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5 of the most delicious foods of the Loire Valley

Stepping foot in the Loire Valley is like stepping into one of Walt Disney’s fairytales. Once the playground of noblemen and women, more than 300 gorgeous châteaux, complete with turrets, towers and moats, shower the lush landscape, conjuring up images of historical French royals and love stories. Stunningly elegant gardens surround the magnificent Renaissance monuments, […]

Vineyards, villages and Volterra: 5 reasons you should visit Tuscany’s Chianti region

A bright orange glare casts a warm glow over the endless quintessential Tuscan landscapes as the sun begins to set behind cypress-studded hills. The perfect setting for romantics, the Chianti region has long-inspired a swathe of artists and writers who lift the natural beauty and translate it delicately into words and images. Picking up a […]

Top 9 rooms with a view

Location, location, location! Immaculate vineyards, erupting volcanoes, pounding ocean waves and mighty mountain ranges – just some of the spectacular views Headwater customers will enjoy this summer when staying at our finest-ever collection of hand-picked hotels. 1. The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its sensational scenery: mountains dropping into crystal blue seas, towns clinging vertiginously […]

Q&A with our Venabu Cross-Country Skiing Guide

Name: Robert Molnar Job title: Head of Ski School and Guiding Length of time working for Headwater: 12 seasons Length of time as a skiing instructor: since 2004 What’s the best thing about living in this snowy wilderness? I find it very peaceful and calming. What do you enjoy most about teaching guests how to […]

Where is hot in April for a Cycling Holiday?

In theory, the UK and much of northern Europe should be a pleasant enough temperature come April, but sadly in practice single digit temperatures, rain and even snow are all too common. Luckily enough we’ve got three great destinations that would make for a perfect April cycling holiday with sunny weather and far more besides. […]

Scaling new heights in Teide National Park, Tenerife

What first comes to mind when you think of Tenerife? If beaches, sun, bars and resorts spring to mind then you’re definitely not alone. Tenerife is a sun-drenched escape par excellence, with affordable flights from the UK and accommodation in sunny coastal resorts all year round. What fewer people know about Tenerife is that it’s […]

Cycling for the over-50s

One of the most important exercises you can choose as a means of stretching the muscles, burning fat, and keeping fit, is cycling. Because of the nature of the activity, people also enjoy it as a means of transportation and also as a leisure activity. People aged 50 years and above have a lot to […]

Headwater’s 2018 Travel Guide

This is our round-up of 12 destinations that have either been dubbed as trending for this year by travel and industry experts, or that we have chosen based on anniversaries or celebrations in the regions. Take a look: Lake District, UK The Lakes have provided inspiration for artists and poets for centuries, including Wordsworth and […]