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Trekking the Tour de Monte Rosa

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99
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10
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10
Price Season 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Location Start 
Täsch
Location End 
Zermatt
One of the finest long distance treks throughout the Alps, the Tour de Monte Rosa offers jagged peaks, dramatic glaciers and impressive high mountain passes. Stretching 162.5km and circumnavigating the second highest peak in Western Europe, this challenging route traverses some of the most spectacular pathways that the Swiss and Italian Alps have to offer. For the finale we cross the sparkling Theodul glacier before heading to our end point; the alpine resort of Zermatt to celebrate the success of this magnificent trek.
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Switzerland
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Switzerland
Primary Country 
Switzerland
Countries 
Italy
Switzerland
Trip Validity 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
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  • 9 days challenging point to point walking
  • Backpacking; with steep ascents/descents
  • Altitude maximum 3,317m, average 2,000m
  • All meals included
  • 5 nights hotel and 5 nights mountain refuge
  • Group normally 4 to 12, plus leader
  • All meals
  • All accomodation (see below)
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Luggage transfer from Täsch D1 to Saas Grund D4,
  • The transfer by public bus from Saas Grund to Mattmark Dam
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TWH,TWS,TWP
  • From late June to early October fair weather is to be expected, but all mountain ranges create their own weather patterns and the Alps are no exception. It can and does rain and especially on the high passes it can be surprisingly cold at times. Expected daytime temperatures are in the range of 15 to 25ºC in the valleys (although it can sometimes reach 30ºC in July/August), 5 to 15ºC on the passes (though it will feel colder if wet and windy) and 5 to 15ºC in the valleys at night; possibly a little lower early and late in the season. There is always the possibility of lying snow, especially in the early season, and snowfall even in August and September when we may find new snow on the passes. Please note that on late season treks (September) the days are shorter and we will need to make early starts to make the most of the available daylight hours.

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Trek around Western Europe's second highest mountain

Each morning you will be provided with a continental breakfast before you set off for the day. Your picnic lunch will be prepared by your guide in the morning and divided among the group.You will need to carry your own lunch. Evening meals will be at the hotel/refuge in which you are staying or in a nearby restaurant. Please note dinners will be carbohydrate heavy. If notified in advance, we can cater for specific diets (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.).
Activity level 6 Challenging/Tough - 9 days walking This trek is graded as Challenging/Tough as it involves backpacking and some long days. You will have to carry your own gear with you (there is no vehicle support), but this need not weigh more than 8 to 10 kilos if you pack carefully. You will be able to lighten your load for the first few days as one luggage transfer is provided transporting your luggage from Täsch (day 1) to Saas Grund (day 4). Most of the days are long, quite often involving an ascent of 740m - 1,760m (2,500-5,800 feet), equivalent to 3 to 5 hours walking uphill, followed by a similar descent. On average you will be walking for 7 hours a day. Although the paths are well maintained there are sections that are steep and rough underfoot. Some sections of this itinerary may prove difficult for those who suffer from server vertigo. Part of the Europaweg, a high level route that traverses and contours between Grächen and Zermatt, has steep drops. We recommend that you make a special effort to get in good physical condition for the trip. Experience of point to point treks is essential. As this is a group holiday you need to be confident that your fitness will allow you to enjoyably walk at a consistent and steady pace that matches the group average, therefore allowing the group to finish the day at a reasonable time. You will also enjoy the trek a great deal more if your fitness allows you to walk the route in relative ease. Our leaders will assess the group's fitness and ability over the first couple of days and, as per our booking conditions, they may ask people who are not fit enough for the trek to complete certain sections by public transport or taxi (at your own cost). This is to ensure the safety and enjoyment of every participant. You may find our Fitness Training Guide a useful reference: http://www.exodus.co.uk/assets/pdf/Exodus_WT_Fitness_Training_Guide.pdf
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On the way down from Theodulo refuge
Trekking the Tour du Monte Rosa
Descending on the Theodule Glacier Pass
Wild Alpine ibex, also known as bouquetin.
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We use 2 and 3-star hotels for 5 nights of the trip. Most of the hotels are in stunning locations and culturally represent the countries and environment they are in. These hotels are a vital source of income to the local community. All are clean, well run and set up with the needs of the trekker in mind. Couples will always have their own room but we cannot guarantee whether this will be twin or double. 5 nights are spent in mountain refuges where you will sleep in bunk beds in dormitory style rooms, so please be prepared to share with other members of the same sex. The facilities can be quite simple but cosy.
Number of Days Activity 
9
Terrain 
Rocky terrain with some steep ascents and descents
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement
  • Visa's and vaccinations
  • Drinks
  • Optional cable car
  • Trek around Western Europe's second highest mountain
  • Discover the high valley of Gressoney
  • Experience Swiss and Italian mountain culture
  • Cross the impressive Theodul glacier pass

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11
Circumnavigate Monte Rosa along some of the most spectacular pathways that the Swiss and Italian Alps have to offer.
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Self-Guided Austrian Lakes Walk - Premium

