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.
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.
Explore the beautiful provinces of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany on foot, following the steps of the ancient Romans along The Path of Gods (Via degli Dei) – a 135 km-long route connecting Bologna to Florence and traversing the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The path takes you off the beaten track and away from the big cities.
Follow the wine trails of Tuscany on foot through the wine region of Chianti, nestled between the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena. The rolling Chianti hills are carpeted with olive groves and vineyards. First overnight is in Florence and the last one is in Siena and we strongly recommend that you spend some extra nights in both cities.
Explore two of the most famous regions of Italy at your own pace. From the wine trails of Piedmont to the turquoise sea waters of the Flower Riviera, each walking day of this trip will reveal you unique natural scenery, genuine cuisine and stunning architecture. The tour finishes at the spa town of San Remo.
Walking in Wachau Wine Country from Krems to Melk, you will take in secluded wine-producing villages with pastel-coloured houses scattered among rolling hills clad with vineyards, wild forests and apricot orchards. You will discover an enchanting river landscape, lush vineyards and countless cultural sites. The wines of the Wachau Valley will delight and surprise you.
Ribeira Sacra is one of the hidden gems of Spain. The gorges of Sil and Miño provide dramatic scenery, with high cliffs comparable to the Norwegian fjords, but enjoying the privileged Spanish climate. Add to this the welcoming Galician people and their picturesque villages, the chestnut forests and the terraced vineyards, and you have a walking holiday that you will not forget.
This unique walking tour takes you to an undiscovered part of beautiful Western Slovenia. Fine food and wine are supplemented with breath-taking scenery, vast karst landscapes and natural wonders like the stunning Postojna Caves. The itinerary is suitable for walkers of average fitness level and families.
The amazing Alpe-Adria Trail runs from Carinthia in the Austrian Alps to the Adriatic Sea at a total length of 750 km. On this walking holiday you will take in the final section of the Alpe-Adria Trail. The tour offers enormous variety both culturally and naturally: starting with Castelmonte, through Cormons, Karst and Brda to the Habsburg city of Trieste.
Imagine walking through the green countryside full of vineyards, olive trees, rivers and forests, beautiful villages, and medieval towns situated on hills. The Trails and Wines of Istria walking holiday takes you to the heart of the unforgettable landscapes of Croatia and offers the chance to experience the delicious flavours of indigenous Istrian delicacies and wines.
Known for its slow food, fine wines, regal palazzi and authentic French-influenced atmosphere, Piedmont is one of Italy’s most beautiful and diverse regions and the Langhe area is one of its highlights. Walking among the rolling hills covered with vineyards, you will explore various treasuries of culinary, architectural and cultural nature.
The Trails of Istria short break will take you to the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia. Visit Hum, the smallest town in the world and experience the spirit of the past in Motovun and Grožnjan. To get to know the best of Istria, walk through Učka Natural Park and, finally, round off this green adventure with the delicious flavours of indigenous Istrian delicacies and wines.