Category: Italy walking tours

Extend your summer!

After a sweltering summer at home, it’s clear nobody wants it to end. An autumnal escape allows you to extend this rush of sunshine longer into the year – let the good times keep rolling... Why not extend your summer by walking on La Gomera. Experience spectacular coastal walks with breath-taking views of La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, complimented with exceptional local cuisine. Discover the secrets of Tenerife with soaring…

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:…

Piedmont vs Tuscany – which do you choose?

Timeless Tuscany or Perfect Piedmont? The sophisticated Piedmont region of northern Italy and timeless Tuscany in the heart of Italy are two of our most popular walking and cycling destinations. As well as the breathtaking landscapes coming to life, including the grapes growing on the vines in Piedmont, during the summer there are many festivals to enjoy. Meanwhile, in the Chianti region of Tuscany, the Via Francigena is alive with…

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…

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 new Winter 2017/Spring 2018 Sun Escapes are now available!

Our new Sun Escapes now available, detailing all our walking & cycling tours that run between September 2017 and May 2018. There is still plenty of sun to be enjoyed; you just need to know where to look! The popular Algarve region of Portugal could be for you, with mild temperatures year-round and beautiful scenery, or the sunny Mediterranean island of Gozo, with its stunning coastline, lush valleys and UNESCO…

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…

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…