Category: winter hiking tours

Go beyond the beaches and discover the real Spain!

Discover the real Spain with Breakaway  Spain may be famous for its beaches and paella but this beautiful country has a diverse landscape and each region has its own distinct culture. In independent-spirited Catalunya, picturesque coastal paths and lush green valleys create spectacular walking routes. In sharp contrast, the southern region of Andalucia, with its rich Moorish heritage, is full of spectacular gorges, cascading waterfalls and wonderful valley views. Away…

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…

Take a look at our new website!

We’re delighted to announce that our brand new and very much improved website is now live. After many hours of work, (lots of coffee and too much chocolate), our great IT Developer, has created our new website, which aims to make it easier for you to find your perfect Breakaway tour online!Our new website is now live, so you can browse through our ever-growing selection of terrific walking, and cycling…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Treat yourself to a Christmas winter wonderland!

  The crunch you hear as your boots press on crisp snow underfoot, the sun gently warming your skin as you admire the breathtaking white backdrop. The icicles caressing wine-red berries on passing trees. The tingle of the open log fire on your toes as you reflect on the day's activities over a home-cooked meal. Treat yourself to the best parts of winter for the Christmas holidays... CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Vienna,…

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…

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…

Bring me sunshine

Don’t let the cold, dark nights bring you down this winter. There’s plenty of sunshine still to be had – you just need to know where to look… The Algarve is one of Europe’s top winter sun destinations, enjoying warm temperatures from September right through to May. We’re talking golden sandy beaches, pretty fishing villages and rugged cliff tops, not to mention some great courses for the keen golfer. Highlights…

Destination Bermuda

[caption id="attachment_1059" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Islands of Bermuda Walk[/caption] 'You go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay here in Bermuda.’ Mark Twain’s words have probably been uttered by a fair few visitors to Bermuda’s idyllic shores and this sub-tropical gem in the North Atlantic is still a hot spot for vacationers in search of something a bit special. This vibrant island is one of the oldest British colonies and…