Category: switzerland

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…

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…

Get your 2017 Breakaway Europe Walking and Cycling Holidays Brochure!

At Breakaway Adventures, we are committed to sustainable practices and reducing our impact on the environment.  As part this commitment, our 2017 Europe Walking and Cycling Holidays brochure is not available in print form, but can be viewed here. We hope to have you join us on a tour in 2017! If you would like to save the brochure to your desktop, select “Download Flipbook” in EXE format or “Save…

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…

Two Challenging (and Beautiful!) Tours for Fit Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you’re looking for more than just long and leisurely stroll, but something that will really challenge you and help you build up a good appetite while you’re on vacation, we have several great options. And the beauty is that some of our most challenging trips also happen to explore some of the most gorgeous country. Here are two of our favorite trips that fall on the more challenging end…

See Lake Constance by Bike and Visit Historic Towns in Three Countries

During the ice age, the Rhine Glacier in the northern Alps dug a notch into the earth, leaving behind a hollow that later filled in with fresh water. Today, that hollow basin is the third-largest lake in Europe, a vast lake that’s bordered by three countries: Austria, Switzerland and Germany. And one of our favorite cycling tours takes travelers through all three countries over 11 days, you’ll drink in views…

Two Trips Perfect for Improving Your Skiing Skills

There is nothing quite as soothing to the soul as the floating sensation of gliding across the snow. What skier doesn't remember vividly an image of a frosted mountaintop in the distance, bluebird skies, and a glittering sea of fresh powder laid out before them? Whether you’re a beginner cross-country skier who’s looking to get inspired and improve skills or an intermediate skier who wants to practice in some of…

Tours Photographers Will Love

 There are few things photographers, whether amateur or pro, love more than international travel. And who can blame them? The stunning scenery, the people you see when you’re traveling abroad … all make for fantastic pictorial mementos and a great chance to sharpen your photography skills. All of our tours involve wonderful opportunities for photographers to practice their craft, but some stand out. These are a few of the trips…

Best of Our Easy Cycling Routes

This week we are showcasing a few of our most relaxing cycling tours from our program. These trips are the perfect choice for a Breakaway 'newbie' or someone who hasn't ridden a bike since their school days! Likewise, the routes are ideal for cyclists who want lots of time to explore the fascinating towns and villages en route or spend the afternoon's indulging in relaxing poolside activities (sipping cold drinks…

Lovin’ the Lake!

One of our newest cycling tours has proven to be a hit with many dates now sold out. So, we’ve decided to give you more opportunities to explore the beautiful country around Lake Constance. We recently added several new dates from May 4 to Sept. 28 to accommodate demand for the 11-day Lake Constance Cycling tour.The tour takes you through several countries in Northern Europe, including Austria, Switzerland and Germany,…