Month: March 2014

Buying a Helmet for Your Cycling Tour: 4 Tips

You don’t need much by way of special equipment when you go on a Breakaway Adventures tour. If it’s a walking trip, you’ll need a good pair of hiking boots. And if you’re going on a cycling tour, we’ll provide the bicycle, but we do recommend you bring a helmet—especially if you’ll be spending time in Spain, as helmets are legally required in that country. But in truth, even when…

See the Magic of the Loire from the Saddle

If you ask us, there’s nothing wrong with being a bit of a Francophile. The food, the culture, the gorgeous countryside … there’s just nothing quite as lovely as a trip through France. And one of our favorite cycling holidays gives you the opportunity to see the countryside by bicycle, which is a particularly charming way to explore your favorite regions in France. One of our favorite trips is our…

Can I Use My Mobile Phone on My Trip Overseas?

While there are plenty of travelers who enjoy using a vacation as a chance to unplug and go offline for awhile, for many others, staying in touch is essential. Whether or not you can use your own mobile phone when you travel depends on a number of factors. It depends on what kind of phone you have, who your cellular carrier is, and where you’re planning to travel. Many cell…

Discover Unspoiled Portugal on One of Our Favorite Walking Trips

If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the Portuguese countryside, far away from the often tourist-clogged vistas of Europe, we have the perfect treat for you, our Heart of Portugal Walk. It really is a refuge, as you’ll spend the duration of your trip staying at the historic Convento de Belmonte, a charming luxury hotel built on the historic ruins of the 14th Century Nossa Senhora da Esperança Convent. This convent…