Take a look at our exciting new holidays to experience on foot for 2017. They're all based around our tried and tested formula of carefully researched walking routes linking hand-picked hotels, with plenty of opportunities to create life-long memories - moments that can be treasured for years to come.
This year we have an eight-night trip taking in the astounding natural beauty and incredible wonders of the fjords of Norway - the country is the fourth happiest in the world, and we can see why! Surrounded by the Sunnmore Alps (with peaks rising 1,700m straight up from the fjords), this is a place where towering rock formations, thundering waterfalls, endless shimmering waters and glacial valleys will show you a side of nature that can rarely be glimpsed elsewhere.
We also have a seven-night walk in the fabled, mountainous region of Transylvania; steeped in tradition, we leave the fiction of Dracula behind to uncover a beautiful part of Romania with a rich and fascinating history.
In beautiful Bavaria, take the well-marked Jurasteig path, following the Altmuhl and Danube rivers, whilst taking in the rich Bavarian countryside, fascinating flora and fauna and stunning fairytale castles.
And on our seven-night 'Highlights of the Camino de Santiago Walk' you'll follow the ancient pilgrim route that has been popular since the C9 and share in a 1,000-year-old sense of achievement with other walkers.
Bavaria is simply stunning – criss-crossed by beautiful rivers that meander through deep valleys, contrast dark Alpine forest, pretty towns and villages are home to quaint traditional inns and eateries, and onion-domed church towers peep above lush green meadows.
Our seven-night guided walk introduces you to the off-the-beaten-track area of the Terres de l’Ebre; a tiny region of Catalonia set around the magnificent Ebre river. In this small region we will find a rich array of scenery from high mountain peaks, stunning coastal paths and the Ebro Delta, one of Europe’s most important wetlands
A two bedroom detached wooden chalet-style holiday home in a scenic golf club resort, with fantastic facilities onsite. Spacious, privately owned and personalised, each property is homely despite being open-plan. Sleeping four, Corrèze is well-placed in the park for wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and there is a pool located just a five minute walk away. Perfect for families.
A four bedroom detached luxury wooden chalet-style holiday home in a scenic golf club resort, with fantastic facilities onsite. Spacious, privately owned and personalised, this property is homely and bright.
Sleeping eight, Domme is well-placed in the park for wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and there is a pool located just a five minute walk away. Perfect for families or groups of friends.
Western Norway’s Sunnmøre region is internationally recognised for its astounding natural beauty and this eight-night guided walking holiday will take you to some of the true highlights. Surrounded by the Sunnmøre Alps (with peaks rising 1700m straight up from the water) this is a place where towering rock formations, thundering waterfalls, endless shimmering fjords and glacial valleys will show you a side of nature which can rarely be glimpsed elsewhere.
8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
Buffet breakfasts, all lunches and all evening meals
This contemporary and bright four bedroom villa, complete with indoor heated pool, is perfectly situated in a quiet location in the countryside near to Souillac and Sarlat. It has stunning floor to ceiling windows that overlook the fenced garden and the woods beyond that belong to the property.
La Brande is a beautiful, traditional stone villa with a private outdoor pool, located a short 800m walk from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. Sleeping nine, this Périgourdine house is full of character, with exposed beams and an open fireplace, perfect for a cosy week away with family or friends. The villa is situated in the countryside, with fabulous views from the fenced pool and terrace area, very safe for children.
A two bedroom beautifully converted barn set in the countryside just 1km from mediaeval Sarlat, La Grande Petraria has a modern, clean interior with some traditional touches including exposed brickwork and a log burner. There is a private courtyard and conservatory outside, perfect for dining outside in the warmer months, and the property’s location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the local area.
La Maison Rosalie is a newly-built, modern three bedroom villa set in tranquil farmland, just 3km from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. There is a private outdoor heated pool, with an open terrace overlooking it, and fabulous views of the surrounding gardens and countryside.
A modern three bedroom villa with private outdoor pool and fabulous views of the surrounding farmland and hills. Sleeping six, the villa is spacious, decorated to the highest standard and has a fantastic outdoor space for swimming, relaxing and eating. Only 3km from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat, it’s in a great location for exploring the region.
A quaint one bedroom converted stone barn situated in the hills of the countryside just 1km from mediaeval Sarlat. Sleeping two, La Petraria is decorated in a modern style throughout and has all the amenities needed for a week’s relaxing stay. There is a private courtyard outside with barbecue, perfect for dining in the warmer months, and the property’s location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the local areas on foot or by bike.
A spacious two bedroom ground floor apartment with sunny terrace and large sea-facing windows opening onto a pretty garden. This property is perfectly located for exploring coastal Brittany – it is situated close to several sandy beaches in the popular seaside village of St-Jacut-de-la-Mer and close to village amenities.
A beautiful two bedroom detached house with south-facing terrace to the front of the property, La Villa is located just an 800m uphill walk from Sarlat’s mediaeval centre. The décor is simple yet stylish with clean neutral colours throughout. Outside, there is a roofed terrace area and private courtyard, ideal for soaking up the sun or relaxing with a drink of an evening.
