Discoveries are great. And often surprising.
Just look at the world of archaeology. In February this year 5,251 coins were found wrapped in a lead sheet, buried in Lenborough, a village in Buckinghamshire.
The British Museum said it was “the largest Anglo Saxon coin hoard found since the Treasure Act began.”
Which proves there’s still plenty just waiting to be found, right under our feet.
And just as there are many treasures in the literal sense, there are many figurative treasures too. All across the world there are undiscovered routes and tracks for you to explore with your friends and family. Let’s see:
“A really different experience for us” – Mrs Day, travelled with Headwater
Lake Constance is only 40 miles long, making it narrow enough to see across. But the way around takes you across the turquoise shorelines and pebbly beaches of three countries: Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The best way to travel is by bike: cycle along a 270km path, going from country to country through meadows, wheat fields, and more.
Alsace’s Route du vin
“We actually preferred… the smaller less-touristy villages” – Jim on Tripadvisor
This wine route runs from the north to the south of France, between the Vosges Mountains and the Alsace plain, bordered on the east by the Rhine.
You get to pedal along traffic-free country lanes, rest in vineyards and orchards, and see Alsace’s most beautiful, hidden villages.
Piedmont’s Gastronomic Barolo Walk
“The lack of serious tourist footfall is a miracle” – Neil Sowerby, Planet Confidential
This area of Italy was recently recognised by UNESCO. Why?
Because the countryside is a glorious mix of gently rippling, wave-shaped hills cloaked by layers of vines, sunflowers and oak forests, crowned with honey-hued hamlets and majestic Savoy castles.
In short, it’s beautiful.
Austria’s hidden lakes
“An interesting area not usually visited by Brits” – Mr Johnston, travelled with Headwater
Largely unknown outside of Austria, this path takes you past lakeside towns, unspoilt countryside, and 200 pristine lakes.
Its great natural beauty has made it the firm ‘secret’ favourite of the discerning Austrian upper classes for centuries: a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, forests, meadows and beaches.
And now the secret’s out.
We’ve seen that there are still plenty of treasures for you to discover out there, with routes across all of Europe still largely unknown. But it won’t be long until the word gets around.
To get there before the gold rush, get in touch. Call Headwater on 01606 827148 today.