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12
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Location Start 
Bad Ischl
Location End 
Bad Ischl
The Austrian Lakes area offers a glorious mix of spectacular views, forest trails, picture-perfect villages and swimming opportunities galore! The walks are relaxed, following mainly well-marked routes, with stunning lake views every day. Every stop brings new discoveries such as St Wolfgang's antique cog railway, the summit of Schafberg and Mozart's museum in St. Gilgen.
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Austria
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Austria
Primary Country 
Austria
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Austria
Trip Validity 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
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  Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015Self-Guided Austrian Lakes Walk - PremiumTrip code: LTGValidity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015 Table of ContentsStyleGroup sizeJoining point ThemesAccommodationFinish point MapMealsItineraryTransport StyleExodusThemesAccom: premium, Trek: point-to-point, New trip, Self-guided Map[DoxHandler=94047]ItineraryDay 1 Start Bad Ischl. Day 2 Walk from Bad Ischl to Katrin summit; valley walk past Nussen Lake and River Traun to Strobl. Day 3 Free day in Strobl for optional walks or activities such as summer toboggan runs. Day 4 From Strobl walk along the shore of Lake Wolfgang to St Gilgen. Day 5 Explore St Gilgen's cafes or ride the Zwolferhorn cable car. Day 6 Follow the Mozartsteig trail from St Gilgen between the mountains to Fuschl. Day 7 Relax at Fuschlsee, one of the smallest and prettiest of the Salzkammergut lakes. Day 8 Optional Schober summit for fantastic views; walk through forest and meadow trails to Mondsee. Day 9 End Mondsee.  

     

      Group sizeMaximum of 6 travellers per group.AccommodationMeals7 Breakfasts, 7 DinnersTransport Joining pointLandhotel HubertushofGötzstrasse 1Bad Ischl4820AUSTRIA Phone: +43 6132 24445Finish pointLandhotel HubertushofGötzstrasse 1Bad Ischl4820AUSTRIA Phone: +43 6132 24445

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      • 3 days move on walks with luggage transfers; 4 free days (route notes with 2 optional walks)
      • Low altitude and well-marked paths
      • Luggage transported between hotels
      • Self-guided tour. Min age 12 yrs
      • 8 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels, all with en suite facilities
      • All breakfasts and 8 dinners
      • All accommodation (see below)
      • Route notes and maps
      • All baggage transport
      • Arrival & departure transfers
      • Salzburg and the surrounding area is at the Northern edge of the Austrian Alps and as such has a typical Central European climate with hot summers and cold winters. However, Salzberg actually experiences relatively moderate weather making it a good year round destination. Being in the mountains, it can rain at any time in this area so be prepared for this at any point!
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      Self-guided walking in the picturesque Austrian Alps

      All breakfasts and 8 dinners are included. Austria is renowned for wholesome, robust food. The cuisine is a reflection of the culinary exchange that went on during the time of empires - French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Croatian cuisine have all contributed to the flavours, to name just a few. You will be set up for the day with a breakfast of cold meats and cheeses, traditional bread, jam and coffee. Austrians tend to eat heartily at lunch time and less in the evenings, but you will be well catered for at dinner. Local specialities include the ever present 'Wiener Schnitzel' (breaded veal cutlet) and various stews of beef and pork. Dumplings, potatoes or noodles are all regular accompaniments along with vegetables. Of course the fresh fish found in the lakes like rainbow trout, brown trout and whitefish will be a feature of many menus, often grilled with butter and herbs, or stuffed with local mushrooms. Desserts are often fruit based - such as 'apfelstrudel' or cream pastries. 'Rehrucken' is a traditional chocolate and almond cream cake. 'Linzertorte' is a flaky cake lined with currant or rasberry jam, encased and covered by a lattice of cake dough. Mozart's home town's speciality is 'Salzburger Nockerln', which is a very light dessert souffle dusted with vanilla sugar and sometimes served with strawberries on the side. Plum brandy is a popular post dinner drink, or you could try one of the various types of schnapps. Austrian wine tends to be white and fairly sweet in the manner of German Mosel wines. Beer is a better known product of the country and you will find a wide variety of local brews. The best known are Gosser and Augustiner Brau and come in light or dark forms.
      Grade 2: Leisurely/Moderate. 4 days walking. The relaxed walking for this trip follows mainly well marked routes with opportunities to extend each day. The walks are generally classed as easy but there are some forested sections where the terrain is inclined and loose underfoot. The altitude is low throughout and does not exceed 1500m. The walking is point to point and your luggage is transferred between hotels for you. The walking is suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit and healthy, enjoys the occasional weekend walk and can walk 2-5 hours per day. As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. Comprehensive route notes and maps will be sent to you with your Final Joining Instructions. The route notes contain a 24 hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the hotels are normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.
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      Aerial view of Wolfgangsee lake from Schafberg,
      Austrian Lakes
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      Hotels
      You stay in unrivalled 3 and 4 star luxury, family-run hotels that are calm and relaxing places to spend time, most with 'feel good' wellness centres, plus high levels of quality and attention to detail. In Bad Ischl, your hotel has a panoramic terrace overlooking the River Traun, the quaint family run Hotel Bergrose in Strobl and two wonderful lakeside properties. Room Upgrades: Room upgrades may be available on request for a supplement; prices start from an additional £9 per person per night (based on 2 people sharing). Please enquire at the time of booking for further details, availability and prices Single supplement All prices are based on 2 persons sharing, so if there is an odd number of people travelling in your party or you are travelling alone, there will be a compulsory supplement of £320 for a single room for the tour duration. Please note all transfers prices are based on 2 people travelling therefore for single travellers supplements may apply.
      Hotel Bergrose, Strobl
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      3 days move on walks (route notes with 2 optional walks)
      Pace 
      Approximately 2-5 hours walking per day
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      Low altitude; some short steep sections
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      • Travel insurance
      • Single accommodation (available on request) - compulsory single supplement from GBP320
      • Visas or vaccinations
      • Stay in luxury 3 and 4-star hotels
      • Marvel at the crystal-clear lakes
      • Discover picturesque waterfront villages

