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Why choose Headwater?

Hand-picked hotels

Memorable meals

Interest-packed itineraries

Meticulously researched routes

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Fully flexible travel

Responsible tourism


Walking holidays

Walking holidays in Austria

Walking holidays in Bermuda

Walking holidays in Costa Rica

Walking holidays in Croatia

Walking holidays in Cuba

Walking holidays in France

Walking holidays in Germany

Walking holidays in Gozo

Walking holidays in Great Britain

Walking holidays in Italy

Walking holidays in Montenegro

Walking holidays in Morocco

Walking holidays in Portugal

Walking holidays in Slovenia

Walking holidays in Spain

Walking holidays in Switzerland

Walking holidays in The French Caribbean

Walking holidays in The Galapagos

Guided walking holidays

Guided walking holidays in Costa Rica

Guided walking holidays in Croatia

Guided walking holidays in Cuba

Guided walking holidays in France

Guided walking holidays in Italy

Guided walking holidays in Montenegro

Guided walking holidays in Morocco

Guided walking holidays in Portugal

Guided walking holidays in Spain

Guided walking holidays in The Galapagos

Independent walking holidays

Independent walking holidays in Austria

Independent walking holidays in Bermuda

Independent walking holidays in Croatia

Independent walking holidays in France

Independent walking holidays in Germany

Independent walking holidays in Gozo

Independent walking holidays in Great Britain

Independent walking holidays in Italy

Independent walking holidays in Portugal

Independent walking holidays in Slovenia

Independent walking holidays in Spain

Independent walking holidays in Switzerland

Independent walking holidays in The French Caribbean

Boot ratings

Cycling holidays

Cycling holidays in Austria

Cycling holidays in Croatia

Cycling holidays in France

Cycling holidays in Gozo

Cycling holidays in Great Britain

Cycling holidays in Italy

Cycling holidays in Portugal

Cycling holidays in Slovenia

Cycling holidays in Spain

Cycling holidays in Switzerland

Family cycling holidays

Bike ratings

Canoeing holidays

Cross country skiing & winter activities

Cross country skiing holidays

Cross country skiing holidays in Austria

Cross country skiing holidays in Italy

Cross country skiing holidays in Norway

Cross country skiing holidays in Switzerland

Winter activity holidays

Winter activity holidays in Norway

Winter walking holidays

Winter walking holidays in Austria

Short hotel stays

City centre hotel breaks

Rural hotel breaks

Gourmet hotel breaks

Coastal hotel breaks




Cycling around Austria's Hidden Lakes

Carinthia Lakeside Activities

Austrian Riviera Walk

Lakes and Mountains of Carinthia Walk

Lake Constance

Lake Constance Cycling


Austrian Lakes Cycling

The Sound of Music Cycling

Austrian Lakes Activities

Austrian Lakes Walk

Walking in Mozart’s Lake District

The Danube

Passau to Vienna Cycling

Winter in The Tyrol

Cross-country skiing at Leutasch and Seefeld

Winter Walking at Leutasch and Seefeld

The Tyrol

Walking in the Leutasch Valley


Islands of Bermuda Walk

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Wildlife Walk


Coastal Croatia - Pula to Porec Cycling

Delights of the Dalmatian Coast Walk

Castles to Coast Walk


Cuba Uncovered



Alsace's Route du Vin Cycling

Contrasts of Alsace and The Vosges Walk

Walking the Alsace Wine Trail


Brittany Coastal Cycling

Brittany's Emerald Coast Walk


Chablis Vineyards Cycling

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling

Classic Burgundy Cycling

Gastronomic Burgundy Walking

Chablis Vineyards Walk

Canal du Midi

Waterways & Wine Villages of the Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi Cycling

