Category: France

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…

Destination Desire

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…

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…

Our quirkiest hotel stays

Do an internet search for “the world’s quirkiest hotels” and you’ll see a magnet-shaped hotel in China, a converted Jumbo Jet in Sweden and ‘spirit spheres’ (posh tree houses) in Canada. At Breakaway we hand-pick each of our hotels and there’s one or two below that we think would give these a run for their money in the “unusual hotel” stakes! A 300-year-old prison Imagine what it was like for…

Introducing Cycling with GPS!

We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with RidewithGPS and begun rolling out electronic versions of our cycling route directions, which you can download to your smartphone. This tool, similar to a car sat-nav, provides turn-by-turn voice directions along your route! How does it work? · You simply download the RidewithGPS app to your smartphone or GPS device and register as a Breakaway customer. · Once you’ve downloaded…

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?…

Away to the Canal du Midi!

[caption id="attachment_1256" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Medieval town of Carcassonne at sunset[/caption] A magical mix of medieval cities, beautiful countryside, some of the regions prettiest wine villages and picturesque port towns. The Canal du Midi offers idyllic cycling for those wanting to explore the very best of the Languedoc region of Southern France, following canal-side paths, rivers, lagoons and meandering lanes, you’ll enjoy highlights such as the Roman city of Narbonne, fairy-tale…

Our most popular walking tours!

While we’re always introducing new tours and destinations to our program, there are some guest favorites, making them our bestsellers to date. Looking for some inspiration for your travels in 2017? Then maybe one of these will top the list for your next adventure! Our overseas product team have also recommended their favorites from the rest of our walking tour line up… Gastronomic Barolo Walk Explore the tranquil UNESCO-listed Langhe…