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Experience the freedom of a cycling tour…

September 19th, 2018 by
Cycling tours in Europe

At Breakaway, we love the feeling of freedom and believe everyone needs a break from their daily routine once in a while
Here we like to unplug from daily life by pedaling through the countryside or walking a well-trodden trail – where nothing else matters but the here and now.

From iconic cities to rural hideaways, we love nothing more than really getting to know a destination – learning about the ancient histories, discovering new cultures and experiencing sumptuous local cuisine.Follow lesser-known trails through vast landscapes, drink wine from the local vineyards – truly get to know the destination – hear the sound of the parakeets or the rhythm of the lapping sea as you recharge.

All you need to do is sit back and relax as we take care of the planning.

Travel with Breakaway and enjoy the freedom.

Our top 6 most popular cycling tours


Gastronomic Barolo Cycling tour

#1 Gastronomic Barolo Cycling – Italy

Tucked away in northern Italy, Piedmont is a region brimming with vineyard covered, softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets, world-class wines and incredible hotels. This self-guided cycling tour is varied and mainly follows quiet, traffic-free country roads. The region boasts an incredible array of fine wine towns, including Barbaresco and Barolo along with the local chocolate capital of Alba!

 From $2,525 pp
• 8 nights accommodations in stunning hotels including a restored C19 family villa
• Continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals (including 2 dinners at a Michelin-starred restaurant)
• GPS route note navigation provided
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality hybrid bikes included (electric bikes with a supplement)

Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling tour

#2 Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling – France

This gentle seven-night gastronomic self-guided cycle follows Alsace’s incredible ‘Route des Vins’ (wine route), on a linear ride through medieval villages and vineyards, between the great Rhine river and the timeless Vosges Mountains. Bordered by Switzerland to the south and Germany to the east, Alsace offers a delicate balance of French and German, which combine to give it its own unique culture and a truly fascinating history.

• From $1,765 pp
• Continental breakfasts and 1 evening meal
•  7 nights accommodation in a carefully chosen selection of ***, **** & ***** star hotels
• GPS route note navigation provided
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality hybrid bikes included

A Taste of Tuscany Cycling

#3 A Taste of Tuscany Cycling- Italy

This center based self-guided cycling tour introduces you to quintessential Tuscany!  It’s not just a cycling holiday it is an immersion into local Tuscan life, from a cooking class to hot spa baths and the chance to taste local wines and olive oils. The food is superb traditional cuisine, and 65% of the produce is grown or reared on site.

• From $1,705 pp
• Buffet breakfasts and 4-course evening meals
• 7 nights accommodations in the *** Agriturismo Pietriccia with pool
• GPS route note navigation provided
• High quality mountain bikes included
• Wine & Olive Oil tasting session
• Cooking class & one spa entrance

Portugal Porto to Coimbra Cycling

#4 Porto to Coimbra Cycling – Portugal

Our this nine-night self-guided cycling tour, you’ll enjoy wonderful relaxed cycling along the idyllic coastline south of Porto and the beautiful Aveiro Lagoon, discovering two of Portugal’s most important cities – Porto and Coimbra – and sampling some of the country’s signature wines!

• From $2,165 pp
• Continental breakfast and 5 evening meals
• 9 nights accommodations in a selection of **** hotels throughout
• Route notes directions and maps
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality bikes included (electric bikes with a supplement)

Uncover the wonderful flavors of Burgundy on this six night gastronomic, self-guided cycling holiday. In a region known for its epicurean finesse, you really will enjoy fine dining on this holiday. You’ll savor dishes such as Oeufs en Meurette, Poulet de Bresse a la Creme, Perche aux Noix and of course exquisite cheeses like the pungent Epoisses de Bourgogne, all washed down with the region’s incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.
• From $2,235 pp
• Continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals
• 6 nights accommodations in a selection of historic *** & **** hotels
• GPS route note navigation provided
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality hybrid bikes included

#6 Classic Catalan Cycling

Rich with medieval villages, historic castles and churches, Catalunya is contrasted with an impressive rocky coastline, dotted with pretty fishing villages, crystal-clear waters and beautiful golden sandy beaches. Steeped in culture and history, Catalunya’s traditions date back over thousands of years.​

• From $1,715 pp
• 8 nights accommodations in lovely contrasting hotels including a converted mill in large gardens
• Continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
•GPS route note navigation provided
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality hybrid bikes included

Extend your summer!

August 29th, 2018 by

Hotel Ta Cenc

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 volcanic cliffs, snow-capped Mount Teide and stunning ocean views.
Go on, extend your summer today!

Our AUTUMN ADVENTURES

Gozo Malta

Walking on Gozo

Gozo is the second largest of the Maltese islands in the Med, yet at only 9mi by 4.5mi at its widest point, nowhere in Gozo is too far away, making it the ideal choice for a self-guided walking tour.​
• From $1,425 pp
• 7 nights accommodations at the secluded 5***** Hotel Ta’Cenc
• Buffet breakfasts and all evening meals

Cycling tour in the Algarve region of Portugal

Cycling ‘The Real Algarve’ of Portugal

The western Algarve, a land away from the touristy towns of the central coast, is an area of stunning cliff tops, quiet fishermen’s villages and lush green interior.

