Category: Portugal

It’s Time to Rethink Walking and Cycling Tours

Self-guided Walking & Cycling Tours It's time to relax and enjoy your vacation in your own way. Whether you enjoy a gentle stroll with time to soak in your surroundings, or if you like the thrill of a challenging bike ride, you set the pace on a self-guided, Breakaway Adventures' walking or cycling tour. On a self-guided holiday, we provide you with everything you need to complete your route including detailed maps and directions…

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…

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…

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…

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…

7 Unique Christmas Destinations

It's that time of year when we start getting inquiries from people looking for something truly unique to do over the Christmas holidays. Our popular Christmas program includes cycling or walking to varied destinations, including the peaceful Mediterranean island of Gozo (sister island to Malta); warm winter walking in the best of the unspoiled  Western Algarve region of Portugal and, in the Canary Islands, walking along the dramatic volcanic landscapes,…

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…

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…

Introducing Cycling with GPS!

We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with RidewithGPS and begun rolling out electronic versions of our cycling route directions, which you can download to your smartphone. This tool, similar to a car sat-nav, provides turn-by-turn voice directions along your route! How does it work? · You simply download the RidewithGPS app to your smartphone or GPS device and register as a Breakaway customer. · Once you’ve downloaded…

Explore the fascinating island of Madeira

Surging from the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira offers a temperate sub-tropical paradise perfect for year round walking. The islands volcanic origins provide a rich soil for a spectacular abundance of plant and animal life with over 120 endemic species including the pride of Madeira, the bird of paradise along with lilac jacaranda, tiny bisbis birds, chaffinches and hawks, the list is endless. Situated in the Portuguese archipelago, Madeira is known for…