Category: Italy walking vacations

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…

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…

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…

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…

6 reasons to visit Umbria….

Why we love Umbria's Green Heart..... The only Italian region with no coastline and no bordering countries, Umbria, sitting at the heart of the boot, is picturesque, green and unique. Slowing right down to walking and cycling pace is the perfect way to fully appreciate the charms, hidden treasures and distinctive character that makes this timeless part of Italy a medieval green masterpiece. So what is it that makes Umbria…

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…

NEW Guided Walking tour for 2017: Walking in the Prosecco Hills of Veneto

[caption id="attachment_1190" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hills of Valdobbiadene[/caption] Raise a glass of bubbly to our newest guided walking tour, Walking in the Prosecco Hills!  Just an hour's drive north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, is one of the world's best, yet largely undiscovered, wine regions. Here ancient terraced vineyards clinging to every possible slope are dedicated exclusively to grapes for Italy's most prized sparkling wine: Prosecco. We'll spend…