SICILY ~ 14 Days, 28 April to 11 May 2017
Starting in fascinating Palermo, finishing in
glamorous Taormina and exploring some of
the least-visited parts of Sicily along the way,
including the Madonie National Park and the
volcanic Aeolian islands, we will introduce
you to a side of this extraordinary island
that others only read about.
AMALFI COAST ~ 30 April to 7 May 2017
The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful part of the
world and something of a tourist hot spot.
The key to enjoying this gorgeous location
is get off the beaten track away from the
hordes and the best way to do this is on foot!
DOLOMITES ~ 2 to 9 July 2017
Flower-filled meadows, soaring pinnacles
and sculpted rock formations that makes
this landscape quite sublime. To hike in
the summer mountains, there is nowhere
ITALIAN ALPS - Trails to Freedom
22nd to 30th August 2017
This extraordinary nine day hike combines
breath-taking scenery, enchanting towns,
challenging walks and delicious food with
the fascinating story of four young men who
crossed the Italian Alps to freedom in WWII.
VENICE AND THE ITALIAN LAKES
8th to 20th September 2017
Walking tour of Venice and the Italian lakes
following stone paths that were used for
centuries by travellers, traders and armies
to link northern Europe with the colour and
wealth of the Mediterranean - the views
along the way, over the lakes and mountains
are truly breath-taking.
TRIESTE & FRIULI in the Autumn
1st to 13th September 2017
Pristine forests, national parks and fascinating
history - Explore the valleys of the Carpian Alps,
follow the historic trails through the hills that
hug the Slovenian border, stroll the vineyards
of Collio and plateau above Trieste - the region
of Friuli Venezia Giulia has all the ingredients
for a very special two week visit!
VERONA AND THE DOLOMITES
15th to 27th September 2017
"The Dolomites National Park protects a series
of highly distinctive mountain landscapes that
are of exceptional natural beauty, extraordinary
in a global context, & amongst the most beautiful
in the world." UNESCO World Heritage Listing
SICILY in the Autumn ~ Syracuse to Erice
Explore the 'other' Sicily: the remarkable south
and west, which contains some of the most
ancient and celebrated sites some of the most
dramatic landscapes and best food on the island.
PULGIA ~ Bari to Lecce
FULL for 2017 - please register for 2018
With its great natural beauty and fascinating
towns and cities, Puglia is still something of a
promised land and is still relatively unknown!
SARDINIA ~ Cagliari to Costa Smeralda
FULL for 2017 - please register for 2018
Forested limestone mountains hiding ancient
villages; rolling plains; pristine coastline
scattered with gorgeous fishing villages;
a buzzing capital and gracious hospitality
...Sardinia is a magical island!
~ 6 or 7 Days - Dates to suit
No shuttles or buses, these itineraries are
continuous walks, taking you from A to B, along
ancient paths that lead you through some of
the most spectacular countryside in Europe.
All you have to do is get up in the morning,
pull on your boots, have breakfast and enjoy
the walk - we'll look after the rest.
1 - Portofino to Sestri Levante
2 - Levanto to Portovenere (Cinque Terre)
3 - Exploring Coast & Mountains, from Vernazza
4 - Portofino to Portovenere
PIEDMONT - Alba and the Lange Hills
Grand alps soaring high above, villages lap the shore,
stunning villa gardens carpet the foothills; all contributing to this picturesque landscape!
1 - Montalcino to Montepulciano.
2 - Mt Amiata, San Qurico d'Orcia
to Abbaddia San Salvatore
3 - San Gimgnano to Siena
4 - Chianti, Florence to Siena
UMBRIA - Assisi to Spoleto.
LA TUSCIA - Tuscany, Umbria & Lazio.
AMALFI - Ravello to Positano
plus 3 day Capri extension
1 - Central, heart of the Island
2 - Western, and Egadi Islands
Provence - St Remy, and the Luberon
23-30 April & 8-15 October 2017
The best of Provence: walking in tiny
mountains with long views, landscapes
of Van Gogh, Roman towns, picturesque
medieval villages, vineyards & lavender fields.
St Remy, Arles, Les Baux, Gordes, Fountain
des Vaucluse, Rousillon & Bonnieux.
Along the Dordogne
14/21 May & 24 Sept/1 October 2017
From cliff-side medieval Rocamadour,
past imposing castles to pre-historic
dwellings and paintings of Les Eyzies,
and great Perigord cuisine.
Gouges du Tarn and de la Jonte
28 May to 4 June 2017
Some of France's finest walking country
together with the greatest variety and
profusion of flowers and birds, and most
Burgundy - Valleys, vines and wines
5/12 June & 11/18 September 2017
The most picturesque villages in France
set in vineyards with the forested Vosges
hills as a backdrop.
Walking in Alsace will be along farm and
forest tracks through vineyards, forests
and high meadows. Quiet lanes through
picturesque villages, and pilgrimage routes.
BURGUNDY ~ 6 Days
Beaune to Dijon
NORTHERN BURGUNDY ~ 6 Days
Chablis to Vezelay
BEAUJOLAIS BURGUNDY ~ 5 Days
Crus du Beaujolais Region
PROVENCE ~ 7 Days
Small villages concealed within a network of
woods and vineyards, the Dentelles offer
perfect walking conditions. The range is
circled by towns and villages, most clustered
around the ruins of medieval castles.
And with a rich history, particularly the bustling
agricultural town Vaison-La-Romaine, you pass
through varied country of unrivalled beauty.
PROVENCE AND PEAKS ~ 8 Days
A keen mountain walkers dream, with
moderate to strenuous summits of
3000 to 6000 ft. Explore the mountains
of Provence, and the unspoilt corner famous
for its ancient hilltop villages, wine, lavender,
and more. Each 5 to 6 hour daily walk combines
moderate to strenuous ascents up to 700m
and numerous summits up to 2000m, with
breath-taking views of the Southern Alps.
AND something a little different ~
PROVENCE CYCLING TOUR .....
the easy route - not Tour de France!
These following carefully chosen itineraries
facilitate the discovery of many sights and
attractions punctuating this territory through
trails and bike paths rather than main roads
and in complete freedom, far away from the
noise, pollution or parking-related constraints.
Touring equipped with electric bikes, you will effortlessly travel to the 'Perche' villages
of Gordes, Ménerbes and Oppède-le-Vieux
from where you'll enjoy a stunning view over
the surrounding landscapes and discover the
authentic villages Isle-sur-la-Sorgue,
Bonnieux, Fontaine de Vaucluse & Roussillon.
Provence ~ 8 days
Touring through the art of this landscape,
the festivals, the colourful markets, and
medieval villages, all with easy reach.
Luberon ~ 5 days
Discover the landscape counted among the
most magic of Provence.
Be seduced by touring in a protected
natural territory, dense in architectural
heritage and warm welcome.
Alpilles ~ 5 days
An exceptional background of blue skies,
embodying the harmony of sublime landscapes,
still untamed natural environment and proudly preserved traditions.
You will come across the beautiful villages of
Les Baux, Eygalieres and St Remy.
Luberon Weekend ~ 2 days
Discover the beauty of this landscape, roam
among the lavender fields, cherry orchards
and oche cliffs surrounding the numerous
charming villages build in the heights.