This fabulous hiking tour takes you on a trek around the northwestern section of the Julian Alps. Mountain lovers will be enthralled by the stunning alpine scenery, and history lovers will enjoy learning about major events that took place here in the First and Second World War. Trails will take you along mountain ridges, meadows and valley floors, slowly moving from east to west. Walk highlights include a walk through the stunning Tolmin gorge and deep canyons with thundering rapids. Listen to the sound of the mighty Boka Waterfall and swim in crystal clear alpine lakes. Not to miss a visit to the WW1 fortifications at the Isonzo front.
While the Alpine Rhine forms the country’s border with Switzerland in the west, steep peaks seal off the principality in the east. At first glance, Liechtenstein may seem very miniature, but the small country counts more than 30 mountain peaks, making it a true hiker’s paradise. Along the way, you’ll discover sparkling mountain lakes, follow narrow high-altitude trails up to the highest peaks in the country, and visit charming alpine and mountain cabins. The eponymous capital and prince‘s seat is the starting point of this hiking trip, which promises a surprisingly diverse stay in the midst of a magnificent mountain world.
The Etruscan coast – as the region is called between Pisa and Piombino – not only offers on top of stupendous coastal sections, cultural highlights and villages worth visiting, also a marvelous hiking area. Varied hiking tours both inland and on the coast make this holiday an experience. The routes lead you through pine groves and deciduous forest, Mediterranean macchia as well as via wild high plateaus and white sandy beaches. En route you always have the option of jumping into the cool water and linger a bit in the sunny bays. You spend the nights in Pisa and in lovely coastal towns, where you can truly relax after each hiking tour or explore the historic center. The ferry takes you across to Elba, the island with the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, enchanting diversity of vegetation and amazing hiking paths. Here you spend two days on the sea and enjoy coastal walking at its best.
Mallorca’s mountains make hikers’ hearts leap for joy, especially if it is all about the long distance hiking path GR221. It leads across the entire island from the north to the southeast and combines all highlights which constitute hiking on Mallorca. Views onto/from the coast you cannot get enough of, the alpine like Tramuntana Mountains, in between the two reservoirs, where Mallorca’s highest mountain is reflected in the water, or the citrus fruit in the idyllic Sóller valley, where you can smell spring already from a distance. Coastal villages such as Deià and Valldemossa are also located en route as well as monasteries, extensive country estates, fincas and renowned coastal towns such as Pt. Andratx. Fragrant macchia, evergreen and holly oak forests providing shade, inquisitive sheep and mountain goats accompany you along the route of the dry-stone walls, which are definitely going to fascinate you.
You can experience three of the most famous river cycle paths in Austria up close on this cycle holiday. Start comfortably on the Inn cycle path and admire the towering Nordkette mountains. In the Zillertal valley you only make a short stop because the largest waterfalls in Europe are already waiting for you in Salzburg’s Pinzgau region. The popular Tauern cycle path leads you via Lake Zeller See initially into world-famous Salzburg and then onwards to Passau. Here you will meet the river Inn again and of course the Danube. She will accompany you further across Austria to imperial Vienna. Marvellous scenery, culinary delicacies, traditional customs and high culture – a cycle tour could not be more diverse!
A cycling holiday along the Algarve could not be more diverse. You cycle from Europe‘s southwestern most point, the Cape St. Vincent all the way to the Spanish-Portuguese border town Vila Real de Santo Antonio. En route you experience stunning sceneries, romantic fishing villages with lots of tradition, bustling historic centers, secluded bays framed by steep cliffs, fabulous views across the sea and countless endless sandy beaches inviting you to linger or swim. Enjoy the Portuguese hospitality with its excellent cuisine and discover a multifaceted and stunningly beautiful coastline during this cycle holiday from West to East.
This varied cycle holiday along Portugal’s Atlantic coast takes you from the vibrant capital Lisbon to the most southwestern point of Europe – the Cabo des Sao Vicente. Experience an unforgettable journey to historical and cultural sites and through nature reserves teeming with life and biodiversity. Even the early explorers around Christopher Columbus started their explorations across the Atlantic on the Portuguese coast. Embark on a discovery tour and get to know beautiful beaches, typical villages, idyllic harbour towns, excellent cuisine and extensive nature reserves on this holiday along the Atlantic coast.
Beyond landscapes worthy of the most beautiful postcards, come and discover the most authentic facets of traditional and picturesque Alsace. This tour will take you to the crossroads of Roman, Gothic and Baroque architecture, to museums with priceless treasures, to the forests of the Vosges, to the peat bogs of the Ried and to a sparkling vineyard. The warm welcome of the Alsatians, the liveliness of the traditions, the generosity of the gastronomy and the so characteristic palette of the aromas of the Alsatian wines, compose the portrait of a corner of France where it is good to live and that we invite you to discover by bike.
At the crossroads between France, Germany and Switzerland, the “Dreilandereck” is a unique region that brings together three countries, three languages and three cultures: one of the most beautiful regions in Europe! This easy and quiet bicycle route without borders, on beautiful cycle paths, will allow you to discover a superb nature between mountains and vineyards. This trip will also delight the gourmets who will be able to taste exceptional local products accompanied by wines from the best vineyards on each stage. Highlights include the cities of Freiburg, Colmar, Mulhouse and Basel and the amazing architecture of the city of Neuf-Brisach, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The starting point of this romantic journey is the city of Strasbourg, European capital. Then the picturesque little towns follow each other like pearls along the Alsace Wine Route for about 170 km. In many of these villages, time seems to have stood still in the middle Ages. Naturally, everything here revolves around wine – Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Sylvaner – and culinary delights such as munster, sauerkraut, baeckeoffe, kougelhopf and tarte flambée. You will also pass through the beautiful cities of Colmar and Mulhouse before discovering Basel, its life style and its gentle cosmopolitan bustle.