Category: food

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…

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…

6 reasons to visit Umbria….

Why we love Umbria's Green Heart..... The only Italian region with no coastline and no bordering countries, Umbria, sitting at the heart of the boot, is picturesque, green and unique. Slowing right down to walking and cycling pace is the perfect way to fully appreciate the charms, hidden treasures and distinctive character that makes this timeless part of Italy a medieval green masterpiece. So what is it that makes Umbria…

Wine…wonderful wine!

[caption id="attachment_1152" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Alsace Vineyards[/caption] We're not ashamed to admit that we like a glass of wine from time to time. And we're proud to offer tours in some of the world's best wine regions, where wine growing - and tasting - is at the heart of the regional culture. From lesser-known local vineyards to big name appellations, these wines all go down very nicely, particularly when paired with…

Three insanely romantic destinations!

  [caption id="attachment_921" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Exploring the French Caribbean[/caption] Thinking there might be an engagement ring under the tree this year? Or maybe a big anniversary coming up? Our independent tours are ideal for a romantic and unique holiday to a once in a lifetime destination. We take care of all the details, picking you up from the airport/train station and wisking you away to the perfect secluded getaway. Then…

Adventurous Eater? Prove it with Guinea Pig in Peru!

Plenty of foodies say they have a taste for the exotic, but on our new tour, you’ll have the option to really test your adventurous foodies spirit, in true Traveler Vs. Food style by sampling a local Peruvian favorite, cuy, which we in the states call guinea pig. Guinea pigs, of course, are neither from guinea nor are they pigs. They’re actually of the rodent family, and originated in the…

Foodie Alert: Dine at Michelin-Starred Restaurants on these Amazing Tours

If you’re the kind of traveler who can say how many Michelin stars you’ve had, or even if you’re the kind of traveler looking to get your first Michelin stars under your belt, then certainly no trip to Europe would be complete without a stopover at a Michelin-starred restaurant. A little background for those not in the know: The Michelin Guide is a more than 100-year old travel guide produced…

Foodie Vacations – Europe Tours to Satisfy Your Inner Gourmet

One of our favorite things about travel is the opportunity to know a place through food. You can learn so much about the people and the history of an area if you get a chance to eat as the locals do, whether it’s a meandering evening meal, a modest loaf of freshly-baked bread, or the fruits of the sea harvested by locals for generations. Many of our walking and bike…

Fall in Spain: Fruit, Fish, Feathers and Faith!

It is said that, if you walk a mile in another man's shoes, you know how they  feel. This is true of both our walking and cycling holidays - when you travel  slowly, with the express purpose of exploring your surrounds on foot or by bike,  you discover every inch of the place. Breakaway's Spain offers some fantastic walking and cycling - largely  due to its diverse natural beauty, cultural…

Walking in the South of France

            Most tourists heading south to the Cote d'Azur will make for the known hotspots of Nice, Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez. But head a little further west, and you'll find the less glitzy but equally stunning landscapes surrounding Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, coastal Cassis and her famous Calanques. New for summer 2012, Breakaway's 7-night Cassis and Les Calanques independent walking holiday starts in the beautiful university…

Which Trip Suits Your “Taste”?

Food is a big part of many Breakaway Adventures trips from sidewalk cafes, to elegant sit-down meals to picnics overlooking beautiful views. But when sorting through all of our tours, many of which are centered around food and wine, which do you choose? Those looking for the finest of the fine are a perfect fit for France. Our favorites include Brittany for seafood, the Lot and Dordogne for its rich,…