• From $1,445 pp
• All breakfasts and 5 evening meals
•  6 nights accommodations in superb hotels with pools

Walking tour of Gran Canaria Island in the Canary Islands

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, to the towering mountainous interior, to the desert-like dunes and beautiful white beaches of its southern shores..

• From $1,365 pp
• All breakfasts and all evening meals
• accommodations for 4 nights in a mountain style hotel with fabulous views
& 3 nights in a luxury hotel set in a lovely estate

Guided Walking tour in Valcenia Spain

Vistas of Valencia Guided Walk

Just south of Valencia’s architectural splendor, the spectacular mountains of the high Marina Alta guard citrus valleys, vineyards and steep almond terraces blossoming with pink in early spring. It’s a contrasting and dramatic region where traditional villages, perched on sharp ridges and valley sides, seem a world away from the popular Mediterranean coastal resorts nearby.

• From $1,535 pp
• All breakfasts, 6 lunches and all evening meals with wine
• Local On-Site Rep

This guided walking tour is based in the delightful island of Evia; a real hidden treasure, with old stone paths connecting quaint villages tucked away in the mountains. It’s a walker’s paradise offering a unique history and charming atmosphere in the local towns and villages.• From $1,365 pp
• All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 5 evening meals
• 7 nights accommodations in a welcoming family run hotel; all rooms with seaviews

Bay of Naples

Walking the Amalfi Coast

Walk the spectacular ‘Pathway of the God’s’ on this popular guided trip to one of Italy’s most dramatic coastlines. Spectacular mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestle in the coves below.

• From $1,485 pp
• All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 evening meals
•7 nights accommodations at the cozy 3*** Hotel due Torri

Costa Rica Wildlife Walk

Discover Costa Rica

On this 14-night guided nature tour of Costa Rica we’ll experience the rain forest, mountains and coast of this tropical paradise. The focus of this wildlife tour is on traveling at a very leisurely pace in order to spot as much wildlife as possible..

• From $3,2555 pp
• 14 nights accommodations in comfortable eco-friendly lodges and hotels
• All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 evening meals

Long vs Short Tours

August 15th, 2018 by
Chianti

Whether you’re looking for a longer vacation because a week isn’t enough or a short trip suits you better, we have a selection of 10-night tours and shorter 4-night “taster tours” to consider. Let’s take a look at some of your options…

Our 10-night trips:

Explore at your own relaxed pace
-Includes extra ‘stay put’ days for local sightseeing and discovery
-Cover a larger area

Chianti Classic Cycling

Classic Chianti Cycling

Quintessential Italian landscapes: rolling hills, sunflowers, endless vines and hilltop hamlets. You’ll spend an extra two nights in Colle di Val d’Elsa compared to the 8-night trip – chance to visit Siena or Florence as well as explore the town.

• From $2,405 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Camino de Santiago Walk

Walking the Camino de Santiago

The Spanish Camino de Santiago is considered the most venerable walking routes in the world.  Your walk begins in Lyon and, in keeping with the theme of a pilgrimage, you meet people from all over the world sharing the triumph of accomplishment on arrival in Santiago!

• From $2,185 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Train ticket included from Madrid

Lake Constance Cycling

Lake Constance Cycling

Exploring by bike is by far the best way to travel here as the 165+mile cycling path leads from country to country (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) taking in daisy-strewn meadows, Bavarian vineyards and picturesque marinas.

• From $1,935 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Electric bikes available

Walking the Algarve's South West

Walking the Algarve’s South West

The unspoiled south-west coastline is a walker’s paradise. Discover Europe’s most southwesterly point at Cabo de Sao Vicente, excellent bird-watching and stunning beaches and picturesque villages with whitewashed houses.

• From $1,815 pp
• All breakfasts and 5 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

 

Our 4-night short tours:

-Ideal for a short trip
-Perfect ‘tasters’ if new to relaxed, active travel

-An activity every day (no ‘stay put’ days)

 

A gentle walking tour balancing peaceful, off-the-beaten-track discoveries, with the splendor of some of the finest Renaissance chateaux in France. Beautifully unspoiled landscapes and enchanting views at every turn.• From $1,189 pp
• All breakfasts and 3 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Chablis Vineyards Cycling Taster Tour

Chablis Vineyards Cycling Taster Tour

Starting with historic Auxerre, a lovely medieval city, the cycling is easy and tranquil through a landscape of hidden villages, water meadows, woodlands and vineyards. Savor the delicious gastronomy and wines of this region.

• From $1,195 pp
• All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Kerry Way

Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way – Short Break

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle’s longest trail – at 130 miles, it offerers fantastic views of the unspoiled landscapes – a walk here will swathe you in the 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history.

• From $895 pp
• All breakfasts

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling Taster Tour

Packed with contrast, this gentle tour explores the beautiful Catalan coast, pedaling through olive groves, peach orchards and pretty colored villages. You’ll spend one night in a luxury C14 castle, with breathtaking views.

• From $1,395 pp
• All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep




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