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Long vs Short Tours

August 15th, 2018 by
Chianti

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

Chianti Classic Cycling

Classic Chianti Cycling

Quintessential Italian landscapes: rolling hills, sunflowers, endless vines and hilltop hamlets. You’ll spend an extra two nights in Colle di Val d’Elsa compared to the 8-night trip – chance to visit Siena or Florence as well as explore the town.

• From $2,405 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Camino de Santiago Walk

Walking the Camino de Santiago

The Spanish Camino de Santiago is considered the most venerable walking routes in the world.  Your walk begins in Lyon and, in keeping with the theme of a pilgrimage, you meet people from all over the world sharing the triumph of accomplishment on arrival in Santiago!

• From $2,185 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Train ticket included from Madrid

Lake Constance Cycling

Lake Constance Cycling

Exploring by bike is by far the best way to travel here as the 165+mile cycling path leads from country to country (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) taking in daisy-strewn meadows, Bavarian vineyards and picturesque marinas.

• From $1,935 pp
• All breakfasts and 8 evening meals
• Electric bikes available

Walking the Algarve's South West

Walking the Algarve’s South West

The unspoiled south-west coastline is a walker’s paradise. Discover Europe’s most southwesterly point at Cabo de Sao Vicente, excellent bird-watching and stunning beaches and picturesque villages with whitewashed houses.

• From $1,815 pp
• All breakfasts and 5 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

 

Our 4-night short tours:

-Ideal for a short trip
-Perfect ‘tasters’ if new to relaxed, active travel

-An activity every day (no ‘stay put’ days)

 

A gentle walking tour balancing peaceful, off-the-beaten-track discoveries, with the splendor of some of the finest Renaissance chateaux in France. Beautifully unspoiled landscapes and enchanting views at every turn.• From $1,189 pp
• All breakfasts and 3 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Chablis Vineyards Cycling Taster Tour

Chablis Vineyards Cycling Taster Tour

Starting with historic Auxerre, a lovely medieval city, the cycling is easy and tranquil through a landscape of hidden villages, water meadows, woodlands and vineyards. Savor the delicious gastronomy and wines of this region.

• From $1,195 pp
• All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

Kerry Way

Mystical Walking on the Kerry Way – Short Break

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle’s longest trail – at 130 miles, it offerers fantastic views of the unspoiled landscapes – a walk here will swathe you in the 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history.

• From $895 pp
• All breakfasts

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling Taster Tour

Packed with contrast, this gentle tour explores the beautiful Catalan coast, pedaling through olive groves, peach orchards and pretty colored villages. You’ll spend one night in a luxury C14 castle, with breathtaking views.

• From $1,395 pp
• All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
• Local On-Site Rep

2018 tours now available to book!

October 2nd, 2017 by

France Walking and Cycling tours

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, and new cycling trips in Scotland and Norway.

Our 2018 Europe Walking & Cycling Holidays on-line brochure will be available mid-October. If you would like to register to receive a download link, please do so here.

Alternatively, if you would like to enquire or book any of our current tours for 2018, please call our knowledgeable sales team or fill out the availability request here.

Here’s a taster of what’s coming for 2018.

Alesund Norway

Norway

In addition to our already popular Fjords of Norway guided  walking tour, we’ve added a new 6-night self-guided cycling trip.  You’ll explore the Oslofjord, the spectacular and picture-postcard fjord on Norway’s west coast. Very cycle-friendly, with its gentle coastline and charming routes through little towns alongside peaceful sand and pebble beaches.

                      
Scotland

Scotland

Gentle exploration by bike along Scotland’s spectacular scenery and coastline.

 

Ireland

Ireland

Self-guided cycling and walking tours in Kerry and Galway, anything from a short 4-night break to a 10-night cycling tour of some of the most fascinating and breathtaking countryside the Emerald Isle has to offer. Our Kerry tours are already live on the website.

Exploring the Emerald Isle: Two Walking Tours of Ireland

December 23rd, 2013 by

Kerry and DingleThere’s something that’s simply magical about Ireland. The land, the people, the culture … and there’s no better way to see and experience the place than on foot. We offer two walking tours of Ireland that will give you the chance to experience for yourself the richness of the country and the warmth of the people.

Dingle Way

This is the Ireland you’ve always dreamed of visiting: Wild coastline running into rugged mountain peaks, glistening bays, sweeping sandy beaches, awe-inspiring cliffs and sea foam-splashed coves. You’ll explore fishing villages that feel as though they have been preserved from another era entirely, and see ancient churches and castles. This trip even takes you through the Irish-speaking area of the Dingle Peninsula, through early Christian villages with iconic huts made of stone piled in the shape of beehives.

The walking is mostly moderate, though there will be one long ascent as you pass beneath Mount Brandon, the highest peak in the central mountain range of the Dingle Peninsula, and the site of a popular Irish Catholic pilgrimage.

Kerry Way

This walking tour starts in the charming village of Glenbeigh, tucked among surrounding hills and the Seefin Mountains. On the Kerry Way, you’ll follow the coast on an old coach road, and catch panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Dingle Bay. You’ll enter the Foilmore Valley and the magnificent Ballinskelligs Bay.

As you continue to follow the coast, you’ll enter the Derrynane National Park, and have the opportunity to visit the Derrynane House, the ancestral home of  Irish politician Daniel O’Connell—the house tours are interesting if you’re interested in Irish history, but the surrounding gardens are also beautiful to explore. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the village of Caherdaniel, and the Sneem Estuary before making its way to the shores of Kenmare Bay and the wild waters of Blackwater River before you enter Killarney National Park, where you’ll be enchanted by the ancient oak forest and close encounters with wildlife before you arrive in the beautiful and historic city of Killarney.




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