Gastronomic Holidays

Headwater holidays are perfect for food lovers and connoisseurs of fine cuisine. Our gastro-led cycling and walking holidays stop off at some incredible accommodation where you’ll be served tasty, local food (washed down with excellent local wines). Whichever destination you choose you’ll be sure to sample some of the best culinary delights on offer. Check out our selection of our best holidays for gastrophiles below...

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling

Chateau de pommard

From $1967 per person

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Gastronomic meals and world famous wines, mediaeval towns and traditional villages, historic hotels and chateaux, and the picturesque Canal de Bourgogne. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night cycle around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and tranquil waterside paths.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Gastronomic Burgundy Walking

Wine Village

From $1763 per person

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Gastronomic meals and historic hotels, sleepy wine villages and traditional mediaeval towns, ancient woodland and some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. These are some of the highlights of this 6 night walk around the beautiful Cote D'Or along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks and shady woodland paths.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 6 gastronomic evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Dordogne Gastronomic Cycling

 Beynac Castle - Dordogne - France

From $1964 per person

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Wonderful gastronomic meals, world-famous wines, fabulous historic sites and postcard-pretty villages are just a few of the highlights of this popular 8-night cycling tour. You're usually close to the rivers too, so lots of swimming, plus all hotels have pools.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Dordogne Gastronomic Walk

View over Dordogne river, France.

From $1766 per person

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This gastronomic walk explores the limestone cliffs, wooded valleys and beautiful mediaeval villages that are so unique to France's Dordogne. World famous pre-historic sites and fine local wines add a further dimension to a stay here.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Gastronomic Barolo Cycling

The UNESCO recognised Langhe hills

From $2384 per person

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Superb hotels, world-famous wines and exceptional cuisine are just some of the reasons to choose this 8-night cycling holiday! The cycling takes you through softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets and via the pretty wine towns of Barbaresco and Barolo.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Gastronomic Barolo Walk

close up of vines with village on hill in background

From $2157 per person

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Superb hotels, world-famous wines and exceptional cuisine are just some of the reasons to choose this 8-night walking holiday! The route takes you through softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets and via the pretty wine towns of Barbaresco and Barolo.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Gastronomic Walk in the Tarn

St Chely du Tarn

From $1355 per person

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This single centre holiday provides some of the finest walking in France including hiking the Tarn and Jonte Gorges, Aven Armand and in the Cevennes National Park - where you'll find 4000+ flowers including 80 different orchids.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Loire Gastronomic Cycling

The Chateau de Chenonceau in France.

From $1746 per person

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A gentle, unhurried introduction to the very essence of the Loire Valley: majestic châteaux, wide rivers, world-famous wines and some of the finest food we've ever eaten in France! Holiday includes two nights in a luxury château.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walking in the Sierra de Gredos

Colin on La Abantera walk

From $1630 per person

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The Sierra de Gredos is little known, yet it offers some of the finest walking in Spain - from gentle strolls through flower-filled meadows to high level hikes amid mountainous peaks, waterfalls and lagoons. Excellent hotel serving superb regional cuisine.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All gourmet breakfast, 5 a la carte picnic lunches and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Complimentary fruit basket and a small bottle of Cava

Walking on Gran Canaria

From Gran Canaria to Tenerife

From $1273 per person

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Less than 100 miles off the northwest coast of Africa, in the centre of the Canaries Atlantic Archipelago, the volcanic island of Gran Canaria – roughly the same size as Greater London – is often referred to as “a continent in miniature” with its extraordinarily varied landscapes ranging from lush green forests and valleys in the north, to the towering mountainous interior, to the desert-like dunes and beautiful white beaches of its southern shores.

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  • 7 nights, twin centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and 7 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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A Taste of Sicily Cycling

Ragusa Ibla

From $2497 per person

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This ten-night, self-guided cycling holiday provides a wonderful introduction to Sicily’s south east, a part of the island renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt coastline, spectacular Baroque architecture and sumptuous regional cuisine.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • 10 breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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A Walk Through the Algarve

Odeceixe Beach

From $2322 per person

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Join us on this 10 night journey through the unspoilt Algarve following river trails, flora laden paths, stunning coastal walks, and the highest point in the region all accompanied by a vast array of birdlife.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts, 7 evening meals and 8 lunches
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Birdwatching in Extremadura

Griffon Vulture

From $2188 per person

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Our 6 night guided holiday takes you to one of the last remaining unspoilt regions of Spain, Extremadura is renowned among ornithologists as being one of the top birding destinations in Southern Europe. Whilst the birdlife is spectacular and varied the region will delight in its beauty from mountain backdrops to sublime river gorges.

