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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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10 Beautiful English landscapes

Mountains around Lac Fourca in Mercantour National Park, France

Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland. One of those beautiful English landscapes…

England is one of those countries that seems to be made for exploring on foot. Thousands of miles of excellent footpaths, pleasant walking weather year-round (Spring and Autumn tend to be especially good) and beautiful scenery.

Here are photos to give you a taste of England’s beautiful landscapes. We hope they inspire you to get out there.

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Mercantour National Park, France – Never heard of it?

Mountains around Lac Fourca in Mercantour National Park, France

The mountains around Lac Fourca in the Mercantour National Park, France – photo © SpaceBetween

“The Mercantour? – never heard of it” – don’t tell too many people about it!!!

In a shrinking planet, it is great to have the chance to holiday in an unspoilt national park in France – just an hour north of Nice.
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How does an independent outdoor holiday company make sure that its guests have a great time?

Elderly couple pointing towards mountains

A job that most people could only dream of and one that really suits our personalities…

My wife Carolyn and I have organised walking holidays on Menorca for more than a decade. In recent years, we’ve grown and also run painting and cycling holidays on Menorca along with expanding onto the neighbouring islands of Mallorca and Ibiza.

We’re very much aware that, as we grow, we’ll be competing with bigger and more established competition. Continue reading

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The Lot Valley in France: a walker’s paradise

Hilltop castle overlooking a rural landscape in the Lot Valley in France

The Lot Valley in France – a walker’s paradise … ideal for exploring on foot

A walker’s paradise: the Lot Valley in France. An area with a wealth of prehistoric and medieval sites, picturesque hilltop villages, and an unspoiled and varied landscape, ideal for exploring on foot. Continue reading

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Walking in Portugal’s Medieval Alentejo

Hilltop castle overlooking a rural landscape in the Portugese Alentejo

Walking in Medieval Alentejo, Portugal: Impressive medieval villages and untouched nature.

Portugal is a land that offers a great diversity of natural, architectural, cultural, gastronomic aspects, giving any visitor the opportunity of admiring unique diverse characteristics in a space of short distances. Come along with Guido and Sara as they tell you a bit more about why they love this part of Europe. Continue reading

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