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Dordogne canoeing holiday in France

This Dordogne canoeing holiday in France is nine days of exploring the stunning river valley in the most peaceful way possible. After a lesson in river safety and handling your canoes, you set off on a leisurely paddle that takes you past some of the region’s most glorious natural heritage, such as the rose limestone river cliffs or ancient woodland and walnut groves. Chateaux appear as if by magic and one of your hotels is even in an 11th century castle, just one of several stunning family friendly hotels that you will stay in, all with their own swimming pools. This is a journey that is not only great fun, but also one that takes you through a delightful mix of medieval villages and ...Read more >
From £1,765 including UK flights

Venabu cross country skiing holiday in Norway

This is one of our most popular cross-country skiing holidays 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 £1,529 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 Italy’s 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 holiday 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 £1,645 including UK flights

Montenegro walking holidays

Montenegro walking holidays are all about the country’s magnificent national parks, because this small country is packed with protected and very pretty landscapes. A two centre holiday, we start in the mountain town of Zabljak, gateway to Durmitor National Park, where the Mount Durmitor plateau is surrounded by a plethora of lakes. Here we stay in a four star hotel for three nights which gives us 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, we base ourselves further south in Perast on the Bay of Kotor, a beautiful Venetian town on the ...Read more >
From £1,775 including UK flights

Algarve cycling holiday in Portugal

You’re on your own for this cycling holiday to the Algarve – and it’s grand. Armed with GPS route directions, maps, top-quality hybrid bikes and luggage transfers, you’ll 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 holiday isn’t all rural idyll, though. Your halfway rest day in ...Read more >
From £1,235 including UK flights

Piedmont walking holiday, Vineyards of Barolo

This self-guided, Piedmont walking holiday 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 holiday 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

Austrian Lakes cycling holiday, self guided

An Austrian lakes cycling holiday, self-guided and gently paced, not only so that you can enjoy the splendid landscapes and shorelines of this country’s sumptuous ‘sees, but also the cultural highlgiths in between. The famous ‘sees’ or include Attersee, Mondsee, Ebensee and Wolfgangsee, with warm thermal springs and spas interspersed along the way, as well as magnificent mountain backdrops. So you can benefit from the mountain beauty without having to pedal up them. Cycling from one beautiful lakeside hotel to another, accommodation includes a waterfront retreat in Gmunden or a stunning 4 star hotel with pool and thermal steam baths in Bad Ischl. Starting in Mondsee, and just as with all ...Read more >
From £1,797 including UK flights

Swiss Alps walking holiday, self guided

This Swiss Alps walking holiday is a tailor made trip and perfect for those who want to stay in one place, with magnificent hiking trails to take on every day. This base is a beautiful three star, family run hotel, with a heated indoor pool, sauna and superb Swiss cuisine. The hotel is in Kandersteg, a high altitude village in the Bernese Oberland region, enveloped by Swiss Alps magnificence. You will take on different hikes every day for a week, savouring the classical terrain of Swiss mountain meadows, wildflowers, dramatic gorges, omnipresent waterfalls and views out to some of the great peaks, including Eiger, Jungfrau, Monch and the Matterhorn. Your hotel hosts will give you a ...Read more >
From £1,385 including UK flights

Venice cycling holiday, Italy

This Venice cycling holiday is all about discovering Venetia, the beautiful landscapes that surround one of the country’s most famous cities. Based in one place, a charming agritourism farmhouse accommodation, Agriturismo l'Albara, just outside the village of Villaganzerla, you have access to some of the most sumptuous sojourns by saddle, all of them self-guided but on easy to follow circular routes. Venetia is a rural idyll and, unlike its main city, is very free of mass tourism, as you will discover cycling along the many quiet lanes that traverse this gently undulating countryside. Such as cycling across the Paduan plain to get to the Sunday market in Bastia. Or pootling along the ...Read more >
From £1,195 including UK flights

Dorset walking holiday, the Jurassic Coast

Undeniably one of the loveliest counties in England, Dorset is frequently described as 'the best of both worlds' with fabulous beaches, magnificent cliffs, historic towns, unspoilt villages and wildlife-rich nature reserves. Captivated by its unique charm and outstanding natural beauty, Dorset has long been an attraction for artists, photographers, writers and film-makers, and its stunning coast was the awe-inspired setting for ITV's award-winning drama, 'Broadchurch'. On this 5-night holiday, the cycling alternates between traffic-free bridleways and undulating country lanes - don't worry, you can opt for an electric bike if you're nervous about tackling the hillier sections! For ...Read more >
From £589 including UK flights

