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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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Walking in the Herault, Languedoc

wide panoramic views on the Herault region in the Languedoc

Panoramic vistas, quaint villages and the Mediterranean coast

Join your hosts for a varied walking program taking in views of panoramic vistas, quaint villages and the Mediterranean coast. You’ll also visit a chateau where a friend of your hosts will give a tour of the chateau, the vines and cellars followed by a tasting of their wines. Beautiful walking in the fabulous scenery of the Languedoc region of France.

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The Lizard at your own pace

Stunning view on sea, green cliffs and azure blue sea in cornwall - the lizard

Explore miles of scenic coast path on the Lizard Peninsula

Explore the 38 picturesque miles of the Lizard’s coastal path entirely at your own pace!

A unique Walking holiday where you stay your entire holiday in the same accommodation, so no packing of your bags each morning, your host will transfer you from the start and end of your walk to the accommodation each day!

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Walking in Medieval Portugal

Panoramic view on Medieval settlement in Portugal

Undiscovered trails in the Medieval Landscape of North Alentejo

Varied walking in the relatively unknown region of North Alentejo in Portugal. From experiencing unparalleled natural beauty to taste freshly made bread and wine from a local family, you are guaranteed a true local encounter.

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Explore the French Alps

a walker enjoying panoramic views in the Alps

refuge to refuge alpine walking route in the Southern French Alps

Wonderful refuge to refuge alpine walking in the Southern French Alps. During this walking holiday you will pass through many different types of landscapes; valleys with a high mountain ambiance with steep valley sides and dramatic scenery as well as gentler, more open valleys.

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