A three bedroom traditional French villa perched on a hill in the peaceful green countryside on the outskirts of Sarlat. Boasting a large private outdoor pool and terrace, the views are magnificent – you can see as far as Domme in the distance. Perfect for a family with children, there is a large garden to enjoy, and the setting is peaceful and quiet.
A modern, new villa with contemporary finish, located just 800m from the mediaeval centre of Sarlat. Sleeping eight, this stylish four bedroom villa is set out on one bright and airy level with large patio doors that open out onto a large wooden terrace surrounding an impressive pool.
A unique one bedroom apartment, forming part of a C16 stone tannery. With two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, stylish Le Loft offers wonderful views down to the old stone bridge crossing the river in Dinan Port, which is just a few minutes’ walk away. It’s an ideal base from which to explore northern Brittany on foot or by bike.
A beautifully renovated and decorated traditional Breton cottage with three bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests. Set on the banks of the river Rance (your front gate opens up onto the riverside path), this cottage is perfectly situated for beautiful views, and it’s only a short walk to the restaurants and shops in the traditional port of Dinan
Le Bois Hannelais is a pretty stone farmhouse, believed to be over 350 years old, which has all the original features and charm combined with modern style and amenities. Comfortably sleeping up to eight people in four bedrooms, this spacious countryside house is a good choice for a larger family group or for several couples.
This beautifully renovated three bedroom stone cottage is situated on a quiet cobbled street very close to Dinan's picturesque port area. Sleeping five comfortably, it’s a great base from which to explore Brittany’s Cotes d’Armor and Ile-et-Vilaine regions and is just a few minutes’ walk from riverside bars and restaurants.
A three bedroom detached wooden chalet-style holiday home in a scenic golf club resort, with fantastic facilities onsite. Spacious, privately owned and personalised, this property is homely and bright.
Sleeping eight, Lot is well-placed in the park for wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and there is a pool located just a five minute walk away. Perfect for families or groups of friends.
This charming and tastefully decorated two bedroom ground floor apartment is set next to the river Rance, just a few minutes from the old port of Dinan. Part of a former C18 tannery, the apartment has been carefully upgraded to ensure its character features remain, adding to the experience of staying in an area so steeped in history. This property is ideally located to explore Brittany by bike or on foot.
A three bedroom detached luxury wooden chalet-style holiday home in a scenic golf club resort, with fantastic facilities onsite. Spacious, privately owned and personalised, this property is homely and bright.
Sleeping six, Rocamadour is well-placed in the park for wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and there is a pool located just a five minute walk away. Perfect for families or groups of friends.
Apartment des Tisserands is a characterful and tastefully decorated apartment in a wonderful location – next to the River Rance in the heart of the old port of Dinan. Forming part of an imposing old stone house and former tannery, the apartment has been recently upgraded, fitted out and decorated but has retained its character with original beams, fireplace with log burner and lime jointed stone walls. This property is ideally located to explore Brittany by bike or on foot.
This wonderful seven-night guided holiday explores the mountainous region of Transylvania, leaving the stories behind to uncover a beautiful country with a rich and fascinating history; full of mediaeval castles, high peaks, incredible wildlife, and -of course- warm hospitality.
7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
Buffet breakfasts, 3 picnics, 3 lunches and all evening meals
This modern, comfortable villa with four bedrooms and three bathrooms sleeps up to eight guests. It sits in a peaceful location with breathtaking panoramic views from the terrace over the gardens and private pool to the rolling countryside beyond. Situated on the hillside on the edge of the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, this villa is perfectly located for exploring Catalunya.
Villa Cabrera is a luxurious three bedroom villa that sleeps up to six guests. Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, this stunning villa boasts a fabulous outdoor space: a large free-form pool, a BBQ area and a small Finnish sauna, with shower, next to the sun terrace, plus a fabulous outdoor kitchen with covered terrace. Situated close to the bustling fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, this villa is perfectly located for exploring Catalunya.
Villa Can Burjats is an impressive and spacious villa, with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, sleeping up to nine guests. Set in a tranquil and prestigious development, it offers luxurious accommodation and a large garden with private outdoor swimming pool. Located to the south-west of Mont-Ras and Palafrugell, Villa Can Burjats is ideally situated for exploring Catalunya.
This comfortable and spacious sea-view villa has three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps five guests, (although it can accommodate seven). Sitting at the far end of a larger development, guests have access to two shared swimming pools surrounded by beautiful gardens. Villa El Golfet is situated close to the popular fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, so is perfectly located for exploring Catalunya.(
A fabulous five bedroom hilltop villa sleeping 10 guests, Villa Vista is aptly named after the breathtaking, panoramic views over the castle ruins of Begur and the coast, which can be seen from the property. Ideally located close to the town of Begur, it is a great base to explore Catalunya.