Wine Trails Walking Holidays
We have a choice of holidays where you can walk through some of the best wine growing areas of Europe, enjoying the region’s wines, landscapes and villages. Walking through some of the world’s greatest vineyards is a unique experience, especially if there is an option for some wine tasting at the end of the day. And while sampling some of the best – and not necessarily most popular – wines in the world is great, it is the amazing scenery and the friendly people that will make the experience unforgettable.
Discover the best of Champagne on foot and walk through leafy vineyards and lush woodland from Epernay to Reims. Stop along the way for wine tastings and spend the nights in charming hotels.
Discover the best of Burgundy on foot. Follow the ‘Chemin des Grands Crus’ passing the famous Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune vineyards. Stop along the way for wine tastings and spend the nights in stylish hotels and châteaux.
Discover the best of Burgundy on foot from Dijon to Meursault. Follow the ‘Chemin des Grands Crus’; a trail through the Côte d’Or wine country passing the famous Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune vineyards.
The beautiful border region of Alsace, nestled between the Vosges Mountains and the River Rhine, is a walker’s paradise, offering a wonderful variety of scenery, renowned wines, quality beers and delicious local cuisine. Finish the holiday in Colmar, one of the most beautiful towns in France.
Our itinerary along the French section of the Via Francigena takes you from the historic city of Reims to Bar-sur-Aube. You will walk in the heart of the Champagne region among vineyards and undulating hills. In the evenings, relax in the welcoming accommodations and sample some of France’s finest wines.
Make your way from Porto into the very heart of the Douro wine region and explore the picturesque hills and valleys of Northern Portugal. Follow unpaved roads and footpaths as you walk from village to village, sample award-winning wines and spend the nights in characterful country hotels set on wine estates.
Discover the charming Moselle and Saar scenery walking along old Roman roads and reach Trier with its lively old town. Spend the evenings immersing yourself in the region’s wine culture and cuisine. You can optionally extend your holiday to include an unforgettable boat trip and a walk taking in the highlights of the Eifel Trail.
Discover fairy-tale hilltop castles as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail on this short walking break. Walk on panoramic footpaths through vineyards and mystical forests where the legend of Loreley still lives and reach the romantic Sankt Goarshausen. Along the way, cosy taverns invite you to sample the first-class local Riesling wines.
Discover numerous fairy-tale hilltop castles as you follow the Rheinsteig hiking trail. Walk on panoramic footpaths through vineyards, deep gorges and mystical forests where the legend of Loreley still lives, and reach the old town of Koblenz. Along the way, cosy taverns invite you to sample the first-class local Riesling wines.
Arrive at Avignon and discover one of France’s most prestigious wine villages, Chateauneuf du Pape. You then continue walking in the heart of the Cotes du Rhone region into the foothills of the Dentelles, enjoying the breathtaking views. And of course, there will be numerous wine-tasting opportunities during this unforgettable trip in the heart of Provence!
During this classic Provence walking holiday, you will follow Van Gogh’s footsteps into the most beautiful of the Alpilles landscapes. You will spend time in the artistic town of Saint-Rémy, walk to the spectacular perched village of Les Baux and the nice little village of Maussane, and finish in the beautiful Roman town of Arles.
Provence can be just as exciting in winter as during the busy hot summer months. Its mild temperatures and bright blue skies reveal a very different kind of charm in the low season and the places are less crowded than during the busy hot summer months. Overnights are in charming 3 and 4-star hotels offering the signature Provençal hospitality and style.