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      Enjoy well-marked routes with stunning lake views every day
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      Walking in Galicia

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      Friday, January 20, 2017 to Thursday, January 31, 2019
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      Galicia's impressive Costa da Morte offers rugged coastlines, dramatic cliffs dotted with lighthouses and remarkable virgin landscapes facing the challenging Atlantic Ocean. Thousands of shipwrecks have taken place along its dangerous yet beautiful shore; adding a touch of mystery to this intriguing coastline. Discover the Celtic influences and mystical legends that are richly entwined along this coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Watch sunsets from pristine beaches and cliffs, taste fresh seafood and other local delicacies and trek through traditional Galician villages. This unique walking holiday will culminate at the most western point of Europe, Cabo de Fisterra; known for thousands of years as the end of the world! The last part of the trip visits the Galician capital of Santiago de Compostela, the end of the famous 'Camino de Santiago' pilgrimage walk; a perfect location to finish the week after walking the coastal paths of Galicia.
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      Spain
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      Spain
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      Friday, January 20, 2017 to Thursday, January 31, 2019
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      • 5 days walking; 1 free day
      • Low altitude walking throughout
      • Group normally 5 to 16, plus local leader. Min age 16yrs
      • 7 nights hotels, rooms all en suite
      • All breakfasts included
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      • Galicia is known to be part of Green Spain because of the wet and temperate oceanic climate. The landscape is similar to that of Ireland, Great Britain and the west coast of France. The Atlantic Ocean winds very much determine the region's climate and landscape and you can expect weather along the Costa da Morte to be variable with more rainfall than in any other part of Spain. Temperatures are often lower than in other regions and average daily temperatures from May to September can be between 15-20 degrees Celcius. However, in the peak summer period months (July-August) temperatures can rise up to 30 degrees Celcius. As the trip is focused along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean windy conditions can be expected throughout the year.
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      Walk the rugged and dramatic Costa da Morte in the Spanish region of Galicia!

      On this trip all breakfasts are included. Breakfasts in Spain usually consist of coffee with milk, toast with ham, olive oil, tomatoes, cheese and butter and jam. Bakery items such as pastries, fruit and juice are also popular. During this trip you can expect different variations of breakfast at the three hotels we stay at but they will all include at least some of the standard breakfast items that are popular in Spain. As this is a walking trip in an untouched area of Spain with relatively little tourism, lunch options throughout the week can vary and will be determined and discussed with the group by your leader. These will include options to order picnics, self-cater from local shops and markets and where possible to visit local cafes/restaurants along the way. In restaurants you can normally find set menus for a set price from 10 to 20 euros or eat 'a la carte' for similar prices. Portions and meal sizes are usually very generous. All meals can be accompanied by the local Albariño and Riveiro white wines from the region and meals are usually finished with locally homemade liquors. Regional specialties in Galicia include fish and shellfish, red meat (especially beef), small green peppers, octopus, vegetable soups (made with the hock from ham) and various types of home grown vegetables. Barnacles, cockles and mussels are also found along the coast and feature prominently in dishes. Vegetarians can be catered for, however as this region is known for its meat and seafood dishes, flexibility is needed as you may encounter some difficulty in finding a large variety of choices in dishes.
      This trip is graded an Activity Level 3 (Moderate) The terrain will vary but most of the walking is on good quality coastal paths and gravel tracks. The walks are not technically difficult however you will need to cover distances of up to 18km so a good level of fitness is required. Located on the Atlantic coast of Spain, this area is known for varied weather so it is a good idea to be prepared and pack waterproofs and extra layers of clothing to put in your daypack for all kinds of conditions.
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      View of Cabo Vilan lighthouse
      Cross on the Costa da Morte Coast
      Sunset by Virxe de Barca Sanctuary, Muxia
      Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
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      We will spend the first 3 nights of the trip based in the fisherman's village of Laxe in a well located hotel. On day 4 our luggage will be transferred to our next hotel in another fisherman's village, Muxia where we will spend the next 3 nights in a hotel. The last night of the trip will be accommodated in a hotel in Santiago de Compostela. All hotels are well located and all rooms have private en suite. Single supplements are available (on request) from £200 GBP.
      Number of Days Activity 
      5
      Terrain 
      The terrain and type of path track will vary but most of the walking is on good quality coastal paths and gravel tracks. The walks are not technically difficult however you will need to cover distances of up to 18km so a basic level of fitness is required.
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      • Travel insurance
      • Single accommodation available (on request) from £200 GBP.
      • Airport transfers for Land Only bookings
      • Walk along dramatic coastlines in an undiscovered area of Spain
      • Visit traditional Galician fishing villages
      • Discover the Celtic influences and tragic history of shipwrecks that have helped shaped this coastline
      • Hike to Cabo de Fisterra; the end of the known world during Roman times.
      • Discover the UNESCO world heritage Galician capital and pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela

