gozitan and Italian specialties, served al fresco on the patio under a 200-year old carob tree.

• Start December 23 2017 »  Finish December 30 2017


Islands of Bermuda Walk

Islands of Bermuda Walk

This self-guided walking holiday explores the quintessential island paradise of Bermuda, a sub-tropical gem, seemingly adrift in the North Atlantic Ocean. Warmed by the temperate Gulf Stream, Bermuda is a stunning archipelago of 181 islands and islets, the 8 largest of which form the fishhook-shaped mainland. You’ll stay in a deluxe ocean view room
(with either balcony or terrace) at the exclusive 64-room AAAA Coco Reef Hotel on the edge of the best private
beach on the island and just 15 minutes from the capital, Hamilton. Meals are taken either in the elegant Cafe Coco
signature restaurant or on Tamara’s Terrace overlooking the pool.

• Start December 26 2017 » Finish January 3 2018

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Walking in Algarve’s Wild West Portugal

Far beyond the ‘developed’ Algarve in Portugal’s most southerly Atlantic corner, lies the Sagres Peninsula, a startlingly pristine region of golden beaches, imposing cliffs, swaying flower meadows, dramatic coastlines and tree-lined paths. Locals here offer warm welcome and hold on to the traditions of rural life. The easy-to-follow trails take in rich verdant valleys, pine forests and rugged coastlines, making exploring onfoot amazingly rewarding.

• Start December 23 2017 » Finish December 29 2017
• Start December 25 2017 » Finish December 29 2017

• Start December 27 2017 » Finish January 2 2108

Highlights of Tenerife Walk

Highlights of Tenerife Walk

On Tenerife it is forever springtime, the sunny climate, glorious flowers, balmy temperatures and majestic scenery making it a perfect antidote to a cold winter. A rugged and spectacular island, it has an incredible variety of landscapes to explore.

• Start December 26 2017 » Finish January 2 2108

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Walking on Gran Canaria

Less than 100 miles off the north west coast of Africa, in the center of the Canary Islands archipelago, sits the volcanic island of Gran Canaria – often referred to as ‘a miniature continent’ with its extraordinarily varied landscapes ranging from the north’s lush green forests and valleys, to the towering mountainous interior, to the desert-like dunes and beautiful white beaches of its southern shores.

• Start December 25 2017 » Finish January 1 2018

Venabu Norway

Cross-country Skiing in Venabu Norway

This is one of our most popular cross-country skiing holidays. Based in central Norway, on the edge of the Rondane National Park, looking down on the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, just north of Lillehammer. The landscape is dramatic and full of contrasts from spectacular gorges and snow-capped peaks to pretty fells and valleys that extend as far as the eye can see. It’s far enough north to have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights too, especially in December and January, and throughout the winter there are spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

• Start December 23 2017 » Finish December 30 2017

Cross Country Skiing and Winter Walking in Leutasch and Seefeld

Cross-country Skiing and Winter Walking in Leutasch & Seefeld

Leutasch is truly a winter wonderland with its high level plateau and tranquil valley, and it offers some of the prettiest and most extensive walking trails in Europe. As well as being ideal for winter walking, Leutasch also offers a first-class cross-country ski center, horse-drawn sleigh rides, tobogganing, curling, ice skating, snowshoeing and alpine skiing.

• Start December 23 2017 » Finish December 30 2017




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