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
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
#2 Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling – France
• From $1,765 pp
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
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
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
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
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.
• 7 nights, self-guided walking, single-center
• All breakfasts and evening meals
• From $1,455pp
Considered one of the best places in the world for stargazing, Teide National Park has practically no light pollution. Tenerife is often known as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ due to its temperate climate. Secrets of Tenerife Walk• 7 nights, guided walking, single-centre
• All breakfasts, 5 lunches and all evening meals
• From $2,385pp
Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, boasts beautiful, colorful abandoned buildings, Baroque churches and newer constructions. And the food is a key draw, with plentiful fresh fish, cheese and port.
• 7 nights, self-guided cycling, hotel-to-hotel
• All breakfasts and 4 evening meals
• From $1,925pp
(Free upgrade to an e-bike for bookings made by December 31 2017).
Recently chosen as one of the top emerging destinations for 2018, Croatia has spectacular beaches, over 1,000 islands, sunny climate, Roman architecture and 8 national parks.
• 7 nights, self-guided walking, hotel-to-hotel
• All breakfasts, 5 picnics and 2 evening meals
• From $1,785pp
As of 2107, Norway is officially the world’s happiest country. Invigorating walks through UNESCO-protected landscapes are rewarded with awe-inspiring scenery around every turn: waterfalls, mountains, crystal-clear lakes and Europe’s largest glacier..Norwegian Fjords Walk• 8 nights, guided walking, hotel-to-hotel
• All breakfasts, lunches and evening meals
• From 3,785pp
Does that sound like a little slice of heaven right there? Can you picture yourself walking through breathtaking countryside with the sun on the back of your neck or strolling through rolling vineyards with pretty hilltop villages, serving the local vintages as your reward for the days walk, before heading back to your hotel for a fine dining experience of local gastronomic dishes, washed down with the region’s fantastic wines?
Our gastronomic holidays ensure you experience the best of your destination, and this includes the local cuisine and wines and first-class hotels with fabulous restaurants. Let’s take a look at three holidays that we think you’ll like the taste of – sorry, sound of…
Our relaxed walking route runs parallel to the central part of the famous Route du Vin where every delightful village has its own vineyard and east-facing ruined castle. The walks follow the sentiers viticoles (paths through neatly-groomed vineyards) and shaded forest tracks, with countless opportunities to taste the local wines along the way. Almost every village has its own cave where the friendly Alsatian vignerons will insist you sample their entire range! In the beautiful villages awash with half-timbered buildings, often painted in pretty colors, geraniums spill from the window boxes and balconies. Historic Riquewihr is a highlight of the tour, an enchanting medieval village, nestled among sloping hills of vines that produce the exceptional aromatic Riesling wine.
8 nights | Self-guided | All continental breakfasts | 2 evening meals
Luggage transfers | Experienced Local rep | 24hr support |
Detailed route directions and maps | Walking transfers
Just west of Madrid, the Sierra de Gredos is Spain’s secret heartland: a vibrantly contrasting montage of mountainous peaks, thundering waterfalls, verdant plains, fragrant fruit orchards and glacial lagoons. And the food is equally as stunning! The cuisine is simple but tasty. Local specialities include roast lamb (cordero asado), haricot beans cooked with chorizo sausage (judías del barco) and cochifrito, which is a pork stew with aromatic herbs. At the Hotel El Milano Real, expect gastronomic menus and culinary delights such as venison with wild berries or beef carpaccio with foie gras shavings and mustard vinaigrette. Fresh seasonal produce is the prime ingredient so menus change depending on what is in season and available locally.
7 nights | Self-guided | All gourmet breakfasts | 5 á la carte picnic lunches
All evening meals | 24hr support | Detailed route directions and maps |
Managed by Hotelier | Car rental included
Nestled in the heart of Italy, west of the Apennine mountains, the enchanting region of Tuscany boasts beautiful landscapes and delicious food and wine. Think traditional, hearty, simple meals prepared using fresh local produce and meat from the region’s gentle rolling hills. At the Locanda Senio, run by Ercole and Roberta, which includes a small saltwater pool, sun terrace, jacuzzi and sauna, you’ll dine each evening in their highly prized restaurant that enjoys a long-standing reputation (not least among Breakaway guests!). The menu offers the best seasonal produce available including mulberries, cherries, sage, tarragon and rosemary, straight from the hotel gardens. Also included is a cooking demonstration, a wine and olive oil tasting as well as six picnics.
7 nights | Self-guided | All buffet breakfasts | 6 picnic lunches
All evening meals | Single-centre | Walking transfers | 24hr support