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      8
      The Costa da Morte offers dramatic coastlines, traditional fishing villages, Celtic influences and the chance to discover an unknown side of Spain!
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      Self-Guided walking in the French Caribbean

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      Thursday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
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      Guadeloupe
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      Martinique
      Martinique and Guadeloupe are the largest islands in the former French colonies in the Caribbean and are perfect for easy exploration by car and on foot. There is a bewildering variety of terrain ranging from luxuriant rainforest and sugar and banana plantations, to mighty volcanoes and sandy beaches framed by swaying palm trees. The walking on both islands is wonderfully gentle, with the option of more demanding walking up La Soufriere volcano on Guadeloupe and the flexibility of doing as little or as much as you want.
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      Martinique
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      Martinique
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      Martinique
      Countries 
      Martinique
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      Thursday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
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      40.00
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      • 11 nights accommodation
      • Two centre-based trip
      • 7 idyllic walks
      • All breakfasts and dinners
      • All accommodation
      • Route notes and maps provided
      • Flight from Guadeloupe to Martinique
      • Car Hire
      • On average the temperatures are high all year round. The hottest month tends to be September and the coolest month is January. The rainy season runs from May until December, with September also being the wettest month. The driest month is March.
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      W07BM

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      Explore the Caribean Islands; Martinique and Guadeloupe on foot.

      All continental breakfasts and 11 evening meals are included. The cuisine of the French West Indies has been greatly influenced by consecutive waves of immigration by the Carib Indians, Spaniards, Dutch, Africans, Indians, Chinese, and French. The result is an eclectic culinary tradition featuring an array of uniquely flavoured dishes. The local Créole specialties combine the finesse of French cuisine with the spice of African cookery and the exoticism of East Indian and Southeast Asian recipes.
      Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely) Your discovery begins on the butterfly-shaped island of Guadeloupe. The left 'wing' is mainly home to swathes of tropical forest, thermal pools and thundering waterfalls; in contrast, the flatter, right 'wing' offers sweeping sugar cane fields and picturesque golden sands. Moving on to Martinique, there is an alluring diversity of natural beauty; beaches with sand ranging from volcanic black to the purest white and the rainforest-clad volcanic mountain peaks of the Pitons du Carbet. As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. You are provided with route notes for each day, which begin with an overview of the walk and advice on lunch, followed by detailed instructions. The route notes contain a 24 hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the hotels are normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.
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      Coastal shot, Les Saintes
      Sailboats moored off Sainte-Francois
      Pointe Vauclin walker with cove and palm trees
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      USD $3,375.00
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      Nestling in the hills above Trois-Rivieres, your base on Guadeloupe is the fabulous Jardin Malanga. As well as affording unrivalled balcony views across the sparkling Atlantic, it offers a panoramic swimming pool and luxuriant tropical gardens. On Martinique, you stay at the discreetly charming Hotel Plein Soleil, a gorgeous Creole villa-style accommodation which exudes a feel of understated luxury and looks out over Thelmont Bay.
      Number of Days Activity 
      7
      Terrain 
      Walks mainly follow gentle, well-maintained paths, but on some days the rainforest terrain can be uneven, wet and slippery, so walking boots that dry quickly are recommended.
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      • Travel insurance
      • Single accommodation - available on request
      • Visas or vaccinations
      • Explore Martinique and Guadeloupe at your own pace
      • Try fabulous cuisine: a fusion of Caribbean and French flavours
      • Relax on white and black sand beaches lapped by azure seas, lush virgin rainforest, sugar and fruit plantations

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      Volcanic islands blessed with beautiful beaches.
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      Islands of Bermuda Self-Guided Walk - Premium

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      Thursday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
      Location Start 
      Bermuda
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      This self-guided walking holiday explores the quintessential island paradise of Bermuda, a sub-tropical gem, seemingly adrift in the North Atlantic Ocean. Warmed by the temperate Gulf Stream, Bermuda is a stunning archipelago of 181 islands and islets, the 8 largest of which form the fishhook-shaped mainland. The oldest British colony, this tiny treasure trove is packed with history and natural beauty. Famed for its stunning turquoise waters in a whole rainbow of blues, incredible pink sands and coral reefs home to hundreds of colourful fish, Bermuda is a beach-lover's heaven. Beyond the postcard-worthy bays, the islands offer a lush interior alive with a multitude of birds and flowers, making it perfect to explore on foot. As Mark Twain commented, 'You go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay here in Bermuda'.
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      Bermuda
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      Bermuda
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      Bermuda
      Countries 
      Bermuda
      Trip Validity 
      Thursday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
      Marketing Rating 
      40.00
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      • 7 nights accommodation
      • Single centre
      • 6 idyllic walks
      • Fabulous year-round climate
      • All breakfasts and dinners
      • All accommodation
      • Route notes and maps provided
      • 7 day travel pass
      • Bermuda has a fabulous year-round climate. The warmest month to visit is August (average temp. 28 C) and February being the coolest (average temp. 18 C). On average the wettest month is October.
      Comma Seperated Trip Codes 
      W11MQ,

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      Discover Bermuda's unspoilt paradise on foot.

