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Beat the European Winter

Beat the European Winter!

Are you looking for an active break combined with some winter sun? Here are some of our top European destinations that enjoy a much milder climate and warmer temperatures in the winter, ideal conditions for walkers. Add to that the quieter trails and the cosy accommodations to retreat to after your rewarding days out and grab your opportunity to travel now. 


La Gomera is a year-round breathtaking destination. The variety of the landscapes that you will see in such a small area is amazing and Gomeran hospitality is truly memorable. This trip covers the south – and sunnier! – side of the island and the shorter walking days will give you the opportunity to do other activities such as relax by the sea, snorkelling, kayaking or whale watching. La Gomera has a good infrastructure of roads, amenities and services, including good restaurants and small, family-run hotels. Find out more >>






The Portuguese island of Madeira lies well out in the Atlantic, where the Gulf Stream affords it a mild and equable year-round climate. Volcanic in origin, the rugged interior rises abruptly to over 1,800 metres/6000 feet. A characteristic feature of the island is the elaborate system of ‘levadas’ (irrigation channels), which over the centuries has extended to more than 2,000km of channels and 40km of tunnels. Many of the levadas can be followed on foot and these together with a network of local trails make even the most remote parts of the island accessible. Find out more >>






An exhilarating mountain walk in Spain through white-washed Moorish villages and with the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada as a backdrop. Visit the spectacular Alhambra (which this year will see substantially fewer visitors) before moving up into the Alpujarras, where all sorts of crops thrive in the temperate climate, from lemon groves to olive orchards, and enjoy dramatic views, walking among terraced fields and along centuries old irrigation channels. Find out more >>



Cyprus is an island of natural beauty in a region with an abundance of ancient and modern civilisations and cultures. Winter in Cyprus is generally mild, especially the western part where our walks are concentrated. In late winter and early spring, from February onwards, peaking in March, the Akamas blooms with a profusion of wild flowers. Away from the cosmopolitan towns and beach resorts you will find large areas of natural, unspoilt countryside. Rugged, conifer-clad mountains, woodland and gentle orchards and vineyards are interspersed with tranquil, timeless villages. The people extend a warm and friendly welcome and their hospitality will add greatly to the enjoyment of your tour. Find out more >>




The rugged beauty and dramatic landscapes of less-known La Palma, the north-westernmost island of the Canary Islands, make it ideal for a weeklong walking holiday. Its highest mountain, Roque de los Muchachos, is the second highest peak in the archipelago, the north of the island is dominated by the giant Caldera de Taburiente, while at Cumbre Vieja you will find about 120 volcanic vents. Described by UNESCO as a “miniature continent”, the whole island is protected as a World Biosphere Reserve. A portfolio of walks is designed to make the most of the wonderful natural features of the island based from the two main towns, Santa Cruz and Los llanos de Ariadne. Find out more >>




Between Fethiye and Antalya along Southern Turkey's Tekke Peninsula, or Lycia as it is historically known, is one of the country's first waymarked trails: the 509km Lycian Way. This mountainous route encompasses spectacular coastal views, archaeological treasures dating back to the 8th Century BCE and interesting villages with their unique Lycian flavour. Experience genuine cultural exchange with the local people and travel in winter to find quiet trails. Find out more >>




Would you like to discuss your travel options during the current climate and our relaxed booking conditions? Or are you unsure about your level of fitness or have other queries? Our team of travel experts are available for you and can be contacted by phone or email. 

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