Category: hiking vacations

Central & Eastern Europe in Focus – Food & Drink

Food and Drink in Central & Eastern Europe Discover the delicious food and drink of Central & Eastern Europe. The varied cultures and eclectic range of local produce ensures that the countries in this corner of the continent are home to an extensive range of delicious recipes and traditional meals. These are just a small selection of our favorite foods from this region, and where you can find them when…

Our Absolute Best-selling Walking Tours

Our Best-selling Walking Tours The idea that something as simple as a daily walk can help you live a healthier life has been well documented with benefits ranging from lower blood pressure to improved memory and mood. All of this, as well as the awesome pleasure of being outdoors, make walking one of our favorite pass times. So, to inspire you to slip on those hiking boots, we are sharing…

Top Breakaway Destinations for Stargazing  Join the growing trend in travelers seeking out dark sky destinations for their holidays. Ideal for astronomers interested in admiring the night sky, dark sky locations are also recognized in having a beneficial impact on our health and mental well-being. Escape the light pollution with a Breakaway tour to one of these top dark sky destinations and enjoy peace-of-mind and a great night time view…

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…

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…

Catch me quick! Guided Walking trips

You may have traveled on a guided walking tour with us before, so we thought you’d be interested in hearing about our selection of trips that have limited spaces left for September departures. On each of our guided walking holidays you share the camaraderie with the rest of your small group, enjoy the sights together and dine together. Perfect for singles and couples, you’ll travel alongside like-minded people and be…

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…

Guided or Self-Guided, what’s best?

We’re often asked what’s best – a guided or self-guided walk?  It depends really on what type of experience you’re looking for and what appeals to you the most.  It’s important to understand the differences between each type of program to really make an informed choice. On our self-guided tours, you’re not completely ‘on your own’ as we always have a contact person and 24/7 support in the case of…

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…

Blue Flag Beaches: The world’s best beaches you’ve probably never heard of

[caption id="attachment_1121" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Beautiful beach in Tamariu (Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain)[/caption] 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…