After a sweltering summer at home, it’s clear nobody wants it to end. An autumnal escape allows you to extend this rush of sunshine longer into the year – let the good times keep rolling…
Why not extend your summer by walking on La Gomera. Experience spectacular coastal walks with breath-taking views of La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, complimented with exceptional local cuisine.
Discover the secrets of Tenerife with soaring volcanic cliffs, snow-capped Mount Teide and stunning ocean views.
Our AUTUMN ADVENTURES
Gozo is the second largest of the Maltese islands in the Med, yet at only 9mi by 4.5mi at its widest point, nowhere in Gozo is too far away, making it the ideal choice for a self-guided walking tour.
Cycling ‘The Real Algarve’ of Portugal
• From $1,445 pp
Less than 100 miles off the north-west coast of Africa, in the center of the Canary Islands archipelago, sits the volcanic island of Gran Canaria – often referred to as ‘a miniature continent’ with its extraordinarily varied landscapes ranging from the north’s lush green forests, to the towering mountainous interior, to the desert-like dunes and beautiful white beaches of its southern shores..
• From $1,365 pp
Just south of Valencia’s architectural splendor, the spectacular mountains of the high Marina Alta guard citrus valleys, vineyards and steep almond terraces blossoming with pink in early spring. It’s a contrasting and dramatic region where traditional villages, perched on sharp ridges and valley sides, seem a world away from the popular Mediterranean coastal resorts nearby.
• From $1,535 pp
This guided walking tour is based in the delightful island of Evia; a real hidden treasure, with old stone paths connecting quaint villages tucked away in the mountains. It’s a walker’s paradise offering a unique history and charming atmosphere in the local towns and villages.• From $1,365 pp
• All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 5 evening meals
• 7 nights accommodations in a welcoming family run hotel; all rooms with seaviews
Walk the spectacular ‘Pathway of the God’s’ on this popular guided trip to one of Italy’s most dramatic coastlines. Spectacular mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestle in the coves below.
• From $1,485 pp
On this 14-night guided nature tour of Costa Rica we’ll experience the rain forest, mountains and coast of this tropical paradise. The focus of this wildlife tour is on traveling at a very leisurely pace in order to spot as much wildlife as possible..
• From $3,2555 pp
Blue Flag beaches and marinas are well known throughout Europe, with more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean and more. Given the USA doesn’t participate in the voluntary eco-award, the designation isn’t as well known here.
The prestigious Blue Flag designation is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), an international nonprofit and nongovernmental agency based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The goal is to foster a greater awareness of the natural treasure of white sandy beaches, ocean flora and beach side animals through education and sustainable environmental management. The water quality is monitored for safety for swimmers as well as for the benefit of flora and fauna including the health of coral reefs in the vicinity of the beach along with another 33 strict criteria of safety and services.
Many of our tours at Breakaway Adventures give you the opportunity to enjoy beaches that fly the Blue Flag – here are just a few:
- Costa Rica Wildlife Walk – The beach at Playa Hermosa
- Undiscovered French Riviera –Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat’s Marquet beach (there are a total of 91 Blue flag beaches on the Cote d’Azur!)
- Italy’s Contrasts of Puglia Cycling – Monopoil’s Lido Rosso beach
- Highlights of Gozo Cycling – Xghara beach
- Exploring the French Caribbean – Matinique’s Port de plaisance du Marin in Le Marin
- Delights of Dalmatian Coast Croatia – Bol’s Beach Zlatni Rat
- Catalan Classic Walk Spain – on day 6 you’ll walk via the lovely Tamariu Beach on the way to Palagrugell
- Cycling Spain’s Jurassic Coast – Llanes’ El Sablon beach.
- Dorset England’s Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Walk – Sandbanks peninsula
Spain has consistently topped the list of the most Blue Flags awarded!
We’d be interested to hear why the USA doesn’t participate in this program.
..any insight or ideas?
‘You go to heaven if you want. I’d rather stay here in Bermuda.’ Mark Twain’s words have probably been uttered by a fair few visitors to Bermuda’s idyllic shores and this sub-tropical gem in the North Atlantic is still a hot spot for vacationers in search of something a bit special.
This vibrant island is one of the oldest British colonies and is packed with historic and natural treasures including the World Heritage Site of St George, Britain’s oldest surviving town in the New World; a spectacular coral reef full of brightly colored fish and fabulous diving and snorkelling spots; not to mention a fabulous, balmy climate which makes the island a perfect year-round destination.
On our 7-night self-guided walking tour you’ll follow gentle, traffic-free trails and stunning coastal paths, taking in the sugary pink sands, secret turquoise bays and pastel-colored villages of this beautiful island. You’ll experience an incredible diversity of flora and fauna as you explore; the Botanical Gardens were the inspiration for John Lennon’s Double Fantasy album while Spittal Pond is home to herons, egrets and flamingos. Be sure to look out for humpback whales too, basking in the warm waters of the Atlantic!
Your base for the week is the luxurious Coco Reef Hotel in Paget Parish which enjoys an enviable location on one of the South Shore’s most stunning beaches. The hotel offers a swimming pool, tennis court, panoramic ocean views and outstanding cuisine.
Experience this little piece of heaven for yourself on our Islands of Bermuda Walk.