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  • 6 nights, twin centre
  • Buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Expert-led holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Chateaux of the Loire Walk

From $2462 per person

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This 8 night walking holiday takes you along riverside trails, through sleepy hamlets and beside vineyards, stopping on route to visit some of the finest chateaux of the Loire Valley including Chenonceau, Amboise, Cheverny and Chaumont.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Classic Puglia Cycling

Overlooking Alberobello, Puglia

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Firmly tucked away in the South, Puglia is a sun-soaked region of deserted white sand beaches, unspoilt villages and gently rolling hills backing the clear emerald seas of the Adriatic. Highlights include UNESCO Alberobello, whitewashed Ostuni and beautiful Baroque Lecce.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Contrasts of Alsace and The Vosges Walk

Overlooking a pretty stream in Kaysersberg

From $1559 per person

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 wine country and takes you west through ancient forest and into the Vosges Mountains, straddling the French and German border.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfasts and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Contrasts of Andalucia Cycling

Square in Vejer

From $1394 per person

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This 7 night holiday takes in a contrast of wonderfully scenic cycling mixed in with a large blast of culture and history. From Jerez, home to sherry and flamenco, through the stunning hilltop ‘Pueblos Blancos’ to bustling old world Cadiz, with its beautiful sandy beaches.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Coves and Harbours of Northern Spain

Cantabrian coast

From $1528 per person

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The principality of Asturias is a contrasting region of high peaks in the form of the Picos de Europa and rugged beautiful Atlantic coastline. Our 9 night holiday take you on a journey from the border with Cantabria through lush green landscapes to the vibrant city of Gijón.

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  • 9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Cycling around Austria's Hidden Lakes

From $1987 per person

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Explore the lush and unspoilt countryside of Austria's Carinthia - a region of shimmering turquoise lakes, peaceful alpine meadows and stunning mountain backdrops. 4-star hotels brimming with local character, plus free access to local transport and attractions too!

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Cycling in 'The Real Algarve'

Henry the Navigator

From $1453 per person

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Discover a land that time forgot as you explore the unspoilt wild coastlines, pretty white villages and deserted cycling routes of the Algarve. The area is a birdwatchers paradise, with endemic and migratory species passing through from Africa and Northern Europe.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts, and 5 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Dordogne Activities

Town on the Dordogne

From $2003 per person

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Combine three of our exciting holidays to experience the ultimate activity holiday in the Dordogne. 2 days of safe, undemanding canoeing with a choice of leisurely walking or cycling on the other days.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Following in the Footsteps of Picasso

lush valley and mountains, Els Ports

From $1629 per person

Led by our expert local guide this 7-night guided walking holiday explores the vast Els Ports Natural Park, one of the largest and most rugged of Catalunya’s protected areas. The park stretches for some 60,000 hectares between Catalunya, Valencia and Aragon and sits within the renowned Terra Alta winemaking region.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and all evening meals, with wine, included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Expert-led holidays.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Gourmet Burgundy Break

Vineyards of Olivier Leflaive in Burgundy

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This 4-night gourmet break indulges in the best that this gastronomic region has to offer. Based in the wine village of Gevrey-Chambertin, you'll combine the classic Headwater ingredients of gentle exercise, fine food and wine, with some exclusive gourmet experiences.

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  • 4 nights, single centre
  • Two lunches and two evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Gozo Activities

From $1647 per person

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Explore the small and beautiful island of Gozo on foot and by bike to discover breathtaking views, idyllic villages and amazing historic sites. Gentle routes by day, and 5-star luxury by night, make this perfect for first-timers.

