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Get Fit For Your Headwater Cycling Holiday

First of all, don’t let the word ‘fit’ deter you! Headwater cycling holidays are designed to be relaxing, and all our holidays are assigned an activity level and give you daily distances before you go, so you will have a good idea of how much cycling you’ll be doing well in advance of your holiday. […]

Airships, ferries and bikes – above, on and around Lake Konstanz

Don’t just take our word for it. Headwater customer Mike Spiller writes about his recent cycling holiday to Lake Konstanz… The Pfander cable-car station gives you stunning views of 3 countries. To the south are over 200 Swiss and Austrian Alpine mountain peaks. They stretch so far and wide that their beauty almost dilutes the sheer […]

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 […]

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. […]

How to survive a multi-generational family holiday

Fighting over who uses the bathroom first (just like at home)…disagreeing over what to do each day…getting on each other’s nerves…travelling with your family can be a daunting prospect. But if you plan it properly it can be a fantastic bonding opportunity, full of laughter and love (and hopefully not lots of learnings!). Here are […]

The Artists’ Retreat – 6 Things you Need to Know about the Oslofjord

Two of the most indisputably Norwegian attractions make up the name Oslofjord, and though there are many reasons to visit Norway, ‘Oslo’ and ‘fjord’ are surely two of the best. This expansive water system penetrates 60 miles north from Fredrikstad to Oslo in Norway’s south-east corner and houses a number of other fjords, bays, bights […]

In the footsteps of Saint Francis…sort of

I’m in Umbria on a route-finding ‘mission’ for Headwater – one with a slightly religious flavour – to put together the walks for their fantastic new walking itinerary that follows part of the 500km Saint Francis Way (the Via di Francesco) from La Verna to Rome. Well, I’m hoping it’ll be fantastic…once I’ve finished it! […]

Gem of the Emerald Isle – 5 Reasons to Walk or Cycle in Connemara

The rolling green expanse of Connemara lilts as gently as the soft Irish tones in its name. This region on the west coast of Ireland looks almost otherworldly, but it remains rooted in a rich Gaelic history evident in the various towns and fishing villages dotted around its weather-hardened foundations. The boundaries of Connemara are […]

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