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Thinking big with our small group walking holidays

Author: Catherine Mack

Thinking big with our small group walking holidays

Thinking big with our small group walking holidays

The majority of our walking holidays are self-guided independent adventures, following carefully-crafted itineraries all on your own. But with an imaginary friend walking alongside you all the way. You can even chat with us as you go, if you really want, but we know that the freedom seekers don’t really want that. We also now […]

Ultimate guide to walking in the Balearics

Ultimate guide to walking in the Balearics

Not many archipelagos have a genre of music named after them, but the Balearic beat has evolved from this Spanish archipelago’s music scene, embracing an eclectic, melodic and electronic beat. Although this genre of music is associated mostly with the club scene in Ibiza, it reflects the blissful Balearic vibe that you get on all […]

Trust us, on the sunscreen

Trust us, on the sunscreen

Getting your children to wear sunscreen is never easy and, let’s face it, many of us adults aren’t that great at it either. However, the iconic film director Baz Luhrmann came up with the perfect song that not only accompanied us on road and camping trips, but also persuaded my children that wearing sunscreen is […]

Our eight best hikes in France

Our eight best hikes in France

France was the birthplace of the Grandes Randonnées walking trails, otherwise known as GRs or, to many keen hikers, the odyssey oscars. And they are definitely grand, covering over 35,000km of waymarked ways in France. And so, with so many colossal treks to choose from, it’s a struggle to come up with a favourite day […]

Travelling in Sicily

Find freedom and fire travelling in Sicily

When you’re travelling in Sicily, you can’t fail to feast on local produce, given that it’s a land of plenty. What you might not know is to look out for the food label, Libera Terra, meaning freed land, referring to tricky territory that has been confiscated from the Mafia and gifted to local communities for […]

Mount Olympus is the ultimate Greek odyssey Uncategorized The Natural Adventure 5

Mount Olympus is the ultimate Greek odyssey

It seems apt that, during an Olympian year, we launch a trekking holiday to summit Mount Olympus, Greece’s highest mountain (2,918m). This iconic summit, as myth would have it, was home to the Olympian gods, to whom the ancient Olympics were a tribute. The ancient games were considered to be not only an elite sporting […]

Ten reasons to try a bike and boat tour

Ten reasons to try a bike and boat tour

We have plenty of coastal walking and cycling holidays but for those who want to travel on, swim in and be rocked to sleep by the waves, our bike and boat tours may tick a lot of boxes. Think of these trips as a dynamic duo of adventures, with a wide variety of wanderlust waterholes […]

Via Spluga trekking tips, tales and wagging tails

Via Spluga trekking tips, tales and wagging tails

You know the way dogs can hear things that humans can’t? Well, maybe it’s no coincidence that the Via Spluga long-distance trail between Switzerland and Italy, is one of our most popular dog-friendly holidays. Perhaps the dogs spread the word early on about this secret alpine adventure and slowly, but surely, it spread to their […]

Baby steps. Our tips for first time hikers

Baby steps. Our tips for first time hikers

It’s funny how life takes us on different paths as we grow. Many of us remember as kids, hearing those dreaded words from older family members: “right, let’s go for a walk”. What’s the point in a walk?, many of us thought, or it’s so borrrrring!, we’d exclaim. Then, suddenly, that grown up moment is […]

Get hot and be cool about Finnish sauna etiquette

Get hot and be cool about Finnish sauna etiquette

It’s all very much part of a natural adventure in Finland to immerse yourself in a sauna experience. Bada bastu, or taking a sauna, is an important part of Finnish culture and Finland boasts the highest number of saunas per capita in the world. It’s also considered such a heritage highlight that the Finnish sauna […]

Brava Italia! Winner of our top place to go in 2023

Brava Italia! Winner of our top place to go in 2023

The photos and five-star reviews that have been pouring in from Italy this year meant that we weren’t that surprised to see it take our top place to go prize for 2023. We just can’t get enough of Italy really, a country that sometimes feels as if it has been designed to perfection, with hidden […]

Everything you need to know about the Coast to Coast path

Everything you need to know about walking the Coast to Coast path

This epic English trek is one of the most well known long-distance walking trails in the world, and walking the Coast to Coast Path is one of the best ways to explore the country’s three most celebrated national parks. The Path is actually a collection of adjoined trails that facilitate this overland odyssey of 293km […]