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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 £1,799 excluding flights

Venabu cross country skiing holiday in Norway

This is one of our most popular cross-country skiing holidays with Headwater 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 ...Read more >
From £1,689 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 £829 excluding 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 £1,749 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 £1,299 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 £2,209 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 £1,499 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 £1,579 including UK flights

Dordogne walking holiday, France

Perigord is one of the largest and most picturesque areas in France. It is divided into two by the River Dordogne which founded the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). Along its banks you'll find over a thousand castles steeped in legend and history, and witness to centuries of conquests and conflict. Today the rich and varied culture of this land is still here for you to discover. You will meander along paths that follow the twists and turns of the valley and you will climb through fields and shaded woodland to hilltop towns and fortified strongholds with impressive views. You're never far from the River Dordogne, the walks will take ...Read more >
From £1,649 excluding 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 £1,329 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 £1,859 including UK 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 Scopello ...Read more >
From £1,639 including UK flights

Kerry Way self guided 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, 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 £1,249 excluding flights

Alsace self guided walking holiday in France

Incorporating both Alsace's Route des Vins and the picturesque Vosges National Park, this 8-night walking holiday showcases the very best that the region has to offer. Your holiday 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 ...Read more >
From £1,589 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 £999 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 £1,679 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 £1,669 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 £1,609 including UK flights

Loire walking holiday in France

The Loire is famous for its chateaux with over 300 in total to discover. This easy paced, gentle walking holiday balances peaceful, off-the-beaten-track discoveries, with the splendour and opulence of some of the finest Renaissance chateaux in France. There's no tough climbing; the highest point is at just 150m but you're still rewarded with beautifully unspoilt landscapes and enchanting views at every turn. You follow a circular route from Chaumont-sur-Loire along peaceful riverside tracks, passing quiet hamlets, before continuing alongside the River Cher through Montrichard, Chenonceaux and Montlouis. On your return you'll enjoy wonderful walks through open fields and sprawling ...Read more >
From £1,479 excluding flights

Venetia walking holiday in Italy, self guided

This nine day Venetia walking holiday takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Euganean Hills. These hills, now protected by its Venetia National Park status, are so called because they stretch out in a westerly direction west of Venice, a series of conical elevated landscapes which were once volcanic islands. They are now home to rich flora filled walking trails that take you through myriad beauty spots with holm oak and maple trees, poppy filled meadows and vineyard filled slopes. This is a leisurely walking holiday that is as much about enjoying the historic towns and memorable vineyards en route as it is about the trekking. Starting in the tiny village of ...Read more >
From £1,349 including UK flights