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  • 7 nights, twin centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Italian Alps to Lake Garda Cycling

Torbole, Trentino

From $1851 per person

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Soak up the natural beauty of northern Italy's timeless mountain scenery in the provinces of South Tyrol and Trentino, as you ride from the alpine pass at Resia to the shores of Lake Garda. The cycling is mostly along riverside cycle paths, through orchards and vineyards, with a backdrop of lakes and mountains, and you'll discover the historic cities of Merano, Bolzano and Trento along the way.

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  • 9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Julian Alps to the Adriatic Cycling

Lake Bled

From $2122 per person

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Our 10 night holiday takes you from the turquoise waters of Lake Bled, nestled below Slovenia's jagged Julian Alps, along the Alpe Adria Trail, passing into Italy. Wind down through the mountains to the island of Grado on the Adriatic coast. On route pass through the historic towns of Venzone, Udine and Palmanova.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Landscapes of the Luberon Cycling

Bonnieux

From $2014 per person

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The picturesque, perched villages of Provence offer stirring images along with a history which, in some places, stretches back over a thousand years. On this 8 night holiday you’ll discover vineyards, olive groves, monasteries, chateaux and caves along with the region’s famous Ochre Trail and, of course, the lavender which scents the summer air.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Walk the Algarve's Wild West

Cape St Vincent lighthouse, Sagres

From $1287 per person

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A warming winter walking discovery allowing you to see the best of the unspoilt Western Algarve region. The lush flora and diverse fauna of the Algarvian hinterland compliment the dramatic seascape scenery of the Atlantic coastline perfectly. The hotels are a brilliant mix of rustic charm and stylish grandeur, complete with swimming pools and serving the best of local Portuguese cuisine.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 3 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Walking in the French Caribbean

jardin malangas gardens

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The islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe both have a distinctly French flavour - from familiar yellow post boxes to freshly baked baguettes every morning! Out walking, you'll enjoy verdant volcanic hills, swaying sugarcane, banana plantations and palm-fringed beaches.

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  • 13 nights, twin centre
  • All continental breakfasts and 11 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Walking on La Palma

View from the top of La Palma

From $2038 per person

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For anyone who loves walking, the beautiful island of La Palma packs the cleanest and greenest punch in the Canaries! From verdant lush forests in the north to dramatic volcanic craters further south, and from mountainous national park to the crashing Atlantic coast, La Palma has natural beauty in abundance - the entire island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve - yet because of the lack of any mass tourism development, it retains a calm and relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of a bygone era.

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  • 7 nights, twin centre
  • All buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches and all evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Expert-led holidays.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Walking the Algarve's South-West

Algarve beach

From $1863 per person

Discover the South-West corner of the Algarve on our self-guided walk following coastal footpaths and inland trails.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 5 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Walks in Puglia and Matera

Trullo

From $1495 per person

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This guided walking holiday explores the fascinating region of Puglia taking in the UNESCO towns of Matera and Alberobello and the 'white city' of Ostuni. Walk over rolling hills, through ancient olive groves and past vineyards overlooking the coast.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Alsace's Route du Vin Cycling

view of river and breisach cathedral

From $1695 per person

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Cycling along traffic-free lanes through vineyards, orchards and flower-festooned beautiful villages, this off-beat holiday is rich in historic and gastronomic treasures! 6 nights are spent in France, where 2 nights you eat in a Michelin-starred restaurant, and 2 nights are also spent in Germany.

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  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Aspects of Assisi Cycling

Leaving Assisi on a bike

From $1750 per person

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This 8-night holiday combines gentle pedalling through olive groves, sunflower fields and vineyards with time in gorgeous historic towns and sun-drenched villages. Highlights include mediaeval Bevagna, Etruscan Perugia, picture-postcard Spello and ancient Assisi.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Canoeing on the Dordogne

Overlooking the Dordogne river

From $2004 per person

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Safe, undemanding canoeing holiday on the most celebrated river in France. Great choice for families - all hotels have pools and, for a limited period, all customers will have the option to hire a fully kitted-out bike for all non-canoe days making it easy to explore locally too.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
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  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Castles to Coast Walk

Vineyards and hilltop town in Istria

From $1640 per person

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Explore the beautifully unspoilt province of Istria and discover a timeless world of Venetian castles and Renaissance palaces set amidst lush valleys. Orchards, artist villages and vineyards predominate inland, with delightful bays and marinas along the coast.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 2 evening meals.
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Catalan Classic Walk