      All buffet breakfasts and evening meals are included. Bermudian cuisine is based around seafood, not surprising given its location. A real speciality is the fish chowder; a divinely thick soup made with rockfish or snapper and flavoured with a splash of sherry pepper sauce or local rum. Other traditional dishes include ‘Peas and Plenty’ (black-eyed peas with onions, pork and rice), paw-paw casserole and Hoppin’ John (peas and rice). Fish is often served as a main course and rockfish or wahoo have to be tried! They are both ‘meaty’ white fish with a delicate flavour. Cod fishcakes are popular too as well as ‘johnnycakes’ (cornmeal griddle 1cakes).
      Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely) A traffic-free trail spans Bermuda's diminutive 21-mile length; we've split it into 6 diverse sections to offer gentle walks exploring every corner. From hidden sea grottoes to panoramic forts, lush flower-speckled fields to the sun-kissed sands of the South Shore Trail, the kaleidoscope of colour is unforgettable and the diversity of flora and fauna unbeatable. To help you get around, a 7-day travel pass is included, allowing unlimited access to the modern and efficient bus and ferry networks. Our local partner, Tim Rogers, will brief you about how everything works; he has a wealth of knowledge about Bermuda's flora, fauna and history. As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. You are provided with route notes for each day, which begin with an overview of the walk and advice on lunch, followed by detailed instructions. The route notes contain a 24 hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the hotels are normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.
      Bermuda
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      Coastal view in Bermuda
      Bermuda Building
      Bermuda sunset
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      USD $2,575.00
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      You'll stay in a deluxe ocean view room (with either balcony or terrace) at the exclusive 64-room 4-acorn Coco Reef Hotel on the edge of the best private beach on the island and just 15 minutes from the capital, Hamilton. Meals are taken either in the elegant Cafe Coco signature restaurant or on Tamara's Terrace overlooking the pool.
      Number of Days Activity 
      6
      Terrain 
      The walking is predominantly flat with no real ascents or descents. Terrain varies between asphalt, gravel, and earthen surfaces as well as some sandy trails. Walking boots are recommended.
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      • Travel insurance
      • Single accommodation - available on request
      • Visas or vaccinations
      • Discover secret turquoise bays, sea grottoes and pastel villages;
      • See colourful flowers, birds and fish - look out for humpback whales!
      • Relax in a luxurious hotel with swimming pool, tennis court, panoramic ocean views and outstanding cuisine

      Self-guided

      Gentle traffic-free trails, spectacular coastal paths, lush woodland tracks
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      Walking the Alsace Wine Trail - Self-Guided

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      Wednesday, December 21, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
      Location Start 
      Turckheim
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      Turckheim
      The Alsace has swung back and forth between French and Germanic rule for centuries, including during the German occupation of the region in WW2. This rolling, wine-growing heartland is now heavily characterised by a unique blend of French and German influences giving it a cultural distinctiveness and an eclectic mix of cuisine, language, architecture and customs.
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      France
      Location Start (Country) 
      France
      Primary Country 
      France
      Countries 
      France
      Trip Validity 
      Wednesday, December 21, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
      Marketing Rating 
      40.00
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      • 8 nights in 3-star accommodation
      • 4 days point to point walking
      • Blend of French and German influences
      • Altitude maximum 680m, average 300m
      • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
      • All accommodation
      • Luggage transfers between hotels
      • Route notes and maps provided
      • Walking transfers

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      Easy walking through vineyards, ancient oak forest and unspoilt flower-filled gingerbread villages

      Continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals are included in this trip. Traditional Alsatian cuisine is originally a peasant cuisine: potatoes, cabbage, beef and pork are the main ingredients. The cuisine features a lot of different pies, long simmered or stewed dishes like the traditional baeckeoffe.dough). There is also the famous tarte flambée (flammekeuche in Alsatian dialect), a thin dough covered in cream, chopped onions and diced bacon. The influence of German cuisine and food habits is mainly marked in the important consumption of pork products and charcuterie. ‘Winstub’ is a traditional Alsatian restaurant. Originally it was a public space where the Alsatian wine-makers used to come to present and sell their wine. They used to serve traditional simple dishes to their customers, to accompany their tasting.
      Activity level: 2 (Leisurely/Moderate) Our relaxed walking route runs parallel to the central part of the famous Route du Vin where every delightful village has its own vineyard and east-facing ruined castle. The walks follow the sentiers viticoles (paths through neatly-groomed vineyards) and shaded forest tracks, with countless opportunities to taste the local wines along the way. Almost every village has its own cave where the friendly Alsatian vignerons will insist you sample their entire range! In the beautiful villages awash with half-timbered buildings, often painted in pretty colours, geraniums spill from the window boxes and balconies. Historic Riquewihr is a highlight of the tour, an enchanting mediaeval village, nestled amongst sloping hills of vines that produce the exceptional aromatic Riesling wine. This is a self-guided tour, as such there will be no group or tour leader and you are free to complete the walks at your own pace. Please bear in mind that although this is a self-guided holiday, the atmosphere in the hotels tends to be quite social and they will sometimes place walkers together at breakfast and dinner.
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      La Cour du Bailli
      Alsace
      Colmar known as Little Venice
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      All of the hotels are in atmospheric half-timbered villages that are typical of this region, including the stunning Hotel des Deux Clefs in Turckheim whose building dates back to the C16 and is officially classed as a monument historique. The beautifully converted C16 Hotel a l'Oriel in the heart of Riquewihr has a cosy winstub and a pretty internal courtyard, where, weather permitting, breakfast can be taken.
      Number of Days Activity 
      4
      Terrain 
      Gentle walking, mainly through vineyards, woodland and heavily scented pine forests. No particularly challenging sections; however some paths are stony so protective footwear is advised.
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      • Travel insurance
      • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
      • Visa's & vaccinations
      • Walk through vineyards, ancient oak forest and unspoilt flower-filled gingerbread villages
      • Try the regional wines
      • Visit romantic castles, Gothic churches, Mediaeval villages; Riquewihr and Colmar, the 'Venice of Alsace'

