NEW Holidays for 2015

We've lots of tempting new walking holidays for 2015, all based around our tried and tested formula of carefully researched walking routes through beautiful countryside linking hand-picked hotels - with lots of fantastic discoveries en-route!

For this year we have both walking and cycling options in the beautiful Cote D'Or in Burgundy, plus cycling choices in Spain's Andalucia and the Costa Verde, and a trip through the stunning scenery of the Italian Alps down to the shores of Lake Garda.

For walkers there are new guided walking tours in the French Pyrenees, Italy's Puliga and Basilicata regions plus a tour of the hidden gem of Montenegro. There are two new tours in Portugal too - one in the undiscovered Beira region of central Portugal, the other on the Atlantic coast of the Algarve.

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Enjoy a complimentary extra night in Nice!

Landscapes of the Luberon Walk

The hilltop town of Roussillon in the Luberon

From $1732 per person

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Varied walking in the glorious Luberon National Park - inspiration for generations of poets, painters and writers. Wander through vineyards and olive groves to perched mediaeval villages and stay in delightful hotels, full of character along the way.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfasts and 6 evening 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.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Book now for a complimentary bottle of Sandeman Port

Porto to Coimbra Cycling

Aveiro

From $1952 per person

Enjoy cycling from wine capital, Porto, south along the coast and bay-hopping to Aveiro, Portugal's Venice before heading inland and finishing in Coimbra, Portugal's old capital with UNESCO recognised heritage..

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  • 9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals included
  • 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.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Porto Coastal Cycling

Cycling from Porto to Furadouro

From $1780 per person

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Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we've ever seen! Starting in wine capital, Porto, your route heads south beach and bay-hopping to Aveiro, Portugal's Venice before finishing beside the beach at Praia de Mira.

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  • 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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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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Carinthia Lakeside Activities

Maria Worth, Carinthia

From $1664 per person

A wide selection of self-guided cycling and walking routes are available from your base in Velden, the family-run Hotel Post near the bustling centre of the town.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • 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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Côtes du Ventoux Cycling

Crillon le Brave

From $1525 per person

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The Vaucluse is characterised by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, 'the Giant of Provence', silent and ever watchful on the horizion. This 6 night cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Holidays with wine-tasting opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Cycling around the River Ebro

lAmpolla

From $1423 per person

This 6 night holiday combines cycling along river and coastal trails taking in a wonderful mix of charming villages, historic cities and fabulous birdlife. All hotels have pools.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts and 3 evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Discovering the Ebro Delta by bike

Circular route from Poble Nou del Delta

From $1358 per person

On this 7 night single centre cycling holiday discover the lush wetlands of the Ebro Delta. A range of cycle routes direct from the hotel gives you total flexibility to choose from a day at the coast or birdwatching in the nature reserve.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All buffet breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • 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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Galapagos Voyage - Darwin's Enchanted Isles

Deck of MV Evolution

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Discover the beauty of seven of the Galapagos Islands on our 9 night itinerary, staying on the MV Evolution. Highlights include walking to the top of Bartlome for a view of iconic Pinnacle Rock, one of Galapagos' most photographed sites, and exploring the archipelago's oldest and youngest islands,

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  • 9 nights, twin centre
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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Galapagos Voyage Central & Remote Northern Islands

Al Fresco dining on MV Evolution

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Our 9 night tour of the Galapagos takes in 9 of the Central and Northern Galapagos Islands from our base, the MV Evolution. Highlights include Post Office Bay and crossing the equator to Genovesa Island.

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  • 9 nights, twin centre
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Delightful island holidays.

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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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Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling

The perched village of Gordes

From $1695 per person

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Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 6 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • 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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Landscapes of the Luberon Cycling

Bonnieux

From $2038 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 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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Literary Walking in the Lake District

Lake Windermere

From $933 per person

The Lake District National Park is England's most visited national park and this 6 night self-guided walking holiday takes in some of the highlights. Whether you're visiting the home of William Wordsworth while nibbling famous Grasmere gingerbread, surveying Lake Windermere from the top of Latterbarrow Fell, or following the Cumbria Way through beautiful country estates owned by the National Trust, you'll be sure to enjoy an authentic Lakeland experience!

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • First Night's Meal and Full English Breakfasts
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Secrets of Aragon Walk

Please call for details

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Walk part of the world-famous Camino de Santiago with spectacular scenery of gorges, mountains and the other-worldly 'Badlands' of Navarre

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All continental breakfasts and all evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Destinations with bird watching opportunities.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.

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Undiscovered Southern Catalunya Cycling

A boat on the Ebro

From $1698 per person

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Explore Southern Catalunya, favoured by Picasso, by bike on a mixture of riverside paths, via verde and quiet roads. This is 'real' Spain with lively towns and charming villages with a backdrop of coast or mountains.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All buffet breakfasts and 6 evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Walking Portugal's Land's End

Clifftop view of beach

From $1608 per person

Explore Portugal's Lands End on our 8 night walking holiday of the Algarve region with a contrast of inland walks and dramatic coastal paths. Each hotel has a pool and we’ve included 3 evening meals for you so you’re also free to sample the region’s superb local restaurants.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfast and 3 evening meals included
  • 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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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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Waterways & Wine Villages of the Canal du Midi

Beziers

From $1290 per person

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On this six-night cycling holiday you’ll enjoy a wonderful, scenic loop of the cities and waterways which surround the picturesque and UNESCO-recognised Canal du Midi. Keeping the canal within close proximity you’ll follow its course along quiet roads and tracks, enjoying its scenic tributaries and impressive structures, and discovering mediaeval villages and towns, renowned wine regions and a wonderful variety of birdlife along the way.

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  • 6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • 6 breakfasts no evening 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.
  • Follow stunning coastal routes.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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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
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  • 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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