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”
– Jim Cahill
Striking active volcanoes, black beaches, thermal springs and a stunning cobalt sea make the Aeolian Islands a unique must-see destination. On this 7-night trip we’ll explore the varied landscape by boat and on foot, which is without doubt the best way to take in the natural beauty and contrasts of this part of Sicily
.7 nights, inn to inn, guided
• All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 evening meal
• Walk on Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano
• See the continuous volcanic activity of Stromboli
• Discover the picturesque villages of the Aeolian Islands
•Walk around Vulcano’s spectacular crater rim
• Prices starting from $1,545 pp
The stunning Amalfi Coast, in the middle of the boot of Italy, you’ll visit picture-postcard Positano and uncover food traditions that are being kept alive by the locals. On this trip we mix awe-inspiring scenery with 2,000 years of history and delicious regional cuisine
.7 nights center based, guided
• All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 evening meals
•Walk the heady ‘Path of the Gods’ to Positano
• Stroll through Amalfi’s cobbled streets
•Discover 2,000-year-old history in Pompeii
•Delicious regional cuisine: fresh seafood dishes, vegetables
and fruit, handmade pasta and pizza (invented in Naples!)
• Prices starting from $1,435 pp
With its stark beauty, crystal clear waters, golden beaches and undulating limestone ridges, Sardinia is one of the Mediterranean’s finest gems. Based in the Dorgali area, we explore the idyllic forest-framed coastline of the north and the rugged rocky mountains of the south, walking through valleys, gorges, peaks and spectacular turquoise bays.
7 nights center based, guided
Stretching along the valley at the northern end of Tyrol’s largest lake, the quiet village of Achenkirch is the perfect base for a week of walking. Surrounded by the lush meadows and jagged peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountain ranges, the walking trails throughout the area are plentiful, and of varying grades.
7 nights center based, guided
Two new Tuscany tours for “foodies”
There is no word for “foodie” in Italian; Italians are foodies in the deepest sense of the word. In Italy, food is not simply a meal, it is a culture, a way of life. Ask an Italian to tell you about a dish and they will not just tell you about the fresh local ingredients, but the times and place and people connect to it. Food in Italy is not just food..it is Italy itself.
“When Italians say ‘Mangia! Mangia!’ they’re not just talking about the food…the food was, of course, meant to nourish us, but is was also meant to satisfy, in some deeper way, our endless hunger for one another…We remembered who we were through food.”
• 7 nights center-based accommodations in a warm and welcoming agriturismo
• All buffet breakfasts and 4-course evening meals
• Based in Chianciano Terme, between UNESCO Val d’Orcia and lush green Valdichiana
• Enjoy a day pass to use at the Theia Spa where you can relax in the healing waters
• Fun cooking class with Stefano, owner of the agriturismo – then dine on the meal you prepare!
• Wine-tasting and olive oil tasting sessions included
• A farm-to-table experience with “Zero Mile Cooking”.
Owner of the agriturismo, Stefano, is extremely passionate about the produce of the local area, and 65% of the produce he cooks with is grown or reared on site on his farm..
The views from the agriturismo are stunning. Relax and take in the beauty around you, and chat to Stefano about his farm and products.
At Lake Chiusi you can enjoy the bird life and lunch at the lakeside restaurant. In the past, residents of Chiusi called the lake “Light of the Moon” because a legend told that in the calm of the night the beautiful good of the sky would come to stare at her reflection in these waters. Above: A glorious view of Chianciano Vecchia, the ancient part of Chianciano.
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 the most of 2018 on foot or by bike…
Following a triangular route through the heart of the great Loire Valley, enjoy gentle pedaling along shady riverbanks and through open countryside abundant with wildlife. Visit superb châteaux, enjoy lunch, pass vineyards, indulge in a bit of wine-tasting and spend two nights in a stunning château, which was once a royal residence.
6 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All buffet breakfasts & evening meals | GPS route directions and maps | RideWithGPSnavigation app | High quality bikes | Local On-site rep | Luggage transfers
Valletta, the tiny capital of Malta, has been awarded the prestigious title, which reflects the incredibly rich cultural heritage of this Baroque masterpiece. Visit Valletta during our walking holiday in Gozo – you can add extra nights in Malta to suit you.
7 nights | Single-center | All buffet breakfasts & evening meals | Route directions and maps
Flanked by the majestic Alpine peaks of Austria, Switzerland and Germany, the turquoise shoreline and pebbly beaches of Lake Constance are shared between three countries. As Central Europe’s third largest lake, cycling around the beautifully flat lakeside path is unique in that you could easily wake up in Germany, cycle across to Switzerland for lunch and pedal on to Austria in time for afternoon tea.
7 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All buffet breakfasts & 5 evening meals | Route directions and maps | High quality bikes | Luggage transfers | Optional electric bikes | Ferry ticket include
Fall in and out of step with people from all over the world – some who have been walking for months – on the Spanish Camino de Santiago. Enjoy the profound and heart-warming camaraderie with other walkers as you reach the spectacular finale at Santiago de Compostela’s majestic Baroque cathedral, the last resting place of St James the apostle.
10 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & 8 evening meals | Route directions and maps | Walking transfers | Luggage transfers | Pilgrim’s Passport | Guided city tour of Leon
Starting and finishing at medieval UNESCO World Heritage Regensburg, you can try a famous bratwurst sausage in the city’s historic 872-year-old sausage kitchen that is the oldest continuously open public restaurant in the world, serving 6,000 sausages a day!
8 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & 2 evening meals | GPS route directions and maps | RideWithGPS navigation app | High quality bikes | Local On-Site Rep | Luggage transfers | Beer service | Optional electric bikes
Who would have thought it? A beautiful Greek temple perched on a hill in Segesta, western Sicily, built by the Elymians with the help of Greek colonists. Enjoy views from the temple and nearby marvelously-preserved theater of totally unspoiled rolling green countryside, which stretch right down to the sea.
7 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & 3 evening meals | Route directions and maps | Luggage transfers | Walking transfers
• From $1,625pp