Buildings-on-hills-i

From $1358 per person

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Beautiful circular walk taking in lovely coastal stretches and unspoilt country landscapes. Fabulous bird and plant life; very good hotels and swimming opportunities every day. 2 nights are spent in a luxury castle.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Catalan Coastal Cycling

Calella de Palafrugell

From $1828 per person

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Follow the unspoilt Catalan coast on this easy 8-night cycling tour. Our varied routes take you through olive groves, peach orchards and stunningly beautiful, pretty coloured villages. All the hotels have pools, and 2 nights are spent in a luxury C14 castle.

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  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Catalan Coastal Walk

Beach and village view.

From $1406 per person

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Mainly coastal walking also taking in sweeping green valleys, pretty wine villages, hidden white hamlets and colourful fishing harbours. Highlights include artists' favourite, Cadaqués, and the spectacular bay at Roses, with C16 castle and ruined citadel.

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  • All continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Chablis Vineyards Cycling

From $1329 per person

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Gentle, relaxing 6-night cycling holiday through traditional french villages and the vineyards of Burgundy. Lots of wine tasting opportunities of world-famous wines along your route!

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Chablis Vineyards Walk

From $1562 per person

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This relaxed walk follows in part the route St James took en route to Compostela, and covers a gently rolling landscape of forests, farmlands, river valleys and fields full of poppies. Highlights include ancient Auxerre, mediaeval UNESCO-listed Vezelay and Chablis, renowned for its famous wines!

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Chateaux of the Loire Cycling

Chambord castle- Loire valley, France.

From $2012 per person

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An interest-packed, gentle cycling holiday crammed with historic and cultural highlights: pretty wine villages, charming mediaeval towns and world-famous wines in abundance! Superb cuisine throughout too.

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  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Chianti Classic Walk

San Gimignano from countryside.

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A 10-night walking holiday that explores the fabulously unspoilt Chianti countryside, with the chance to visit the world-famous cities of Florence and Siena too! Stay in friendly, family-run hotels, including a beautifully restored C12 abbey, and enjoy superb meals.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Classic Burgundy Cycling

From $1919 per person

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This 8-night cycling holiday really gets under the skin of Burgundy: its people, its villages, its waterways and, of course, its world-famous wines. The days have been specially designed to allow for lazy riverside lunches and gastronomic pit-stops!

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Classic Catalan Cycling

Callela from Cami de Ronda

From $2205 per person

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This 10-night holiday explores the wonderfully undiscovered Catalan countryside, a region of pine-fringed valleys dotted with historic castles, hilltop fortresses, ancient wine villages and beautiful countryside. It's wonderfully quiet cycling too, where you can discover unspoilt Catalunya.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Classic Chianti Cycling

San Gimignano city  from Tuscan countryside.

From $2324 per person

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This 10-night cycling tour combines fabulously unspoilt Chianti countryside with the chance to visit the world-famous cities of Florence and Siena. You'll stay in high quality hotels, enjoy superb meals and relax by panoramic pools with views that extend as far as Corsica on a clear day!

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Coastal Croatia - Pula to Porec Cycling

Rovinj from the water

From $1394 per person

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The Istrian peninsula just south of Trieste is a superb backdrop for a cycling holiday. Swim in the clear blue waters of the Adriatic and stay in gorgeous Italianate harbour towns. Great food, interesting routes, masses of history and electrifying sunsets make discovering this coastline particularly memorable.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 1 brunch included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Connoisseurs' Tuscany Walk

View over Tuscan harbour.

