Category: austria

Four new guided walking tours in Europe!

We are delighted to introduce 4 new guided walking holidays to our portfolio, to some of the most popular destinations! Led by an experienced local guide, escorted trips are ideal for solo travelers, couples and small groups of friends. Share your experiences with the rest of the group, make new friends and stroll through the landscapes together, as a team. "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles"…

Explore Coastal Gems, Rural Retreats and Gourmet Getaways!

Whatever type of trip you're looking for, we have a variety of options for you - take a look below for destination inspiration! Coastal Gems From the sun-kissed beaches of Portugal's Algarve to the vertical landscape of pastel villages clinging to hillsides on the Sorrentine peninsula of Italy, discover the wonders of the coast. Walking in the Algarve's Wild West             6 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | Continental breakfasts & 3…

7 Ways to break the norm in 2018!

Do something different on foot or by bike in 2018! Our walking & cycling tours focus on unique experiences where you can make memories and create those special moments that matter. This could be a fabulous meal you had during your trip, an encounter with the locals that made you smile or something as simple yet astonishing as a panoramic hilltop view. Do something different, broaden your horizons and make…

7 Unique Christmas Destinations

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,…

Our quirkiest hotel stays

Do an internet search for “the world’s quirkiest hotels” and you’ll see a magnet-shaped hotel in China, a converted Jumbo Jet in Sweden and ‘spirit spheres’ (posh tree houses) in Canada. At Breakaway we hand-pick each of our hotels and there’s one or two below that we think would give these a run for their money in the “unusual hotel” stakes! A 300-year-old prison Imagine what it was like for…

Our top 5 Multi-Generational tours…

Our top 5 Multi-Generational tours... What better way to connect with your family or grandchildren than to pack your bags and spend time with them on an overseas adventure. You'll create a special bond based on once in a lifetime memories and maybe start at family tradition for future generations! Our top 5 Multi-Generational tours offer something for everyone, keeping in mind that children and teenagers might have a slightly…

Treat yourself to a Christmas winter wonderland!

  The crunch you hear as your boots press on crisp snow underfoot, the sun gently warming your skin as you admire the breathtaking white backdrop. The icicles caressing wine-red berries on passing trees. The tingle of the open log fire on your toes as you reflect on the day's activities over a home-cooked meal. Treat yourself to the best parts of winter for the Christmas holidays... CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Vienna,…

Six summer bike rides

Summer Cycling... The sun’s started shining, you’ve dusted off the barbecue and summer seems more than just a distant memory. What next? Keep that sunshine buzz alive and start planning your summer getaway. There’s nothing like cycling in the summer: the sun on your back, a gentle breeze in the air and colorful, sun-drenched landscapes at every turn. Here’s six summer cycling trips to get you in the mood… Spain:…

Electric bikes? Hello stress-free cycling!

[caption id="attachment_1126" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Group biking through Switzerland on electric bikes[/caption] Whether you're exploring the lavender fields of Provence, or the Algarve's rugged Atlantic coastline, cycling is one of the best ways to discover a region. With the sun on your back and the wind in your hair, it's a sense of freedom like no other. If you've not ridden a bike since childhood or you're simply not as fit…

See Lake Constance by Bike and Visit Historic Towns in Three Countries

During the ice age, the Rhine Glacier in the northern Alps dug a notch into the earth, leaving behind a hollow that later filled in with fresh water. Today, that hollow basin is the third-largest lake in Europe, a vast lake that’s bordered by three countries: Austria, Switzerland and Germany. And one of our favorite cycling tours takes travelers through all three countries over 11 days, you’ll drink in views…

Two Trips Perfect for Improving Your Skiing Skills

There is nothing quite as soothing to the soul as the floating sensation of gliding across the snow. What skier doesn't remember vividly an image of a frosted mountaintop in the distance, bluebird skies, and a glittering sea of fresh powder laid out before them? Whether you’re a beginner cross-country skier who’s looking to get inspired and improve skills or an intermediate skier who wants to practice in some of…

Lovin’ the Lake!

One of our newest cycling tours has proven to be a hit with many dates now sold out. So, we’ve decided to give you more opportunities to explore the beautiful country around Lake Constance. We recently added several new dates from May 4 to Sept. 28 to accommodate demand for the 11-day Lake Constance Cycling tour.The tour takes you through several countries in Northern Europe, including Austria, Switzerland and Germany,…