Category: mediterranean

Extend your summer!

After a sweltering summer at home, it’s clear nobody wants it to end. An autumnal escape allows you to extend this rush of sunshine longer into the year – let the good times keep rolling... Why not extend your summer by walking on La Gomera. Experience spectacular coastal walks with breath-taking views of La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, complimented with exceptional local cuisine. Discover the secrets of Tenerife with soaring…

Breakaway’s 2018 Travel Guide

This is our round-up of destinations that have either been dubbed as trending for this year by travel and industry experts, or that we have chosen based on anniversaries or celebrations in the regions. Take a look and get some destination inspiration for the year!   Croatia Croatia boasts 1,250 mi of coastline, over 1,000 islands, and 8 national parks. And this month, the new James Bond film is filming…

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…

Our most popular walking tours!

While we’re always introducing new tours and destinations to our program, there are some guest favorites, making them our bestsellers to date. Looking for some inspiration for your travels in 2017? Then maybe one of these will top the list for your next adventure! Our overseas product team have also recommended their favorites from the rest of our walking tour line up… Gastronomic Barolo Walk Explore the tranquil UNESCO-listed Langhe…

Our bestselling cycling tours – the Breakaway classics

While we’re always introducing new tours and destinations to our program, there are some guest favorites, making them our bestsellers to date. Looking for some inspiration for your travels in 2017? Then maybe one of these will top the list for your next adventure! Our overseas product team have also recommended their favorites from the rest of our cycling line up… Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling Follow quiet country roads –…

Water blog

[caption id="attachment_999" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Walker relaxing on the Island of Gozo[/caption] Anyone who lives on a lake, ocean or river knows the pleasure of sitting idly and gazing out over the shimmering waters.  What is it exactly that attracts us to the view, other than the pure beauty of the scenery? Scientists have recently discovered a significant correlation between living on the coast, especially near the sea, and your health…

Walking in the South of France

            Most tourists heading south to the Cote d'Azur will make for the known hotspots of Nice, Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez. But head a little further west, and you'll find the less glitzy but equally stunning landscapes surrounding Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, coastal Cassis and her famous Calanques. New for summer 2012, Breakaway's 7-night Cassis and Les Calanques independent walking holiday starts in the beautiful university…

Get Going to Gozo!

Where in the world is Gozo, you ask? You may never have heard of it, but it’s a beautiful island in the Mediterranean definitely worth checking out. It’s popular with British tourists, but mostly unknown to Americans.We offer a cycling and walking trip to this island jewel that is part of the Malta archipelago. Travelers take a ferry boat to the remote island best known for its “azure window,” an…