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Venabu cross country skiing vacation in Norway

This is one of our most popular cross-country skiing vacations with guests returning year after year. It is based in central Norway, on the edge of the Rondane National Park and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, just north of Lillehammer. The landscape is dramatic and full of contrasts from spectacular gorges and snow-capped peaks to pretty fells and valleys that extend as far as the eye can see. It's far enough north to have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights too, especially in December and January, and throughout the winter there are spectacular sunrises and sunsets. It has always been traditional to travel on skis here, so it's perfect for cross-country skiing, and the guides at ...Read more >
From £1,419 including UK flights

Puglia cycling tour

This Puglia cycling tour is an eight day idyllic journey around the Puglia, which is the exquisite, elegant heel of Italyís boot. This is an independent tailor made trip, where you stay at a range of wonderful Puglia accommodations along the way, from a 12th century former courthouse in Conversano to authentic trullo houses in the UNESCO site of Alberobello. Puglia is pure prettiness, and as this is a relatively easy cycling vacation not requiring loads of Lycra or months of training, you will have plenty of time to sit back and enjoy it too. With four days of cycling between 34-50km, you also have leisure days in Alberobello and Pezze di Greco, where you can just laze by the pool if ...Read more >
From £1,749 including UK flights

Jurassic Coast walking vacation in Dorset, UK

A leisurely Jurassic Coast walking vacation in Dorset, staying at different places along the way, including a boutique bed and breakfast in Weymouth, where the vacation begins, to an 18th century mansion in the Victorian seaside town of Swanage. Because this Jurassic Coast is one that, as the name suggests, oozes history and was, therefore, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cliffs and coastal landscapes that have rocks and fossils that date back 185 million years. It also boasts, quite simply, some of Englandís most breathtaking walking terrain, with four full days of walking that include a lovely mix of chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views, all accessible on the South West ...Read more >
From £729 excluding flights

Algarve cycling vacation in Portugal

Youíre on your own for this cycling vacation to the Algarve Ė and itís grand. Armed with GPS route directions, maps, top-quality hybrid bikes and luggage transfers, youíll cycle 30-40km a day along some of the prettiest paths in Portugal. Leisurely does it. Wheel through rural pastureland where shepherds watch over their flocks, lunch in villages stocked with sun-splashed seafood restaurants, pedal through holm oak forests and skim along clifftops laced with head-turner views. Your maps will give you a choice between easy and trickier cycle routes, so you can tailor the trip to your ability. This Algarve self-guided cycling vacation isnít all rural idyll, though. Your halfway rest day in ...Read more >
From £1,235 including UK flights

Sicily self guided walking vacation in Italy

This seven-night self-guided walking vacation uncovers the secrets of Sicily's western coast and favourite off-shore islands. Historically the poorest and most remote area of Sicily, the region maintains its purity: you'll feel as though you're the first to discover its clear sapphire waters, hidden sandy coves and unexplored islands. This is certainly the place to visit if you want peace and tranquillity and to escape from it all; there are hardly any roads on Marettimo. Highlights here include exploring the medieval hilltop town of Erice and hiking on Monte Cofano - enjoy stunning coastal vistas as far as Palermo. All your hotels are special in their own contrasting ways. In San Vito ...Read more >
From £1,569 including UK flights

Piedmont walking vacation, Vineyards of Barolo

This self-guided, Piedmont walking vacation through the vineyards and exquisite valleys of Barolo, is a gentle and gastronomically gorgeous way to explore the tranquil Langhe region of Piedmont, in the north-west of Italy. The Barolo vineyards of this region have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, and the countryside that envelops these vineyards is award-winning too. With gently rippling hills, sunflower-filled meadows and ancient oak woods, the honey-coloured hamlets and historic castles that pepper your trails just add to the aesthetic beauty of it all. This walking vacation is a circular route, starting and ending in Benevello, a hamlet in the Alta Langa hills. From here you ...Read more >
From £2,095 including UK flights

Austria self guided hiking vacation

Wherever you walk here it is simply beautiful, with sweeping glacial valleys, flower filled meadows that line the valley floors, and 450km of tranquil hiking trails. These include following the Leutascher Ache river as far as the Kreith chairlift which you can take up to Katzenkopf restaurant for lunch. Or go for high mountain walks such as the one up around Seefelder Spitze at 2221m using mountain lifts to help with the steep climbs. Because is a vacation that is all about enjoying the Alps by foot, but not about extreme alpinism. And for something completely different, we also recommend a day of walking on the fascinating E4 Gibraltar-Crete long distance footpath which passes through ...Read more >
From £1,585 including UK flights

