Category: 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New Year, New Experiences!

You’ve welcomed in the New Year and we’re pleased to introduce some exciting new walking tours in Bavaria, Catalunya, Norway, Romania and Spain. It’s a new year; a fresh start. Right now the world’s your oyster, so how about broadening your mind, getting out of your comfort zone and visiting somewhere new in 2017? It’s cold and it’s a great time to plan ahead for a fanastic year… NEW: Bavaria The Bavarian…

Spotlight on Southern Catalunya

[caption id="attachment_1178" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Historical amphitheater of Tarragona.[/caption] How about heading off the tourist trail to experience a unique and rarely seen side of Spain? Located in the Terres de l’Ebre region of Southern Catalunya, and traversed by the longest river in Spain, you’ll find the Ebro Delta – one of the most remarkable delta regions of its kind in Europe. Aside from its protected lagoons and wildlife, this…

It’s a Great Time to Visit Britain!

With the US dollar the strongest it has been vs the pound in 30 years, Britain is a great travel value right now!  You'll find sensational scenery, quirky local culture, charming inns and incredible food.  The UK is brimming with history, local legends and some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, not to mention award-winning coastline and first-class cuisine. From castles and cliff walks to museums and art galleries; sweeping…

Blue Flag Beaches: The world’s best beaches you’ve probably never heard of

[caption id="attachment_1121" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Beautiful beach in Tamariu (Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain)[/caption] Blue Flag beaches and marinas are well known throughout Europe, with more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean and more.  Given the USA doesn’t participate in the voluntary eco-award, the designation isn’t as well known here. The prestigious Blue Flag designation is awarded by the…

Following in the Footsteps of Picasso

We're pleased to announce the launch of a NEW guided walking tour,  Following in the Footsteps of Picasso in the Terra Alta region of Spain's Southern Catalunya region. Largely unknown to tourism, the Terra Alta (High Land) is a region of lush forests, stunning rock formations, vineyards and farmland; all leading us to breathtaking panoramas over the Els Ports Mountains and the River Ebro as it flows into the Mediterranean Sea.  The…

The Guadeloupe Islands: Direct Flights from the USA!

[caption id="attachment_1087" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Exploring the French Caribbean Walk[/caption] We've offered walking tours to the Guadeloupe Islands in the French Caribbean for a number of years, but only recently (Dec 1) could you fly direct from the USA.  Believe it or not, the only routing available previously was to fly to Pointe-à-Pitre via Paris.  We even offered stopover hotels in Paris as part of the tour package.  You could also fly via Puerto…