Here are our top choices for an unforgettable adventure off the usual tourist trail!
Experience remoteness, wilderness and isolation on a journey to one of the most remote locations on Earth – Greenland. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of sculpted icebergs and craggy mountains as we walk and trek through the mountain coast and coastal wilderness of Greenland’s fjord-ed east coast.
• 9 nights, 3 star hotels
• 2 nights in Reykjavik
• 7 days guided walking/trekking & sightseeing
• All meals included
• Two helicopter rides
With it’s striking, untouched scenery and incredible natural wonders, Norway offers awe-inspiring vistas around every turn: waterfalls, mountains, crystal-clear lakes and Europe’s largest glacier.
• Special hotels, mostly restored historic buildings with excellent restaurants
• All breakfasts, lunches and evening meals included
• Wonderful scenery as we transfer by mini-bus and ferry across crystal-clear lakes
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 region of Piedmont, renowned for its gastronomy and famous wines. Take in the breathtaking countryside of wave-shaped hills cloaked by layers of vines, sunflowers and oak forests, crowned with honey-hued wine villages and majestic Savoy castles.
Walking the Alsace Wine Trail
Enjoy relaxed walking through neatly-groomed vineyards and ancient oak forest, wine-tasting along the way and visiting mediaeval villages awash with candy-coloured, half-timbered buildings.
Catalan Classic Walk
Walk along the winding, sandy paths of mainland Spain’s loveliest coast experiencing frequent glimpses of dazzling aquamarine seas through the umbrella pines, as well as heading inland to discover the truly unspoiled landscape of the Catalan countryside.
Rivers and Châteaux of the Loire Walk
Stroll along flat riverside paths in the Loire Valley surrounded by fine châteaux, tasting fine wines and savouring fine local specialities en route.
Make your discoveries from May 1 – October 22 2017
Sample the world’s finest wines in the heart of the Chablis vineyards surrounded by magnificent UNESCO-listed architecture and rolling hills. It’s an area rich in birdlife and wildlife enthusiasts are in for a treat!
Surging from the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira offers a temperate sub-tropical paradise perfect for year round walking. The islands volcanic origins provide a rich soil for a spectacular abundance of plant and animal life with over 120 endemic species including the pride of Madeira, the bird of paradise along with lilac jacaranda, tiny bisbis birds, chaffinches and hawks, the list is endless. Situated in the Portuguese archipelago, Madeira is known for its wine by the same name, along with its gastronomy and historical and cultural aspects including embroidery artisans.
On this self-guided inn to inn tour, you’ll explore the infinite variety the island has to offer; each day’s walk and every levada(the island’s unique network of water channels or aqueducts) are different. Landscapes vary from cultivated vineyards and verdant slopes dotted with white hamlets to coastal cliffs with stunning views over azure seas.
Your hotels are a study in contrasts as well; in Santana our hotel is surrounded by vineyards (join in the harvest if you’re there in September) and has its own wine cellar, in Santo da Serra the hotel was built in the 1920’s and has been used as a family home and tea house over the years and in Funchal, the 4**** Quinta da Bela Vista is one of the most exclusive hotels on the island.
Call our agents for more information on this or one of our other Winter or Spring destinations.