30th January, 2015
Welcome back to part 2 of our round-up of new cycling holidays and walking tours for 2015. We hope you are as titillated as we are by these exciting new trips in some brand new locations, as well as some specially designed itineraries in some of our most popular destinations. So without further ado, here we go:
1. Lake Constance cycling holiday
Cycling around Lake Constance offers the unique opportunity to tick off no less than three countries in a single trip: the lake borders Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It's one of the most popular cycling routes in Europe, and it's not difficult to see why! Stunning landscapes, pretty lakeside villages, vineyards galore, mountaintop vistas, historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and even a Zeppelin museum await. This is a fantastic choice for families as the cycling is very easy going and the terrain is particularly flat. To find out more, check out the details of this glorious cycling holiday here.
2. Cycling and walking tour of The Cotswolds
We've combined some of our favourite cycling and walking routes in the Cotswolds, our most popular destination, to create this special trip. Choosing to travel by bike AND on foot means you get the chance to see a unique and authentic side to a region where the crowds of tourists are increasingly difficult to avoid. But don't panic: we carefully design all our routes along the quiet backroads and little-used paths known only to the locals, so you can discover the hidden gems of the area. Read more about this lovely cycling and walking trip over on the holiday summary page.
3. Thames Path from source to London walking holiday
Whilst we've offered walking holidays along chunks of the Thames Path in the past, this year for the first time we are offering the chance to walk the entire route from the river's source in the Cotswolds to London. The result is a fantastic 13 night self-guided walking tour through an amazing array of differing landscapes. From wild pasture meadows to the densely wooded Chiltern slopes, the riverside route threads its way through sleepy rural villages and through the heart of bustling historic towns such as Oxford, Henley and Marlow. There's also the chance to take in landmarks such as Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew en route. It's not to be missed!
Stay tuned for Part 3 - more tours to be announced soon!