Category: bicycling tours

Go beyond the beaches and discover the real Spain!

Discover the real Spain with Breakaway  Spain may be famous for its beaches and paella but this beautiful country has a diverse landscape and each region has its own distinct culture. In independent-spirited Catalunya, picturesque coastal paths and lush green valleys create spectacular walking routes. In sharp contrast, the southern region of Andalucia, with its rich Moorish heritage, is full of spectacular gorges, cascading waterfalls and wonderful valley views. Away…

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…

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…

Long vs Short Tours

Whether you're looking for a longer vacation because a week isn't enough or a short trip suits you better, we have a selection of 10-night tours and shorter 4-night "taster tours" to consider. Let's take a look at some of your options... Our 10-night trips: -Explore at your own relaxed pace -Includes extra 'stay put' days for local sightseeing and discovery -Cover a larger area Classic Chianti Cycling Quintessential Italian…

A Room with a View

UMBRIA, ITALY You'll spend two nights at the **** La Bastiglia Hotel on our Umbria tours. Originally an ancient mill, the hotel has been lovingly restored and boasts a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Subasio, the enchanted mountain of Saint Francis. All rooms have panoramic views and most have a private terrace with olive trees, overlooking the magnificent valley of Chiona River and Subasio Mountain Park. What's included:…

Piedmont vs Tuscany – which do you choose?

Timeless Tuscany or Perfect Piedmont? The sophisticated Piedmont region of northern Italy and timeless Tuscany in the heart of Italy are two of our most popular walking and cycling destinations. As well as the breathtaking landscapes coming to life, including the grapes growing on the vines in Piedmont, during the summer there are many festivals to enjoy. Meanwhile, in the Chianti region of Tuscany, the Via Francigena is alive with…

From farm to table in Tuscany

  Two new Tuscany tours for "foodies" There is no word for "foodie" in Italian; Italians are foodies in the deepest sense of the word. In Italy, food is not simply a meal, it is a culture, a way of life. Ask an Italian to tell you about a dish and they will not just tell you about the fresh local ingredients, but the times and place and people connect to…

Breakaway’s 2018 Travel Guide

This is our round-up of destinations that have either been dubbed as trending for this year by travel and industry experts, or that we have chosen based on anniversaries or celebrations in the regions. Take a look and get some destination inspiration for the year!   Croatia Croatia boasts 1,250 mi of coastline, over 1,000 islands, and 8 national parks. And this month, the new James Bond film is filming…

Explore Coastal Gems, Rural Retreats and Gourmet Getaways!

Whatever type of trip you're looking for, we have a variety of options for you - take a look below for destination inspiration! Coastal Gems From the sun-kissed beaches of Portugal's Algarve to the vertical landscape of pastel villages clinging to hillsides on the Sorrentine peninsula of Italy, discover the wonders of the coast. Walking in the Algarve's Wild West             6 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | Continental breakfasts & 3…

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…

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…

Cycling Norway’s Spectacular Oslofjord – New for 2018!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Small island with typical houses, Norway[/caption] With its gentle coastline, hilly little roads through forests, tranquil beaches and charming coastal towns, the Oslofjord region of Norway is a cyclist's paradise. Here are some of the highlights of our 6-night Cycling the Oslofjord trip. Quaint harbour towns and villages stretch along the coast - each with its own unique history and attractions. Pass lush green fields and pedal through…