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Long vs Short Tours

August 15th, 2018 by
Chianti

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

Chianti Classic Cycling

Classic Chianti Cycling

Quintessential Italian landscapes: rolling hills, sunflowers, endless vines and hilltop hamlets. You’ll spend an extra two nights in Colle di Val d’Elsa compared to the 8-night trip – chance to visit Siena or Florence as well as explore the town.

• From $2,405 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Camino de Santiago Walk

Walking the Camino de Santiago

The Spanish Camino de Santiago is considered the most venerable walking routes in the world.  Your walk begins in Lyon and, in keeping with the theme of a pilgrimage, you meet people from all over the world sharing the triumph of accomplishment on arrival in Santiago!

• From $2,185 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Train ticket included from Madrid

Lake Constance Cycling

Lake Constance Cycling

Exploring by bike is by far the best way to travel here as the 165+mile cycling path leads from country to country (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) taking in daisy-strewn meadows, Bavarian vineyards and picturesque marinas.

• From $1,935 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Electric bikes available

Walking the Algarve's South West

Walking the Algarve’s South West

The unspoiled south-west coastline is a walker’s paradise. Discover Europe’s most southwesterly point at Cabo de Sao Vicente, excellent bird-watching and stunning beaches and picturesque villages with whitewashed houses.

• From $1,815 pp
• All breakfasts and 5 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

 

Our 4-night short tours:

-Ideal for a short trip
-Perfect ‘tasters’ if new to relaxed, active travel

-An activity every day (no ‘stay put’ days)

 

A gentle walking tour balancing peaceful, off-the-beaten-track discoveries, with the splendor of some of the finest Renaissance chateaux in France. Beautifully unspoiled landscapes and enchanting views at every turn.• From $1,189 pp
• All breakfasts and 3 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Chablis Vineyards Cycling Taster Tour

Chablis Vineyards Cycling Taster Tour

Starting with historic Auxerre, a lovely medieval city, the cycling is easy and tranquil through a landscape of hidden villages, water meadows, woodlands and vineyards. Savor the delicious gastronomy and wines of this region.

• From $1,195 pp
• All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Kerry Way

Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way – Short Break

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle’s longest trail – at 130 miles, it offerers fantastic views of the unspoiled landscapes – a walk here will swathe you in the 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history.

• From $895 pp
• All breakfasts

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling Taster Tour

Packed with contrast, this gentle tour explores the beautiful Catalan coast, pedaling through olive groves, peach orchards and pretty colored villages. You’ll spend one night in a luxury C14 castle, with breathtaking views.

• From $1,395 pp
• All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

A Room with a View

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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:
• 6-10 nights accommodations
•All breakfasts and most evening meals
• Luggage transfers
• GPS* route directions and maps
• High-quality hybrid bikes* – Optional electric bikes*
• Services of on-site English speaking rep
(*cycling tour only)

From $1,425 per person

CHIANTI, ITALY

The quintessential views of the Tuscan countryside are simply breathtaking from the **** Park Hotel Le Fonti, the start and end point for our Volterra to San Gimignano Walk and Secrets of San Gimignano Cycling tours. Located just below the Porta dell’Arco entrance to medieval Volterra, the hotel has a fabulous infinity pool with a sweeping panorama over the rolling Pisan hills.

What’s included:
• 8-10 nights accommodations
•All breakfasts and all/most evening meals
• Luggage transfers
• GPS* route directions and maps
• High-quality hybrid bikes* – Optional electric bikes*
• Services of on-site English speaking rep
(*cycling tour only)

From $1,795 per person

CATALUNYA, SPAIN

On our Catalan Classic Walk and Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling holidays you’ll follow a mix of glorious coastal paths and unspoiled inland routes. You’ll spend two nights in the **** Castell d’Empordà, a superbly restored 700-year-old castle perched on a rocky outcrop, boasting spectacular views over the idyllic Empordà plain.

What’s included:
• 6 nights accommodations
•All breakfasts and most evening meals
• Luggage tarnsfers
• GPS route directions and maps
•High-quality hybrid bikes*
•Services of on-site English speaking rep
(*cycling tour only)

From $1,395 per person

Destination Desire

August 22nd, 2017 by

Do you yearn for a vacation where you can soak in spectacular coastal views? Are you seeking marvelously quiet villages off the tourist trail? Or perhaps is strolling through vineyards, tasting home-grown wines and sampling world-class cuisine your idea of paradise? We have relaxed walking and cycling itineraries for you to explore on foot or by bike in 15 countries, with many different sights, sounds and experiences en route.

Here’s just a selection of views you can expect to see on some of our trips – enjoy!

Marvels of Madeira

Portugal: Marvels of Madeira:

Meandering along many of the levadas where waterfalls cascade into rolling rivers, jagged peaks rise elegantly in the distance and laurel, heather and pine offer a feast for the senses.

• 2017 Dates: Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 29, 26
• 2018 Dates:  Feb 1, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7, 14, 21, 28


CC Per Eide Visitnorway.com

Norwegian Fjords Guided Walk

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Norway is home to glacial valleys, thundering waterfalls and breathtaking glaciers and mountains.

• 2017 Dates: Sep 7, 21
• 2018 Dates: Selected dates in Jun, Jul, Aug and Sep

CC BY Tony Lewis flickr

Germany: Bavaria

Impossibly picturesque, Bavaria is a an absolute Mecca for the walking enthusiast with its snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, fairytale castles and quaint, pretty towns and villages.

• 2017 Dates: Sep 2, 9, 16, 23
• 2018 Dates: Saturdays from May 19 to Sep 22

Catalunya

Spain: Catalunya

The pretty coastline of Catalunya is dotted with traditional fishing villages, crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches which are all perfect to explore.

• 2017 Dates: Departs every two days from Sep 2 to Oct 16
• 2018 Dates: Departs every two days from Apr 8 to Oct 15

cc Rebecca Enright Captivate

France: The Loire Valley

Beautiful chateaux, fine food and wine and gentle cycling

• 2017 Dates: Departs every two days from Sep 2 to Oct 8
• 2018 Dates: Departs two days from May 10 to Oct 7

Chianti

Italy: Chianti

Timeless countryside – rolling hills, endless vines and hilltop hamlets.

• 2017 Dates: Departs every two days from Sep 2 to Oct 14
• 2018 Dates: Departs two days from May 12 to Oct 13

Gastronomic Barolo Walk

Italy: Piedmont

Tucked away in northern Italy, Piedmont is brimming with vineyard covered, softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets, world-class wines and incredible hotels.

• 2017 Dates: Departs very two days from Sep 2 to Oct 14
• 2018 Dates: Departs two days from 10 to Oct 13




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