Chianti walking vacation in Italy

On this self-guided 10-night walking vacation, you explore the timeless countryside between picturesque Volterra and the soaring towers of San Gimignano. You'll feel as though you're strolling through history as you discover sleepy hilltop hamlets crowning sun-dappled hills, verdant vineyards and panoramic picnic spots in fields ablaze with sunflowers. There's the option too to visit the eternal cities of Siena and Florence - Tuscan favourites right on your doorstep! You start in Volterra, a real Etruscan gem with its tangle of alleys home to alabaster workshops and secret chapels, from where you walk through the verdant Berignone Forest and up to a fantastic panoramic ridge before a ...Read more >
From £1,695 including UK flights

Italy cycling vacation, Venice & Veneto

Our undiscovered corner of Veneto, just 60 minutes (but a world away) from bustling Venice, is the perfect setting for a relaxed cycling vacation. Nestled between the art cities of Padua, home to one of the oldest universities in the whole of Europe, and UNESCO-recognised Vicenza, the region is bursting with Patrician villas - built by Venetian nobles to escape the muggy heat of the city - and ancient castles, although it is surprisingly almost entirely untouched by tourism. Palladio was the most famous Renaissance architect and many of his buildings, including the Villa Rotonda, can be visited on day 7 of this interest-packed itinerary. We take you across the Venetian plain, past ...Read more >
From £1,415 including UK flights

Ring of Kerry cycling vacation in Ireland

The Iveragh Peninsula is a stunning region of islands. With Killarney at its epicenter, it is the largest of the 'five fingers' of Ireland, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Mystical, beautiful and grand, the route is also a tourist hotspot, so can be a little unkind to cyclists. Our routes maintain the same beauty and splendour but take you off the path to enjoy a more leisurely and quieter mix of inland and coastal scenery. You'll pedal through lush countryside and lively, friendly towns, soaking up the charming Irish welcome, which is certainly as great as people talk about. Starting in the large town of Killarney, which offers an array of bars and restaurants where live Irish ...Read more >
From £1,549 excluding flights

Dolomites to Lake Garda cycling vacation, Italy

Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, bright Trentino-Alto Adige is a timeless bilingual region at the crossroads of Italy and Austria. As its double-barrelled name suggests, the region is made up of two areas: Trentino, in the south, is 98% Italian-speaking, whilst the mountainous terrain around Bolzano - known both as the Sudtirol (South Tyrol) and Alto Adige - has a unique mix of Italian and German landscapes, languages (German is the first language) and architecture. The architecture is that of the Austrian Tyrol: onion-domed churches stand in Alpine villages, where quaint wooden houses enjoy a mountain backdrop. Offering a stunning yet dominant backdrop to the region is the UNESCO ...Read more >
From £1,919 including UK flights

Easy walking vacation in Austria lake district

The Salzkammergut area (Austria's Lake District) is one of the most impressive regions in the heart of the country. Boasting 76 lakes and with a beautiful mountain backdrop, it's a perfect place to relax and let the calming atmosphere envelop you. This 10-night self-guided walking vacation offers a selection of activities, where you'll enjoy a mix of spectacular scenic views, gentle shoreline routes, wooded forest trails and 'chocolate' box villages. There are also some great spots to stop off for a swim or dip your toes after a day's walking. The walks are relaxed, following mainly well-marked routes, and you can extend them on most days. You'll spend three nights in the wonderful ...Read more >
From £1,895 including UK flights

Alsace self guided walking vacation in France

Incorporating both Alsace's Route des Vins and the picturesque Vosges National Park, this 8-night walking vacation showcases the very best that the region has to offer. Your vacation starts in the heart of the wine country and takes you west through ancient forest and into the Vosges Mountains, straddling the French and German border. Here you'll discover the crumbling ruins of once-mighty hilltop castles and vivid reminders of Europe's wartime past. You'll enjoy idyllic walking through fragrant pine forest and sprawling vineyards as you hop between the storybook villages and towns so typical of the Alsace region - think narrow streets filled with colourful, half-timbered houses and shops ...Read more >
From £1,589 including UK flights

