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Discovering Lubrin – a peaceful retreat in the popular walking area of Almeria in Spain

Two happy people on a walking holiday in Lubrin- Almeria - Spain

Happy walking under blue skies around Lubrin, Almeria in Spain

By John Vincent, owner of Cortijo Fuente Arriba

Twenty years ago my wife and I visited Almeria, the easternmost province of Andalucia for the first time and discovered the authentic Spanish mountain village of Lubrin. Continue reading

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Books to Bring on Your Walking Holiday

Book and a pair of glasses laying on a mossy stone

Books and nature

Holidays are the best times to indulge in books. There are no pressing deadlines, household errands or – depending on where you go – Wi-Fi signal to distract you from the wonders of the printed word. This is especially true for walking holidays, which are a time to feel the earth under your feet in fascinating and idyllic destinations. Continue reading

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Walking where nature and history meet at every corner

Beautiful mountains in Arcadia, small nested village in the valley

The village of Sitena nested in its green plane tree filled valley

Our home area is the largest National Park on land in Greece. And because Greece has some of the greatest biodiversity in Europe, we walk here surrounded by fabulous nature and unique flora. Continue reading

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Unique guided safari in Norway

Rider on a trail in the Fulufjellet National Park

Fulufjellet National Park in Norway: unspoilt natural beauty

When most people think of Norway they think of the Fjords. But this beautiful country has far more to offer. One of these places is Trysil. Continue reading

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Luxury walking on Menorca to be enjoyed not endured

Group of happy walkers on a Menorca walking holiday

Menorca will always bring smiles to the walker’s face

Menorca is an unspoiled walking paradise. If you enjoy walking through pine and oak forests, leading down to deserted beaches and coves, this holiday is just for you! Continue reading

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Walking holidays with Greece on Foot in Arcadia

Amazing view of Leonidio, beautiful nature all around

Leonidio, the local capital of Kynouria

When I first came to Greece I expected a holiday brochure of white washed island houses in the sun above a beach. What I found for the last 30 years has been that and so much more. The landscape and people of Greece have such depth and breadth that I still feel I have only scratched the surface. Continue reading

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Discover the inland Valleys of Costa Blanca

Beautiful view of the Costa Blanca that can be enjoyed on a walking holiday

The beautiful Costa Blanca

When people think of the Costa Blanca they generally think of summer holidays on the coast but as many others are discovering the inland valleys are the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits. Walkers, mountaineers and cyclists have been flocking to the area in recent years and it’s no wonder why. Continue reading

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How To Stay Safe On Your Hiking Holiday

How To Stay Safe On Your Hiking Holiday

Staying safe on your walking holiday

Everybody who has been on a hiking holiday knows just how eye-opening and adventurous it can be. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a beginner who’s just about to set off on their first hike, knowing how to stay safe is important. In this article we’ve collected a few simple tips for you to stay safe and get the most out of your hikes. Continue reading

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The Greek island of Amorgos, a paradise for a walking holiday!

A beautiful landscape on Amorgos - Ammoudi beach

Amorgos, Ammoudi beach, photo by Dario Morandotti (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Amorgos is the Easternmost island of the Cyclades group, between Naxos and Astypalea. With a good network of paths and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Cyclades… it’s a perfect location for a walking holiday. Continue reading

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Explore the Rota Vicentina – coastal walking trails in Portugal

Walking along the Vicentina coast in Portugal

Explore Vicentina Nature Park’s coastal paths & trails – wonderful walking in sunny Portugal

Located in Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal, in the heart of the SW Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park, Vicentina Travel is a Local Tour Operator that promotes Self-Guided Hiking Holidays to individuals and small groups. Our guests walk along Rota Vicentina, a network of walking trails in SW Portugal, totalling 400 km to walk, along the most beautiful and best preserved coastline of Southern Europe! Continue reading

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