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc Snowshoe Week


Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling

Côtes du Ventoux Cycling

Landscapes of the Luberon Cycling

Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling

Landscapes of the Luberon Walk

The Dordogne

Canoeing on the Dordogne

Dordogne Gastronomic Cycling

Dordogne Activities

Dordogne Gastronomic Guided Walk

Dordogne Gastronomic Walk

The French Alps

The High Alps Walk

The French Riviera

Undiscovered French Riviera Walk

The Loire

Loire Gastronomic Cycling

Chateaux of the Loire Cycling

Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk

Chateaux of the Loire Walk - guided departures

Chateaux of the Loire Walk - guided

Chateaux of the Loire Walk

The Pyrenees

Heart of the Pyrenees Walk

The Tarn & Cevennes

Gastronomic Walk in the Tarn



Walking in Bavaria


Highlights of Gozo Cycling

Gozo Activities

Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle

Great Britain


Dorset and the Jurassic Coast Cycling

Jewels of the Jurassic Coast Walk


Loch Ness and the Highlands Cycling

Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Walk



Secrets of San Gimignano Cycling

Classic Chianti Cycling

Volterra to San Gimignano Walk

Chianti Classic Walk

Winter in Dobbiaco

Cross-country skiing at Dobbiaco

Emilia Romagna

Cycling in Emilia Romagna


Exploring the Cinque Terre on foot


Gastronomic Barolo Cycling

Gastronomic Barolo Walk


Contrasts of Puglia Cycling

Classic Puglia Cycling

Walks in Puglia and Matera


Contrasts of Sardinia Walk


Secrets of Sicily Cycling

A Taste of Sicily Cycling

Secrets of Sicily Walking

Islands of Sicily Walk

The Bay of Naples

The Amalfi Coast Walk

Amalfi to Sorrento Walk

The Dolomites

Walks in The Italian Dolomites


Italian Alps to Lake Garda Cycling


Connoisseurs' Tuscany Walk

Undiscovered Tuscany Walk

Tuscany and The Cinque Terre


Aspects of Assisi Cycling

Mediaeval Umbrian Cycling

Footsteps of St. Francis Walk


Heart of Veneto Cycling

Venetian Villas and Vineyards Cycling

Walking in the Venetian Hills


Highlights of Montenegro Walk


The Sahara and High Atlas


Winter in Gudbrandsdalen

Cross-country skiing at Venabu

Geilo Winter Activity



Marvels of Madeira Walk

Mainland Portugal

Porto Coastal Cycling

Porto to Coimbra Cycling

Contrasts of the Costa Vicentina Walk

Birding in the Alentejo

The Algarve

Cycling in 'The Real Algarve'

Walk the Algarve's Wild West

Walking Portugal's Land's End

A Walk Through the Algarve

Walking the Algarve's South-West

The Azores

Exploring the Azores Triangle


Julian Alps to the Adriatic Cycling

Slovenian Alps Walking Adventure



Contrasts of Andalucia Cycling

White Villages of Andalucia Walk

Hidden Valleys of Córdoba


Coves and Harbours of Northern Spain


Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling

Cycling around the River Ebro

Discovering the Ebro Delta by bike

Catalan Coastal Cycling

Undiscovered Southern Catalunya Cycling

Classic Catalan Cycling

Catalan Classic Walk

Following in the Footsteps of Picasso

Catalan Coastal Walk


Birdwatching in Extremadura


Walking the Camino de Santiago

Following St James' Way


Walking the Coastal Trails of Menorca


Secrets of Aragon Walk

The Canary Isles

Walking on Gran Canaria

Walking on La Gomera

Walking on La Palma

Secrets of Tenerife Walk

Highlights of Tenerife Walk

The Sierra de Gredos

Walking in the Sierra de Gredos


Vistas of Valencia Walk



Walking in Davos

Winter in The Bernese Oberland

Cross-country skiing at Kandersteg

The Bernese Oberland

Classic Swiss Alps Walk

Jungfrau Peaks & Glaciers Walk

The Swiss Jura

The Swiss Lakes Cycling

The French Caribbean

Walking in the French Caribbean

The Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Voyage - Darwin's Enchanted Isles

Galapagos Voyage Central & Remote Northern Islands

Holiday categories

Holidays with gastronomic meals

Holidays with wine tasting opportunities galore

Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists

Destinations with great bird watching opportunities

Discover stunning historic sites en-route

Perfect holidays for single travellers

Interest-packed family activity holidays

Follow beautiful coastal routes

High level routes with stunning mountain views

Explore pretty islands and archipelagos

Riverside routes and lakesite retreats

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  • ABTA Member (No. W1593)
  • Relaxed activity holidays since 1985

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