      Accom: hotel/lodge

      Alsace is the best of Germany and France combined
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      Brittany's Emerald Coast Self-Guided Walk

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      Monday, December 19, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
      Location Start 
      Lamballe
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      Lamballe
      The ancient name for Brittany was Armor, land of the sea, and it is undoubtedly this element that most influences the landscape and best captures the spirit of this distinctive region.
      From the rocky headlands of the northern shore, sweeping round to the sometimes wild west coast, to the gentle sheltered bays along the southern coastline, the sea is always an integral part of everyday life here.
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      France
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      France
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      France
      Countries 
      France
      Trip Validity 
      Monday, December 19, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
      Marketing Rating 
      40.00
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      • 8 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
      • 4 days point to point walking
      • Beautifully varied and unspoiled, hardly touched by tourism
      • All breakfasts and 4 dinners
      • All accommodation
      • Luggage transfers between hotels
      • Route notes and maps provided
      • Walking transfers
      Comma Seperated Trip Codes 
      W05JC,LTM,LKD

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      Discover traditional Breton fishing ports and unchanged Middle Age sites as you walk Brittany's Emerald Coast

      Continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals are included. Brittany’s fish and seafood is without doubt one of the region’s biggest draws. Platters stacked high with lobster, crab, oyster, shrimp and prawns grace the tables of the atmospheric restaurants. Huge bowls of fresh mussels, scallops and stuffed clams take their place alongside delicious sea bass and bream. The flat local ‘Belons’ oysters are delicious, fleshier than normal ones; they are renowned for their fine hazelnut flavour. Seafood will generally be served with the excellent Breton butter, which contains Guérande salt crystals, and plain bread. Many people also think of crêpes when they think of Brittany and indeed almost every little village or town has its own crêperie.
      Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely) This 8-night walk is the perfect introduction to Brittany's beautiful coastline, allowing you to experience the very best of the beautiful Breton coast. You'll enjoy simply stunning walks, taking in dramatic scenery, a wealth of colours and a multitude of mediaeval influences. During the first few days of your holiday, you'll be walking along the magnificent paths that hug the northern coast. It's a landscape of pinky-gold cliffs, secret coves, deserted, heather-backed beaches and traditional Breton fishing villages untouched by tourism. It's perfect for exploring on foot and, at every turn, you're rewarded with fabulous panoramic views of the entire Emerald Coast. Heading inland, the route takes you along the banks of the River Rance and on through the majestic Hunaudaye forest. As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. You are provided with route notes for each day, which begin with an overview of the walk and advice on lunch, followed by detailed instructions. The route notes contain a 24 hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the hotels are normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.
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      Rue du Petit Fort (Small Fort Street) in Dinan, Brittany, West France.
      View along the coast
      View along the coast
      View along the coast
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      Your accommodation is full of contrasts too, including a lovely seaside hotel in Sables-d'Or-Les-Pins and a superbly located 4 star hotel built into the ramparts in the heart of historic Dinan. In Dinard, you'll stay in the upgraded sea-view rooms looking out across the idyllic Atlantic expanse to the old port town of St-Malo.
      Number of Days Activity 
      4
      Terrain 
      Varied walking following well-marked GR routes along coastal paths, river banks, country lanes and shady forest tracks. Some steep, but short, ascents and descents, but a good head for heights is not necessary.
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      • Travel insurance
      • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
      • Visa's & vaccinations
      • Walk along deserted coastal paths, shaded forest trails, magnificent beaches
      • Spot the local wildlife: Kingfishers, otters and a huge variety of nesting seabirds
      • Enjoy superb seafood; sweet and savoury crepes; refreshing local cider

      Accom: hotel/lodge

      Spectacular views await: pink granite boulders above turquoise seas characterise the Breton coast.
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      Self-Guided Classic Swiss Alps Walk

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      Thursday, December 15, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
      Location Start 
      Kandersteg
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      Kandersteg
      Kandersteg is in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, where the great arc of the Alps culminates in some of its highest and most spectacular peaks. This area epitomises the 'chocolate-box' Alps: lush green meadows bright with wildflowers, against a backdrop of rugged, wild mountains, topped with glistening glaciers.
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      Switzerland
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      Switzerland
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      Switzerland
      Countries 
      Switzerland
      Trip Validity 
      Thursday, December 15, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
      Marketing Rating 
      40.00
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      • 7 nights at Hotel Alfa Soleil
      • 6 days walking; averaging 5 hours per day
      • Altitude maximum 2322m, average 1100m
      • All breakfasts and dinners plus 6 picnic lunches
      • All accommodation
      • Route notes and maps provided
      • Kandersteg guest card and travel pass for cable cars, funiculars, gondolas and local buses
      • June through to August have the nicest weather, pleasant for walking. On average July is the warmest month. The rainy season falls between May and September, so rain is expected, remember to take your waterproofs.
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      LTD,LTGA,LTO

