Local culture, to us, is delving into a destination’s rich history; uncovering ancient traditions that unite the local people; discovering recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation and enjoying the unique opportunity of spotting local wildlife in its natural habitat. This is why each one of our itineraries and detailed trip notes are designed to guide you towards breath-taking historical monuments, local wine tasting experiences, fine dining restaurants and wildlife-rich regions all while staying in our characterful accommodations.
On a Headwater holiday, rest assured that we seek out the most authentic experiences so you walk away with a real insight into the local culture, whether that’s riding towards colossal archaeological sites and sun-drenched rural hamlets on our Julian Alps to the Adriatic Cycling trip or tucking into delicious seafood in a traditional fishing village on our Pula to Porec Cycling trip in Croatia. Our Puglia - cycling the heel of Italy trip, allows you to explore the region’s fascinating local architecture, from Matera’s fascinating ancient cave dwellings to the peculiar conical-shaped Trulli houses in Alberobello.
When it comes to discovering a destination’s local culture on foot, our walking itineraries do not disappoint. Explore closer to home while walking the North East Wales Heritage Trail as your route guides you towards Iron Age hill forts, traditional quarries and the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal. Or discover the charming honey-coloured villages, inviting local tearooms and historical sites Walking the Cotswold Ring. For something further afield and off-the-beaten-track, why not wander the mountainous region of Transylvania on our Transylvania and the Carpathian Mountains trip? Aside from the spectacular array of fairytale castles and traditional churches, you may also get to experience walking through the region’s wildflower pastures where you can see rare birds and butterflies.
Why not take the opportunity to browse through our Cultural Walking and Cultural Cycling collection of trips that are designed to immerse you into the destinations local culture, or find inspiration by reading our blog.