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Central & Eastern Europe in Focus – Food & Drink

Food and Drink in Central & Eastern Europe Discover the delicious food and drink of Central & Eastern Europe. The varied cultures and eclectic range of local produce ensures that the countries in this corner of the continent are home to an extensive range of delicious recipes and traditional meals. These are just a small selection of our favorite foods from this region, and where you can find them when…

Our Absolute Best-selling Walking Tours

Our Best-selling Walking Tours The idea that something as simple as a daily walk can help you live a healthier life has been well documented with benefits ranging from lower blood pressure to improved memory and mood. All of this, as well as the awesome pleasure of being outdoors, make walking one of our favorite pass times. So, to inspire you to slip on those hiking boots, we are sharing…

These classic cycling tours have timeless appeal..

What makes a classic trip? Is it the jaw-dropping, unchanging beauty of the natural landscapes that surround you? Maybe its the region's unique heritage made visible in iconic architecture, local customs and delicious, traditional cuisine? Or is it something else entirely... All we know for certain is that these classic Breakaway cycling tours, with their expertly crafted itineraries, have a timeless appeal that draws travelers to them year-after-year. Loire Gastronomic…

Our Most Popular Gastronomic Tours

Top Breakaway Tours for Foodies As food-lovers ourselves, we understand the importance of eating well, especially after a day of exploring the great outdoors. That's why we've crafted itineraries that make the most of each region's culinary specialties. Discover fresh, local ingredients, fine wines and an abundance of distinctive local restaurants serving exquisite food and drink. Gastronomic Burgundy Walk  Uncover the wonderful flavors of Burgundy. Varied walks on vineyard tracks,…

It’s Time to Rethink Walking and Cycling Tours

Self-guided Walking & Cycling Tours It's time to relax and enjoy your vacation in your own way. Whether you enjoy a gentle stroll with time to soak in your surroundings, or if you like the thrill of a challenging bike ride, you set the pace on a self-guided, Breakaway Adventures' walking or cycling tour. On a self-guided holiday, we provide you with everything you need to complete your route including detailed maps and directions…

Take a look at our new website!

We’re delighted to announce that our brand new and very much improved website is now live. After many hours of work, (lots of coffee and too much chocolate), our great IT Developer, has created our new website, which aims to make it easier for you to find your perfect Breakaway tour online!Our new website is now live, so you can browse through our ever-growing selection of terrific walking, and cycling…

Our new 2019 Brochure is on its Way!

Our New Brochure is on its Way! We're really excited by our new brochure and the range of wonderful trips that we have for 2019. For your next active vacation you could be walking around fresh alpine pastures, or cycling through pretty Tuscan hamlets as you stay in our hand-picked family run hotels. If you can't wait to start planning your next Breakaway tour before your copy of our brochure…

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…

Norway Featured in Paramount’s Downsizing out in theaters today.

We are pleased to join the Visit Norway tourism board and Paramount theaters in promoting the beautiful country of Norway! Today's release of Alexander Payne's film, Downsizing, features Norway as the ultimate destination of the film's main characters as they ponder life as "downsized" or smaller versions of their normal size.  In this film, a Norwegian scientists invents a new technology to reduce the size of humans in hopes of…

Where’s trending for 2018?

Where's trending for 2018?  Take a look at what's shaping up as the "hot" destinations for walking & cycling tours in 2018. And we aren't the only ones touting their attractions.. ITALIAN DOLOMITES There's a special, unique kind of reverence reserved for the Italian Dolomites. The Tre Cime (The Three Peaks), the range's most dramatic peaks, look like jagged icy teeth straight from the gaping maw of the earth. Walks…

2018 tours now available to book!

2018 tours now available to book! We're delighted to tell you that you can now book your walking or cycling tour for 2018!  Perhaps you have a favorite destination you'd like to enjoy again or maybe you want to try something new or go somewhere different - there's plenty of choice. Plus, look out for our new tours in our summer 2018 on-line brochure coming soon...including spectacular trips in Galway, Ireland,…

Our quirkiest hotel stays

Do an internet search for “the world’s quirkiest hotels” and you’ll see a magnet-shaped hotel in China, a converted Jumbo Jet in Sweden and ‘spirit spheres’ (posh tree houses) in Canada. At Breakaway we hand-pick each of our hotels and there’s one or two below that we think would give these a run for their money in the “unusual hotel” stakes! A 300-year-old prison Imagine what it was like for…