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      A walker's paradise, 1000's of kms of well-marked trails, stunning Alpine flowers, rare birds of prey in the Swiss Alps

      All meals are included throughout the trip, including picnic lunches. For dinner enjoy regional dishes and fine wines in Nico's restaurant.
      Activity level: 3 (Moderate) This is a self-guided tour, as such there will be no group or tour leader and you are free to complete the walks at your own pace. Please bear in mind that although this is a self-guided holiday, the atmosphere in the hotels tends to be quite social and they will sometimes place walkers together at breakfast and dinner. A week's stay here uncovers the very best of the region: a huge turquoise lake enclosed by towering cliffs, a hidden valley headed by a glacier, a sheer gorge carved out by glacial meltwaters, an Alpine pass that has been used since Celtic times and an abundance of wildflowers. Did we mention the spectacular views? The impressive white peaks of the 3970m Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau and Matterhorn dominate the skyline with a plethora of other summits and glaciers close at hand. Amazingly, all of this is accessible on well-defined paths directly from the hotel (with excellent signposting) or after a short bus or gondola ride.
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      On arrival at the 3-star Hotel Alfa Soleil, your hosts, the charming Seiler family, will provide you with a Regional Travel Pass giving you unlimited use of cable cars and the regional bus service. They'll also ensure you receive a full introduction to the area, including insider tips on where to spot the best alpine flowers! When you feel like a rest from walking, there's an elegant lounge, swimming pool, sauna, solarium and gym to keep you entertained. In the evening you can relax and enjoy regional dishes and fine wines in Nico's restaurant.
      Number of Days Activity 
      6
      Pace 
      Average of 5hrs walking per day
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      The walking is of moderate difficulty and includes mountain walking on good (though sometimes narrow) paths with occasional steepish climbs. NB: Some gondolas/cable cars do not operate in early/late season when alternative walks will be proposed.
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      • Travel insurance
      • Visa's
      • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
      • Have spectacular views of the region: Eiger, Jungfrau, Matterhorn, Monch
      • Hike along well-marked trails amongst stunning Alpine flowers
      • Relax in a friendly, family-run hotel with heated indoor pool, sauna and excellent cuisine

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      Breathtaking natural beauty: snow-capped peaks, emerald-green slopes, amazing turquoise lakes, meadows thick with flowers
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      This is a self-guided holiday - you'll benefit from our quality research and support, but there is no leader and you can pace your holidays as you wish. Although we have suggested that 8yrs is the minimum age for this trip, as you'll be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you.
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      Catalan Classic Walk

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      Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
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      Calella de Palafrugell
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      Calella de Palafrugell
      Catalunya is steeped in culture with its traditions and festivals dating back over thousands of years. Rich in mediaeval villages, highlights of this region include prosperous Peratallada, peach coloured Pals and fashionable Begur. The rocky coastline is dotted with pretty fishing villages, crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches which are all perfect to explore.
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      Spain
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      Spain
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      Spain
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      Spain
      Trip Validity 
      Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
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      40.00
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      • 6 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
      • 3 days walking; averaging 5.5 hours per day
      • Luggage transfers between hotels
      • Altitude maximum 460m, average 200m
      • All breakfasts's and 4 dinners
      • All accommodation
      • Walking transfers
      • Luggage transfers between hotels
      • Route notes and maps provided
      • The trips runs from April through to October (except 5-23 Aug) with the early and later part of the season experiencing cooler temperature, highs averaging 18-20 degrees celcius and lows averaging 11-15 degrees Celcius. In the height of July temperatures will reach highs of 28-30 degrees so it is important to be prepared for this. There is always a chance of rain throughout the year, so it is always best to be prepared.
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      Explore the beautifully-preserved mediaeval villages in the Catalan countryside, and discover pretty fishing villages along the rugged coast.