Umbria cycling vacation

Few places can stir emotions quite as intensely as Umbria. To visit here is to embark on a journey into a timeless world of sun-drenched landscapes, ancient hill villages and some of the friendliest people we've ever met. This 10-night self-guided cycling vacation combines scenic pedalling through olive groves, sunflower fields, vineyards and apricot orchards with the chance to explore some of the most fascinating towns and historic villages in the country. You'll freewheel along the stately Roman Via degli Ulivi and follow in the footsteps of emperors at the sacred springs of Campello sul Clitunno. Highlights include the lovely hilltop wine village of Montefalco, 'the balcony of ...Read more >
From £1,695 including UK flights

Bermuda walking vacation

This self-guided walking vacation explores the quintessential island paradise of Bermuda, a sub-tropical gem, seemingly adrift in the North Atlantic Ocean. Warmed by the temperate Gulf Stream, Bermuda is a stunning archipelago of 181 islands and islets, the eight largest of which form the fishhook-shaped mainland. The oldest British colony, this tiny treasure trove is packed with history and natural beauty. Famed for its stunning turquoise waters in a whole rainbow of blues, incredible pink sands and coral reefs home to hundreds of colourful fish, Bermuda is a beach-lover's heaven. Beyond the postcard-worthy bays, the islands offer a lush interior alive with a multitude of birds and ...Read more >
From £2,259 including UK flights

Kerry Way self guided walking vacation, Ireland

The Kerry Way is the Emerald Isle's longest trail - at 210km, it offers fantastic views of the unspoilt landscapes - a walk here will swathe you in 10,000 years of dramatic Celtic history. Nestled in the south-west corner of Ireland, you'll spot contrastingly beautiful landscapes at every turn. From rugged cliffs to some of Europe's finest golden beaches, small friendly villages and velvety green fields to picturesque mountain ranges. Starting in the famous town of Killarney, boasting the magnificent 'Three Lakes of Killarney', your route takes you south to the heritage town of Kenmare. Following the spectacular coastal route, the Wild Atlantic Way, you'll pass lovely towns and ...Read more >
From £1,179 excluding flights

Loire self guided cycling vacation

On this self guided cycling vacation, youíll spend nine days discovering the highlights of the stunning Loire Valley, using leisurely pedal power to get around. The Loire is famous for its many chateaux - there are over 300 over around these parts - and youíll get the chance to visit many of these fairytale structures. Among them are Chenonceau - A Renaissance marvel straddling the Cher river; Chaumont, which was once the home of Catherine de Medici; and the dramatic royal palace of Amboise, set in a charming riverside town. All of your accommodation is carefully hand-picked and includes a renovated riverside wine brokerís lodge and a castle with its own private parkland. Food and drink ...Read more >
From £1,959 including UK flights

Montenegro hiking vacations

Montenegro walking vacations are all about the countryís magnificent national parks, because this small country is packed with protected and very pretty landscapes. A two center vacation, you start in the mountain town of Zabljak, gateway to Durmitor National Park, where the Mount Durmitor plateau is surrounded by a plethora of lakes. Staying here gives easy access to go hiking among the forested slopes, along the stunning Tara Canyon, through a land brimming with waterfalls and even swimming in glacial Crno Jezero lake. For the rest of the trip, you're based further south in Perast on the Bay of Kotor, a beautiful Venetian town on the shores of the Adriatic. Indeed it was described by ...Read more >
From £1,849 including UK flights

Austria walking vacations, walk the lake district

The Salzkammergut area (Austria's Lake District) is one of the most impressive regions in the heart of the country. Boasting 76 lakes and with a beautiful mountain backdrop, it's a perfect place to relax and let the calming atmosphere envelop you. This 7-night self-guided walking vacation offers a selection of activities, where you'll enjoy a mix of spectacular scenic views, gentle shoreline routes, wooded forest trails and 'chocolate box' villages. There are also some great spots to stop off for a swim or dip your toes after a day's walking. The walks are relaxed, following mainly well-marked routes, and you can extend them on most days. You'll spend seven nights in the wonderful ...Read more >
From £1,315 including UK flights

Cotes du Ventoux cycling vacation

With a history dating back to Roman times, today the Vaucluse is a patchwork of vineyards punctuated by olive groves and watched over by the silent majesty of Mt Ventoux - a Mecca for cyclists who come to challenge themselves in emulation of their Tour de France heroes. Our gentle 4 night cycling vacation, however, offers you a much more relaxed way to take in this fabulous region, one of the most fertile plains in southern France and home to such wine appellations as Gigondas, Vacqueyras and, further afield, Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It's also home to the Ventoux appellation which, although not as well-known as its cousins from the Rhone Valley, offers some fantastic wines at equally ...Read more >
From £1,295 including UK flights
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