Category: hiking

Take a look at our new website!

We’re delighted to announce that our brand new and very much improved website is now live. After many hours of work, (lots of coffee and too much chocolate), our great IT Developer, has created our new website, which aims to make it easier for you to find your perfect Breakaway tour online!Our new website is now live, so you can browse through our ever-growing selection of terrific walking, and cycling…

Our new 2019 Brochure is on its Way!

Our New Brochure is on its Way! We're really excited by our new brochure and the range of wonderful trips that we have for 2019. For your next active vacation you could be walking around fresh alpine pastures, or cycling through pretty Tuscan hamlets as you stay in our hand-picked family run hotels. If you can't wait to start planning your next Breakaway tour before your copy of our brochure…

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…

A Room with a View

UMBRIA, ITALY You'll spend two nights at the **** La Bastiglia Hotel on our Umbria tours. Originally an ancient mill, the hotel has been lovingly restored and boasts a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Subasio, the enchanted mountain of Saint Francis. All rooms have panoramic views and most have a private terrace with olive trees, overlooking the magnificent valley of Chiona River and Subasio Mountain Park. What's included:…

Are you looking for something different, one of those once in a lifetime experiences?

  Here are our top choices for an unforgettable adventure off the usual tourist trail! GREENLAND & ICELAND Experience remoteness, wilderness and isolation on a journey to one of the most remote locations on Earth - Greenland. You'll enjoy spectacular views of sculpted icebergs and craggy mountains as we walk and trek through the mountain coast and coastal wilderness of Greenland's fjord-ed east coast. Walking Wild Greenland • 9 nights,…

Four new guided walking tours in Europe!

We are delighted to introduce 4 new guided walking holidays to our portfolio, to some of the most popular destinations! Led by an experienced local guide, escorted trips are ideal for solo travelers, couples and small groups of friends. Share your experiences with the rest of the group, make new friends and stroll through the landscapes together, as a team. "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles"…

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…

Breakaway’s 2018 Travel Guide

This is our round-up of destinations that have either been dubbed as trending for this year by travel and industry experts, or that we have chosen based on anniversaries or celebrations in the regions. Take a look and get some destination inspiration for the year!   Croatia Croatia boasts 1,250 mi of coastline, over 1,000 islands, and 8 national parks. And this month, the new James Bond film is filming…

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…

Norway Featured in Paramount’s Downsizing out in theaters today.

We are pleased to join the Visit Norway tourism board and Paramount theaters in promoting the beautiful country of Norway! Today's release of Alexander Payne's film, Downsizing, features Norway as the ultimate destination of the film's main characters as they ponder life as "downsized" or smaller versions of their normal size.  In this film, a Norwegian scientists invents a new technology to reduce the size of humans in hopes of…

Where’s trending for 2018?

Where's trending for 2018?  Take a look at what's shaping up as the "hot" destinations for walking & cycling tours in 2018. And we aren't the only ones touting their attractions.. ITALIAN DOLOMITES There's a special, unique kind of reverence reserved for the Italian Dolomites. The Tre Cime (The Three Peaks), the range's most dramatic peaks, look like jagged icy teeth straight from the gaping maw of the earth. Walks…

2018 tours now available to book!

2018 tours now available to book! We're delighted to tell you that you can now book your walking or cycling tour for 2018!  Perhaps you have a favorite destination you'd like to enjoy again or maybe you want to try something new or go somewhere different - there's plenty of choice. Plus, look out for our new tours in our summer 2018 on-line brochure coming soon...including spectacular trips in Galway, Ireland,…