      All breakfasts's and 4 dinners are included. Traditional Spanish food such as paella, chorizo and albondigas (meatballs) can be found on just about every menu in Catalunya, but there are plenty of tasty local specialities too. Local cuisine features plenty of fish, including world renowned anchovies from L'Escala, and botifarras (black pudding) from the mountains. A delicious starter is Pan Catalan, which is lightly toasted bread, drizzled with olive oil and topped with tomatoes and garlic. The geography of the area has developed regional cuisine mixing 'surf and turf'; combinations such as chicken and lobster, or rabbit with prawns. Fruits also feature strongly with dishes combining chicken with figs, or pheasant and grapes. Dishes tend to be rich and hearty but there are also plenty of vegetable options for vegetarians. Catalan foods also feature sauces in many dishes, which are usually rich in flavour. The region is also renowned for the production of Cava, around the town of San Sadurni de Noya. There is a herby, smoky, grassy flavour to some of these as a result of the grape varieties and climate. The region also produces some of Spain's best wines. Though we do not cycle through San Sadurni de Noya, try the wine from this region if you spot it on a menu.
      Activity level: Leisurely/Moderate This is a self-guided tour, as such there will be no group or tour leader and you are free to complete the walks at your own pace. Please bear in mind that although this is a self-guided holiday, the atmosphere in the hotels tends to be quite social and they will sometimes place walkers together at breakfast and dinner. This holiday provides spectacular, yet relaxed walking and is perfect for people wanting to fit as much as possible into a short holiday. The route takes in the winding, sandy paths of mainland Spain's loveliest coast experiencing frequent glimpses of dazzling aquamarine seas through the umbrella pines, as well as heading inland to discover the truly unspoilt landscape of the Catalan countryside. This is a wonderful region for bird and plant life. Over a third of the countryside is now protected under a government scheme to preserve natural habitats, which means a staggering variety of rare species: golden orioles, booted eagles, purple-shot copper butterflies and colourful wild flowers. Hidden deep in the forests are stunning natural curiosities, including the 5000 year old dolmens and sparkling freshwater springs which drew the first settlers to these parts thousands of years ago.
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      Mas Tomas with Iles Medes in the background, Catalunya
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      USD $1,405.00
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      Our hand-picked hotels include the lovely, family run Hotel Garbi in the traditional fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell which is set on the hillside overlooking the sea. The magnificently restored C14 castle, Castell d'Emporda is perched on a rocky outcrop which affords breathtaking views from its terrace and the Hotel Rosa in Begur is renowned for its food and is only 3km from the sea.
      Castle of the Hotel Castell d&#039;EmpordaCastle of the Hotel Castell d&#039;Emporda - Garden roomHotel Garbi and swimming pool in Calella de Palafrugell
      Number of Days Activity 
      3
      Terrain 
      The walking is fairly gentle on well maintained paths and tracks.
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      • Travel insurance
      • Visa's & vaccinations
      • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
      • Bikes available on rest days. Please call for details and prices.
      • Walk along the stunningly rugged turquoise coast, past secluded coves, hidden bays and outstanding views
      • Look out for bird-life
      • Stay in a fabulous mix of hotels including 2 nights in a 4 Star castle, plus swimming opportunities every day

      Accom: hotel/lodge

      Varied walking, pretty coastal paths, lush green valleys, ancient cork and pine forest
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      This is a self-guided holiday - you'll benefit from our quality research and support, but there is no leader and you can pace your holidays as you wish. Although we have suggested that 8yrs is the minimum age for this trip, as you'll be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you.
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      Rivers and Chateaux of the Loire Walk

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      Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
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      Chaumont-sur-Loire
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      Chaumont-sur-Loire
      The Loire is famous for its chateaux with over 300 in total to discover. This easy paced, gentle walking holiday balances peaceful, off-the-beaten-track discoveries, with the splendour and opulence of some of the finest Renaissance chateaux in France. There's no tough climbing; the highest point is at just 150m but you're still rewarded with beautifully unspoilt landscapes and enchanting views at every turn.
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      France
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      France
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      France
      Countries 
      France
      Trip Validity 
      Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to Monday, December 31, 2018
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      40.00
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      • 6 nights in 3 to 4-star accommodation
      • 3 days walking; averaging 4 hours per day
      • Low altitude and well-marked paths
      • Self-guided holiday
      • All breakfasts's and 4 dinners
      • All accommodation
      • Luggage transfers between hotels
      • Route notes and maps provided
      • The Loire valley is blessed with fantastic weather for walking. The spring and autumn seasons experience mild climates with temperatures averaging 16-20 degrees Celcius. The summers are generally warmer with temperatures reaching the high 20s. There is always the chance of rain so it is best to be prepared for this with a waterproof layer, it is also good to have a warmer layer for the early mornings and evenings.
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      Self-guided walking in the Loire along rivers and past Chateaux.

      All breakfasts's and 4 evening meals included. The Loire prides itself on its delicious local cuisine and wine and we've included evening meals everywhere except in Amboise - given the fantastic variety of restaurants on your doorstep, we thought you'd appreciate us leaving the choice to you.
      You follow a circular route from Chaumont-sur-Loire along peaceful riverside tracks, passing quiet hamlets, before continuing alongside the River Cher through Montrichard, Chenonceaux and Montlouis. On your return you'll enjoy wonderful walks through open fields and sprawling vineyards - with opportunities for wine-tasting - and on to Leonardo da Vinci's bustling town of Amboise, before returning to Chaumont-sur-Loire. Along the way you'll take in some of France's most impressive chateaux: Chenonceau mesmerises with its iconic arches over the River Cher (be sure to taste the chateau's wine and enjoy a scenic riverside walk); the majestic Chateau d'Amboise is a former royal residence and also houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci; while Chateau de Chaumont is set in beautifully tended gardens which host the annual Festival des Jardins.
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      Lovely house on the water past during one of the walking days in the Loire Valley
      Le Pavillon de Lys, Ambrosie
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      USD $1,255.00
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      All accommodation is 3 to 4-star. The places you'll stay in have been hand-picked for their superb locations, atmospheric charm, excellent cuisine and warm, friendly owners.
      Number of Days Activity 
      3
      Terrain 
      Gentle walking along the Loire and Cher rivers.
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      • Travel insurance
      • Visa's & vaccinations
      • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
      • Walk off-the-beaten-track on relaxing flat routes beside the rivers Loire and Cher,
      • Visit France's finest chateaux: Amboise, Chenonceau and Chaumont-sur-Loire
      • Stay in quality hotels offering masses of local character, great regional cuisine and outstanding wines

      Accom: hotel/lodge

      Discover the Loire region and it's fabulous Chateaux.
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      This is a self-guided holiday - you'll benefit from our quality research and support, but there is no leader and you can pace your holidays as you wish. Although we have suggested that 8yrs is the minimum age for this trip, as you'll be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you.
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