Category: wine

These classic cycling tours have timeless appeal..

What makes a classic trip? Is it the jaw-dropping, unchanging beauty of the natural landscapes that surround you? Maybe its the region's unique heritage made visible in iconic architecture, local customs and delicious, traditional cuisine? Or is it something else entirely... All we know for certain is that these classic Breakaway cycling tours, with their expertly crafted itineraries, have a timeless appeal that draws travelers to them year-after-year. Loire Gastronomic…

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…

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…

Wine…wonderful wine!

[caption id="attachment_1152" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Alsace Vineyards[/caption] We're not ashamed to admit that we like a glass of wine from time to time. And we're proud to offer tours in some of the world's best wine regions, where wine growing - and tasting - is at the heart of the regional culture. From lesser-known local vineyards to big name appellations, these wines all go down very nicely, particularly when paired with…

Electric bikes? Hello stress-free cycling!

[caption id="attachment_1126" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Group biking through Switzerland on electric bikes[/caption] Whether you're exploring the lavender fields of Provence, or the Algarve's rugged Atlantic coastline, cycling is one of the best ways to discover a region. With the sun on your back and the wind in your hair, it's a sense of freedom like no other. If you've not ridden a bike since childhood or you're simply not as fit…

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…

Top 3 Tours for French Wine Lovers

The Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson said “Wine is bottled poetry.” It’s certainly true—just as poetry is a representation of a time, a writer, and a culture, tasting a delicious and carefully crafted wine can put you in touch with the spirit of a place, the soil, the weather, and the people who made it. That’s why wine and travel pair so beautifully. There’s nothing like enjoying amazing wine while…

Which Trip Suits Your “Taste”?

Food is a big part of many Breakaway Adventures trips from sidewalk cafes, to elegant sit-down meals to picnics overlooking beautiful views. But when sorting through all of our tours, many of which are centered around food and wine, which do you choose? Those looking for the finest of the fine are a perfect fit for France. Our favorites include Brittany for seafood, the Lot and Dordogne for its rich,…

Wine and Wheels

Make your dreams of rolling golden hills, sumptuous wine and superb cycling come true on one of our most popular tours: Tuscany Cycling.This 8-day, 7-night cycling tour takes you through some of the area’s most beautiful towns and villages and lets you make plenty of stops to sample the region’s sumptuous wines.On the tour, you’ll see ancient monasteries, vineyards, museums and more and cycle through Siena, Volterra and Monteriggioni. Dates…