Take a journey through time
Dotted around key strategic regions in Europe, the ancient castles and majestic fortresses stand as a testament to the illustrious history of kings, while also giving a gentle nod to the intricacies of alliances and vendettas throughout the ages. This year why not uncover the fascinating legends and unique history behind some of the most interesting castles in Europe on a Walking or Cycling Holiday with Headwater. Each of our itineraries in the Castles Collection are specifically designed to immerse you in the best historical and cultural gems your destination has to offer.
Our fantastic range of Walking Holidays lead you towards fairy tale Chateaux on our Chateaux of The Loire Walk, dominating Norman castles off the British coast while on our Pembroke to Amroth Walk and the impressive UNESCO-recognised Castle of Grinzane Cavour, where you can head to a local Barlo wine tasting afterwards on our Gastronomic Barolo Walk.
If you’re looking to explore further, faster, our selection of Cycling Holidays gives you more time to soak up the historical sites of interest. From riding towards the striking Castle of San Martino encircled by rustic vineyards on our Venetian Villas and Vineyards Cycling to reaching the enchanting castle of Schloss Laufen that’s dramatically perched above the Rhine Falls during our Lake Constance Cycling holiday, you’re bound to enjoy uncovering ancient relics and spectacular folklore from bygone eras with us. Take a look at our complete Walking and Cycling Castle Collection below for some much-needed inspiration for your next holiday.