Category: Provence

Our Absolute Best-selling Walking Tours

Our Best-selling Walking Tours The idea that something as simple as a daily walk can help you live a healthier life has been well documented with benefits ranging from lower blood pressure to improved memory and mood. All of this, as well as the awesome pleasure of being outdoors, make walking one of our favorite pass times. So, to inspire you to slip on those hiking boots, we are sharing…

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…

Spotlight on….Provence

Quintessential purple landscapes glimmer like amethysts in this picture-postcard paradise of lavender fields radiating violet-twinged views, where the soft natural light and timeless landscapes have been used by artists and writers to create iconic masterpieces. So what is it that makes Provence so special? ·        Picturesque hilltop villages hosting weekly markets selling fresh local produce, colorful textiles and original artworks. ·        Fresh and flavorful Mediterranean-inspired cuisine: olive oil from the…

Our design…your interpretation

[caption id="attachment_1139" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Self Guided Walking Tours in Europe[/caption] We’ve all heard the advice to choose a house with ‘good bones’, which means that structure is sound and the layout ideal.  The same can be said of our unique self-guided cycling or walking itineraries.  Meticulous design and layout of the ‘bones’ of your trip can be the key to capturing the essence of a region and making the most…

7 Brand NEW Cycling tours for 2016!

With more than 18 years' experience in hand-crafting relaxed active holidays, Breakaway continues to grow, improve and extend its range of unique cycling choices! Breakaway's 2016 CYCLING HOLIDAYS program is an exciting mix of pancake-flat routes (perfect for families and first-timers), gentle climbs and more challenging ascents rewarded by the most incredible of views. Tours - which range from 6-10 nights - are either single center, or follow self-guided hotel-to-hotel itineraries…

Introducing 4 NEW walking tours for 2016!

For 2016/17, Breakaway continues to offer a mix of both small group guided (typically 4-16 guests per tour) and self-guided walking choices. For travelers looking to enjoy the camaraderie offered by meeting like-minded walkers, a guided trip is usually the recommended option - it also provides the best opportunity to learn about a region (flora & fauna, history & culture etc) from an expert, hugely knowledgeable, local leader. A self-guided…

The story behind the cover: How our reps make your trip worry-free

[caption id="attachment_1029" align="aligncenter" width="463"] Breakaway Adventures' Europe 2016 walking and cycling holidays brochure[/caption] Most years, our brochure cover features some stunning scenery and evocative images. This year, we decided to feature one of the most important elements of our self-guided walking and cycling experiences: our full time on-site reps. That’s Tony & Ludmilla on their bikes just outside Tourtour in Provence last year, picking up some fresh local produce for…

More choices, lower prices and a great value!

Thanks to lower oil prices, a stronger dollar and the continued growth of international travel, we believe there's never been a better time to travel. We're pleased to pass on to our loyal customers a new, more competitive price structure offering the same great trips, at a substantial savings! We are also delighted to offer more options and choices and a greater selection of destinations, including 6 brand new guided…

Walking in the South of France

            Most tourists heading south to the Cote d'Azur will make for the known hotspots of Nice, Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez. But head a little further west, and you'll find the less glitzy but equally stunning landscapes surrounding Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, coastal Cassis and her famous Calanques. New for summer 2012, Breakaway's 7-night Cassis and Les Calanques independent walking holiday starts in the beautiful university…

Short on Vacation Time?

Aren’t we all wishing we had more time to travel! Even if you don’t have many vacation days left for the year, we offer a “taster” tour-- five-day/four-night versions of some of our more popular walking and cycling tours through France and the Swiss Alps, which typically last from seven to 11 days.The tours, all self-guided or fully-supported independent, include the same level of service, such as well-maintained bikes for…