Month: March 2013

Tour de France cycling tours – the ultimate way to discover France

It's 100 days to go to the 100th Tour De France so we've put  together our own version based on Breakaways' cycling tours around the best wine  regions of France. Rather than hurtling up Alpine peaks like Messrs Wiggins and  Cavendish, we'd prefer something a little more leisurely with plenty of  opportunities for meandering through French vineyards sampling outstanding  wines, ensuring there are plenty of cafe pit-stops and photo breaks (lycra  clothing…

Enjoy a FREE night’s stay in one of our city stopovers

[caption id="attachment_504" align="alignleft" width="157"] Stay at the Hotel Lisboa Plaza in Lisbon as a pre or post trip stopover on Heart of Portugal Walking tour[/caption] The beautiful cities of Europe are known for their outdoor markets, restaurants, shops and museums and are a fantastic way to experience the urban life before heading out to the countryside for a completely different pace on one of our walking or cycling tours.The stopover…

NEW independent walking tour in Croatia

Regular Breakaway guests often ask us to come up with an independent  walking tour in Croatia, so we're delighted to be introducing Castles to Coast Walk into our 2013  portfolio. This new walking holiday opens up a  timeless world that in the oldest towns takes you back 2000 years. The Croatian  provice of Istria lies at the very northern tip of the Adriatic.      Istria was part of the Venetian empire…

Fall in Spain: Fruit, Fish, Feathers and Faith!

It is said that, if you walk a mile in another man's shoes, you know how they  feel. This is true of both our walking and cycling holidays - when you travel  slowly, with the express purpose of exploring your surrounds on foot or by bike,  you discover every inch of the place. Breakaway's Spain offers some fantastic walking and cycling - largely  due to its diverse natural beauty, cultural…

Introducing Breakaway’s Luxury Collection

Everyone's idea of "luxury" is different: for some, it's splashing out on a luxury 5-star hotel, offering state-of-the-art facilities; for others, it's forgetting about domestic chores, and enjoying fine dining in the evenings; for many, it's simply spending quality time with loved ones, trying out new experiences, and re-discovering things you value most in life. Whatever your idea of "luxury", you can find it in Breakaway's 2012 program. Walking in…

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…

New for 2012: Walking above Lake Como

"When you write the story of two happy lovers, let the story be set on the banks of Lake Como".  Franz Liszt   Widely regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Italian Lakes, postcard-pretty Lake Como effortlessly combines a chic and sophisticated glamour with a stunning natural beauty that would struggle to be bettered anywhere else in Europe.   New for summer 2012, our walks at Lake Como…

Spanish Camino de Santiago Walk

In theaters now, "The Way" is the story of one person's pilgrimage on the Spanish Camino de Santiago - The Way of St James - one of the most ancient walking routes in the world.  Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, and filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago, "The Way" is a powerful and inspirational story of renewal and self-discovery.  Martin Sheen plays Tom,…