Category: france walking

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…

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…

UNESCO finest wine regions on foot & by bike

Wine connoisseurs and beginners alike flock to the UNESCO World Heritage wine regions to taste the finest vintages on offer from these famous vineyards. Chosen for their unique contribution to wine making, here is our pick of three of the best regions from around the world that have made the grade...  Piedmont, Italy The Langhe region of Piedmont boasts softly rolling hills, encased in layers of vines, sunflowers and oak…

Schools back in! Time to reset and refresh for 2017/2018…

[caption id="attachment_1300" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Porto, Portugal Cityscape on the Douro River.[/caption] The lazy days of summer are coming to an end, the sun is shining, the hum of lawnmowers can be heard throughout neighborhoods and school is just about (or already) back in session. It's a great time to reset, refresh and look ahead to the coming 2017/2018 year. Our selection of guided walks are filling up quickly for the…

Spotlight on….Provence

Quintessential purple landscapes glimmer like amethysts in this picture-postcard paradise of lavender fields radiating violet-twinged views, where the soft natural light and timeless landscapes have been used by artists and writers to create iconic masterpieces. So what is it that makes Provence so special? ·        Picturesque hilltop villages hosting weekly markets selling fresh local produce, colorful textiles and original artworks. ·        Fresh and flavorful Mediterranean-inspired cuisine: olive oil from the…

Walk, eat, drink…repeat

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 top 5 Multi-Generational tours…

Our top 5 Multi-Generational tours... What better way to connect with your family or grandchildren than to pack your bags and spend time with them on an overseas adventure. You'll create a special bond based on once in a lifetime memories and maybe start at family tradition for future generations! Our top 5 Multi-Generational tours offer something for everyone, keeping in mind that children and teenagers might have a slightly…

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…

Our design…your interpretation

[caption id="attachment_1139" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Self Guided Walking Tours in Europe[/caption] We’ve all heard the advice to choose a house with ‘good bones’, which means that structure is sound and the layout ideal.  The same can be said of our unique self-guided cycling or walking itineraries.  Meticulous design and layout of the ‘bones’ of your trip can be the key to capturing the essence of a region and making the most…

Introducing 4 NEW walking tours for 2016!

For 2016/17, Breakaway continues to offer a mix of both small group guided (typically 4-16 guests per tour) and self-guided walking choices. For travelers looking to enjoy the camaraderie offered by meeting like-minded walkers, a guided trip is usually the recommended option - it also provides the best opportunity to learn about a region (flora & fauna, history & culture etc) from an expert, hugely knowledgeable, local leader. A self-guided…

The story behind the cover: How our reps make your trip worry-free

[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="463"] Breakaway Adventures' Europe 2016 walking and cycling holidays brochure[/caption] Most years, our brochure cover features some stunning scenery and evocative images. This year, we decided to feature one of the most important elements of our self-guided walking and cycling experiences: our full time on-site reps. That’s Tony & Ludmilla on their bikes just outside Tourtour in Provence last year, picking up some fresh local produce for…