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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 £1,489 including UK flights

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

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

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 £1,229 including UK flights

Kerry Way short break walking holiday, 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, on this 4-night trip 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 walking begins at Caherdaniel along country roads with stunning beach views then to Waterville - a fishing spot loved by Charlie ...Read more >
From £735 excluding flights

Sicily self guided walking holiday in Italy

This seven-night self-guided walking holiday 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 £1,475 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

Austria self guided walking holiday

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 holiday 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

Gozo short break walking holiday

Gozo is the second largest of the Maltese islands, yet at only 14km by 7km at its widest point, nowhere in Gozo is too far away, making it the ideal choice for a walking holiday. The slow pace of life along with the air of tranquillity also makes Gozo the perfect place to relax. Rich in history and culture you must visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ggantija Tombs at Xaghra, the oldest freestanding temples in the world dating back to 3500BC, and the Ta' Pinu sanctuary. The walks guide you around the island's impressive coastline and through the cobbled streets of the traditional towns and villages and you'll have plenty of time for exploring, swimming and just soaking up ...Read more >
From £915 including UK 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

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 £675 excluding flights

Umbria cycling holiday

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 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 £1,695 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

Ring of Kerry cycling holiday in Ireland

The Iveragh Peninsula is a stunning region of islands. With Killarney at its epicentre, 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 £1,435 excluding flights

Dolomites to Lake Garda cycling holiday, 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 ...Read more >
From £1,795 including UK flights

Bermuda walking holiday

This self-guided walking holiday 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 £2,285 including UK flights

Chianti walking holiday in Italy

On this self-guided 10-night walking holiday, 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
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