Jurassic Coast walking holiday in Dorset

A leisurely Jurassic Coast walking holiday in Dorset, staying at different places along the way, including a boutique bed and breakfast in Weymouth, where the holiday 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 England’s 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 £625 excluding flights

Dordogne self guided cycling tour, France

This self guided cycling tour takes you to one of the most beautiful and historic regions in France - the Dordogne. This sprawling region is split in two by the Dordogne River, which during the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) formed the frontier between France and England. The river is lined with castles, numbering over a thousand, whose storied walls and turrets tell the tale of past conquests and defeats. As well as the famous, crowd-pleasing strongholds of Beynac, Castelnaud, Domme and Montfort, all of which offer incredible views over the lush landscape, you’ll find little known castles and manor houses hidden in the forests, as well as numerous pretty villages including St Leon, which ...Read more >
From £1,595 including UK flights

Italy cycling holiday, 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 holiday. 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 £1,355 including UK flights

Loire Valley walking holiday, France

Fancy a walking holiday that packs in the charm? Join this walking holiday of the Loire region, where vineyards, rivers and castle-like chateaux are the vistas of the day. This Loire walking holiday is self-guided, so you can take the 15-20km a day as leisurely as you like. It’s all easy strolls along riverside paths, quiet backroads and even a jaunt along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. And the French towns you pass tread on the traditional side of life. You’ll spend a day in Amboise – just enough time to rest your legs and see the Son et Lumiere show at the 15th-century chateaux. You’ll be armed with a set of clear maps that offer tips on blink-and-you’ll miss-‘em bakeries and ...Read more >
From £1,155 including UK flights

Gozo walking holiday, Malta

This Gozo walking holiday is like flicking through a particularly pretty photo album. You’ll see Mgarr, with its primary-bright luzzu fishing boats and 18th-century Fort Chambray. The sheer cliffs outside Sannat. Bright blue Xlendi Bay. The Inland Sea and myth-wreathed Wardija Point. Some parts are only accessible by foot, like the north-eastern corner topped with neo-Romanesque shrine Ta’ Pinu and patchwork salt pans. A walking trip to Gozo is the best way to see this island that specialises in slow living. You’ll walk around 7-14km a day, but the pace is all your own (island speed recommended) and you get a free day to rest or explore. The routes are easy, too, ranging from farm and mule ...Read more >
From £1,115 including UK flights

Volterra to San Gimignano walking holiday in Italy

This Volterra to San Gimignano walking holiday is a nine day journey through Tuscan rural idylls. It will feel like almost timeless terrain walking through tranquil hilltop hamlets, basking in Tuscan sun which nourishes the vineyards and olive groves that you amble past along the way from hotel to hotel. The hotels we have selected for you are four star, and the landscapes are always five star. Have your bags transferred for you as you take time to enjoy cultural highlights such as the Etruscan village of Casole d'Elsa or the mystical towers of San Gimignano's. With options to visit Sienna and Florence on ‘days off’. Natural heritage highlights include walks through Berignone Nature ...Read more >
From £1,635 including UK flights

Loire self guided cycling holiday

On this self guided cycling holiday, you’ll 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 you’ll 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 broker’s lodge and a castle with its own private parkland. Food and drink ...Read more >
From £1,825 including UK flights

Dolomites walking holiday in Italy, self guided

This self guided walking holiday takes you to Italy’s Dolomites region, next to the border with Austria. You’ll be based in charming Dobbiaco, a Tyrolean village in the shadow of the renowned Tre Cime (Three Peaks). There are more than 1,000 km of trails in the Italian Dolomites, making it a magnet for walkers of all stripes, and you’ll be provided with comprehensive notes to make the most of your time here, however experienced you are. High points include a hike around the dramatic Tre Cime, and a path that skirts the Austrian border, offering panoramic mountain views. All walks can be easily reached from your hotel, either on foot or by a short bus or cable car journey. During the week, ...Read more >
From £1,435 including UK flights

Loire cycling holiday, France

This Loire Valley cycling holiday takes a relaxed approach to two-wheeled tripping. Over the course of a week, you’ll follow a triangular trail through the region’s bucolic landscape, winding your way along riverbanks and passing through peaceful traditional villages, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The Loire is famed for its diverse wines, so it’s unsurprising that food and drink are a real highlight of this trip. You’ll stop at vineyards as you wind your way across the countryside, and all of your hotels and guesthouses have been chosen for their dedication to fine food and wine, as well as their stunning settings. Each one of them has a beautiful garden with a swimming pool, but ...Read more >
From £1,705 including UK flights

Umbria self guided cycling holiday in Italy

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 8-night self-guided cycling holiday 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 £1,535 including UK flights
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