From $1476 per person

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A perfect choice for foodies looking for gentle exercise by day and high quality, gourmet accommodation by night! This holiday is based in the unspoilt countryside of the Maremma, with walks possible both inland and on the nearby coast.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling

Beach front at Calella de Palafrugel

From $1525 per person

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Packed with contrast and variety, this easy 6-night cycling tour takes in the unspoilt Catalan coast, passing through olive groves, peach orchards and stunningly beautiful, pretty coloured villages. All the hotels have pools, and 2 nights are spent in a luxury C14 castle.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Contrasts of Puglia Cycling

Cycling along the Puglian coast

From $1704 per person

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Firmly tucked away in the South, Puglia is a sun-soaked region of deserted white sand beaches, unspoilt villages and gently rolling hills backing the clear emerald seas of the Adriatic. Highlights include UNESCO Alberobello and whitewashed Ostuni.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Cycling in Emilia Romagna

Fantastic art cities

From $2076 per person

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One of the flattest cycling routes in our programme, this is a great holiday for older couples or first timers. Highlights include gorgeous Comacchio, historic Ravenna, the university town of Bologna, with its leaning towers, and the splendid Renaissance city of Ferrara.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All Continental breakfast and 6 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Footsteps of St. Francis Walk

Assisi

From $1612 per person

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This 8-night holiday combines relaxed walking through olive groves, sunflower fields and vineyards with time in gorgeous historic towns and sun-drenched villages. Highlights include Etruscan Perugia, picture-postcard Spello, ancient Assisi and the wild Subasio Natural Park.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Mediaeval Umbrian Cycling

Cycle to Eggi

From $1952 per person

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This 10-night holiday combines gentle pedalling through olive groves, sunflower fields and vineyards with time in gorgeous historic towns and sun-drenched villages with 4 nights spent in Spoleto with its fantastic architecture and opportunities to visit Rome and Norcia, famed for its cured meats.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk

Chatea de Chenonceau

From $1307 per person

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This gentle hotel-to-hotel walking holiday is a fabulous introduction to the Loire Valley and follows a circular route linking the chateaux of Chenonceau, Amboise and Chaumont-sur-Loire. Warm, friendly hotels and great regional cuisine.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Secrets of San Gimignano Cycling

Poppy field with San Ginignano town

From $1868 per person

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This 8-night cycling holiday combines fabulously unspoilt Chianti countryside with the chance to visit the world-famous cities of Florence and Siena. You'll stay in high quality hotels, enjoy superb meals and relax by panoramic pools - views extend as far as Corsica on a clear day!

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 6 evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Perfect for couples.

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Secrets of Tenerife Walk

Solo traveller

From $2207 per person

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A naturalist's paradise, the climate in Tenerife is so perfect for wild flowers, butterflies and birdlife that our walks are an explosive celebration of colour: at sea level, swaying banana palms contrast with yellow cacti, while inland hibiscus and geraniums adorn traditional white villages.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches and all evening meals (including wine) included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Tuscany and The Cinque Terre

Cliff view over Vernazza

From $2275 per person

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Tuscany is packed with cultural and historic interest, hidden art treasures and more antiquarian sites than anywhere else on earth. Explore the great art cities of Florence and Siena, and stroll the stunning Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site favoured by artists and poets.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Expert-led holidays.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.

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Undiscovered Tuscany Walk

Palazzuolo sul Senio, aerial view

From $1629 per person

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Tucked away in the most northern corner of Tuscany are the beautiful wooded hills of the Alto Mugello where our walking takes place. Staying in a pretty mountain village, in a tiny 8-room hotel, you'll really get a grass-roots insight into life in the Italian mountains - it's like staying with old friends!

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfast, 6 picnic lunches and all evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Eco-friendly holidays.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling

Roman bridge in Vaison La Romaine

From $1967 per person

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For wine-lovers, this 8-night tour circles the famous Cotes de Rhone vineyards, and includes 2 nights in Vaison la Romaine - France's most extensive Roman site with 6000-seat theatre, baths, houses and streets. Swimming pools 6 nights out of 8.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Volterra to San Gimignano Walk

Poppy field with San Ginignano town

From $1681 per person

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This 8-night walking holiday combines fabulously unspoilt Chianti countryside with the chance to visit the world-famous cities of Florence and Siena. You'll stay in a mix of friendly, family-run hotels, enjoy superb meals and relax by panoramic pools - views extend as far as Corsica on a clear day!

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.

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White Villages of Andalucia Walk

hidden white village, Andalucia

From $1457 per person

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You walk through timeless white washed villages, along flower decked paths - poppies, wild iris, and pink oleander - and there's a good chance of spotting golden eagles soaring overhead.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All meals (including wine)
  • Holidays with gastronomic meals.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.

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